Discounted Leopard Hunt in Zimbabwe
Rifle Only 1X1 Only $17,990
2021 / 2022
Discounted Leopard Hunt in Zimbabwe
ALL QUOTA FOR 2021 IS SOLD!
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Daily Rates and License - $10,000
Tophy Fee - $7,990
- 14 Full Hunting Days
- 1 Leopard Trophy Fee
- All Licenses and Permits
- 2% Government Levy on the Accommodations
- R/T Road Transfer from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
- Food and Beverages
- PH / Tracker / Skinner / Camp Staff
- Daily Laundry Service
- Transportation of Trophies to Taxidermist
- Before and After Accommodations and Food
- Rifle Rental and Ammunition
- Cites Tag ($200)
- 4% Government Levy on the Trophy Fees
- Government Game Scout @ $50/Day until leopard is taken
Add an Observer for $150 / Day
Rifle Rental is $30 / Day – Ammo is $200 / Box
Add Pre-Baiting at $200 / Day + Bait Used
The Discounted Leopard Hunt Areas
This discounted leopard hunt will either take place in the West Nicholson area or the Marula area. Both areas are known as some of the best leopard areas in Zimbabwe. The West Nicholson hunting area is 30,000 acres and has consistently provided good-sized leopards for this outfitter for many years. The area is a 3-hour drive to the Southwest from Bulawayo. I have personally hunted this general area and took a leopard that killed a villager there in 2021. There are lots of leopards in this area.
The Marula hunting area is close to Matobopas National Park and therefore receives spill-over animals from the National Park. That provides the food to maintain a healthy leopard population which includes some big males!
The terrain consists of thick wooded areas mixed with open grasslands with rocky granite koppies and rivers scattered through the areas. This makes the perfect habitat for large leopard and these areas have produced some monsters that were over 17” SCI. This outfitter has been professionally recognized for taking many of the biggest cats taken during year.
LEOPARD HUNTING METHODS
Your hunt will begin by either shooting some bait animals or by checking the baits if you had arranged for pre-baiting in advance. Once a suitable male cat has been identified on a bait by trail camera, A blind will carefully be constructed to give you an unobstructed view of the leopard bait. Then you will sit in the blind from late afternoon until midnight or possible latter.
A typical day’s hunt will consist of a quick breakfast and then departing camp to scout for leopard tracks and to gather bait that is required to keep the baits fresh. After returning for lunch, you will continue hanging and checking baits and may hunt other animals when not doing the bait run.
Once a suitable male cat has been identified on a bait by trail camera, a blind will carefully be constructed to give you an unobstructed view of the leopard bait. Then you will sit in the blind from late afternoon until midnight or possible latter.
This hunt will occur on private land, so using lights at night during the hunt is legal!
This will continue daily until a leopard is harvested. After you have taken your leopard, other animals are available depending on the area you are hunting leopard in.
LEOPARD BAIT PRICING:
Impala $150 ea.
Zebra $600 ea.
THE LEOPARD HUNTING CAMPS
The camp you will stay in will depend on the tag that is issued for the leopard hunt. The outfitter has tented or thatched-roof tented camps in both hunting areas that feature comfortable beds and in-suite bathrooms. It is also possible that you will stay in a nearby lodge if it proves more convenient to the leopard hunting area. Camp power is provided by generator. There is no cell phone service or internet in camp but periodic trips to a hill where you may receive service and data can be arranged.
Taxidermy / Dip and Pack
The outfitter used Collet’s Taxidermy in Bulawayo.
You will fly to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where you will be met by the outfitter. You will then drive from 2-3.5 hours to the camp, settle in and sight in your rifle. Your hunt will then begin in earnest. After the last full hunting day, you will depart camp and return to Bulawayo. You may need to stay overnight an additional day to facilitate taking and receiving the results from a Covid-19 Test.
A $5,000 deposit is required to book this hunt. The balance of the daily rates, rifle rental and pre-baiting is due prior to the start of the hunt either by pre-payment or in US cash. Trophy fees for animals killed or wounded are due in US cash at the end of the hunt.
Deposits are non-refundable. A refund may be made if a replacement hunter is found by the cancelling hunter. Rescheduling safaris is at the discretion of the outfitter. If the hunt is cancelled, the deposit may be used to discount the hunt, in which case no refund will be issued. Any rescheduling of a safari is subject to a $150 admin fee to be paid directly to the booking agent.
EXCLUSIONS: Taxidermy, Dip & Pack, Shipping, Airfare, Overnight Accommodations Before and After the Safari, Charter Flights to and from the Hunting Area, 4% VAT on Trophy Fees, CITES Permit ($200), Game Scout at $50/Day until Leopard is Taken, Rifle Rental @ $30/Day, $10 per bullet ammo charge, Gratuities to the PH and Staff
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