Where to hunt Burchells Zebra
Burchell's Zebra may refer to two kinds of Zebra. It may stand for the Plains Zebra in general. In the narrow sense, Burchell’s Zebra may stand for one of the subspecies of Plains Zebra, native to South Africa, that was once believed to be hunted to extinction, but recent research affirmed that it is still abundant on many game farms. In the general sense of the term, it can refer to all southern populations of the Plains Zebra, that are hunted in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.
The most affordable Burchell’s Zebra hunting opportunities are to be found in Botswana, where the trophy fee can be as low as $500. Since it is the skin, and not antlers and horns, that is the trophy of a Zebra hunt, cull hunts are good options for Zebra hunting. In Namibia the trophy fees for Burchell’s Zebra average about $1,000, and in South Africa a few hundred dollar more. Hunting opportunities in the wilder and more remote destinations in Mozambique and Zambia are the most expensive.
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When to hunt Burchells Zebra?
Hunting opportunities for Burchell’s Zebra exist all year round. However, in a large part of its range, hunting is uncomfortable because of weather conditions during the summer and the wet season, that is, from November to April. Many nations even have the hunting season closed at these dates. Most outfitter suggest to schedule plains game hunts to the last months of the dry season, that is, August to October.
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Burchell's Zebra, like all Plains Zebra, prefer wide open plains with grass for grazing and water not too far away. They live in family groups, either a stallion with a harem of mares and their young, or bachelor groups of males. Often a number of family groups join together to form a big herd that may number hundreds of animals. The Zebra don’t rely on “hide” strategy to escape predators; as soon as one animal senses danger, it gives an alarm call, and the whole herd takes flight. This makes them a very challenging object of spot-and-stalk hunting. A hunter must be ready for a quick long shot, and quick long shots on windy African planes can be quite challenging. Bowhunters often choose to wait for the Zebra in blinds over waterholes.
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The skin of the zebra is one of the most popular trophies that hunters bring home from African safaris. The pattern of stripes is unique for each individual animal, and also differentiates subspecies. Burchell’s zebra usually have lighter-colored “ghost” stripes between major bold stripes, giving this subspecies a unique look. Zebras are not served as meals at every hunting camp, but many hunters who tried it say that it’s some of the tastiest flesh they’ve ever eaten. Zebra hunting offers a unique challenge and a different edge to your plains game safari, and the striking black-and-white stripes, whether as a carpet on the wall, a rug on the floor, or a piece of original taxidermy, will be a constant reminder of the experience - and an endless inspiration to think about enigmatic Africa.
Promo Central Namibian Plains Game 1x1 Namibia
We offer you guided hunting safaris on our exquisite game ranch just south of Windhoek, Namibia. There are 25 species of plains game on 60 000 acres of privately owned land, making this game ranch the perfect location for plains game hunting. To ensure the ultimate hunting experience combined with appreciating the unique Namibian environment we recommend planning your hunting trip to last around 10 to 12 days (hunting season starts on 1 February and ends on 30 November). Our policy of not taking double bookings can make your dream come true of being the only hunter/group on 94 square miles / 243 square km free range. Together with a success rate of 90% of the hunting trophies acquired on the ranch qualifying for gold medals according to the Namibian quality control system hunters are guaranteed of a successful hunting safari. A typical hunting day will start bright and early before sunrise with a hearty breakfast buffet. The hunting method employed is spotting and stalking. (recommended rifles - .270 thru to .300). Depending on the success of the hunt, lunch will be served either at the lodge or on the plains as not to interrupt the progress made on the hunting safari. Hunting will continue into the afternoon if so desired by the guests or visit the cheetahs and attend a cheetah feeding. For Leopard and Cheetah hunt minimum of 14 hunting days required. There is no minimum hunting days requirement but we recommend 7 hunting days. 50% discount on daily rates on any safari booked in March, April, October and November! This promo is valid only if the booking takes place in the mentioned months. Please inquire for available days!
Trip duration: 5 - 16 days
Hunting season: 1 October 2019 30 November 2019
Plains Game Hunt on 1x1 South Africa
Build a custom package based on your hunting goals. Unless otherwise requested, you will hunt in the malaria free game rich area of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. We offer hunting on multiple areas.
Trip duration: 5 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
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