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.
African Plains Game Safari 1x1 South Africa
We offer packaged as well as custom made hunting safaris across the entire Southern and Western Africa, which includes countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer fair chase hunting in both fenced and unfenced areas, depending on the hunter’s needs.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Trip available on: 1 April 2019 31 October 2019
Ivory Camp Exclusive Free Range Hunting Namibia
Following old Hartmann Mountain Zebra paths through the rough granite kopjes and mountains, you feel the freedom and isolation in this remote destination in north western Namibia offering TRUE FREE RANGE hunting. We constantly do research for some of the best concessions in order to source the best quality trophy animals for our clients. IVORY CAMP HUNTING CONCESSION is located in north western Namibia and is a wilderness area without fences, where game can truly roam free. ELEPHANT herds quite frequently roams through this area, as they are not harassed firstly and secondly the concession has large open waters, which they quite frequently visits. Hunters can expect to see elephant during their hunts. Our company is committed to and promotes Old Style Authentic Hunting experiences, thus we have very strict ethics when it comes to the hunt itself. We believe in the whole hunting experience, therefore we promote quality trophies, rather than quantity. Each of our hunts are individually planned, and we scout our concessions before every hunt. We also operates with a small staff compliment and do all our hunts personally. Each hunting party have the entire concession to themselves. We never mixed clients. This is a minimum 6 hunting days for plains game safari we offer on our hunting ranch called Ivory Camp. All hunting is done on foot. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days. Excursions can be organised to Etosha National Park which is a mere 90 minutes drive away as well as visits to a traditional Himba village or cheetah farm.
Trip duration: 6 - 14 days
Trip available on: 1 February 2019 30 November 2019
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
Trip available on: 1 October 2019 30 November 2019
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