Where to hunt Caracal
Caracal is a medium-sized feline, about 50 sm. at the shoulder and weighing 8-18 kg. With tufted ears, long legs, and relatively short tail, a Caracal resembles a Lynx, and in fact is sometimes called “Desert Lynx”. The range of Caracal covers Central Asia, India, Middle East, and Africa. It can thrive in a variety of habitats, from arid semi-deserts to savannah. Caracal hunting is legal in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The trophy fee for a Caracal starts at about $650 and seldom exceeds $1,500. The most affordable Caracal hunts are to be found in South Africa, where it is considered a vermin, and a complete hunt can cost as low as $1,000. A hunter who’s set on getting a Caracal is advised to look for a special night hunting package, which includes a number of other trophies in addition to Caracal. Prices for such packages start at about $4,000.
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Felines are perhaps the most successful predators among mammals. More species of felines exist than of canines. When most hunters think about hunting cats, they think either about big cats, like Lion, Leopard and Cougar, or the more familiar species like Bobcat or Lynx. But there are a number of small felines that call Africa home, too. Read about what they are and how to hunt them.February 28, 2019 Small Felines. Part II: Africa
When to hunt Caracal?
There isn’t a magic period when Caracal hunting is better than at other times. The small feline is usually hunted in the course of a general ‘plains game’ hunt. Opportunities for such hunts exist all year in South Africa, and from March to November elsewhere. Most people prefer summer months, which are winter in the Southern Hemisphere, when the weather is more comfortable for hunting.
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The problem with Caracal hunting is that a big male animal controls a very large territory, and success depends on the PH knowing precisely what parts of the territory the tom prefers. Baiting is not always effective, because the Caracal prefers the prey it killed itself. It’s best to wait over Caracal’s own fresh kill. Caracal tends to a nocturnal lifestyle, and if legal, calling at night, with night sights or artificial light, is perhaps the most efficient way of Caracal hunting. Some South African outfitters hold a special license for and specialize in such hunts. Finally, in South Africa, where you don’t need to have a Caracal license at hand before the hunt, the cat can be hunted if an opportunity presents itself. In fact, one of the biggest Caracal trophies in South Africa was killed as the cat killed the antelope the hunter was stalking before the hunter’s eyes.
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Caracal is an amazing animal. It can jump as high as 3.7 m to catch birds in mid-air, and cover up to 5 m. in a jump. It can prey on various animals, including rodents and lizards. But it often attacks smaller antelopes, like impala or springbok, and the young of larger antelopes as well. Caracal can also target domestic cattle, especially sheep and goats. Retaliation killing, along with habitat loss, are the biggest threat for this feline. Legal, regulated and ethical hunting operations help combat these threats, by fighting illegal harvest, and giving value to wildlife for the locals.In addition to the conservation aspect, Caracal a very challenging hunting quarry.
Limpopo Plains Game Hunt 1x1 South Africa
In Limpopo Province we hunt on and from our own ranch near the town of Lephalale (formerly known as Ellisras). The ranch is nestled in a beautiful valley, surrounded by the Waterberg Mountains. In addition to our own property; we have exclusive hunting rights to several other game ranches in our immediate vicinity. Terrain varies from rocky mountains to sandy thorn veld and densely wooded areas. Limpopo Province is arguably the most popular hunting destination in South Africa and our areas consistently produces excellent trophies. If you're looking for big kudu - Limpopo is the province and we have the areas and track record to get them for you. The hunt is conducted on a 1x1 basis.
Trip duration: 7 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 January 2019 31 December 2019
Namibian Plains Game 1x1 Namibia
We offer hunters and outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the rich diversity of Namibia's wildlife and landscapes in different regions. For the experienced hunter as well as for the beginner it will be a memorable experience. Your family and friends are highly welcome to join the hunting safari as non- hunting observers. We offer mainly the traditional stalk hunt, but hunting from hides is possible as well.
Trip duration: 6 - 28 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
Plains Game Safari 1x1 '19 South Africa
Our team of dedicated, licensed and highly experienced Professional Hunters, trackers and skinners, will guide, assist and attempt to educate you every step of the way. Together, the team has guided clients armed with rifle and bow to more than 50 species of game. You will arrive as a client and you will leave as a friend, with memories that we will all treasure forever. We utilize a fleet of new, well-maintained, fully equipped 4x4 hunting and utility vehicles. Our vehicles all have radio communication to keep in contact with the camp and each other. The majority of shots are taken between 100-200 yards.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
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