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210 hunting trips from 92 outfitters starting from $950

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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.

Price distribution

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.

7-14 day Sanveld Plains Game Safari, 1x1

7-14 day Sanveld Plains Game Safari, 1x1 Namibia

It is a unique opportunity for any enthusiastic Bow and Rifle trophy hunter. Namibia's legendary game hunting results from its impressive variety of huntable game. Such as Gemsbok, Greater kudu, Eland, Hartebeest etc... and smaller game such as Springbok, Warthog, Imapala and Damara dik dik. Come and experience the thrill! Choose your hunting trip length between 7 to 14 days and the desired species from our price list. 15% VAT on trophies is not applicable. Non- Trophy Gemsbok available for $500 Please inquire for available dates.

Trip duration: 7 - 14 days

Trip available on: 14 March 2018 30 November 2020

$4,120 for 1 hunter
Build your own package 1x1

Build your own package 1x1 Namibia

From the majestic Kudu to the delicate little Duiker, the choice of trophies is all yours. Hunting begins either on foot or by hunting vehicle. However, if fresh tracks or animals are spotted, stalking will continue on foot. Rifles, shot guns and hunting bows may be used. After slaughtering, trophies are professionally cleaned, treated and packed. Build your own package: choose the number of days you would like to spend and the trophies you wish to harvest. The hunt is conducted on 1x1 basis. Group leader hunts for FREE! - Book a hunt for a group of 4 hunters, excluding of yourself, and you, the group leader will hunt for free. A maximum of two trophies per species may be harvested, per hunting client, per permit. Daily rates are charged per night spent in camp.

Trip duration: 6 - 12 days

Trip available on: 1 February 2019 30 November 2019

$2,620 for 1 hunter
Game Hunt 1x1

Game Hunt 1x1 Namibia

With the words of Hemmingway, The Green hills of Africa 1935 “ Now it is pleasant to hunt something that you want very much over a long period of time, being outwitted, out-manoeuvred, and failing at the end of each day, but having the hunt and knowing every time you are out there, sooner or later your luck will change and that you will get the chance that you are seeking.” These wide open spaces lead to the birth of our bush camp which is built with the objective to bring you back to the days of Hemmingway and Capstick. Situated in the granite koppies/hills of Welvaart, with approximately 100 000 ha of privately owned land. We have two spacious safari tents for accommodation, a kitchen and a large multipurpose entertainment tent with adjacent boma. To ensure exclusive privacy and best personalized service to you, your family and hunting friends, we kept the bush camp small, but big enough to provide you with the experience of a life time, with a sense of adventure you can only get in a tented camp.

Trip duration: 1 - 10 days

Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019

$1,370 for 1 hunter
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