Where to hunt Aardvark
This nocturnal burrowing animal is found across sub-Saharan Africa wherever its food source of termites may occur. It can be found from the arid regions of Northern Africa to the rainforests of Western Africa down to the Karoo in South Africa. It may be hunted in many countries but is most likely to be taken as a trophy on a hunt in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa or Namibia.
Currently BookYourHunt has no listings for an Aardvark hunt. If hunted in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique you will be required to book a minimum of a 7-10 day hunt, with a daily rate of $600-$700. In Tanzania the daily rates will cost approximately $1,200-1,700 per day as opposed to Namibia and South Africa where the daily rates would only be $350-$450 per day.
When to hunt Aardvark?
Aardvark may be hunted year round in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique the season is open from April 1 to November 30. The Zambian hunting season runs from the beginning of May to the end of November. In Tanzania the hunting season is from 1 July to 31 December. The Namibian hunting season is from February 1 to November 30. Aardvark are generally hunted during the hunting season when the opportunity arises.
Most Aardvark are hunted as trophies of opportunity when bumped into during a regular plains game or dangerous game hunt. If you set out to specifically hunt an Aardvark you need to be prepared for many long nights driving around with spotlights in an area with plenty of termite mounds and lots of Aardvark activity. Luck truly needs to be on your side to encounter one of these animals as they are rarely seen.
Why hunt Aardvark?
Aardvark belongs to the same group of mammals as the African Elephant. They are seldom hunted but the odd hunter may want something different for his/her trophy room. Being an incredibly muscular and powerful digging animal, they can be quite sought after as bushmeat and some body parts are used in traditional African medicine. They make interesting full mounts and a great conversation piece as they look like a cross between a pig and a kangaroo.
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