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.
Why hunt Burchells Zebra?
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.
Karoo Dream Hunt 2x1 '2020 South Africa
The Eastern Cape boasts 6 out of 7 vegetation biomes and is the most ecologically diverse of South Africa's provinces. This diversity in turn supports a large number of plains game species; from kudu in savannah bushveld, to klipspringer in the craggy mountain peaks and bushbuck in the coastal forests. The Eastern Cape offers an unrivalled variety of hunting opportunities. The area from Uitenhage to Steytlerville is acknowledged as having the highest density of kudu in the world. Every year, 25,000 kudu are hunted in the Eastern Cape. We enjoyed a 100% success rate for kudu in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. During this period 24 out of 24 hunters who had a kudu on their wish list shot a trophy kudu, some chose to hunt a second one.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
1:1 KZN Bushveld Safari South Africa
Hunts are usually conducted in the early morning and mid to late afternoon. The client, PH and tracker will drive with the hunting vehicle until they find/see the desired animals or their tracks. From here the hunt will take place on foot.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 23 Aug 2020 31 Dec 2021
1x1: Eastern Cape Free-range Hunt South Africa
ACCOMMODATION: FARM GUESTHOUSE as listed 4 STAR THATCH LODGE upgrades available at an additional fee of $150 per hunter The Ranch sits on an escarpment (2200 feet above sea level) and has four unique biospheres within half an hour’s drive. This unique change in biospheres results in huge animal diversity. the landscape and habitats vary from deep wide valley bushveld with thick riverine bush, home of the Eastern Cape Kudu as well as Cape Bushbuck, Nyala, Warthog, and Bush pig. The sides of the valleys/canyons make for great vantage points. A lot of time is spent at theses elevated points glassing for trophies. On the plateau above the valley lies the savanna and scattered woodlands. This is home to species such as Impala, Sable, Zebra, Waterbuck and Mountain Reedbuck. These plateaus also make great vantage points for glassing and the start of many long stalks. The savanna gradually gives way to the long rolling Bedford plains which were once the place of vast animal migrations across the Eastern Cape. These plains are where Springbuck, Blesbok and Black Wildebeest are found and often ambushed from behind the endless anthills which make for good hiding places. These plains give way to the Kaggaberg Mountain range with valleys and box canyons, home to the Eland, Cape Bushbuck and Kudu.
Trip duration: 1 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
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