Where to hunt Bushpig
Classified as one of Africa’s greatest crop raiders and despised by farmers. Bushpigs are well distributed throughout Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, especially in areas of lower altitude that offer dense cover, forests, thick riverine vegetation and reedbeds. Good cover, water and food supply of their favourite crops of maize (corn) and sugar cane, are a recipe for good Bushpig hunting conditions. They can be hunted in Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. For serious pig hunters, South Africa is your best bet where some Outfitters specialise in hunting Bushpigs.
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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 and pay a trophy fee of approximately $750-$925 plus license fees. While in Tanzania, a minimum 10 day hunt will cost approximately $1,200 per day with a trophy fee of $550-$850. In South Africa, the daily rates range from $350-$450 per day with a trophy fee of $400-$1,250. Some places charge an additional rate for night hunting ranging from $50-$100 and others charge a baiting fee of up to $200 for a successful Bushpig hunt. Hunting Bushpigs with dogs can cost you an additional $300 a day.
When to hunt Bushpig?
Bushpig may be hunted all 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 best months for hunting Bushpig are the dry winter months when food is scarce and they are at their easiest to bait. Avoid the rainy season when food is plentiful and easy to find with their exceptional sense of smell.
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If you are a serious pig hunter, then South Africa is the place for you. Being a nocturnal animal they are not often seen during the day. Although, sometimes hunted as a trophy of opportunity when they burst out the under growth when disturbed during a hunt. In Mozambique, the Outfitter use beaters to drive the pigs out of the long grass and clients get to shoot the pigs while on the run, a favourite hunting method used during wild boar hunting in Europe. For the fit, special dog hunts can be arranged and for the more sedentary folk, sitting in a blind hunting over a bait pile of rotting meat or fermented corn can be arranged. This same method can be used for bow hunters alike.
Why hunt Bushpig?
Bushpig hunting with dogs can become quite infectious for those who can keep up with the chase. For other, sitting in a blind trying to outwit a pig with super sensory smell and hearing, can be very exciting. This is one animal that you have to entice into the killing zone using all your hunting skills and knowledge. Being a crafty animal, they make for an extremely challenging hunt. If you are hooked on Bushpig hunting, the tusks mounted on a shield make great displays. Both full mounts and shoulder mounts are also very popular as each pig seems to have a unique colouring and facial expression. Like all members of the swine family, they must be treated with respect as they can become very aggressive when wounded.
Karoo Dream Hunt 2x1 '2021 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 2021 31 Dec 2021
Waterberg Plains Game Safari 2x1 South Africa
Nestled deep in the Waterberg, you enter a quiet, malaria- and crime free paradise, situated just 3,5 hours from Johannesburg in one of the most unspoiled and untainted regions of Southern Africa. The Waterberg has passed as a world heritage site by the United Nations. Stylish accommodation in the main lodge and a real African style bush lodge will make your stay an unforgettable one. All guest rooms are with bathroom en suite. Enjoy the daily activities or relax by the pool and at night share stories around the fire site, while our friendly staff attends to all your needs. Your hosts are original Germans and have been involved for more than 20 years successfully in the hunting and lodging business. We are qualified to take on a hunting trip with a professional hunter. You will find an abundant number of game. Other activities are guided walks , clay target shooting, pistol shooting exercises, bird watching or game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle. If you have the desire to take a longer trip we gladly organize tours to the Kruger National Park, the Pilanesberg Park or other sightseeing venues such as God’s window or Tzaneen. You see that we have a lot to offer and that this part of South Africa is the best choice to pay a visit to. Once you get hooked, it won’t let go of you! Come and share this amazing feeling of peace and tranquility with us in our paradise. Please note, that we not only take hunters, guests who want to do a photo safari are also more than welcome. Jackal and Baboons can get shot for free. Should the hunter wish a trophy we charge €50 for preparation. Hunt for Kudu needs a minimum of 7 hunting days.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
Mkushi Plains Game Hunt Zambia
HUNT DURATION: Minimum 5 hunting days and 6 nights accommodation The hunting camp is well situated on the ranch which allows you to set off on foot and hunt. I love walking, so encourage all clients to walk rather than driving to spot and stalk. The clients physical capabilities are taken into account too and we decide together what he or she would prefer. When we have clients that need to hunt a number of species on a 5 day safari, driving to cover more area is best. SABLE: These magnificent trophies are West Zambian Sable SITATUNGA: Quota for 2021 is sold out. Now selling hunts for 2022. WE NEVER SHOOT FROM THE VEHICLE!! . 1. It is unethical 2. It’s against the law: You must be more than 200 metres from the vehicle before you may shoot an animal!
Trip duration: 5 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2021 30 Nov 2021
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