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.
Learn more from our blog story
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.28 Feb 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.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (15)
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.
Why hunt Caracal?
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.
Plains Game Hunt 2021 Zimbabwe
Today, Bubye Valley Conservancy is among the premier hunting destinations in Africa, with over 30 species, including the Big Five. Herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and impala roam the area, as well as a healthy population of lion. We operate to strict quotas and please ensure at the time of booking your safari that the specific species you wish to hunt are available. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 7 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 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
Interested in this animal? Create a subscription to get offers right to your inbox