Where to hunt Cheetah
Once the cheetah roamed all open arid areas, deserts and semi-deserts in Africa and Asia, up to India. This famously fast creature needs wide open spaces and many small ungulates to survive. With human encroachment on the wilderness, and sheep and goat herders not too happy with the neighborhood of the predators. However, cheetah thrives on game farms and hunting concessions, with protection from poachers and abundance of antelopes, and CITES allocates a limited quota for cheetah hunting for Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Cheetah hunting usually comes as a part of a plains game hunt. Cheetah is not usually included in package deals. The trophy fee is in the $2,500-$4,000 range for most outfitters. Add to this the daily rate (from $1,500-$2,000 for 5-7 day hunt, although many operations require to book a 12-14 day hunt for cheetah), and the price of other trophies you might want to take, and there you have it.
When to hunt Cheetah?
There is no particular “best” time for cheetah hunting, and you can schedule your cheetah hunt at any time during the trophy hunting season in Namibia, which runs from February 1 to November 30. However, given that the hunter will have to cover a lot of ground looking for cheetah, it’s probably better to schedule the hunt in the end of the dry season, when the temperatures are still not hot, but the game congregates around waterholes.
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Despite being diurnal animals, active mostly in the morning and in the evening, cheetahs are some of the most difficult cats to hunt. They don’t eat game killed by someone else, so the only situation when baiting is applicable is when the hunters disturb a cheetah at its kill. The predator will likely return to it, so it is a good idea to wait in a blind quickly put up there and then. But the most common method of cheetah hunting is by spot and stalk. Hunters will usually have to cover a lot of ground before they can find a cheetah or fresh cheetah tracks. Cheetah are not only predators, but also prey for larger felines, so they are constantly on the alert. The average harvest success rate for Namibia is said to be just 20%.
Why hunt Cheetah?
Why hunt an endangered species? Because legal, regulated hunting can be a powerful tool of conservation. Hunting concessions create perfect conditions for wildlife, by keeping wilderness from being converted into farms and pastures, offering protection from poachers, and working to improve habitat conditions (i.e. make water holes). This ensures high densities of prey for cheetah, and cheetahs actually thrive on game farms and hunting concessions. Income generated by trophy cheetah hunting provides an additional incentive for the local population to tolerate the presence of the cat that is not above snatching a sheep or goat, and for hunting operators to protect and preserve this wonderful predator.
Plains Game Safari 1x1 - 2020 Namibia
We treasure the principle of fair chase, so it is important for hunters to know that they should be fit, as walk-and-stalk is our way of hunting. Carefully constructed hides and blinds at strategic locations provide an outstanding opportunity for bow hunters to experience animals at close range, although we love to bow hunt on foot, too. Wingshooting - $250 per day.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020
Ivory Camp Exclusive Free Range Hunting Namibia
Following old Hartmann Mountain Zebra paths through the rough granite kopjes and mountains, you feel the freedom and isolation in this remote destination in north western Namibia offering TRUE FREE RANGE hunting. We constantly do research for some of the best concessions in order to source the best quality trophy animals for our clients. IVORY CAMP HUNTING CONCESSION is located in north western Namibia and is a wilderness area without fences, where game can truly roam free. ELEPHANT herds quite frequently roams through this area, as they are not harassed firstly and secondly the concession has large open waters, which they quite frequently visits. Hunters can expect to see elephant during their hunts. Our company is committed to and promotes Old Style Authentic Hunting experiences, thus we have very strict ethics when it comes to the hunt itself. We believe in the whole hunting experience, therefore we promote quality trophies, rather than quantity. Each of our hunts are individually planned, and we scout our concessions before every hunt. We also operates with a small staff compliment and do all our hunts personally. Each hunting party have the entire concession to themselves. We never mixed clients. This is a minimum 6 hunting days for plains game safari we offer on our hunting ranch called Ivory Camp. All hunting is done on foot. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days. Excursions can be organised to Etosha National Park which is a mere 90 minutes drive away as well as visits to a traditional Himba village or cheetah farm.
Trip duration: 1 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 30 Nov 2021
Leopard & Plains Game Hunt - 2021 Zimbabwe
Leopard hunting offers the hunter an opportunity to hunt cats into the night. All Leopard hunts are conducted in the cooler months of April – August. This is due to baits lasting longer, cats being more on the roads and riverbeds, due to tall grass and thick bush and therefore more predictable. We will only book hunts during this time and that has contributed to our huge success rate. Further we believe that our success has been due to our focus on sustainable utilization. Cats typically range from 110-150lbs in this area.
Trip duration: 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
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