Civet Cat hunting

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215 hunting trips from 48 outfitters starting from $1,200

215 hunts
$1,200 starting from
6 countries
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Where to hunt Civet Cat

Civet Cat, in spite of catlike appearance and the name, is not a cat in the strict sense of the word. It belongs to the family Viverrids, small, omnivorous creatures that are great climbers, nevermind that their claws aren’t fully retractable. Various species of Civet exist in Asia, Madagascar, and even the Iberian Peninsula, but it’s the African populations that provide hunting opportunities. You can legally hunt a Civet Cat in Cameroon, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Price distribution

Civet Cat is usually an animal of opportunity, hunted as an addition to the general trophy list. To hunt a Civet Cat, add to the overall cost of the hunt $500-$600 in Zimbabwe, and about $1,000 in other countries of its range. Special night hunting packages in South Africa, that provide the best chance to harvest a Civet Cat, along with other night dwellers such as Serval and Caracal, are priced from $4,000 and up.

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If Civet Cat is not a cat, are there any small felines in Africa? When most hunters think about hunting predators, they think big: Lion, Leopard and Cougar, or the more familiar species like Bobcat or Lynx. But there are a number of small creatures that call Africa home: Serval, Caracal, and African Wild Cat. Read about what they are and how to hunt them.

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When to hunt Civet Cat?

There isn’t a magic period when Civet Cat hunting is better than at other times. The creature is usually hunted opportunistically, in the course of a general ‘plains game’ hunt, or when it visits a bait laid for other animals. In many African countries the hunting season is officially open year round, but but the period from November to March is usually too wet and hot for comfortable plains game hunting.


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Civet Cats are usually hunted if an opportunity presents itself in the course of a safari. A hunter who is determined to harvest a trophy of all Civet Cat species that are legal to hunt will find this animal a worthy quarry in spite of its size. Outfitters don’t usually specify what species of Civet Cat are present on their territory, so if you’re after a specific one, it’s best to make sure in advance. Civet Cats are scavengers, so a hunt over bait is possible. Where legal, hunting at night, with night sights or artificial light, is perhaps the most efficient way of taking a Civet Cats. Some South African outfitters hold a special license for and specialize in such hunts where not only Civet Cats, but other nightly creatures including Serval and Caracal can be hunted.

Why hunt Civet Cat?

Africans hunt Civet Cats both for their fur and for their meat. In fact, illegal harvest and habitat loss are the major conservation threats for Civet Cat. Hunting concessions work against these threats, by curbing poaching, and protecting wilderness from logging and conversion into farms and pastures, but most importantly, they give value to wildlife for the locals. But that only works if the species has value – that is, can be hunted. And if you try to get a Civet Cat, you’ll find that this small creature will tax your hunting skills like the hardest trophy you’ve ever got.

1:1 Limpopo Bushveld Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Limpopo Bushveld Plains Game Hunt South Africa

We have acquired the hunting rights on several different areas, enabling us to provide each client the opportunity to hunt all the Plains Game and Dangerous Game this magnificent country has to offer. Each Privately Owned Reserve in our concession areas comes with its own individual game managing plan, thereby ensuring an abundance of trophy quality game. The main hunting area is situated in the Limpopo Province’s true African Bushveld (close to Kruger National Park) with grassy plains, an abundance of scattered trees, interspersed with different types of bush and scrub. The nature of the bush assures the hunter (and the hunted) of a fair chase. The only way your hunting trip will happen is if you make it happen. Go ahead; take the first step towards an unforgettable journey in life. Safaris with uncompromised excellence. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $3,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
7 Day (2:1) Buffalo & Plains Game Safari

7 Day (2:1) Buffalo & Plains Game Safari Tanzania

7 DAY SAFARI – REGULAR LICENSE HUNTING AREA: This hunt takes place in the SELOUS SPECIES: 1 x Buffalo each and Plains Game can be hunted during this hunt. HUNTER(S): 2 Hunters x 1 PH. Quoted price is per hunter. MORE HUNTS FROM THIS OUTFITTER: Area and species list descriptions are available in this outfitters other advertised hunts below. THE REGION AND SPECIES DESCRIBED IN THIS LISTING ARE FOR THE SELOUS. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in southern of Tanzania. The reserve covers a total area of 34,600 km2(21,100 sqm). M2 on the Kilombero River, of which we enjoy almost 20 miles of river frontage) hosts an abundant number of wildlife, including Hippo and Crocodile and the elusive Puku. LR3 & K2, the latter being the latest addition to our existing selection of hunting blocks, south of the Rufiji to complement our existing venues. The general area varies from rolling hills, grassy woodlands, riverine brush and wide open plains with rocky outcrops separated by the Rufiji River. The Selous is also well known for its huge elephant and dense populations of Cape buffalo, the big cats promise to offer the best hunting you ever experienced. Total hunting area for GTA comprises in access of 320,000 hectares. Your arrival city will be Dar es Salaam, from there it is a 45 – 60 minute charter flight to the respective hunting areas. Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo can be hunted in this region. The photos above are some of the specials for the region.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2021

Price from $12,800 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Plains Game Hunt

Plains Game Hunt Zimbabwe

The Matetsi Units are the best remaining wild, free range, fair chase hunting areas in Africa today, there is no doubt in my mind about that fact, this is true for all big game species. Unit 5 has natural drinking water all year around making the unit a hot spot to animals from the adjoining Hwange National Park that is the biggest National Park in Zimbabwe and home to an overwhelming number of wild, free roaming animals. The rolling hills and valleys in Unit 5 are a perfect area for the resident elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, sable, roan and a whole host of plains game. Found in Unit 5 there are migratory animals moving into and out of the Unit at all times of the year from the adjoining National park and other Units. Our Professional Hunters guiding the hunts in Unit 5 are all Zimbabweans. Book these Matetsi Unit hunts with confidence that these are/this is the best remaining free range uninhabited safari area in Southern Africa. Matetsi Unit 5 is around 40.000 hectares in extent, this is it folks.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Price from $6,100 for 7 days, 1 hunter
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