Where to hunt Crocodile
The Nile Crocodile is the second largest extant reptile after the Saltwater Crocodile. Unlike most other crocodile species, it is listed as “Least Concern”, and is the biggest reptile that has huntable populations. The range of the Nile Crocodile is spread all over Southern and Eastern Africa, with hunting opportunities existing from South Africa to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia.
The most affordable Crocodile hunting opportunities are to be found in South Africa, where you can find a Crocodile hunt in the $4,000-$7,000 range. However, the size of the trophies doesn’t often exceed 10-12 feet (3-3.5 meters), which is rather mediocre for the species that can get over 18 feet (5 meters) in length. Hunting opportunities in locations where spectacular trophies can be killed will cost from $8,000 to $10,000. Crocodile hunting is often combined with hunting other dangerous game animals, including Hippo and Cape Buffalo, and these combination hunts, naturally, are the most expensive.
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Alligators and crocodiles are one of the oldest creatures on this planet - they evolved as far back as 60 million years ago, and the fossils of their immediate ancestors date back to 220,000,000 b.c. These reptiles are wonderfully adapted to their environment, and perform an essential ecological function. Read more about their evolutionary history, the risk they pose for people in Africa, and how to hunt them in our post about the Nile Crocodile.17 May 2018 Immersion Into the Past: Crocodile Hunting
When to hunt Crocodile?
Crocodile hunting opportunities exist year round in Africa, but not in all countries. In Mozambique, for example, the season runs from May to November but in many areas the water levels are too high to hunt until July. Seasonal variation also plays a part in choosing the best time for hunt: crocodiles hibernate when temperatures drop below 55 F/13 C (admittedly, that doesn’t often happen in Africa), while dry season and low water make it easier to find your trophy.
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There are three main methods for crocodile hunting in Africa. By far the most popular, especially among the trophy hunters, is waiting in a blind over bait. The bait is so positioned that the crocodile has to get out of the water to get it. This makes it easier to estimate the trophy’s size, while known shooting distances and a convenient position makes a precise shot easier. Therefore, the chances of the reptile’s escaping with a mortal wound are much lower. The alternative methods, for people who prefer more activity and an element of risk, are stalking from the shore or approach in mokoro, a kind of African dugout canoe.
Why hunt Crocodile?
Crocodiles evolved before animals developed the portions of the brain that are used to process complex emotions and imagination. Knowing neither pity nor cruelty, “a mindless killing machine” is perhaps an accurate description of the creature. It’s hard for us humans to associate with reptiles in the same way we associate with other mammals. As a result, many of the people who find killing of a lion or leopard appalling will feel no remorse about killing a crocodile. A pursuit of the Nile Crocodile will immerse you in the past - as distant as the dinosaurs, and as recent as the early explorers who had to face man-eating beasts (it’s said that every crocodile over 15 feet almost definitely tasted human flesh). With an element of danger, especially when stalking or hunting from a canoe, this makes Nile Crocodile hunting a classic African safari.
Free State Plains Game Hunt South Africa
We are a registered, legit company that offers a professional, reliable and dedicated hunting service to all clients. Our mission is to create a remarkable hunting experience to make your Safari a memorable one. We offer a wide variety of plains game, dangerous game as well as bird hunting.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
Hippo & Croc Hunt Namibia
Hunts for dangerous game are conducted on our exclusively operated conservancy in Caprivi region bordering the Mamili National Park in the south and the Mdumu National Park on the northern side.
Trip duration: 10 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
3 Plus Hunters: Bushveld PG Hunt South Africa
MINIMUM 3 OR MORE HUNTERS ADVERTISED PRICE IS PER HUNTER The average shot with a rifle on Plainsgame would be about 100 yards and at the top end maybe 250 yards. If you are comfortable taking longer shots, that is OK as well, but please practice shooting from sticks and standing up, as this is the scenario most of the time. If Bow Hunting, most of blinds are set up for 20-35 yards shots. Bow Hunting can be done out of various hides on the concessions or on foot by means of walking and stalking. Most shots will be between 20-30 yards, as our bow hides are all strategically placed to ensure the highest possible success rate. Any bow set up that you use for big game hunting back home, for example deer, is sufficient for our plainsgame . We prefer someone to use a bow that they are used to and very familiar with, than go out and get themselves a heavier set up, that they are not familiar with. Success is greater if you are familiar with your bow and used to using it. Fixed blade broad heads are recommended but a well-placed mechanical broad head is also deadly. Additionally for plainsgame we recommend an arrow of at least 400 grains and up and for dangerous game an arrow of at least 750 grains is recommended with a well constructed two blade cut on contact broadhead. NOTE: Although not our intention, all prices are subject to change without notice due to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and commencement of the hunt.
Trip duration: 3 - 30 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 30 Nov 2021
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