Where to hunt Defassa Waterbuck
A water dependent species never found far from permanent water. This large antelope is widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa. All thirteen subspecies are primarily grouped into two species, the Common Waterbuck found in Southern and East Africa and the Defassa Waterbuck found in Western and Central Africa. The Defassa Waterbuck is available for hunting in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and northern Zambia.
Defassa Waterbuck hunts start at $31,500 for a 10 day hunt in Tanzania which includes the trophy fees for a Buffalo. In Tanzania the daily rates range from $ 2,500 - 3,800 depending on the length of the hunt, with a trophy fee of $ 2,000. A 21-26 day safari in Ethiopia will cost $1,840-1,995 per day with a trophy fee of $1,000. These longer hunts are more costly as they are often designed to include some of the iconic species, like Lion and Leopard.
When to hunt Defassa Waterbuck?
Defassa Waterbuck may only be hunted during the respective countries hunting seasons or in Ethiopia the dryer months as there is no fixed season but the best time to hunt is October to June. The Tanzanian hunting season is from July 1 until December 31. The best months for hunting Defassa Waterbuck are the dry months, especially when water availability is limited.
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Due to the water dependency, Defassa Waterbuck are generally hunted along river banks, floodplains, around water points and they also favour the adjoining dry hilly country. Typically, the spot and stalk method of hunting is used to approach these animals. They may also give themselves away when walking in rocky country as they are very heavy on their hooves, often kicking stones as they move. When caught out along a riverbed they will flee for the nearest treeline for cover. They are not affected by the heat of the day like most animals that need shade from the midday sun and can therefore be found at any time of the day. Trophy males may be found sunning themselves on a cold winter’s morning and in summer can spend the whole day hidden in a shady spot. In some instances the bulls may be very aggressive towards each other so only one bull is likely to be found in a herd, so keep moving and keep looking once the animals have been disturbed. We recommend the use of a heavy grain bullet and beware, these animals may even charge when wounded.
Why hunt Defassa Waterbuck?
Defassa Waterbuck are hairy thick set animals, pretty much resembling a large bulked-up mule deer, making them look like they belong in a colder climate. Their hollow hair on their necks give them a shaggy look. This hair is covered with a foul smelling oil which makes them both waterproof and gives them extra buoyancy when swimming. For this very reason, always ensure that the fur does not touch the flesh when skinning. The oily hide will taint the meat which contrary to popular belief is good to eat. This stately beast with huge half-moon shaped curved horns make for an impressive shoulder mount in any trophy room.
Lowland Plains Game Hunting Safari Ethiopia
We value the animal population and the genetic diversity within the animals in our areas since we depend on them, by employing multiple local trackers and scouts, by working hand in hand with hunters, local communities and government organizations we preserve and protect the conservation in our areas from illegal poaching and deforestation. Hunting season: October – June Rainy season: July – September Temperature: 30 - 42 C. Therefore, light clothing is advised. For the option of Lion add $10000 to the package.
Trip duration: 21 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2021 30 Jun 2022
Lowland and Mountain Plains Game Combo Ethiopia
This is a combination offer allowing hunting at our 2 concessions: lowland Bilen Hertale and mountanious Arba Gugu. We value the animal population and the genetic diversity within the animals in our areas since we depend on them, by employing multiple local trackers and scouts, by working hand in hand with hunters, local communities and government organizations we preserve and protect the conservation in our areas from illegal poaching and deforestation. Hunting season: October – June For the option of Lion add $10000 to the package.
Trip duration: 26 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2021 30 Jun 2022
Bangweulu Swamp & Ranch Hunt Combo Zambia
HUNT INCLUDES: 1 x Sitatunga trophy fee HUNT DURATION: 12 Days, 11 nights and 10 hunting days BANGWEULU SWAMP HUNT Sitatunga are the key specie here in the swamps so its very early mornings to get into the Mashaan where the client and PH will spend the better part of the morning glassing the papyrus waiting for a Sitatunga to show itself. The Black Lechwe in their natural habitat frequents the large flood plains in huge herds. Here we will drive then spot and stalk if there is cover, otherwise set up sticks away from the vehicle and select a ram that presents itself. Usually we take our time selecting a good specimen out of the hundreds of rams that are usually found together. HUNT A SECOND BLACK LECHWE FOR ONLY $2750 MKUSHI RANCH HUNT 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 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: 12 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2021 31 Oct 2021
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