Where to hunt Genet Cat
Genet Cat is not a feline. This catlike creature, with claws that aren’t fully retractable, long ringed tail, striped fur, pointed muzzle and large ears that can point to just about any direction, belongs to the family Viverrids, along with Mongoose and Civet Cat. There are many species of Genet Cat, including Cape Genet and South-African Small-Spotted Genet, Rusty-Spotted Genet, and Crested Servaline Genet. You can hunt Genet Cat in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Tanzania.
Most hunters do not target a Genet Cat deliberately, but may hunt them as an opportunity arises during a safari. Trophy fees for a Genet Cat are usually in the $400-$500 range. Special night hunting packages in South Africa, that provide the best chance to harvest a Genet Cat, along with other night dwellers such as Serval and Caracal, are priced from $4,000 and up.
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When to hunt Genet Cat?
There isn’t a magic period when Genet 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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Genet Cats are usually hunted if an opportunity presents itself in the course of a safari. If a hunter is set on harvesting a Genet Cat, perhaps the best choice is a night hunt, using night sights or artificial light. They aren’t legal everywhere, but South African outfitters hold a special license for and specialize in such hunts where not only Genet Cats, but other nightly creatures including Serval and Caracal can be hunted. Genet Cats are omnivorous and feed mainly on insects and small vertebrates, but can also eat plants and fruit. Hunting over bait is also an option. Outfitters don’t usually specify what species of Genet Cat are present on their territory, so hunters who are after a concrete species are advised to ask the outfitter in advance.
Why hunt Genet Cat?
Africans hunt Genet Cats both for their fur and for their meat. In fact, illegal harvest and habitat loss are the major conservation threats for Genet 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 Genet Cat, you’ll find that this small creature will tax your hunting skills like the hardest trophy you’ve ever got.
Plains Game Hunt Zimbabwe
Plainsgame hunting is the perfect way to whet your appetite to African hunting and there is no better place than to do it in unfenced big wild areas. Plainsgame are added in all areas. These hunts are booked from between 5-10 days but why come all this way for only 5 days? Typical hunting is in the mornings and afternoon while you spend lunch and the heat of the day in camp. Most animals are spotted from the road and then stalked.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020
Namibia Trophy Experience 1x1 Namibia
Get you own experience of amazing Namibian nature and free choice of trophies while hunting together with experienced hunters! The farm is located near Etosha National Park, so save a day to visit this most famous natural attraction in Namibia. This hunt is on 1x1 basis. You can come for 2x1 hunt at a daily rate of $250.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020
The Best of both Worlds South Africa
HUNTING AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA PRICE: $1,100 PER HUNTER PACKAGE VALID UNTIL 2022. BOOKINGS CLOSE 1 AUGUST 2020 TOTAL DURATION: 10 days, 9 nights accommodation, 5 full hunting days and 4 touring days Rifle or Bow hunting | 1x1 hunting | 2 hunters (Each hunter is allowed to bring 1 extra hunter/non-hunter for free) Additional hunters/non-hunters @ $100 per day—Max. 20 people per group TOUR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Full day Kruger National Park Tour, Cultural Village Tour, Visit to a Wildlife rehabilitation Centre (not a zoo), Visit to Jessica the Hippo, Tour of local Distillery in Phalaborwa
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2020 31 Dec 2022
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