Honey Badger hunting

Also known as Ratel
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111 hunts
$1,835 starting from
4 countries
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Where to hunt Honey Badger

Twelve subspecies of Honey Badger occur from the Indian subcontinent, across the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Honey Badgers are well distributed over the continent of Africa, through a range of habitats from the deserts of southern Morocco and Algeria, to the forests of Central Africa all the way down through the shrubland and savannas to the Cape. They may be hunted in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia.

Price distribution

Numerous Outfitters in Namibia and South Africa offer specific night safaris and charge an additional night hunting fee. However if hunted during the course of a normal plains game hunt the daily rates of $350-$450 per day will apply with a trophy fee ranging from around $745-800 in Namibia and $200-800 in South Africa. In Zimbabwe you will be required to book a minimum of a 7-10 day hunt, with a daily rate of $600-$700 and pay a trophy fee of approximately $350-500. In Tanzania, the trophy fee for a Honey Badger is around $400 with a daily rate of approximately $1,200 per day along with anti-poaching and community development fees.

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When to hunt Honey Badger?

Honey Badgers may be hunted year round in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Namibia, the trophy hunting season opens on February 1 and closes at the end of November. Honey Badgers may be hunted during the Tanzanian hunting season which is from July to December. The best months for hunting Honey Badgers are the dry winter and spring months prior to the onset of the rains when the food they eat, insects, frogs, tortoises, turtles, lizards, rodents, snakes, birds eggs are not readily available so they will be attracted to bait sites.

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Honey Badgers may be hunted as a trophy of opportunity when you bump into an animal and you are not busy on a walk and stalk. If you specifically want to hunt a Honey Badger, you need to prearrange with your Outfitter to pre-bait an area much the same way as you would for a Leopard hunt. Baiting for Badgers is normally the most successful way to hunt a Badger. In some instances Honey Badgers are shot while baiting for other predators, like Lions and Leopards. This form of baited hunt is the best method to use for a bow hunters.

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Why hunt Honey Badger?

Also known as a “ratel”, these feisty no nonsense beasts have serious attitudes and not scared of anything. They can also be hunted out of frustration when sitting in a Leopard blind night after night and the only visitor to the bait being a pesky Badger who will not allow your Leopard anywhere near your bait. They make great full mounts and conversation pieces about their exploits along with all the folk law stories that go with them.

Plains Game Hunt

Plains Game Hunt

9.9 7 reviews
Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
Honey badger, Baboon, Black-backed jackal, Blue wildebeest, Brown hyena...
Trip duration: 7 - 10 days
Season: 1 Apr 2024 - 30 Nov 2025
Price from
$5,500
for 7 days, 1 hunter
2:1 Zululand & N. Natal Plains Game Hunt

2:1 Zululand & N. Natal Plains Game Hunt

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Honey badger, Baboon, Banded mongoose, Black wildebeest, Black-backed jackal...
Trip duration: 7 - 21 days
Season: 1 Feb 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
Price from
$4,314
for 7 days, 1 hunter
Night Life Package Hunt

Night Life Package Hunt

10 4 reviews
Limpopo, South Africa
Honey badger, Bushpig, Civet cat, Genet cat
Trip duration: 10 days
Season: 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Package price
$5,500
for 10 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Honey Badger

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