Where to hunt Livingstone Eland
Eland are the largest antelope in Africa with the Livingstone Eland being somewhat bigger than the Cape Eland. Livingstone Eland with its faint white stripes are classified as a subspecies of the Eland family, mostly hunted as a free range animal in Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and now also introduced to many game ranches in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Due to its mobility and moderate numbers where it occurs as a free range animal, it can make for a difficult hunt in the dry bushveld habitats if prefers.
Livingstone Eland are generally not sold as a special package hunt unless on a game ranch. If hunted on a fenced territory, their prices are not much different a Cape Eland. Trophy fees for a ranch hunt will vary slightly form $350 - $450 per say for daily rates and a trophy fee of $1,800 - $2,200. However, free range hunts being the more traditional Eland hunt, fetch a higher premium price with daily rates being around $ 600 per day for a 10 day hunt and a trophy fee of $2,700 - $3,200, excluding government licenses.
When to hunt Livingstone Eland?
Livingstone Eland may be hunted year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Namibia, hunting is closed in January and February, and in Mozambique the hunting season is open from April 1 to November 30. The Zambian hunting season runs from the beginning of May to the end of November. Autumn is the best time to hunt Eland when food is scarce and the natural waterholes start to dry up. By October/November the heat is intense in these parts of Africa so be prepared if you hunt later in the year.
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Always ensure you are well organised with plenty of water for a long demanding day in the field when conducting a traditional track and stalk hunt for Livingstone Eland. Sometimes you may get lucky and surprise a nice bull while hunting other game, so always be ready for an opportunistic shot. Look for fresh spoor early in the morning and the follow your PH and trackers as they take up the spoor in an effort to catch up to your intended quarry. These wandering animals can cover great distances in their search of suitable food and water. Make sure of your first shot and always be ready for a back-up shot.
Why hunt Livingstone Eland?
Livingstone Eland are huge animals, with large, massive impressive horns and quite capable of jumping over a 10 foot high barrier. This traditional, track and stalk hunt will leave a long lasting memory of how demanding and difficult a hunt this can be. Experience the afterglow and satisfaction of truly being challenged on this hunt. Livingstone Eland make for a real standout trophy to adorn your trophy room walls.
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