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341 hunting trips from 97 outfitters starting from $200

341 hunts
$200 starting from
134 animals
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About Management Hunt

Herds of animals have to be managed. This phrase is often heard in discussions about the conservation value of hunting. However, not everybody realises what exactly this means. Herd management is not only about keeping the numbers of the animals within the required threshold, so that they don’t overuse available food sources, don’t destroy their habitat, and are not overly vulnerable to diseases due to high densities. It is also about maintaining proper population structure. Most hunters prefer to harvest mature, male animals. If the herds aren’t properly managed, overharvesting of big males may create problems: even though the number of animals on a certain territory is sufficient, or even excessive, a gender/age disbalance is never a good thing. Wildlife managers on large tracts of public land prevent this by monitoring populations and, if necessary, reducing the numbers of licenses and tags for mature males and/or issuing more doe or antlerless tags. But intensive hunting preserves or game farms sometimes may have to use more radical measures. In practice, the choices are limited to either capturing or selling excess animals, or culling them. This cull can be performed by an employee or a hired specialist, at the expense of the preserve or game farm. Some outfitters, however, discovered that they can do the Tom Sawyer fence-painting trick and offer such hunts to hunters at a price. This is what is known as a management hunt. The challenge of the management hunt is that the hunter must not shoot the animals of the wrong sex, age, or size. To prevent accidental (or not so accidental) harvest of the kind of animals that the preserve or game farm management wants to keep, a client on a management hunt is usually accompanied by a guide. Read more...

A variety of management hunts are hunts for male animals that are not up to the standards of the species - e.g. have small or deformed antlers. They are believed to be poorly suitable for breeding, and may have to be removed to ensure better genetics of the next generations. Red deer, for example, often have a mutation that produces straight, non-branched antlers. Stags with such antlers often maim or kill the traditionally antlered stags when clashing for dominance, and gamekeepers of the estate do their best to locate and harvest such “killers”. An opportunity to take part in this chase is a rare event that a true hunter should treasure above simply getting a pair of conventional antlers. A paying client of a management hunt may or may not get the meat of the harvested animal, and may or may not decide to keep the “substandard” or broken-tipped antlers or horns of the “managed” bucks or bulls. But in any case, if you’re after an experience, and not the trophy, you shouldn’t discard management hunts, which often present an affordable opportunity to hunt for exotic or highly desirable species. Hide details

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1:1 Plainsgame Desert Hunt

1:1 Plainsgame Desert Hunt Namibia

Our ranch is held in family hands since 1924. It is located 90 km north of the international airport, in the middle of the 160.000 acre Swakop Valley Conservancy. The landscape in this enormous area spreads from wide open grass savannas to dry riverbeds and dense bushveld to rocky hills and mountain ridges. This diverse landscape and abundance of water is the reason for a huge quantity and variety of game species. We enjoy the exclusive hunting rights within this conservancy.

Trip duration: 5 - 21 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Daily rate fee $1,750 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Wild Boar Hunt Package for 1 Hunter

Wild Boar Hunt Package for 1 Hunter Argentina

We hunt the boar during the day, witch makes it the most exciting and adventurous experience. We will guide you to your prey for shooting or for bow and arrow. We have been born and raised in these lands, so we know the area like nobody else. Our natural skills and intuition are more accurate than any technologic devices. We can show you "the real deal", thet rue survival in Patagonia. The package includes 4 days stay & hunt all-inclusive, 2 Wild boars and 1 cull Red deer.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Jul 2021 31 Aug 2021

Package price $2,700 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Management hunt - 1

Management hunt - 1 South Africa

$2800.00 all inclusive (Trophy fees included) 6 Nights and 5 Days hunting 1 x Blue Wildebeest 1 x Waterbuck 3 x Impala 2 x Baboon Our management hunts takes place in the Limpopo province of South Africa, only 1 hour north of Polokwane where your Professional Hunter will meet you and drive you to the hunting area. We have an abundant of animals on all our concessions and this is your opportunity to hunt several species at a discounted rate. For the hunter, wanting to experience Africa on a budget, yet you would like to experience the outstanding service and hospitality that Africa offer this is the chance. Each year after the breeding season our landowners has more game than the areas can sustain, usually a game capture will be done, but instead we have made arrangements to harvest the excess game that is available. Usually these animals will be females or non trophy males where available.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022

Package price $2,800 for 6 days, 1 hunter
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Aleksei Agafonov Founder, Europe +43 (660) 380 28 95
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