Where to hunt Ostrich
The world’s largest and flightless bird is native to the savanna, semi-arid and desert regions of Africa and classified into two species, the Somali Ostrich and the Common Ostrich which comprises three huntable subspecies. The most commonly hunted Ostrich is the Southern Ostrich which is mainly hunted in Namibia and South Africa. It is also available for hunting in Botswana. The Red-necked, Masai and Somali Ostrich are found in East Africa with the latter species only occurring in north eastern Ethiopia. The Masai Ostrich can be hunted in Tanzania while on Safari.
The trophy fee varies according to the availability and suitability of Ostrich habitat. The best prices come from the drier regions like Namibia, the Karoo and Kalahari regions of South Africa. The daily rates range from $350-450 per day in these areas and trophy fees of $500-900 in Namibia and $300-700 in South Africa. In Tanzania, Ostrich are only available on a 21 day permit with a trophy fee of $1,800. Similarly, the Trophy fee for Ostrich in Ethiopia is around $1,600. Daily rates depend on the length of your stay and range from $1,200-1,400 per day. In order to hunt an Ostrich.
When to hunt Ostrich?
Ostrich can be hunted year round in South Africa. In Namibia, the hunting season opens on 1 February and closes on 30 November each year. In Tanzania the season is from July to December and in Ethiopia from October until June the following year. Being more of a trophy of opportunity it can be hunted anytime of the day or year. However, just for comfort sake it is normally best hunted in the cooler winter months when the temperatures are more bearable.
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They have excellent eyesight and hearing. When alarmed they will run away at an incredible speed covering ground at a rapid speed creating distance between you and your target preventing any chance of a shot. The best method to hunt Ostrich is on foot once sighted from a distance. Then you need to start stalking them using as much cover as possible. Normally only males are hunted and it is very difficult to hunt these birds when in a flock, so look for a single bird before starting your stalk. If you are bow hunting, the best way to hunt is from a blind with a bait site as they do not need water on a regular basis.
Why hunt Ostrich?
Besides being some of the most sought after venison to eat, these birds make magnificent full mounts if you have the space. They can also be mounted as shoulder mounts, half mounts with their tails much like the popular turkey shield mounts. Their feet can be used at lamp stands or bookends. Some hunters collect them for their leather and turn them into much sought after leather products like handbags, jackets or even cowboy boots.
1:1 Desert Plains Game Safari South Africa
We are totally committed to ethical and sound. Hunting is done by means of walk and stalk, which makes for a more thrilling safari. Tracking down your game on foot is the best way! With over 45 species of game, South Africa is truly a world in one country. We give the trophy hunter an opportunity to collect game species which are endemic to most of Africa. Please choose the number of hunting days and species you wish to harvest from the trophy list and then inquire about available dates. African species (Elephant, Leopard, Hippo, Cape Bushbuck, Vaal Rhebuck, Grysbuck and more) not on our price list can be arranged at alternative hunting areas within South Africa or neighboring countries, such as Botswana, Namibia or Zimbabwe. NOTE: Although not our intention, all prices are subject to change without notice due to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and commencement of the hunt.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2021
Classical Plains Game Safari 1x1 South Africa
Classical plains game safari on 1x1. Please choose the length of your hunt and the desired species and inquire for available dates. NOTE: Although not our intention, all prices are subject to change without notice due to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and commencement of the hunt.
Trip duration: 5 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 20 Dec 2021
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
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