About Plains Game hunting
Plains Game is a term that dates back to the earliest days of African safaris. The name is a little misleading because the species belonging to ‘plains game’ are found not only on the plains, but also in the mountains, jungle, swampy river beds, on the platoes, and in fact in every habitat known in Africa. Roughly speaking, plains game is everything that is in between small game (birds, rodents, and such) and the Dangerous 7 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, crocodile and hippo). To plains game belong, firstly, all species of antelope, although some of them may be further categorized into categories like “spiral horn”, “tiny ten”, and so on. Then there are other creatures that belong to other families of mammals - giraffes, porcines (bushpig, warthog), baboon, and even birds, most notably ostrich. Most species of plains game are common and affordable to hunt. Impala, Springbuck, Wildebeest and Warthog are must-have trophies for every African safari. The more desirable, such as Oryx, Kudu, Sable, Nyala and Eland may cost thousands of dollars in trophy fees, and the rarer kinds may require weeks of dedicated hunting to harvest. Plains game is a common gateway drug to the addiction of African hunting. Typically, plains game is harvested by the spot-and-stalk method. The hunter and the PH cruise the neighborhood, in a safari vehicle or on foot, and glass around. When a suitable animal is found, they approach it within gunshot. If this approach doesn’t work for a particular species in a particular environment, other methods may be employed, including hunting at night, with dogs, from machans over burns (where fresh ground attracts antelopes). Bowhunters typically prefer hunting from a blind positioned over a water hole or food source.
Top hunts All hunts (1395)
Management hunt in Namibia 2020 Namibia
Bow hunting takes place in a 2500 hectares, from tree stands, pit blinds or elevated blinds or walking and stalking in a game camp that is high fenced. Rifle hunting takes place outside the game camp on 7500 hectares. Culling animals is non trophy animals.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020
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
1 Hog Hunt United States
We are conveniently located an hour and a half from San Antonio Airport so getting to us is easy! We are located in the heart of big buck country, in the famous golden triangle. We only host a limited number of hunts each year to provide you with the best experience possible. Hog hunts are typically done from blinds. The ranch is covered in thick brush with senderos and fields which makes hunting a true challenge . The challenge and thrill of these hunts are the perfect compliment to a South Texas Whitetail hunt or pursued on their own year around. Hunts are 2 days/1 night. Each hog added to a package will be $250
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2019 1 Jan 2021
Interested in Plains Game hunts? Create a subscription to get offers right to your inbox