Where to hunt Red Hartebeest
Red Hartebeest is a relatively large African antelope. Of the eight subspecies of Hartebeest, the Red Hartebeest is second biggest, has the largest horns, and is darker in color. It can be recognized by peculiar dark muzzle, with a lighter hair line between the eyes. Red Hartebeest live in small bachelor groups or family groups with female and young, which may or may not also include a mature trophy animal, in the south-western part of the African continent. You can hunt Red Hartebeest in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Red Hartebeest hunting is more affordable in South Africa and Namibia. Shooting fees start at $500, and a complete Hartebeest hunt in South Africa or Namibia may cost well under $2,000. In Botswana, Red Hartebeest hunting is a bit more expensive, with shooting fees starting at $900. The most expensive Hartebeest hunts are the old-fashioned safaris in Tanzania, which are not available for less than $20,000.
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A hunter considering his or her first African adventure has many questions that aren’t always covered by the hunt descriptions. How does the “daily rate plus trophy fees” system work, and what’s the difference from a package hunts? How much to budget for travel, tips, taxidermy? Are there other expense items I don’t yet know about? This post covers the basics of the budget for a South African safari, door to door.17 Aug 2017 All said and done: What’s the bottom line for an average South African hunt?
When to hunt Red Hartebeest?
In South Africa and Botswana hunting is open all year, however, the months of March to November are more comfortable to hunt from the climate point of view. In Namibia hunting is open from February to November. Red Hartebeest’s behavior is not greatly affected by change of seasons, but an abundance of food usually stimulates mating activity, making old and mature animals easier to identify and approach.
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The long, pointed muzzle of the Hartebeest does not just give the antelope an unusual appearance - it provides a number of important evolutionary advantages. It makes it more convenient to graze, especially in long grass and wooded areas: the Hartebeest can pick the most nutritious parts of the plants. Thus, they require less food, and if the plants are juicy enough, are less dependent on water sources, as compared to other antelopes. On the other hand, their eyes are located on top of their heads, which allows them to keep an eye on the environment even while they are grazing. This makes spot-and-stalk, the preferred method of Hartebeest hunting, especially challenging, and the hunter must be prepared for a long shot.
Why hunt Red Hartebeest?
Hartebeest has been the staple food for many different groups of humans since the dawn of times. From ancient Egyptians to the Dutch settlers in South Africa (who gave the species its name, which can be translated as “a deer-like animal”), humans pursued it with relish Unsurprisingly, studies show that Hartebeest meat is one of the most nutritionally valuable. The long head with dark muzzle and a light-colored mask-like stripe between the eyes, along with the uncommon bracket-shaped horns, makes the Red Hartebeest stand out among other trophies, and encourages the younger generation to ask “what beast is this?” And the experience of hunting Hartebeest will give you quite a yarn to spin in return!
2:1 Premier Kalahari Plains Game Package South Africa
PREMIER KALAHARI PLAINS GAME PACKAGE HUNT PER HUNTER INCLUDES DURATION: 7 x nights luxury accommodation, 6 x full hunting days, arrival & departure days. HUNTERS: 2 x Hunter guided by 1 x Professional Hunter TROPHIES INCLUDED: Eland, Gemsbuck, Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Kalahari Springbuck, Blesbok, Black & Blue Wildebeest per hunter ADDITIONAL DAYS & ANIMALS: Arranged on request. Certified wild managed Lions (exportable to the USA) and Leopard are available for hunting pending the availability of annual CITES quotas and government permit allocations. The safari will take place on 240 000 acres of pristine Kalahari thornveld, in one of South Africa’s most prestigious reserves which offers a unique wilderness experience which is unparalleled in South Africa! There are no tourists or any other lodges, this is undisturbed Africa at its best and all of it is yours during your stay. The reserve is home to all the Big 5 as well as Cheetah and African Wild dogs. Sightings of elephant, rhino (black & white), Cape Buffalo, Lion and Cheetah are common. This concession is famous for its incredible trophy quality across the wide array of species available. Hunting is conducted by spot and stalk from the land cruiser, and sometimes involves tracking and walking. No shooting from the truck. One can expect to see hundreds of animals daily. The incredible wildlife sightings we enjoy on a daily basis ensures that hunters and non-hunters have a wonderful experience. This semi desert environment is bursting with life. The terrain is flat and varies from never ending grasslands, savanna woodlands, black thorn thickets and enormous open pans which are mostly free of vegetation. Massive Camel Thorn trees can be found across most of the reserve and they enhance the unmistakable African savanna ambiance. Many of our clients say that when they pictured Africa this is what they envisaged. On some days you will think you are in the Serengeti.
Trip duration: 8 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
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
1:1 Limpopo Trophy Hunt South Africa
We are situated in the Limpopo Province, only a 3 hours drive from Johannesburg International Airport. This is a fantastic place to hunt species like Buffalo, Sable, Nyala, Impala, Kudu, Eland, Zebra and a whole host of other species in their natural environment. All hunting is done in a very traditional manner, by foot (walk and stalk). The area is suitable for bow and rifle hunting.
Trip duration: 3 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Dec 2021
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