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, South Africa and Tanzania.
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, and in Tanzania from July to December. 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!
1x1 Plains Game Safari 14 days South Africa
A plains game hunt includes some of the most iconic trophies in Africa. The family operation offers plains game hunting in their privately owned hunting territory. The hunt requires at least 14 days for one bow hunter. We are dedicated to fair chase hunting.
Trip duration: 14 - 18 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Nov 2020
Ivory Camp Exclusive Free Range Hunting Namibia
Following old Hartmann Mountain Zebra paths through the rough granite kopjes and mountains, you feel the freedom and isolation in this remote destination in north western Namibia offering TRUE FREE RANGE hunting. We constantly do research for some of the best concessions in order to source the best quality trophy animals for our clients. IVORY CAMP HUNTING CONCESSION is located in north western Namibia and is a wilderness area without fences, where game can truly roam free. ELEPHANT herds quite frequently roams through this area, as they are not harassed firstly and secondly the concession has large open waters, which they quite frequently visits. Hunters can expect to see elephant during their hunts. Our company is committed to and promotes Old Style Authentic Hunting experiences, thus we have very strict ethics when it comes to the hunt itself. We believe in the whole hunting experience, therefore we promote quality trophies, rather than quantity. Each of our hunts are individually planned, and we scout our concessions before every hunt. We also operates with a small staff compliment and do all our hunts personally. Each hunting party have the entire concession to themselves. We never mixed clients. This is a minimum 6 hunting days for plains game safari we offer on our hunting ranch called Ivory Camp. All hunting is done on foot. Day of arrival and day of departure does not count as hunting days. Excursions can be organised to Etosha National Park which is a mere 90 minutes drive away as well as visits to a traditional Himba village or cheetah farm.
Trip duration: 1 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 30 Nov 2021
Plains Game Hunt 1x1 Namibia
We are offering a large variety of African Antelope to hunt in different locations with extreme landscapes, varying from the red sands of the Kalahari, open plains and the Mountains of the Khomas Hochland. Gerrie and Monja are qualified in First-Aid and take specific measures in assuring Client-Safety and well-being.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020
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