Spotted Hyena hunting

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253 hunts
$1,570 starting from
8 countries
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Where to hunt Spotted Hyena

Also known as a Laughing Hyena due to the human-like laughter sounds it makes when excited. Found across sub-Saharan Africa excluding the jungles of Western and Central Africa and the really dry Namib Desert regions of Namibia. This savanna species can be hunted in the Cameroon, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. Hyena numbers are declining outside of protected areas and hunting territories due to habitat loss and poaching.

Price distribution

In Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique you will be required to book a minimum of a 7-10 day hunt, with a daily rate of $600-$700 and pay a trophy fee of approximately $450-750 in Zimbabwe. Trophy fees for Hyena in Mozambique cost $1,400-2,400 and in Zambia you will pay approximately $1,225. While in Tanzania, a minimum 10 day hunt will cost approximately $1,200-1,700 per day and trophy fees of $700-$1,300. In Namibia and South Africa, the daily rates range from $350-$450 per day with a trophy fee of $1,850-5,000. A 5 day stand-alone or package hunt will cost just over $5,000 in South Africa.

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When to hunt Spotted Hyena?

Hyena may be hunted year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique the season is open from April 1 to November 30. The Zambian hunting season runs from the beginning of May to the end of November. In Tanzania the hunting season is from 1 July to 31 December. The Namibian hunting season is from February 1 to November 30. The best months to hunt Hyenas are the cooler winter months especially if you are baiting as the baits last longer before going really rancid even though hyenas are not averse to eating really rotten meat.

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The traditional way to hunt a Hyena is using a baiting process similar to that used during a Leopard hunt. However, in this instance the bait will be hung much lower to the ground but high enough so the Hyena cannot get a good grip on the carcass. Baiting normally commences prior to the client’s arrival. Data recorded by a trail camera will give an indication of the size of the animal feeding on the bait and most important of all the time that the animal is feeding. Once the bait is active, a blind is built and you need to be ready and waiting from the late afternoon for the animals return.

Why hunt Spotted Hyena?

Several myths and mysteries surrounding these animals and their behaviour automatically creates a feeling of intrigue. Their spine chilling hysterical laughter brings back that ancestral fear that man has of these potentially dangerous animals when on the prowl at night. They have been known to attack sleeping people, scaring them for life. Having powerful bone crunching jaws, their skulls make an awesome display. In real life, they are smelly, flea ridden animals but they make splendid full mount trophies especially if depicted in a hunting habitat scene with a lion as the main character.

Plains Game Hunt

Plains Game Hunt Zimbabwe

The Matetsi Units are the best remaining wild, free range, fair chase hunting areas in Africa today, there is no doubt in my mind about that fact, this is true for all big game species. Unit 5 has natural drinking water all year around making the unit a hot spot to animals from the adjoining Hwange National Park that is the biggest National Park in Zimbabwe and home to an overwhelming number of wild, free roaming animals. The rolling hills and valleys in Unit 5 are a perfect area for the resident elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards, sable, roan and a whole host of plains game. Found in Unit 5 there are migratory animals moving into and out of the Unit at all times of the year from the adjoining National park and other Units. Our Professional Hunters guiding the hunts in Unit 5 are all Zimbabweans. Book these Matetsi Unit hunts with confidence that these are/this is the best remaining free range uninhabited safari area in Southern Africa. Matetsi Unit 5 is around 40.000 hectares in extent, this is it folks.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Price from $6,300 for 7 days, 1 hunter
1:1 Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Plains Game Hunt Namibia

The property is family owned, for three generations, the safari operation & camp is home to a wide variety of habitat for African game and birds. With over a decade of guiding experience and more than 70,000 ha of prime hunting grounds, you will team up with some of the finest guides in Namibia. This combination of passion and experience brings to you the REAL AFRICA. In the bouquet you’ll find open, savanna like grass plains with Acacia trees and dense Mopani bush. We like to share with our clients what we love the most: ranging the magical bushveld with its multitude of vibrant and elegant game roaming the open plains and Mopane shrub. Located close to Etosha National Park, you may enjoy one of our day trips, traveling through unspoiled Africa where the big 5 roam.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $4,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Plains Game Hunt Nuanetsi 2021

Plains Game Hunt Nuanetsi 2021 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: 7 - 10 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $3,950 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Spotted Hyena

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