Where to hunt Striped Hyena
Hyenas are Africa’s second-largest predator. The largest and most well-known of the species, the Spotted Hyena occurs from West Africa across to East Africa, down to Southern Africa. Brown Hyena are found in the central and western areas of Southern Africa, whilst the smallest of the species, the Striped Hyena occurs in North and East Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. However, it may only be hunted in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
Most Striped Hyena are hunted in Tanzania during a minimum 10-day hunt that will cost approximately $1,200-1,700 per day with both Spotted and Striped Hyena trophy fees ranging from $700-$1,300. In addition, you will be required to purchase a 14-day hunting license.
When to hunt Striped Hyena?
In Tanzania, the hunting season is from 1 July to 31 December. The best months to hunt Hyenas are the cooler winter months especially if you are baiting as the baits last longer before going rancid even though hyenas are not averse to eating rotten meat.
Most countries do not permit any night hunting, so if hunted over a bait the best shooting time is at early dawn or just before dusk. Being primarily a nocturnal scavenger, most Striped Hyenas are taken as a trophy of opportunity while sitting in a temporarily built blind over a Lion or Leopard bait. One may also come across an animal feeding on a dead animal during the course of your hunt.
Why hunt Striped Hyena?
Many African tribe’s folk law stories and superstitions focus on these interesting animals. Some Striped Hyenas are hunted as a form of predator control for the benefit of local communities who suffer domestic stock losses due to these marauding beasts. Known for their bone-crushing capabilities, these animals’ skulls make for an interesting conversation piece if you decide not to make a full mount.
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