Where to hunt Suni
Suni are one of the smallest antelopes belonging to the “Tiny Ten” group and made up by two subspecies, the East African Suni which occurs in Kenya, Tanzania and north of the Zambezi River in Mozambique. The other subspecies, the slightly bigger of the two is the Livingstone’s Suni which can be hunted south of the Zambezi River in Mozambique, Eastern Zimbabwe and the Zululand region of KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. If Suni is your targeted species, the best place to hunt them in the Sand Forests of Eastern Mozambique.
In Tanzania, an East African Suni may be hunted on a 16 or 21 day license. Daily Rates for these safaris range from $1,650 – 1,950 per day with a trophy fee of approximately $500. In Mozambique you will be required to book a minimum of a 6-10 day hunt, with a daily rate of $600-$700 and pay a trophy fee of $995-1,600. The same hunt is available in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, with trophy fees for a Suni ranging from $2,000-3,000 and daily rates between $350-450 per day.
When to hunt Suni?
Suni may be hunted year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique the season is open from April 1 to November 30. In Tanzania the season is from July to December. Suni inhabit dry riverine bush and Sand Forests, so the best months for hunting Suni are the dry months of June to October when the trees have lost some of their leaves and the foliage is not so dense. This not only improves visibility but lessens the chances of your bullet deflecting after taking a shot.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (10)
Being a shy nocturnal animal spends most of its day hidden in the dense undergrowth. It is best hunted on a walk and stalk, preferably on a well-used foot path or track. When walking in the forest the dead leaves on the forest floor sound like you are walking on potato chips which will alert your prey, so try to stay on a path. Look out for the orangey colour of the sunlight shining through its ear or a flickering tail which often give them away. Besides the conventional walk and stalk, two other hunting methods may be used. The first is to sit patiently waiting at one of the communal dung heaps as the males regularly visit these sites to mark their territory and the second is to call them by imitating the sound of an antelope distress call.
Why hunt Suni?
Suni hunting can be extremely tough going on older hunter’s bodies that are no longer subtle to be bent over, ducking and diving through the thick bush known as “lumbago alley”. So if you are going to hunt Suni, do it as soon as you can in your hunting career. The challenge is first to find one and then to see it as they freeze at the first sign of danger becoming very difficult to see hidden amongst the undergrowth. A full mounted trophy makes for a wonderful display.
7 Day (2:1) Buffalo & Plains Game Safari Tanzania
7 DAY SAFARI – REGULAR LICENSE HUNTING AREA: This hunt takes place in the SELOUS SPECIES: 1 x Buffalo each and Plains Game can be hunted during this hunt. HUNTER(S): 2 Hunters x 1 PH. Quoted price is per hunter. MORE HUNTS FROM THIS OUTFITTER: Area and species list descriptions are available in this outfitters other advertised hunts below. THE REGION AND SPECIES DESCRIBED IN THIS LISTING ARE FOR THE SELOUS. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in southern of Tanzania. The reserve covers a total area of 34,600 km2(21,100 sqm). M2 on the Kilombero River, of which we enjoy almost 20 miles of river frontage) hosts an abundant number of wildlife, including Hippo and Crocodile and the elusive Puku. LR3 & K2, the latter being the latest addition to our existing selection of hunting blocks, south of the Rufiji to complement our existing venues. The general area varies from rolling hills, grassy woodlands, riverine brush and wide open plains with rocky outcrops separated by the Rufiji River. The Selous is also well known for its huge elephant and dense populations of Cape buffalo, the big cats promise to offer the best hunting you ever experienced. Total hunting area for GTA comprises in access of 320,000 hectares. Your arrival city will be Dar es Salaam, from there it is a 45 – 60 minute charter flight to the respective hunting areas. Lion, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo can be hunted in this region. The photos above are some of the specials for the region.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Jun 2021 31 Dec 2021
Plains Game Hunt 2x1 South Africa
We realize that every hunter is a little bit different, and may have a slightly different agenda than any other client we've had in the past. While we certainly know how to put together a successful and enjoyable hunt, we feel that it's important to understand your interests and needs completely before putting your package together. We do have some excellent combo hunts which are popular for our clients (and very affordable) but it's best to discuss things together first and then we'll customize a package that works great for your own situation. In a typical hunting situation there will be certain species which group up in similar areas. In order to be efficient with our hunting time for clients, we try to target multiple species in certain areas when it makes sense to do so. In other cases though, perhaps you have already taken a few species on previous hunts and only have a couple of specific targets in mind. If so, that's totally understandable and we'll do our best to get you in front of the species you are after. For other hunters, you may be more interested in a quick plains game hunt followed by chasing down "Black Death" in the thick bush. Whatever your personal interests are, we'll do our best to put together an unforgettable safari for you. Just let us know what you're most interested in and leave the rest up to us!
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
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