Where to hunt Tuskless Elephant
Elephants are split into three species, of which two are found on the African continent, namely the African Savanna Elephant and the African Forest Elephant. Tuskless African Elephants have evolved from years and years of poaching pressure where Elephants with tusks have been removed by poachers leaving the Tuskless Elephants. These genes are now being passed on to the next generation and more and more individuals are born without tusks. Tuskless Elephant are in the majority of cases females and occur in numerous countries but mainly hunted in Zimbabwe.
A 7-day baseline Tuskless Elephant hunt will cost you $14,650 which includes a trophy fee of $4,500. The following combination hunts including Tuskless Elephants are available: 10-day hunt plus trophy fees for additional plains game for $15,000-19,500 10-day package including a Buffalo for $19,000-21,000 15-day package including a Buffalo and Hippo for $26,250 15-day package including a Leopard and Buffalo for $36,000 21-day package including Lion, Leopard, Buffalo for $87,500
When to hunt Tuskless Elephant?
Elephant hunting season is open year round in Zimbabwe. The best time to hunt Elephants is the dry cooler winter season as these big beasts need to drink water on a regular basis and find food for the better part of eighteen hours a day. This forces them to keep moving in their search of food and water meaning that you will have a better chance of cutting some fresh tracks. The majority of these hunts take place in the Zambezi Valley which can record very high and uncomfortable temperatures in October, known locally as “suicide month”.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (8)
Spot and stalk or the traditional Elephant hunt conducted on foot using trackers to find spoor and the track down the animal are generally the methods used to hunt these beasts. The starting point is normally a road or track and in some instances a watering point or salt licks. Make sure you have comfortable boots and plenty of water as it can take many hours of walking to catch up to an Elephant herd. Only once you have a visual will you know if there is a suitable tuskless cow in the group without a dependent calf. In most cases you will sneak in close for a shot, often in thick bush. You will be able to hear the Elephants feeding and you need to be very sensitive to any change in wind direction.
Why hunt Tuskless Elephant?
Tuskless Elephant hunting is probably the most dangerous and biggest adrenaline rush you will ever experience. These are the most volatile animals you may come across, many are shot in self-preservation during a normal plains game or Buffalo hunt. These Tuskless Elephants have developed a nasty temperament from being poached and harassed by villages protecting their crops and homes. These enormous beasts have incredible strength, bulk and speed giving them the advantage over any human trying to run in the thick jess bush where you are likely to encounter them. Once the Elephant is down people will miraculously appear from everywhere and thank you for providing them with all this meat which will sustain a village for the months to come.
Tuskless Elephant & 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
Tuskless Elephant / Leopard Hunt - 2021 Zimbabwe
Tuskless and bull elephant hunts are conducted in much the same old fashioned way - of cutting tracks and following them. A typical hunt would consist of driving the key roads in the morning looking for tracks, and then once a sufficient track is found, it is followed. Both bull and tuskless hunts are extremely exciting and offer a great insight into the skills of our trackers and knowledge of our PHs. Being a Safari Area, Leopard Hunting is conducted between dawn and dusk over bait from a blind. We recommend that all Leopard hunts are conducted in the cooler months of March – Mid August. This is because baits lasting longer, cats being more on the roads and riverbeds, due to tall grass and thick bush and therefore more predictable. We will only book hunts during this time and that has contributed to our huge success rate. Further we believe that our success has been due to our focus on sustainable utilization. Cats range from 110-150lbs in the Zambezi Valley depending on their territory. A MATURE male is a superb trophy as seeing one and being able to harvest one is a challenge in itself.
Trip duration: 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
Lion / Leo / Buff /Hipp /Croc /Tuskless Zimbabwe
Leopard hunting offers the hunter an opportunity to hunt cats into the night. All Leopard hunts are conducted in the cooler months of April – August. This is due to baits lasting longer, cats being more on the roads and riverbeds, due to tall grass and thick bush and therefore more predictable. We will only book hunts during this time and that has contributed to our huge success rate. Further we believe that our success has been due to our focus on sustainable utilization. Cats typically range from 110-150lbs in this area.
Trip duration: 24 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 31 Aug 2021
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