Genet Cat hunting

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70 hunting trips from 34 outfitters starting from $1,010

70 hunts
$1,010 starting from
6 countries
9429km to the nearest trip

Where to hunt Genet Cat

Genet Cat is not a feline. This catlike creature, with claws that aren’t fully retractable, long ringed tail, striped fur, pointed muzzle and large ears that can point to just about any direction, belongs to the family Viverrids, along with Mongoose and Civet Cat. There are many species of Genet Cat, including Cape Genet and South-African Small-Spotted Genet, Rusty-Spotted Genet, and Crested Servaline Genet. You can hunt Genet Cat in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Tanzania.

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Most hunters do not target a Genet Cat deliberately, but may hunt them as an opportunity arises during a safari. Trophy fees for a Genet Cat are usually in the $400-$500 range. Special night hunting packages in South Africa, that provide the best chance to harvest a Genet Cat, along with other night dwellers such as Serval and Caracal, are priced from $4,000 and up.

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Learn more from our blog story

If Genet Cat is not a cat, are there any small felines in Africa? When most hunters think about hunting predators, they think big: Lion, Leopard and Cougar, or the more familiar species like Bobcat or Lynx. But there are a number of small creatures that call Africa home: Serval, Caracal, and African Wild Cat. Read about what they are and how to hunt them.

February 28, 2019 Small Felines. Part II: Africa

When to hunt Genet Cat?

There isn’t a magic period when Genet Cat hunting is better than at other times. The creature is usually hunted opportunistically, in the course of a general ‘plains game’ hunt, or when it visits a bait laid for other animals. In many African countries the hunting season is officially open year round, but but the period from November to March is usually too wet and hot for comfortable plains game hunting.

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Genet Cats are usually hunted if an opportunity presents itself in the course of a safari. If a hunter is set on harvesting a Genet Cat, perhaps the best choice is a night hunt, using night sights or artificial light. They aren’t legal everywhere, but South African outfitters hold a special license for and specialize in such hunts where not only Genet Cats, but other nightly creatures including Serval and Caracal can be hunted. Genet Cats are omnivorous and feed mainly on insects and small vertebrates, but can also eat plants and fruit. Hunting over bait is also an option. Outfitters don’t usually specify what species of Genet Cat are present on their territory, so hunters who are after a concrete species are advised to ask the outfitter in advance.

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Africans hunt Genet Cats both for their fur and for their meat. In fact, illegal harvest and habitat loss are the major conservation threats for Genet Cat. Hunting concessions work against these threats, by curbing poaching, and protecting wilderness from logging and conversion into farms and pastures, but most importantly, they give value to wildlife for the locals. But that only works if the species has value – that is, can be hunted. And if you try to get a Genet Cat, you’ll find that this small creature will tax your hunting skills like the hardest trophy you’ve ever got.

11 Nighs / 10 Day Nocturnal Hunt

11 Nighs / 10 Day Nocturnal Hunt South Africa

The outfitter has a deep love and passion for hunting Night Critters. Since 2014 he has built a reputation of being the most successful varmint hunter in South Africa. Many outfitters and Ph's take their clients to the Limpopo Province to hunt night critters with him. The outfitter has perfected the art of hunting nocturnal critters. His experience goes far beyond those who try to follow his lead. His ability to call in predators, identifying them quickly and put you in a position to shoot is amazing. Each night out with him, hunting Night critters will be action packed The hunt will be conducted in the Limpopo province of South Africa. You will be staying in our 4 Star luxury accommodation from where you will hunt several concessions that is home to the Night critters.

Trip duration: 7 - 10 days

Trip available on: 1 February 2019 31 December 2020

$3,400 for 1 hunter and 1 guest
Waterberg Plains Game Safari 2x1

Waterberg Plains Game Safari 2x1 South Africa

Nestled deep in the Waterberg, you enter a quiet, malaria- and crime free paradise, situated just 3,5 hours from Johannesburg in one of the most unspoiled and untainted regions of Southern Africa. The Waterberg has passed as a world heritage site by the United Nations. Stylish accommodation in the main lodge and a real African style bush lodge will make your stay an unforgettable one. All guest rooms are with bathroom en suite. Enjoy the daily activities or relax by the pool and at night share stories around the fire site, while our friendly staff attends to all your needs. Your hosts are original Germans and have been involved for more than 20 years successfully in the hunting and lodging business. We are qualified to take on a hunting trip with a professional hunter. You will find an abundant number of game. Other activities are guided walks , clay target shooting, pistol shooting exercises, bird watching or game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle. If you have the desire to take a longer trip we gladly organize tours to the Kruger National Park, the Pilanesberg Park or other sightseeing venues such as God’s window or Tzaneen. You see that we have a lot to offer and that this part of South Africa is the best choice to pay a visit to. Once you get hooked, it won’t let go of you! Come and share this amazing feeling of peace and tranquility with us in our paradise. Please note, that we not only take hunters, guests who want to do a photo safari are also more than welcome. Jackal and Baboons can get shot for free. Should the hunter wish a trophy we charge €50 for preparation. Hunt for Kudu needs a minimum of 7 hunting days.

Trip duration: 5 - 14 days

Trip available on: 1 January 2019 31 December 2019

$1,409 for 2 hunters
Plains Game Hunt on 1x1

Plains Game Hunt on 1x1 South Africa

Build a custom package based on your hunting goals. Unless otherwise requested, you will hunt in the malaria free game rich area of the Eastern Cape in South Africa. We offer hunting on multiple areas.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019

$2,430 for 1 hunter
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