Where to hunt Mountain Zebra
Mountain Zebra differs from the Plains Zebra in size (it’s smaller but has relatively longer legs), presence of dewlap, stripe pattern (including full white belly), and behavior: Mountain zebra doesn’t form large herds like plains zebra, and sticks to small harems and bachelor groups. Two subspecies are recognized. Cape Mountain Zebra has white stripes that are typically more narrow than its dark stripes, resulting in overall darker appearance. Unlike other species of Cape Mountain Zebra mares are bigger than stallions. They inhabit bare hills and sparsely wooded uplands of the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. Hartmann's Zebra has the lighter stripes that are more duff in color than pure white, and so the zebra sometimes looks ‘golden’. Hartmann’s Zebra is found in Namibia and on some hunting operations in South Africa.
The trophy fees for a Hartmann’s Zebra in Namibia start at about $900, although one can find a cull hunt opportunity for as low as $650. In South Africa the shooting fees are in the $1,500-$2,000 range, sometimes more. Cape Mountain Zebra is one of the most exclusive kinds of zebra. Found only on a limited number of preserves, the shooting fee for one may be as high as $2,500-$5,000. Add to this the daily rates, and perhaps the price of a few other trophies (few hunters go to Africa to hunt just one species).
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Africa provides endless opportunities for all kinds of hunting. How would you feel about trekking the Namibian mountains on foot for a few days, sleeping in the tent you carry in your backpack? Here’s a description of one such hunt, with one of the trophies being Hartmann’s Zebra.March 8, 2018 Africa on High: A backpack hunt for plains game in the Gamsberg Mountains of Namibia
When to hunt Mountain Zebra?
Hunting in South Africa is open all year round, although in most areas December to January are a bit too hot for most hunters. In Namibia the hunting season runs from February to November. Most people prefer the southern hemisphere winter months (late May to October) for plains game hunts, and specifically for zebra try to focus on the end of the dry season.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (4)
Spot-and-stalk is the preferred method of hunting for African plains game species in general. These animals live in small groups, which can be reproducing (with one stallion and a number of mares and offspring) or bachelor. While mares are usually bigger than stallions in Cape Mountain Zebra, from the environmental and fair-chase perspective it is probably better to target a bachelor group. The animals are always on the alert, and if one senses something wrong, it immediately gives the alarm call and all group takes flight as one animal. Bowhunters may choose to wait for the animal in a ground or elevated blind over a waterhole.
Why hunt Mountain Zebra? All hunts (34)
Both subspecies depend on hunting operations for their well-being. Cape Mountain Zebra is listed as Vulnerable, with the free-ranging population in the Zebra Mountain National Park very small and not sufficiently genetically diverse. Herds kept on game farms are essential for the species’ survival, both in terms of numbers and supporting genetic diversity by selective breeding. A study in the early 2000s indicated that the densities of Hartmann’s Zebra in Namibia were higher, and the numbers increased faster, in areas where there were opportunities for trophy hunters and other sustainable use, as local residents viewed Zebras not as competitors with their cattle, but as valuable resource. Something to ponder as you look at the striking striped skin of a Zebra.
Free State Plains Game Hunt South Africa
We are a registered, legit company that offers a professional, reliable and dedicated hunting service to all clients. Our mission is to create a remarkable hunting experience to make your Safari a memorable one. We offer a wide variety of plains game, dangerous game as well as bird hunting.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
Wildlife Reserve Hunt 1x1 /Clifton Lodge South Africa
We offer conservation-based safari hunting at a beatiful Karoo private reserve. A safari hunt of a lifetime awaits you on 12,000 hectares with no internal fences allowing for free roaming and fair-chase pursuit. Experience safari hunting on foot, the way it’s been done for centuries, and enjoy the great and healthy outdoors the way it was intended.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Trip available on: 1 March 2019 30 November 2019
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We offer you guided hunting safaris on our exquisite game ranch just south of Windhoek, Namibia. There are 25 species of plains game on 60 000 acres of privately owned land, making this game ranch the perfect location for plains game hunting. To ensure the ultimate hunting experience combined with appreciating the unique Namibian environment we recommend planning your hunting trip to last around 10 to 12 days (hunting season starts on 1 February and ends on 30 November). Our policy of not taking double bookings can make your dream come true of being the only hunter/group on 94 square miles / 243 square km free range. Together with a success rate of 90% of the hunting trophies acquired on the ranch qualifying for gold medals according to the Namibian quality control system hunters are guaranteed of a successful hunting safari. A typical hunting day will start bright and early before sunrise with a hearty breakfast buffet. The hunting method employed is spotting and stalking. (recommended rifles - .270 thru to .300). Depending on the success of the hunt, lunch will be served either at the lodge or on the plains as not to interrupt the progress made on the hunting safari. Hunting will continue into the afternoon if so desired by the guests or visit the cheetahs and attend a cheetah feeding. For Leopard and Cheetah hunt minimum of 14 hunting days required. There is no minimum hunting days requirement but we recommend 7 hunting days. 50% discount on daily rates on any safari booked in March, April, October and November! This promo is valid only if the booking takes place in the mentioned months. Please inquire for available days!
Trip duration: 5 - 16 days
Trip available on: 1 October 2021 30 November 2021
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