Where to hunt Warthog
Warthog’s appearance is familiar to everyone, even those who don’t care for natural history, thanks to Disney’s Pumbaa character from The Lion King franchise. The species is widespread throughout Africa from Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon to Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa, and in fact you can hunt warthog in every country in Trans-Saharan Africa where big-game hunting is legal at all.
Warthog is one of the most affordable animals to hunt in Africa, and the shooting fee can be as low as $300-$400. However, few hunters travel as far as Africa to hunt only the Warthog. It is usually included in a “plains game” package along with other popular species as impala, springbok, etc; the price of such packages usually starts at $2,000, and goes into $3,000-$7,000 range, depending on number of days and species.
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When to hunt Warthog?
Opportunities to hunt Warthog exist pretty much the year round, especially on game farms. No month is necessarily better or worse for Warthog hunting, especially given the wide distribution of the species, but most people prefer to schedule their plains game hunts for the Southern Hemisphere winter, that is, June to October.
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Most plains game hunts in Africa are spot-and-stalk, and if the hunter and the PH spot a good warthog, they might as well try and stalk it. But the most popular, and probably most reliable method of Warthog hunting is from a blind or tree stand over a waterhole. This is the method preferred by bowhunters. If you haven’t ever hunted any members of the pig family before, take your time to learn their anatomy and the best shot placement, as the porcines’ vitals are located in slightly different places than with deer.
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You don’t become one of the top five most popular species to hunt in South Africa for nothing. Affordable prices, wide distribution, and Walt Disney Studios are only a few of the reasons for the popularity of Warthog. The beast itself is striking, with its dare-devil looks, fly-whisk tail, and enormous tasks, every aspect of the Warthog just screams “Africa!”. These tusks aren’t ornamental either, so be careful when approaching a wounded Warthog. And waiting in a blind over a waterhole, with the unlimited opportunities to observe the African wildlife, is in itself an experience not to be missed!
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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
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 30 Nov 2020
Father & Son Special Package South Africa
The package includes 8 hunting days, 1 arrival and 1 departure day for a father and son couple. Trophies included to the package: Duiker Impala Blesbok Springbuck Warthog Blue Wildebeest Black Wildebeest Red Hartbeest Zebra Kudu
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 1 Jan 2021
Eastern Cape Safari 2x1 South Africa
Our Coastal Base, Woodlands Safari Estate, offers the Plains Game hunter the opportunity of hunting the elusive coastal species on this pristine hunting concession, as well as making use of this unbelievable 30 000 acre hunting concession, while truly enjoying the comforts of our luxurious safari camp. Observers not wishing to join hunting everyday can enjoy some of the many activities on offer in the surrounding area including big five game drives or trips to Grahamstown/Port Alfred/Port Elizabeth for a day of shopping and touring. The habitat consists of thick coastal bush and savannah type rolling hills, with hunting often occurring adjacent to the Indian Ocean or just inland, depending on what species you’re after. Our concessions in the area produce some of the best East Cape Kudu each year, while also providing a habitat for Cape Bushbuck, Warthog, Waterbuck, the ever impressive Nyala and many more. The popularity of our ethical hunts with hounds on Blue Duiker, Bushpig, and Caracal has always been a big draw card and continues to grow from strength to strength. This area will be the starting and finishing point for most of our safaris. Please choose the day you wish to spend and the desired species from the trophy list.
Trip duration: 7 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Sep 2020
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