Adventurous Crocodile Hunting in South Africa
Dangerous game hunting is a very popular activity in South Africa – one of the world’s top hunting destinations. Crocodile hunting in South Africa can’t be compared to any other hunt. It requires patience and excellent aim. If you’re out to get a unique trophy while enjoying nature – this is the trip for you. Zembe African Safaris offers the best crocodile hunting prices.
One of the professional hunters at Zembe African Safaris, will join you on your hunt. The PH has hunted time and again. You can trust their advice if you want to get the best shot possible.
These reptiles have a reputation of being quite aggressive. Africa is the continent on which you will encounter large numbers of Nile crocodiles. They usually live in freshwater environments; however, some crocs do inhabit brackish water. Crocodiles are cold-blooded animals which are adaptive and often spotted in different habitats such as rivers and dams.
The best crocodile hunting prices in South Africa
Crocodile hunting prices largely depend on the length of the animal. Male crocodiles can grow to be more than 5 m long. A fully-grown male may weigh up to 750 kg. Also, don’t let their short legs fool you. These predators can reach speeds of up to 11 km/h on land and 17km/h in water. Crocodiles can also live for far over 100 years.
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Crocodile hunting tips
Winter is the best time to go crocodile hunting in South Africa. Stalking a crocodile as it basks in the sun, is the recommended way to go about it. Crocodiles are included in the Dangerous 7 list. This why they are such highly sought-after trophies, which attract hunters from across the globe. Crocodiles are part of the vertebrate group. There are a few shot placement options that can be considered, depending on the scenario you find yourself and the crocodile in. Crocodiles are very alert and will immediately retreat to the water if they sense danger or feel threatened. When you pull the trigger, you must be certain that the crocodile won’t simply be injured and escape into the water. You must also be careful not to disturb the crocodile while stalking it, or your effort will go to waste.
The most successful hunters aim for the brain, behind the eye, or the spinal column with a neck shot from the side. The last-mentioned shot is the safest option if you want to anchor your croc and keep it from making its way to the water. Be sure to aim for the base of the skull where the spine begins. The smile of the crocodile is a great guideline when it comes to shot placement – the spine is in the neck, in line with the corner of the mouth. A brain shot would be brilliant, if you’re confident enough and positioned at the correct angle. Some hunters aim for the middle of the neck, relying on a wider target. This can be very effective, but also risky, as there is always a chance of missing the spine. Sometimes hunters are able to get a broadside shot and prefer to shoot for the lungs, behind the shoulders.
As one of the top hunting outfitters in the country, we would advise you to equip yourself with a hunting rifle of at least .30 calibre. It’s unnecessary to opt for rifles larger than .375 calibre in this particular case. Softpoint 200 grain premium bullets will do the job for a croc hunting trip. A perfect first shot is crucial when crocodile hunting in South Africa. Therefore, a scope is essential. Consider a 2-12×50 scope that will allow you to shoot accurately from various distances.
Crocodile bow hunting
Crocodile bow hunting is just as exciting as hunting with a rifle. This is where you’ll want a lung shot. The crocodile will get out of the water to avoid drowning, which makes it easier for a hunter to retrieve it. With a 70 lbs to 90 lbs bow and broadhead arrows, you are sure to go home with a magnificent trophy. Crocodile hunting with a bow is an ideal way of making some South African bushveld memories.
If you are a hunter who is interested in dangerous game, you should definitely consider a crocodile hunting safari. This expedition to hunt one of the Dangerous 7, will definitely not fail to impress. Book your safari to go crocodile hunting in South Africa with Zembe African Safaris today.
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