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I think one of the most impressive aspects of Blackbeard Safaris is that when you go there for a hunt there are no other guests outside of your party members. So during your visit you and or your group are with no doubt VIP’s and all the memories of this adventure belong to your close circle of friends and family and no one else.
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With 20 years of experience hunting dangerous game as a professional hunter I have a lot of knowledge and hands on experience to offer both the first time hunter and the very experienced hunter in the field, back at camp and through the whole process of booking and putting together a tailor made hunt.
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The black wildebeest (or white-tailed gnu) is considerably rarer than his blue cousin and occurs naturally only in South Africa. He is usually hunted on the rolling open plains of the Free State or Eastern Cape province.
Hunting the bush pig is akin to pursuing the European wild boar. Bad-tempered and hostile, the bush pig is typically hunted after dark when he is most active. Be wary of his short (but razor sharp) tusks.
The common or Burchell’s zebra is another popular plains game pursuit. You’ll find him in the grasslands or wooded savanna. Males and females are often difficult to distinguish – rely on your PH to be sure.
The tiny steenbok is a sought-after member of the ‘Little Five’ antelope species and makes a great full mount trophy. They are extremely cautious with keen senses – and you’ll need to be light on your feet during the hunt.
The tsessbe is one of the continent’s fastest antelopes, and decidedly strange-looking. Despite his speed, he is also inquisitive – his moment of hesitation before taking flight is the perfect moment to take your shot.
The waterbuck, with his luxurious shaggy coat, white-circled rump and forward-facing horns, makes for a truly beautiful trophy. You’ll never hunt this large antelope species far from a water source or floodplain.
The sable antelope is striking because of its stark black and white coloring and stunning backward-curving horns. He makes for an aggressive quarry, but a trophy that may just become your favorite in your collection.
The greater kudu is a large species of antelope that is sought-after by local and international hunters alike. Its spectacular spiral horns and handsome ‘body paint’ make it an incomparably striking trophy.
Second in size only to the eland, the roan antelope is a rare and much-desired trophy animal that is now more widespread as a result of ranching. You’ll find him in open, grassy areas ideal for grazing.
LECHWE – RED
The red lechwe is one of the more unique antelope species available for hunting. Though usually found on the floodplains of Botswana and northern Namibia, ranching has made it available for pursuit in South Africa.
Caracals are often hunted with dogs in the Eastern Cape or from a blind, making for a unique and exciting nocturnal pursuit. This shy, lynx-like cat has a beautiful pelt and makes for a handsome full mount trophy or skin.
JACKAL (BLACK BACK)
The black-backed jackal is a coyote-like animal that is both an accomplished predator and a prolific scavenger. Jackals are usually hunted opportunistically while tracking or pursuing other game.
The world’s tallest land mammal makes for a very unique hunting experience, and an awe-inspiring trophy you’ll be indelibly proud of. The giraffe’s keen senses and formidable legs augment an already-challenging hunt.
The unique-looking red hartebeest is known as the ‘Harley Davidson’ amongst hunters, due to the strange shape of its horns and elongated face. This is a startlingly swift – but perhaps fatally inquisitive – antelope.
The impala is the South African hunter’s bread-and-butter, and a great introduction to hunting in the African bushveld. They occur in abundance across the country and make for great game meat as well.
The grey or common duiker is a shy, small species of antelope that is usually encountered on his own. The rather solitary antelope is mostly active in the late afternoon and early evening, when he ventures out to browse.
The Cape eland is the largest of Southern Africa’s antelope species. This ox-like animal makes for a very impressive addition to any trophy collection, occasionally weighing in at over 200 pounds.
The stately gemsbok is synonymous with the Kalahari Desert and known for its remarkable ability to adapt to harsh, arid environments. Its masked face and striking spear-like horns make it a spectacular trophy animal.
The handsome bushbuck can make for a surprisingly aggressive and elusive quarry. You’ll usually pursue the smallest member of the spiral-horned antelope family in dense riverine forest or where he hides in thickets.
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BLESBOK – COMMON
The common blesbok is endemic to South Africa and is one of the country’s most popular plains game species to pursue. While they can be hunted in most areas, they’re plentiful on the plains of the Free State.
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