Hunting Elephant Africa

The African elephant is the world's largest land mammal

Elephant hunting
African Elephant
Scientific Name : Loxodonta Africana
Weight : 5500 kg (m), 3700 kg (f)
Shoulder Height : 3.3 m (m), 2.6m (f)
Breeding Season : Year round
Minimum Calibre : 375

About the African Elephant

The African Elephant is the world’s largest land mammal and widely distributed throughout Southern Africa. While critically endangered in some countries, their population has exploded in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Elephant hunting has given value to elephant in tribal areas and this value has contributed to their survival where they compete with livestock and crops.

Elephant are destructive feeders and where elephant overpopulation occurs, the environment suffers irreparable harm.

Elephant have 6 sets of molars which move forward in their jaws as they wear down. After their last set is worn down, they will slowly starve to death.

Elephant can be aggressive and often look for an opportunity to show dominance over other creatures. Young bulls in musth are particularly aggressive.

Elephant Hunting Tips

Trophy elephant bulls are normally solitary or found in bachelor herds. They join a herd of female cows to mate. The average lifespan of an Elephant is 65 years.

Elephant hunting in Africa has a long history dating back to the early 1800's. Hunt elephant with the largest caliber you can accurately shoot, .375 is minimum for dangerous game hunting but .416 and larger is recommended. Shots aren’t generally long, normally 20-60 yards.

Karoo Wild Safaris hunts elephants in the Kruger National Park area of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Trophy elephant hunting classes are divided into exportable and non exportable hunts. The tusks from an exportable elephant hunt can be exported to the hunters home country. The tusks from a non exportable elephant hunt unfortunately can't be exported. However, replica tusks can be made by taxidermists and exported.

What does an Elephant hunt cost?

The cost of an elephant hunt varies from region to region and depends on whether the elephant trophy has a CITES tag and is exportable.