Namibia Leopard Hunt Report
First, I must say that I am very satisfied with the leopard hunt. It was a tough hunt. We got the leopard the next last night. That means, that we had to sit a lot of hours/nights in the tent. It is tough sitting still for so many hours. But if you want a leopard, you have to sit, and I really wanted to sit, so the outfitter never heard me say, lets go home and sleep. Actually I wanted to sit more than he wanted. It was a tough psychical hunt also since the days was running/going/passing and we still had not got a leopard. That is tough. Of course you start thinking maybe you won’t get your trophy. But it worked out 🙂
I was prepared that it could be a tough, so I was not surprised that the hunt become like it did. The outfitter was nice, the same was the trackers and the people at the farm. Had a nice time. It was a good area with good activity at the bait. We had 3 different males and one females at the bates/cameras. The only thing that I mean they could have done better, and that have I told them, is that I was not satisfied with the prebaiting. That played luckily no matter for my success of this hunt. But maybe we could had got the leopard earlier and then got time to tried to get a cheetah also, as I also wanted. But they know my opinion about this. We discussed it when I arrived, and I think they know that i was not so happy with how it was when I arrive. I know that if I shall go hunting leopard again, I shall have it written that the day before I arrive, they shall have put out fresh baits so we might have a hit and can start hunting/sitting the first day.
When I arrived, there was not fresh baits out. It was baits out two places (not so many that I had expected). They had to be replaced, and there was no fresh bait available, so we had to hunt it the next day. It was nice that I could hunt bait, I like that, but there should be bait available, so we don’t need to loose one day hunt (since no fresh bait). So we could not sit the first night. The next day we shot bait (was fun, I like that). Hang out bait, but could not sit since there was no hit. In that way, we lost two hunting nights. So I actually only had a 12 days leopard hunt, not 14 days as I ordered.
Then we did not get a hit the first night the bait was out, but the night after. That could happened, I know that. But don’t have fresh bait out the day before I arrive, and no bait available to hang out when I arrive, is not good enough.
As I told, I had a really good hunt and was successful. But bad prebaiting and loss of 2 hunting nights because of no bait available could easily made the hunting trip unsuccessful.
I am very happy with the hunt/the trip, everything. But I have to tell this, because prebaiting/preparation is very important and I will mention this when people ask me, and I will mention this to other outfitters/same outfitter if I go hunting leopard again. Then this shall not happened again.
- Overall, my trip was it was ok.
- My outfitter’s communication before, during and after the trip was good.
- My guide was good.
- Physically, the trip was moderate.
- The food and accommodations were good.
- My consultant’s communication before, during and after the trip was fair.
- My consultant was good enough.
- Would you book another trip with us in the future? Yes
I will book again as long as you have a good offer. Next hunt that can be interested for you, is a mountain goat hunt.
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