Baboons are hunted throughout Southern Africa, but requires a CITES permit. Baboons are generally seen as pests in Africa as they are very destructive to lodges and homes. Male baboons can be very aggressive and a have a very loud bark. Diet consist of grass, roots, tubers, fruits, nuts, invertebrates, small birds and mammals, and scorpions.
Species of Baboon
There are five species (Chacma, Gelda, Guinea, Hamadryas and Olive) of Baboons, more or less evenly distributed across Africa. Hunting opportunities exist in just about every country from Burkina Faso and Cameroon to Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. The two most commonly hunted Baboons are the Chacma Baboon in Southern Africa and the Olive Baboon in East Africa.
Baboon Hunting Techniques
There are several techniques that can be used when hunting baboons. One of the most effective methods is spot and stalk. This involves finding a good vantage point and using binoculars to scan the area for baboons. Once a target is spotted, the hunter can then stalk the animal, taking care to remain out of sight and downwind.
Another effective technique is baiting. This involves setting up a bait station in an area where baboons are known to frequent. The hunter can then wait for the baboon to come to the bait, giving them a clear shot.Ask Us About a Hunt Request pricing and availability
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