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  • Lion
    bold during the hours of darkness They have exceptional night vision and possess very large talon like retractable claws which they use to hold prey while biting down on the throat to suffocate their quarry These large felines prey on virtually all of Africa s species The African Lion is the only member of the cat family to live in social groups called prides The pride consists of a matriarch several of her sisters their cubs and a dominant male These large cats have very large appetites and can consume up to 25 percent of their own body weight in a single feeding Only the males have manes which develop between 2 to 3 years of age Some males remain mane less but their size and muscle structure distinguish them from the females Both the Lion and the Lioness can make for an extremely exciting hunt with Witkop Safaris This member of the Big Five deserves your utmost respect He is extremely nimble and fast able to cover 100 yards in 3 to 4 seconds Unpredictable as your house cat and extremely vindictive this tenacious cat will finish what he starts and is well equipped to make short work of a man An ambush predator if he is hurt and he knows what has hurt him he will be intent on doing something about it Hunt Leo with Witkop Safaris with a minimum of the 375 caliber as is the lawful minimum in most African countries One shot kills with the 375 cannot always be guaranteed so you may consider a larger caliber if you shoot it well First shot placement is all important as the follow up on a wounded cat can be extremely exciting if not downright dangerous when hunting Lion with Witkop Safaris Place your shot well

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  • Cape Buffalo
    shot from the various 40 calibers provides a much more immediate and noticeable effect when hunting Buffalo with Witkop Safaris To place your shot from side on follow the center line of the foreleg one third up into the body This will impact the high heart lung area the buffalo will usually rock forward at impact and then turn and run off If placed well he should not go far Never shoot above the halfway mark on his body as unless you are lucky enough to hit the spine you will only anger the beast and might well be in for a long and dangerous follow up For a head on encounter aim dead center in the chest just below the V of his neck If you are faced with a charge the brain shot is the only sure way to stop old Mbogo If he charges with his head raised high the tip of his nose will be a good aim point if he puts his head down so as to strike with his horns as he usually does aim below the boss and about eye level dead center on the forehead With the advent of quality soft point bullets many hunters prefer to make their first shot on the Buffalo with a soft point to prevent over penetration and the chance of wounding other members of the herd Follow up shots are most often made with solids to take advantage of their superior penetration Even with a well placed first shot once the Cape Buffalo is wounded and his adrenalin is flowing he can be extremely hard to bring down It has been said that if your first shot on Inyati as the Zulu call him is a bad one the next 14 will only serve to further

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  • Red Duiker
    ewe s horns tend to be a bit shorter Look for the outside edges of the ears to be fringed with black hair These little guys tend to be solitary but may on occasion form loose associations Shy and secretive they are extremely hard to spot and therefore seldom seen Like most of the duiker clan the red prefers dense forest brushy mountain slopes and even the thick costal bush When encountered and alerted they will almost surely bound away giving only a fleeting glimpse of red The Red Duiker is almost an exclusive browser but he will partake of grass on occasion especially when it newly sprouts out of burned out areas They are known to eat fallen fruit of the forest fig which has been knocked down by the birds and primates Dependent on water the Red Duiker must drink daily Hunting Red Duiker can be a real challenge because of his size and shyness not to mention his preferred habitat only fleeting glimpses will be afforded to the hunter While any rifle would certainly be adequate a shotgun would probably be the better weapon of choice Shoot straight and fast Good Luck WAG Prev Next Testimonials Jess Before you head out on your Serbian adventure Merna and I wanted to provide you some feedback regarding our time at Witkop As you know Merna and I fly all over the world and sleep in a lot of different beds Your bedding mattress and sheets were top notch and did not go unnoticed as to their comfort and quality we are guessing Cynthia may have had some influence please fwd our compliments Thank you for putting us up in a couples oriented room With one large bed Upon our arrival at our hotel n Cape Town we got a

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  • Home
    Lioness is often much more aggressive than the male of the specie and does most of the hunting A Lioness with cubs can be extremely dangerous Mature Lions exhibit little fear of man and can be especially bold during the hours of darkness They have exceptional night vision and possess very large talon like retractable claws which they use to hold prey while biting down on the throat to suffocate their quarry These large felines prey on virtually all of Africa s species The African Lion is the only member of the cat family to live in social groups called prides The pride consists of a matriarch several of her sisters their cubs and a dominant male These large cats have very large appetites and can consume up to 25 percent of their own body weight in a single feeding Only the males have manes which develop between 2 to 3 years of age Some males remain mane less but their size and muscle structure distinguish them from the females Both the Lion and the Lioness can make for an extremely exciting hunt with Witkop Safaris This member of the Big Five deserves your utmost respect He is extremely nimble and fast able to cover 100 yards in 3 to 4 seconds Unpredictable as your house cat and extremely vindictive this tenacious cat will finish what he starts and is well equipped to make short work of a man An ambush predator if he is hurt and he knows what has hurt him he will be intent on doing something about it Hunt Leo with Witkop Safaris with a minimum of the 375 caliber as is the lawful minimum in most African countries One shot kills with the 375 cannot always be guaranteed so you may consider a larger caliber if you shoot it well First shot placement is all important as the follow up on a wounded cat can be extremely exciting if not downright dangerous when hunting Lion with Witkop Safaris Place your shot well behind the shoulder and about on the midline of the body In the frontal presentation aim dead center in the chest A poorly shot Lion will lie in wait and is capable of great speed in a charge When he charges he will target just one of the hunting party and will be intent on doing deadly harm It has been proposed by some that the rifle used for the follow up on a wounded Lion is not the same rifle you used for the initial shot If available use the largest caliber Double Rifle that you are comfortable with for this task The Lion in full charge can be an extremely difficult target and only a large caliber rifle can be counted upon to stop this Big Cat Listen carefully to the instructions of your Professional Hunter and follow them to the letter Take your time and proceed cautiously when on the trail of this largest of the African predators WAG Print

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  • Cape Buffalo
    protect the young from their archenemy the Lion Both sexes carry horns however the horns of a bull can be quite spectacular in spread deep curl and a solid boss covering the forehead Cows lack the boss but can have a very wide spread in fact the world record buffalo on file in the Roland Ward record book is a cow with a spread of some 64 inches With a well placed shot a rifle of 375 caliber is adequate for the hunt of Cape Buffalo with Witkop Safaris However a shot from the various 40 calibers provides a much more immediate and noticeable effect when hunting Buffalo with Witkop Safaris To place your shot from side on follow the center line of the foreleg one third up into the body This will impact the high heart lung area the buffalo will usually rock forward at impact and then turn and run off If placed well he should not go far Never shoot above the halfway mark on his body as unless you are lucky enough to hit the spine you will only anger the beast and might well be in for a long and dangerous follow up For a head on encounter aim dead center in the chest just below the V of his neck If you are faced with a charge the brain shot is the only sure way to stop old Mbogo If he charges with his head raised high the tip of his nose will be a good aim point if he puts his head down so as to strike with his horns as he usually does aim below the boss and about eye level dead center on the forehead With the advent of quality soft point bullets many hunters prefer to make their first shot

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  • Elephant
    poor his hearing is very good and his sense of smell is without equal Over his lifetime he receives 6 sets of molars which move forward in his jaw as previous sets wear down His last set of teeth comes in at about 45 years of age and once these wear out he can only look forward to slow starvation Thus depending on his diet his lifespan is somewhere between 50 and 70 years He is a destructive feeder preferring grass and rather than adapting to his habitat he adapts his habitat to suit his purpose He can consume up to 500 pounds of grass and browse each and every day The Elephant is a very social animal found in small herds made up of cows calves and adolescents Bulls are usually found on their own or in small bachelor herds and only occasionally with a herd of cows Tuskless cows and cows with calves by their sides can be extremely aggressive You hunt Elephant with Witkop Safaris with your feet the stalk can be quite long and cover many miles While Elephant with Witkop Safaris the 375 is the minimum caliber by law there will be no room for error in your shot placement Hunt this big guy with the largest rifle you can shoot well 40 and even 50 caliber rifles with 400 to 500 grain solid bullets should definitely your choice A fifty yard shot might be considered a long shot on the elephant as most are taken at between 20 and 30 yards when hunting Elephant with Witkop Safaris If broadside place your shot just above and slightly forward of the armpit crease of the front leg The frontal chest shot is only possible if Timbo raises his trunk The frontal brain shot can be very

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  • Lion
    extremely dangerous Mature Lions exhibit little fear of man and can be especially bold during the hours of darkness They have exceptional night vision and possess very large talon like retractable claws which they use to hold prey while biting down on the throat to suffocate their quarry These large felines prey on virtually all of Africa s species The African Lion is the only member of the cat family to live in social groups called prides The pride consists of a matriarch several of her sisters their cubs and a dominant male These large cats have very large appetites and can consume up to 25 percent of their own body weight in a single feeding Only the males have manes which develop between 2 to 3 years of age Some males remain mane less but their size and muscle structure distinguish them from the females Both the Lion and the Lioness can make for an extremely exciting hunt with Witkop Safaris This member of the Big Five deserves your utmost respect He is extremely nimble and fast able to cover 100 yards in 3 to 4 seconds Unpredictable as your house cat and extremely vindictive this tenacious cat will finish what he starts and is well equipped to make short work of a man An ambush predator if he is hurt and he knows what has hurt him he will be intent on doing something about it Hunt Leo with Witkop Safaris with a minimum of the 375 caliber as is the lawful minimum in most African countries One shot kills with the 375 cannot always be guaranteed so you may consider a larger caliber if you shoot it well First shot placement is all important as the follow up on a wounded cat can be extremely exciting if

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  • Elephant
    his diet his lifespan is somewhere between 50 and 70 years He is a destructive feeder preferring grass and rather than adapting to his habitat he adapts his habitat to suit his purpose He can consume up to 500 pounds of grass and browse each and every day The Elephant is a very social animal found in small herds made up of cows calves and adolescents Bulls are usually found on their own or in small bachelor herds and only occasionally with a herd of cows Tuskless cows and cows with calves by their sides can be extremely aggressive You hunt Elephant with Witkop Safaris with your feet the stalk can be quite long and cover many miles While Elephant with Witkop Safaris the 375 is the minimum caliber by law there will be no room for error in your shot placement Hunt this big guy with the largest rifle you can shoot well 40 and even 50 caliber rifles with 400 to 500 grain solid bullets should definitely your choice A fifty yard shot might be considered a long shot on the elephant as most are taken at between 20 and 30 yards when hunting Elephant with Witkop Safaris

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