Crocodile Hunting South Africa

crocodile huntingCrocodiles are found in nearly all large rivers in Africa and they can be extremely dangerous. This animal is a long-living creature which can live up to the age of 100 years old.

To hunt Crocodile is extremely challenging and exciting and require a lot of patience and determination. They can be just as wary as a leopard. After finally locating a big crocodile outside the water and you managed to get to within shooting ranch without it detecting you and disappearing into the water again, you need to be able to make a very precise shot. We recommend shooting for the end of the smile or the base of the neck just before the shoulders. Breaking the spine will prevent the crocodile from disappearing into the water and be lost, since crocodile doesn’t float like hippo’s when dead. The spine is also a bigger target than the golf ball size brain.

The Nile crocodile is the top predator in its environment. They have a reputation as a man-eater, which is not entirely unjustified. Unlike other "man-eating" crocodiles, such as the saltwater crocodile, the Nile crocodile lives in close proximity to human populations, so contact is more frequent. Although most attacks do not get reported, the Nile crocodile is estimated to kill hundreds (possibly thousands) of people each year, which is more than all other crocodilian species combined. One study posited the number of attacks by Nile crocodiles per year as 275 to 745, of which 63% are fatal. Since a majority of fatal attacks are believed to be predatory in nature, the Nile crocodile can be considered the most prolific predator of humans among wild animals.

Hunting the Nile Crocodile can be exiting and rewarding experience. It involves a lot of planning and scouting ahead of time to find a location where a big crocodile lives and where he frequently likes to sunbath, once this is determined you need to plan a route to stalk close to a suitable position where you would have a clear shot. Crocodiles have good hearing and a very keen sense of smell, if he gets your wind or any noise on the shore, even birds sounding an alarm will alert the crocodile that something is approaching and will cause it to go back into the water. Ambushing it at a spot that he often visit is your best chance at success.

Happy Hunting....


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