Exportable, free-range elephant hunting is allowed to be hunted with a CITES permit and importation into the United States and Europe is allowed.
This Elephant hunt takes place in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
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Elephant hunting is a close game. A forty-yard shot might be considered a long shot on the elephant as most are taken at between 15 and 25 yards.
The best periods for hunting elephants in South Africa are from April through October, however it depends on availability.
Elephants are generally hunted on foot, picking up and following fresh spoor at waterhole’s or across roads. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. The terrain is fairly easy though. You will stay in a luxury lodge and drive daily to the hunting area.
*You must use a min. rifle caliber of .375, and .458 or .416 is preferred.
**There is currently no archery elephant hunting in South Africa.
Contrary to the opinion of some, the elephant is not endangered and in fact several countries of Southern Africa have been forced to institute culling operations to keep their numbers in balance.
Only animals taken or wounded will be charged for. Game not listed is negotiable. Exportable elephants in South Africa do require a CITES permit (included).
Trophy Quality and Success Rates
Trophy quality is good, ranging from 35-70 lbs. The average bull in this are is 35-50 lbs. Success rate is 70%.
Fly from Johannesburg to a private airstrip located near the hunting concession or the Outfitter will arrange to pick you up at the airport and drive you to the lodge. The drive takes approximately 4.5 hours. All transportation will be provided once you arrive at the lodge.