Hunting Leopard

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Hunting Leopard in Namibia 

If you are looking for a Leopard hunting safari in Namibia Westfalen Hunting Safaris has an excellent Leopard population and amongst them are some very big Toms that are an intensely satisfying challenge to hunt. Big smart Leopards like we have must be earned, be ready and willing to be patient and put in the time and you may experience one of the ultimate thrills and satisfaction that hunting has to offer! As you can see from our pictures we have excellent trophy quality Leopards for those of you who are seeking this elusive member of the Big 5.

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We bait periodically about 10 locations for Leopard throughout the year on Westfalen just to keep the Leopards interested to return and check on the baited areas. We set up from time to time trail cameras to monitor the cats coming in and trail cameras are used more extensively prior and during the Leopard hunt. We begin baiting more consistently and setting up hides in key locations several weeks before your arrival in order to stimulate the Leopard activity and increase your chances of taking a big Leopard.

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By the time you arrive for your Leopard hunt, there will usually be good Leopard activity at a couple of the baits. We try to maintain the cat(s) on the bait, which is a tricky balance, sometimes if baiting is done for too long a leopard may loose interest for some time, only to come back later. We observe and gauge all aspects prior to the hunt to keep the Leopard’s interest going to maximize success and trophy quality.

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The better months for Leopard hunting at Westfalen Hunting Safaris are May through November, although Leopards are present and can be hunted throughout the hunting season. We do not charge for baiting and a minimum of 14 hunting days (15 nights in camp) is required. Possibility to do 12 full hunting days if hunter cannot do 14. Most hunters enjoy combining their Leopard hunt with plains game hunting which makes the safari more interesting and active.

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Leopard Hunting Package US$20,000 

Leopard Hunting Package Includes
– Ground transportation to and from Windhoek airport roundtrip
– 14 full 1×1 hunting days (15 nights in camp)
– Government tax of 15% on daily rates
– Leopard trophy fee ($7,000 will be credited/refunded if Leopard is not taken)
– Leopard tag
– Leopard baiting and pre-hunt preparations
– Services of Professional Hunter, tracker, driver, skinner
– Four wheel drive hunting vehicle
– Hunting license
– Hunting permit
– Field preparation of trophies (skinning, salting, drying and tagging)
– Transport of trophies to local taxidermist in Namibia
– Accommodations
– Daily services of maid and laundry
– All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner
Activities at Westfalen Hunting Safaris

Leopard Hunting Package Excludes
– Additional days may be added for $550 per day plus government tax of 15%
– Trophy fees for animals other than Leopard
– Dip pack, taxidermy and shipping of trophies
– Alcoholic beverages
– Excursions and tours
– Gratuities to camp staff

Leopard Hunting Permits and Rules 

The United States, as well as some other countries, require a CITES permit for the importation of a Leopard hunting trophy, which ideally should be applied for before the Leopard hunt takes place.

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An application for a predator trophy hunting permit must be submitted to the Permit Office of the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) 14 days before the hunt commences. A copy of the passport of the trophy hunter must be attached to the application for a predator trophy hunting permit. Namibia does not allow bowhunting Leopard as dangerous game species cannot be hunted in Namibia by bow.

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Predator trophy hunting may not take place during the period between 30 minutes after sunset in any day and 30 minutes before sunrise the following day and artificial light is prohibited. Only free roaming, self-sustaining and adult predators may be hunted as trophies with a minimum skull measurement of 32cm for a Leopard. A female Leopard may not be hunted as a trophy. A predator may be stalked, tracked or ambushed, but dogs or horses may not be used to hunt it. A Leopard may be baited, but a live animal may not be used as bait.

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