This is a discussion on Baboon Pictures within the Hunting Pictures forums, part of the Hunting Forums - Hunting in Africa category; Originally Posted by UxbridgeSafari Baboon hunting must be my favorite thing to hunt. They are always alert and ready for ...
06-17-2013, 05:44 PM #81
09-03-2013, 09:23 AM #82Willem Pretorius--Kingdom of Bahrain
09-05-2013, 12:57 PM #83Willem Pretorius--Kingdom of Bahrain
09-05-2013, 01:53 PM #84
Those poor birds didn't stand a chance against those baboons.
09-19-2013, 10:41 PM #86
A very happy chappy....
Willem Pretorius--Kingdom of Bahrain
09-20-2013, 08:32 AM #87
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10-06-2013, 09:22 AM #88
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10-06-2013, 02:48 PM #90
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10-06-2013, 03:11 PM #91
10-07-2013, 05:44 AM #92
I compete high power rifle at these distances with open sights prone so with a scope I might have a good chance if able to shoot prone.
I've read here how smart they are and reports say they can distinguish between a rifle that is held up ready to fire vs. one that is not.
If one from a group is hit, even from a great distance, do the others scatter?
Oh I know just try it and find out...I think, therefore I am paid.
10-07-2013, 07:20 AM #93
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10-07-2013, 07:54 AM #94
From a safe distance they will then talk to you in foreign languages and show you all types of hand signals! lol
With our 'normal' baboon set-up for longer distances [.280 with special 150 gr hand-loads and a scope turned to max 6 x] about 400 m is the max distance that we feel 'safe' to give a reasonable chance for a kill shot, taking the swirling wind over that distance and also many times the mirage also into consideration.
With a better/more specialized rifle/bullet/scope combination, [and a lot of practice at these distances before hand ,600-1000 m] you can definitely push the distance envelope some more! [ I've done it a couple of times in my younger days!] But, as I've said, then we start talking specialization and expert long distance marksmen-ship. Not your average hunting rifle zeroed at 100 m [Bushveld conditions] or plains-game rifle zeroed at 200-300 m.[+ ?]
Baboon hunting definitely brings a different hunting aspect, skill and thrill/experience to the table , and once you are 'hooked' you will probably start to do the bank balance maths for a specialized rifle set-up!
There are certain places though where you can still hunt them at lesser distances if the conditions are in your favour, for example , when i were waiting in ambush with my spear on my recent warthog hunt, and before i started with the final stalk, some unsuspecting baboons out of a foraging troop came to within 22 m from me! I don't know if they would have stood still if i had a rifle with me and moved it to my right to took a shot!
As it was,it was a wonderful experience to have 'fooled' them with my camouflage till they were that close. It can be done with a lot of patience and luck and being at the right place at the right time!
To all my [overseas] friends who have not done so before--next time during your safari you must definitely give baboon hunting/sniping a try i!
Good hunting!Willem Pretorius--Kingdom of Bahrain
10-07-2013, 10:18 AM #95
I asked about hunting Baboon on my recent trip to Namibia. Guide told me they were in the mountains and only venture to his place when it's been vacant for a while. So it wasn't practical for me to go after them.
I then got an ear full about the measures they have to take against them: electrified wire around the roof, covering glassed areas etc... They must truly be a horror.I think, therefore I am paid.
11-15-2013, 02:28 AM #96Willem Pretorius--Kingdom of Bahrain
11-24-2013, 07:13 PM #97
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Just aan add tot he babon thread.
I mounted a baboon a couple years back, killed near the Orange River in Namibia b my Friend Ken, I even made the jaw set we used.
12-05-2013, 06:03 AM #98
that is a monster!Willem Pretorius--Kingdom of Bahrain
12-05-2013, 09:54 PM #99
The sweet and innocent.....
Rude old bugger!
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