Hyena hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by MJ75, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. MJ75

    MJ75 AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hunted:
    UK, Africa
    I'm just starting to plan my next hunt in RSA ans I'm thinking of hunting a hyena. Have any of you guys hunted hyena before? If so, how did your hunt go? It's the spotted hyena I'm wanting to hunt. Pictures would be appreciated.
     
  2. davidarizpe

    davidarizpe AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    30
    Member of:
    BBFT Mexico,SCI New Monterrey Chapter,IHEA
    Hunted:
    Zimbabwe, USA, Mexico , Central America, Kyrgysztan, Scotland
    It is worth it, you should do it.
    I hunted for hyena in 2009 in dande south in Zim, we shoot some baboons averyday and used them for bait then hunted for a few hours everynigth waiting for a hit that in my case never happened while we were on watch at nigth but in all honesty just being in the dark of the nigth in the dominion of simba and chuy is worth it. You will never forget the experience of the nigth watch.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  3. BenAfricanPH

    BenAfricanPH New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    4
    I can send you a picture of a hyena, hunted this year
     
  4. Frostbit

    Frostbit AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    3
    My Photos:
    2
    Member of:
    SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    USA, Alaska, Namibia, Zambia
    Taken in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia off a Croc used as bait in 2010.

    Before

    [​IMG]

    After

    [​IMG]

    Mounted by Jerry Huffaker in Texas
     
  5. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,459
    Likes Received:
    54
    My Photos:
    68
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia, South Africa (2)
    I have tried thrice now with no success. I have seen them in Tanzania and Botswana but wasnt hunting them then. Be sure you ask any prospective outfitters what they offer as you may find when you get there that "hyena" means brown and not spotted. Must ask.
     
  6. Diamondhitch

    Diamondhitch AH Legend

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,325
    Likes Received:
    12
    My Photos:
    67
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    Canada (AB, SK, NWT, BC) USA (NM, TX) South Africa (Limpopo, KZN, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northen Cape), Kyrgyzstan
    Nice mount. Jerry does great work and is obviously quite fast too.
     
  7. Frostbit

    Frostbit AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    3
    My Photos:
    2
    Member of:
    SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    USA, Alaska, Namibia, Zambia
    That Hyena was taken in 2010 but Jerry is quite fast. He did quite a bundle for us that year and will have our stuff from this year as well when it gets here.
     
  8. lwaters

    lwaters BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    3
    My Photos:
    35
    Hunted:
    Texas,Namibia,Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, South Africa
    Can the brown hyena be imported into the USA? I thought I seen something about requiring cities or something.
     
  9. richteb

    richteb AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    12
    Member of:
    SSAA,Military Pistol Club
    Hunted:
    Australia,Zimbabwe
    I could have taken a Hyena on the Zim side of the Limpopo river in broad daylight. It was mid morning and we were looking for Kudu and Eland and saw one sunning it self on a rocky out crop about mid morning. The shot would have been around 150 meters, but alas Hyena was not on my want list so it lived for someone else. I am told that this is quite a rare opportunity, and we enjoyed watching it for about half houre before continuing with the hunt.
     
  10. Frostbit

    Frostbit AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    3
    My Photos:
    2
    Member of:
    SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    USA, Alaska, Namibia, Zambia
    I believe Brown are non-importable into the US
     
  11. Safari Afrika

    Safari Afrika AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    6
    My Photos:
    44
    Member of:
    PHASA - RMEF
    Hunted:
    South Africa - Botswana - Zimbabwe - USA - Namibia
    Brown Hyena cannot be imported to the USA . They should be able to be imported but Fish and Wildlife have their own rules !!!! It is a potty as they make great mounts !
     
  12. Caracal

    Caracal AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    10
    Hunted:
    Germany, Benin, Zimbabwe, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Romania, Guinea, Pakistan, Zambia, Cameroun, Burkina Faso, USA, Mozambique, Poland, South Africa, Namibia, NewZealand, Canada, Croatia, CZ, England & Scotland, Belarus, Lithuania
    I shot brown hyena. It's an interesting hunt and a rare trophy.Permits available.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. teenhunter

    teenhunter AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    4
    Member of:
    diana
    Hunted:
    namibia,southafrica,zimbabwe,sweden,france,mauritus,switzerland
    shoot a hyena is one of my dream . i hunted hyena twice(two different safaris) and never managed to see one...:( really not lucky with hyena
     
  14. teenhunter

    teenhunter AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    My Photos:
    4
    Member of:
    diana
    Hunted:
    namibia,southafrica,zimbabwe,sweden,france,mauritus,switzerland
    would love to hunt one !!! how expensive is it to hunt a brown hyena??? (trophy fee)
     
  15. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    5,976
    Likes Received:
    136
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Frostbit, I love you hyena mount, it sure is life like!
     
  16. CT Safaris

    CT Safaris AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    6
    My Photos:
    14
    Member of:
    SCI, DSC, PHASA, DWWC
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe Mozambique, USA
    Hyena is a very challenging hunt. They're more wary than what most think...

    We have good success hunting Spotted Hyena in Zululand and also next to Kruger National Park.

    Best,
     
  17. CT Safaris

    CT Safaris AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    6
    My Photos:
    14
    Member of:
    SCI, DSC, PHASA, DWWC
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe Mozambique, USA
    Trophy Fee is $1,500 and I have one on bait right now...

    Best,
     
  18. spike.t

    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,902
    Likes Received:
    104
    My Photos:
    131
    Member of:
    sci int, basc
    Hunted:
    zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe, hungary, france, england
    chris that is a serious tease ;)
     
  19. Daretobowhunt

    Daretobowhunt AH Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where is "this' Hyena on bait? KZN??? I might have a hunter for you
     
  20. CT Safaris

    CT Safaris AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    6
    My Photos:
    14
    Member of:
    SCI, DSC, PHASA, DWWC
    Hunted:
    South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe Mozambique, USA
    The Hyena I'm talking about is a Brown Hyena (not importable into the USA I'm afraid) and he is on bait right here on my ranch. No teasing - here is a pic from my trailcam taken last month. I've been hunting away from home so haven't downloaded pics from the last month but he's been coming in religiously since May...
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page