First big game hunt (leopard) advice please

F.L.A.S.H

AH senior member
Joined
Sep 21, 2010
Messages
65
Reaction score
5
Media
25
Hi all

My uncle is a outfitter in namibia and has offered me a leopard as my 21st birthday present,
so seeing as tho it will be my first big game/dangerous game animal would like to get any advice from those of you that have hunted leopard as uptil now i have only hunted plainsgame of which the biggest is kudu

Thanx
F.L.A.S.H
 

LouisB

AH fanatic
Joined
Jul 6, 2009
Messages
922
Reaction score
50
Location
South Africa
Media
201
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
SCI and PHASA
Hunted
South Africa and Zambia
Hi F.L.A.S.H

All I can say is enjoy every moment of it there is something special behind hunting those big cats!

Patience…………….Patience

Best Regards
Louis van Bergen
 

Big5

AH fanatic
Joined
Jun 23, 2009
Messages
783
Reaction score
805
Media
5
Hunting reports
USA/Canada
1
Member of
SCI Life member, NRA Life/Benefactor member
Hunted
USA, Canada, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Russia
All I can say is enjoy every moment of it there is something special behind hunting those big cats! . . . Patience....................Patience


Flash, this is excellent advice from Louise. Leopard hunting is a game of patience in many respects. But most important, as with all hunting, is that you 'pick your shot', 'take careful aim' and 'squeeze that trigger'. If done properly 'old spot' will drop like a bad habit. He may seem hypnotic to some but in reality he is but flesh and bone and possesses no real magic.

Happy hunting and good luck!
 

Dlove

AH senior member
Joined
Feb 11, 2010
Messages
47
Reaction score
13
Media
90
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
5
Member of
SCI
Hunted
USA, Mexico, New Zealand, Namibia
I just got back from a 14 day safari in Namibia for Leopard we were unsuccessful but the experience was unbelievable.
 

F.L.A.S.H

AH senior member
Joined
Sep 21, 2010
Messages
65
Reaction score
5
Media
25
Guys thank you very much for the replies, all the advice is greatly appreciated

Dlove where in Nam did you hunt and with whom?
 

Dlove

AH senior member
Joined
Feb 11, 2010
Messages
47
Reaction score
13
Media
90
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
5
Member of
SCI
Hunted
USA, Mexico, New Zealand, Namibia
We were north of Okahandja with Botha Jansen of Reveille Hunting Farm, but we hunted the leopard on one of their cattle farms a little southeast of the main farm.
 

monish

AH elite
Joined
Sep 3, 2009
Messages
1,389
Reaction score
492
Media
1,093
Articles
86
Member of
AfricaHunting.com
Hunted
Tanzania, Nepal, Canada,
FLASH,

Experience the thump of your heart, the moments of silence when you are waiting and have the ultimate fortitude .................. & for sure you would bag a trophy TOM ...

Happy Hunting !!!

Monish
 

RogerHeintzman

AH fanatic
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
722
Reaction score
407
Location
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Media
47
Hunting reports
Africa
5
Member of
SCI (Sioux Falls, SD) RMEF, NWTF, NRA, NTA, BCSC, SDTA, NDTA, P&Y,
Hunted
Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Canada (Ontario,British Columbia,Manitoba), USA (Colorado,Montana,Wyoming,Texas,South Dakota), Africa(Limpopo,NW Province, East Cape, Kwazulu Natal,) Namibia x3,
FLASH,

What a B-day present! Each hunt will be different, just take in the experience and savor it.

I had a Leopard hunt booked last year "09" then the quota closed. Having to cancel a hunt at the last minute really dampened the spirits. Namibia then changed their regulations on hunting Leopard's and each outfitter is only eligible for two tags. My outfitter did not receive any tags for this year so now I have to wait for the next allocation. Sept. they are able to apply for the tags and will find out by November if they draw them. Maybe 2011!
 

F.L.A.S.H

AH senior member
Joined
Sep 21, 2010
Messages
65
Reaction score
5
Media
25
Guys thanx for all the positive responses

But unfortunatly my hunt had to be called short and i dident get my leopard but did get a nice zebra and ostrich and shot alot of springbuck

will post pics when i get them
 

Rastaman

AH veteran
Joined
Sep 8, 2009
Messages
171
Reaction score
7
Hunting reports
Africa
1
Member of
SCI
FLASH...aim small, miss small. Pick one spot and shoot it.
 

F.L.A.S.H

AH senior member
Joined
Sep 21, 2010
Messages
65
Reaction score
5
Media
25
Ok guys so i know this is very late but i only got my photos last week, so rather late than never hey

So i dident get my leopard but did get a very nice zebra, ostrich and quite a few springbuck, unfortunatly i dont have pics of the springbuck i shot but hear are the zebra and ostrich and some randoms
 

Attachments

  • PA071270.JPG
    PA071270.JPG
    127.5 KB · Views: 60
  • PA071299.JPG
    PA071299.JPG
    123.2 KB · Views: 65
  • PA071242.JPG
    PA071242.JPG
    126 KB · Views: 57
  • PA071228.JPG
    PA071228.JPG
    95.9 KB · Views: 63
  • PA071248.JPG
    PA071248.JPG
    103.8 KB · Views: 59
  • PA030850.JPG
    PA030850.JPG
    74.5 KB · Views: 56
  • untitled4.bmp
    192.7 KB · Views: 84
  • PA030873.JPG
    PA030873.JPG
    77.6 KB · Views: 65
  • DSC_0167.JPG
    DSC_0167.JPG
    70.7 KB · Views: 52
  • PA071275.JPG
    PA071275.JPG
    133.5 KB · Views: 55

AfricaHunting.com

Founder
AH ambassador
Joined
Oct 1, 2007
Messages
11,396
Reaction score
5,934
Website
AfricaHunting.com
Media
5,580
Articles
320
F.L.A.S.H, Some very nice pictures, sorry to hear that the Leopard was not in the cards this time. It just gives you an excuse to return!
 

TOM

AH elite
Joined
May 14, 2009
Messages
1,738
Reaction score
318
Location
Kansas City Metro
Media
41
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Member of
SCI,DSC, QDMA, QU
Hunted
Africa, Europe, Asia, North America
Very cool pictures. Is that a family ranch or a friend of the family's place? Pretty neat looking.
 

Bushbuck

AH enthusiast
Joined
Feb 18, 2009
Messages
297
Reaction score
16
You have got to love that terrain in the photos with the Gemsbuck and the springbuck. I can just picture being behind one of those rocks and stalking close enough to let an arrow fly.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
37,625
Messages
718,912
Members
67,243
Latest member
SerukaMile
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Cervus elaphus wrote on Bob Nelson 35Whelen's profile.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian
A couple pictures of the sable i chased for miles in Mozambique, Coutada 9!! We finally caught up to him and I had the trophy of a lifetime. Mokore Safaris, Doug Duckworth PH
sable Coutada 9.JPG
sable 2 - Coutada 9.JPG
Safari Dave wrote on egrmpty507's profile.
Did you purchase your hunt at a US SCI fundraiser?
uplander01 wrote on colorado's profile.
Heard you may have load data for the 500 Jeffery,.....any info would be appreciated. Was thinking 535gr, but already had a response that the 570gr would be a better way to go, not sure why.
Rickmt wrote on Leica Sport Optics's profile.
will Leica Amplus 6-2.5x15x50 fit on a pro success Blaser with low mount?
 
Top