Hell of a buffalo! Congrats! Great photo of the hyena!
Do they sit still at the bait, or are they constantly nervous and jittery, moving around? I watched some cool videos on a YouTube channel called Hyena Hitman, and they weren’t staying still for long.
I’m listening....Hunting Spotted Hyena has always intrigued me. In fact, they intrigued me so much, that after hunting countless Hyenas over the years, I decided that it was simply one of the trophy animals that I wanted to add to my personal collection.
What was it that made them so special in my eyes? Was it the fact that they had been built up in reputation by the countless animal shows? Was it the eerie feeling only they could produce when they whoop in close proximity of your built, ground blind? Their peculiar anatomy? Maybe it was a culmination of all of the above. The one thing I do know, is that I love hunting them, and that was enough in making a decision to hunt one for myself during the 2019 hunting season.
The area that I chose to conduct my hunt, was the same area as where I would be on a 7 day Cape Buffalo Bull/Cow combo hunt. My idea was to get my hunter on the board, and then proceed with the nocturnal hunt for the Hyena, as this would not interfere with our daily operations. Getting a Buffalo Cow or Bull on the ground, would also help tremendously with some extra bait, using some of the stomach.
This specific area, really has had minimal pressure on the Spotted Hyena population, which is exactly why I thought it would be the perfect area in my quest to bag myself a proper dog......