A quiet, cunning animal with exceptional eyesight and hearing, “Old Spots” is one of the most challenging of the Big Five to hunt. A master of stealth, the leopard is extremely difficult to track, even when wounded. Because of this, baiting is allowed and is the method of choice on most hunts. Because baiting requires a great deal of waiting and seeing, leopard hunting demands tremendous patience and mental fortitude. Males usually weigh from 120 to 180 lbs and females range from 70 to 130 lbs.
A .30 caliber rifle is the minimum required to hunt the leopard. Great care and caution must be taken if a wounded cat needs to be followed into the bush. While the cat generally avoids humans, he will attack if provoked or injured. Ruthless, vicious, and able to camouflage itself in thinnest of cover, you may never see the leopard coming.
Our outfitters’ success is excellent for the leopard; the key is in the location. We offer leopard hunts in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, and Tanzania. African leopard hunting is highly regulated and the leopard is classified as near-threatened by the IUCN. However, due to their solitary, nocturnal lifestyle, it’s difficult to accurately assess their population. We have some very limited tags that only allow for one leopard per year. They are expensive, but our outfitters have experienced a 100% success rate over the last five years.
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