Hunting Elephant in South Africa

Hunting Elephant in South Africa - Hunter's Notes

An Elephant bull with really good ivory is generally considered Africa's top hunting trophy. Trophy quality is determined by the weight and beauty of the tusks. The classic hunting method is by tracking on foot; early mornings are spent looking for fresh bull tracks - once a good track has been found, the real work starts until the Elephant is encountered.

Penetrating a herd or getting into close quarters with a bull to determine trophy quality and taking a good bull can be the finest sport in Africa, or for that matter, in the world. Elephants have extremely sensitive smell and hearing, so wind direction is essential when stalking. Shots usually have to be taken at close range due to their habitat.