Trophy Warthog Hunting In South Africa

Looking for quality trophy Warthog hunting in South Africa? We have some of the best and most affordable Warthog hunting around.

Why should I go Warthog hunting with you? If you book with us, you’ll hunt Warthog in South Africa’s Gauteng and Limpopo Provinces. Since these areas have great Warthog habitat, they also have very healthy Warthog populations. We have exclusive hunting rights on all our hunting areas and carefully manage the wildlife populations for outstanding trophy quality. In keeping with these management practices, we abide by strict quotas and only book a limited number of Warthog hunts each year.

For these reasons, we have very high (over 90%) success rates on our Warthog safaris and our hunters take some really nice Warthog boars each year. Hunters booked with us typically take Warthog measuring 10-12″.

Additionally, by booking with us, you’ll enjoy a truly authentic African safari with exceptional personal service. We do not use outside PHs and we only book one hunting party at a time, so you’ll have exclusive use of the hunting area during your trip.

Due to these factors, we can provide an incredible Warthog hunting experience that few other outfitters can match. If you’ve always dreamed of hunting the iconic Warthog, then then you need to book one of our Warthog hunts. trophy warthog hunting in South Africa august 2016What Warthog hunting methods do you use? The vast majority of our Warthog hunting is conducted via walk and stalk. We drive until find recent tracks crossing the road and follow on foot or slowly walk through areas containing commonly used food or water sources.

How much does a Warthog hunting safari in South Africa with you cost? Along with hunts for Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, and Zebra, Warthog hunting trips are one of our most popular trips for visiting hunters. Part of the reason Warthog hunting is so popular is because they are some of the most affordable animals to hunt in South Africa. For the 2017 hunting season, our trophy fee for Warthog is $350. They are also included in several of our hunting packages at a discount.

When do you do your Warthog hunting? Though they may be successfully hunted virtually all year round, late April through October are the best months for Warthog hunting in South Africa because there are fewer water sources and the grass is short.

What is the average shot distance when Warthog hunting? Since they are often found in areas with moderate vegetation, shots when Warthog hunting are usually relatively short. Additionally, Warthog have below average eyesight. This, combined with the fact that they are short and have a tough time seeing over obstructions, leaves them vulnerable to predators. Though they have an outstanding sense of smell, a hunter may approach to relatively close range as long as the wind is blowing in the right direction. Due to this, most shots taken when Warthog hunting are in the neighborhood of 25-100 yards.

What is your average trophy size of Warthog taken in South Africa when hunting with you? The average trophy taken when on a Warthog hunting safari with us measures 10-12″, though we often take a few that are bigger. The brute in the photo below was taken in July 2015 on our hunting area in Gauteng Province and easily qualified for an SCI gold medal, measuring well over 15″.

Contact us today to book your Warthog hunting safari in South Africa.warthog hunting in south africajuly 2015What is the best rifle caliber for Warthog hunting? Though they are not extremely large, pound for pound, the Warthog is a very tough animal and should be hunted with a powerful enough cartridge. The .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Short Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum are all great choices for Warthog hunting. There is also absolutely nothing wrong with using a larger cartridge, such as the .375 H&H Magnum, when warthog hunting.

What is the best recommended Warthog shot placement? It is tough to go wrong with a traditional shoulder shot when Warthog hunting. When the animal is standing broadside, simply aim at the center of the shoulder, approximately one third of the way up the body.warthog shot placement broadside 2 resizeRemember to adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Warthog is quartering towards or away from you (aim slightly forward if the Warthog is quartering towards you and slightly to the rear if the Warthog is quartering away).warthog shot placement quartering away 3 resize

Warthog Scientific Name: Phacochoerus aethiopicus

How do you distinguish males from females when warthog hunting? When Warthog hunting, there are a few key differences between males and females that you can see in the photos below.

Males (top) have two sets of warts on their face and females (right) only have one set. Generally speaking, males are physically larger and have thicker tusks. Also, look for the presence of a penis (males) or piglets (females).warthog hunting in south africa malewarthog hunting female

If you’re interested in going Warthog hunting in South Africa with us, please contact us. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

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