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Crocodile

Crocodile are a challenging animal to hunt. They can smell as good as an antelope, see relatively well, feel vibrations in the water and on the ground, and I believe that they effectively use the shore birds calls to alert them of approaching danger. The trick to crocodile huntins is to locate a big croc on the shore sun bathing. Then set up a blind or sneak up to a shooting position. One mistake and the animal will retreat to the water. The best way to secure your trophy is by a shot in the neck. Many professional hunters advise a head shot when hunting crocodile, I disagree. A shot in the neck is more successful at anchoring the animal on the bank and provides the hunter wit ha bigger target. One flick of their powerful tail from a slightly off brain shot will send him sliding down the bank into the water. They do not float and it’s a bad idea to go swimming to locate the carcass! A dead rest will be used for the shot and it is typically at a distance of less that 75 yards. These animals can be over 100 years old and risky shots are not allowed. It is a privilege to be able to hunt such a prehistoric animal. Crocodile are CITIES II animals and hunted trophies are allowed to be imported into the USA.

BELOW ARE SOME PICTURES OF OUR CROCODILE HUNTS (Click to Enlarge)

 

Scientific name: Crocodylus niloticus
Lifespan: 70 – 100 y
Mass: 225 – 550 kg (Adult)
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Crocodylus
Length: 350 – 500 cm (Male, Adult), 30 cm (Newborn), more
Speed: 30 – 35 km/h (Swimming), 12 – 14 km/h (On Land, In Short Bursts)


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