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Hunting Baboon in Namibia

Although baboons are a protected species they are generally seen as pests as they are very destructive to lodges and homes.

Year round we offer you the opportunity for hunting Baboon trophies. There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting Baboon in Namibia, which makes it a suitable trophy throughout the year.

Baboons do not have a definite breeding season and are sexually active throughout the year. African Baboons are preyed upon by Leopard and Cheetah. It is known that Baboons will viciously attack their predators when threatened. Baboon troops can be up to a 100 strong, and have a well-developed and complex social structure. 

The Baboon is Omnivorous and under natural conditions they feed on wild fruits, seeds and insects. On occasion they will feed on the flesh of small mammals and birds. Because troops are inclined to raid commercial crops, baboons are not popular with maize and fruit farmers.

Baboons are very fond of raiding crops, such as common sunflowers and alfalfa. They are therefore considered to be a pest by most farmers in Africa. Baboons are also often the hunter’s worst enemy, because they give away ones position with their loud alarm calls.

Baboons tend to live in a way that protects them from predators and therefore hunting Baboon can be very difficult. They are very social and are constantly in groups, making it fairly easy for them to avoid or intimidate predators, such as humans who are hunting them.

A shot to the upper body should accomplish your purpose when hunting Baboon. Just keep in mind that stealth is very important because Baboons will alarm their troops as soon as they sense your presence. This will cause all of the baboons in the area to move far away very quickly. Shooting distance will range between 100 and 150 yards. It is very important that you are sitting very quietly in a blind as Baboons will take off at the slightest sound or movement.

When hunting Baboon, set up a blind along their daily path between their roosts and feeding grounds, and wait for them to come in your direction.