Hunters who come to Africa planning on hunting Crocodile, plan for hunting the Nile crocodile. There are allot of countries in Africa, including Namibia where you can hunt the Nile crocodile. Almost every large river in Africa host some of these fearsome assassins. The crocodile is an opportunity feeder, he feeds on just about anything that he can fit into his jaws. When hunting crocodile, it would be wise to remember that you can easily become his next snack if given half a chance.
The Nile crocodile has even been found to contain everything in its stomach from rocks to Wart Hogs. The stomach acid of this animal is so strong that it is capable of dissolving bone and even shoes if you happen to get too close to a hungry one. Although this is basically a large prehistoric reptile, they are definitely not slow. They have been known to come out of the water and catch Impala 30 feet from the river bank in a matter of seconds.
Hunting Crocodile is a very challenging adventure. Some hunter’s believe hunting a large crocodile can be just as challenging as hunting Leopard. Crocodile have a good sense of smell and excellent eye sight. They are even capable of detecting danger from bird calls. When a crocodile feels threatened it will dive and disappear into the water only to return to the same spot days later. It is very common for hunters to shoot crocodiles on the sand banks whilst they are sunning themselves. During this time they are very alert and not easy to approach. It is recommended to use a large calibre with soft noise ammunition.
Hunting Crocodile is typically done by scouting the sandbanks along the river for large Crocodiles busy sunning themselves or signs where they like to sunbath. Once these spots have been located one would typically setup a blind nearby and wait for Crocodile to come out and lie in the sun.
The recommended shot placement on a Crocodile would be a head or neck shot. However the neck shot would be the easiest and will also prevent the Crocodile from flipping itself back into the water. Crocodiles have been known to do this even after receiving a perfect head shot. The largest Crocodiles are known to be well over a 100 years old and can easily way up to a 1000 kg.