Caracals are lynx-like medium-sized cats that are normally hunted with hounds in Namibia.
Ekuja Safari gives you the opportunity for hunting Caracal almost any date of the year. Year round, we offer hunts for awesome Trophy Caracal. This is not an easy hunt…most hunters will never see a Caracal during the day, so we will mostly spotlight them at night.
The caracal is a relatively small lynx-like creature a bit like North America’s bobcat. He is stockier than his close cousin the serval and his fur varies from light red to a rather dark brick red. He is characterized by a rather short tail and prominent, distinct tufts on the ends of his ears.
Males and females are relatively the same size. Primarily a nocturnal creature, he can sometimes be spotted during daylight hours on cool days. The Caracal preys mainly on birds, small mammals and reptiles, but has also been known to take medium-sized antelope such as the duiker or steenbok.
Hunting Caracal is more often than not a chance encounter. A spotlight at night over bait can sometimes be effective. You will probably have to shoot from a blind and be extremely still and quiet. Predator calls can also be employed and can be an effective method to getting this wary feline to show himself. While not legal everywhere, the caracal can be hunted with dogs in some areas.
A light caliber is best suited to pursue the trophy of this small cat. They are not the most welcomed tenants on any landowners grounds. This is because they have a blood thirsty reputation that is well deserved, often becoming blood drunk and killing just for the sake of it.
By keeping the Caracal numbers in check the hunter inadvertently re leaves the pressure on all small game animals that inhabit the territory.