Ekuja Safari gives you the opportunity for hunting Baboon trophies. Year round, we offer hunts for awesome Baboon trophies. There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Baboon in South Africa, which makes it a suitable trophy year round.

The Chacma Baboon is a large primate with a dog-like face and large, prominent canines. Baboons do not have a definite breeding season and are sexually active throughout the year. Chacma baboons are preyed upon by Leopard and Cheetah. Baboons can be very aggressive. It is a known fact that they would viciously counter-attack their predators when threatened. Troops are 50 to 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, even scorpions, and on occasion even 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 have also been known to eat the young of sheep and goats, and are fond of raiding crops, such as common sunflowers and alfalfa. They have an almost vermin status in farming areas through out Africa. They are often the hunter’s worst enemy, giving away ones position with their loud two syllable “ Bog-Gom!” alarm calls.

Hunting baboons usually happens by accident or when you have a well hidden hide and can take a good shot at one of these destructive animals. Archery hunting baboons is on the increase and in such a case you must hunt baboons from a hide or blind.

You should keep in mind that baboons are fairly difficult to hunt, as they live in a way that protects them from predators. 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.

As far as rifles go, you will need something between a .243 and a 300 Winchester Magnum, as well as a bullet that is between 100 and 150 grains. A shot to the upper body should accomplish your purpose. However, keep in mind that stealth is important, as baboons will let out alarm calls if they sense your presence. This will cause all of the baboons in the area to move far away very quickly. Shooting distance is reasonably between about 100 and 150 yards, and it is important that you are sitting in a blind and not making noise as they will take off at the smallest sound or other movement. Stalking a baboon will not work, as they will run from you and not be within your shooting range. Instead, set up a blind along their daily path between their roosts and feeding grounds, and wait for them to come in your direction. A hunting guide will also give you these same tips.