The Nile crocodile is one of Africa's most unusual trophies. These large, predatory reptiles are found in almost all of the large rivers of Africa and can be extremely dangerous to those who venture near the riverbanks. The croc is a long-living, slow-growing specie reminiscent of prehistoric times.The trophy crocodile may reach a length of about 15 feet and may be as old as 75 to 100 years of age. While the croc appears to be lazy and lethargic as he basks on the riverbank, do not be fooled; he is a shy, wary, and extremely cautious creature. They are extremely difficult to approach on foot to within a reasonable shooting distance. This 'big lizard' is extremely hard to kill quickly and cleanly. The first shot on the croc must be carefully placed to anchor him, cause if he is allowed to retreat to the water, the trophy is surely lost. Only two shots are effective in anchoring your croc; a shot placed into his golf-ball sized brain or one that hits the spinal column just behind the head.
Choose the right rifle and bullet combination and place your shot carefully. Your reward will be a magnificent crocodile to add to your trophy room.
Crocodile hunts have gotten so popular in the past years that it has now became a hunt hard to find, with good trophy size crocs. African Safari Outfitters has one of the best areas in Mozambique on lake Cahora Bassa with a 100% success over the last 4 years. We were able to achieve an average croc size of 14.6 ft . with the smallest on 11 ft and the biggest measuring 18 ft. Hunting is done by baiting and spot and stalk.
In Namibia baiting seems to be the best way to hunt crocs, the Caprivi has proved to be a place that delivers monster crocodiles each year, we start of by checking areas were they come out to sun them selves. Once a large track is found, a bait will tide near to the bank or in the water and a blind is built. once the croc starts to feed then the waiting game begins. shot placement is vital on this animal, if not done correctly your trophy will be lost.
Hunting Crocodile in South Africa on privately owned property is an exiting and rewarding experience. It involves a lot of planning and scouting ahead of time to find a location where a big crocodile lives and where he frequently likes to sunbath, once this is determined you need to plan a route to stalk close to a suitable position where you would have a clear shot. Crocodiles have good hearing and a very keen sense of smell, if he gets your wind or any noise on the shore, even birds sounding an alarm will alert the crocodile that something is approaching and will cause it to go back into the water. Ambushing them at a spot that they often visit is your best chance at success.