Exclusively By:

Tim Danklef &
Dave Fulson
5206 McKinney Ave.
Suite 101
Dallas, Texas 75205
(214)-360-9599 Office
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Dallas Safari Club

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Safari Club International

Elephant Hunting

The country of Zimbabwe offers the opportunity to hunt the largest land animal on earth, the African elephant. The Zambezi valley is an area where, for decades, elephant hunters have left their footprints. Weighing upwards of seven tons, a big elephant bull is truly an awesome sight.

Elephant hunting is one of the most misunderstood sports in the world. The anti-hunting community would like you to believe the elephant is endangered and on the verge of extinction. Facts however paint a very different picture. There are in excess of 70,000 elephants in Zimbabwe today – a figure nearly double what the environment has the capacity to support.

Hunting the African elephant requires expert tracking. In addition, an elephant hunter must be prepared to walk great distances, for days on end, to secure a good tusker. The elephant is one of the most exciting trophies to hunt in the Zambezi valley. The typical elephant hunt begins as you leave camp at daylight in search of fresh spoor. Often, one will see several sets of tracks before ascertaining a set that is both of the size that is likely to be a trophy bull, and as important, a freshness that makes it worth following. You will marvel at the skill of the great African trackers as they follow the tracks, mostly invisible to the untrained eye. Elephant hunting is often a numbers game, where you will experience many long stalks, and look over multiple elephant before securing a the tusker you are looking for. Elephant hunting can be a physically demanding sport, requiring the client to be in reasonably good shape before the safari.


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