South Africa has a wide diversity of game, habitat, scenery and hunting challenges, but few outfitters offer indigenous game in their natural environment. This is a significant positive to the hunting industry, but more so for Crusader Safaris. The variety offers something for everyone, first-time hunters, returning hunters and the trophy collectors alike.
Indigenous game in large free range conservancies
Crusader Safaris is very fortunate to offer all hunters a unique free range hunting experience, large conservancies, authentic camps and fantastic trophy quality. In addition, and arguably more important, the animals that are hunted in these large free-range areas are indigenous to these areas. It goes without saying that, an animal hunted in its natural environment and free range is not only bigger, better and more impressive but that the hunting challenge is more real too. As hunters, it is imperative to all of us to seek these real authentic opportunities.
The question – is it truly free range and indigenous?
Too often these days properties of varying sizes are fenced-in, game is introduced for hunting, and a fake environment created to service this. To the educated eye or discerning hunter, this is becoming all too familiar. It is an unfortunate trend giving both South Africa and the hunting industry a bad reputation.
True free range hunting of indigenous species is undoubtedly possible
At Crusader Safaris, we have taken this grey area out of the search for authentic, real hunting. Our conservancies are vast, free range and full of game. The size of the conservancies we hunt allows us to hunt all year round. This, together with habitat improvement, predator control and successful anti-poaching operations mean that in the 15 years we have managed and hunted these areas, the hunting game numbers and trophy quality have all improved significantly. All of this would not have been possible without our hunters, so to all the hunters and role players in the industry that have supported us over the years, thank you. We hope to continue improving the areas we hunt for many years to come.