There are professional hunters in Africa who hunt for leopard each year, and then there are the select few professional hunters who take big leopards. The difference in the two is huge.
The first hunts all species of game available on license and in the course of a season may do two or three leopard hunts filling out the rest of their year with plains game, cape buffalo, etc. The second type of hunter focuses all his attention to producing big cats for his clients. He has a sixth sense about felines and their habits, knows their patterns, knows their individual tracks, and knows how to put his client in the optimal situation to successfully take a big cat. After the goal is achieved, they will then hunt other game.
If you want to take a true leopard trophy, you need to be hunting with the latter of the two.
The first ingredient to a successful leopard hunting safari is the professional hunter. The second ingredient is without a doubt location. Big leopard can be found throughout Africa, from Tanzania to South Africa. But for the past several decades a few specific regions of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania and Mozambique have stood out above the rest and are known for producing monster cats. Adventure Unlimited and our team of professional hunters constantly scout these terrific cat areas throughout the year to make sure our clients have only the best opportunities available. Over the years we have specialized in finding areas that produce monster leopard with high success rates.
Our leopard hunts are a bit more expensive than most, but we produce results.
Below are a few of our statistics that are still unrivalled in the hunting world.
In 2001 one of our professional hunters took 5 of the 10 biggest cats in Zimbabwe, and he has now taken over 135 giant leopards for his clients. All the PHs that we use for our specialized leopard hunts are fanatic cat experts.
In 2004 we had 16 clients take 17 leopard.
Our client Dan Dickey took the largest leopard ever taking in Zimbabwe’s recorded history with a skull measuring 18 8/16, currently ranking it the 3rd largest leopard from the African continent in the Safari Club Record book.