Hunting a Trophy Caracal | LynxGo Back Enquire
A MATURE CARACAL | LYNX HAS AN AVERAGE:
SHOULDER HEIGHT: 16 - 20 INCHES
WEIGHS: 25 - 45 POUNDS
SCI MINIMUM SCORE 6 INCHES (length and width of skull)
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Caracal / Lynx can be very aggressive when bayed by hounds while being hunted, often heard by a "hiss" before being seen by the hunter. An extremely exciting hunt with hounds, and a unique trophy to harvest. Males and females make for great hunting trophies, with males being slightly heavier and studier than females.
IDENTIFICATION: The largest African lesser cat and an exceptional climber and jumper, the caracal is a slenderly built cat with long legs and a short, sharply tapered tail. The Caracal resembles a cross between a leopard and a lynx. Its coat is reddish-brown with distinctive tufted ears and white markings around its eyes and on its throat, chin, and belly.
HUNTED IN : Eastern Cape and Free State Provinces
HABITAT: Occurs in a variety of habitats. Dependent of water.
HABITS: Mainly nocturnal and very seldom seen during the day; if so, early morning or late afternoon on cool overcast days. Usually solitary, meeting only to mate, unless it's a female with young. Although a good tree climber, lives and hunts mostly on the ground. Rests during the day. Has the ability to hide itself with very little shelter available. Caracals are often shot at sight by farmers as they are bloodthirsty sheep killers.