For National Parks in Zimbabwe the hunting season is from the 1st of March to the 1st of November. The rainy season is from the middle of November to the end of January. In the rainy seasons the grass grows very thick, the lions, elephants and other animals will disperse away from the main rivers and lakes and the roads become very muddy. This makes hunting and driving very difficult.
The private conservancies, Savi Conservancy and Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, generally allow rifle and bow hunting throughout the year.