Hunting a Trophy Bontebuck | Bontebok

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A MATURE BONTEBOK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:

SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 35 INCHES

WEIGHT OF: 160 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH: 13 INCHES

SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 36 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Bontebuck were on the brink of extinction in the early 1900's but have recovered extremely well due to controlled hunting and exportation of trophies. Bontebuck is the most beautiful in the trio of three, including the Common and White Blesbuck. Bontebuck will cross breed with Blesbuck. Each herd must be certified with Nature Conservation and a Certificate of Purity is to be issued by the same authority. When judging the trophy quality of Bontebuck, it's important to look at the overall length of the horns and the bases. Always look for solitary males or bachelor groups, as both are quite common. Bontebuck are a real collector's trophy, and all hunters interested in hunting Bontebuck should strongly consider full mounting these beautiful animals. 

IDENTIFICATION: Distinct white blaze on the face.  The belly, inner parts of the buttocks and the legs below the knees are white.  The male is slightly larger and has thicker horns. Both sexes have horns.

Trophy Bontebuck / Bontebok are hunted in the Free State and Western Cape provinces of South Africa.

Trophy Bontebuck / Bontebok can be found in the open grass plains with sufficient water. Bontebuck prefers sweet grassveld but will survive sufficiently on sour areas.

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