Hunting a Trophy Bushbuck

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A MATURE BUSHBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 33 INCHES
WEIGHS: 100 POUNDS
HORN LENGTH: 15 INCHES

SCI MINIMUM SCORE: EASTERN CAPE BUSHBUCK 31 AND LIMPOPO BUSHBUCK 33 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Bushbuck forms part of the Spiral Horned family and is the smallest of the family in South Africa. Has keen senses and is very alert. Males are very aggressive and have been known to attack when wounded. Dogs usually bear the brunt of most attacks but humans do get targeted. Males make for extremely good trophies with thick black necks, shiny coats and very majestic horns. Very impressive animals offering excellent walk & stalk hunting opportunities.

IDENTIFICATION: Timid medium-sized antelope. White spots on the buttocks, against the legs, at the base of the neck and the throat. Males turn dark brown to black with age while females retain a light red brown color throughout their life.Only the males have horns.

Trophy Bushbuck are hunted in the Limpopo, Eastern Cape, North West and Zululand Provinces of South Africa.


When hunting a trophy Bushbuck,  they can be found in the riverine forests, dense thickets and brushed areas near perennial water, being dependent of it and also sufficient shelter.

HABITS: Usually solitary and primarily nocturnal. Usually grazes at night or early mornings and late afternoons and rests during the day in the thickets.

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