Hunting a Trophy Common Reedbuck

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A MATURE REEDBUCK HAS AN AVERAGE:

SHOULDER HEIGHT: 
37 INCHES
WEIGHS: 
140 POUNDS
HORN LENGTH: 
12 INCHES

SCI MINIMUM SCORE
21 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Common Reedbuck forms part of the Reedbuck family and is the largest of the family in Africa. They have a distinctive "whistle" when alerted and uses it to great effect when indicating danger to others. Although very alert and quick out of the tall grass or reeds, reedbuck will never run too far before stopping, often giving the hunter the desired opportunity for a shot. Judging the trophy quality of rams can be very tricky at times, as the base of the horn is made of pulp and not solid horn. Always look for a dark black pulp on the base and horns with good hooks and overall length. Common Reedbuck males boast extremely thick necks and well-set shoulders, making for very handsome trophies and super mounts in any hunter's trophy room.

IDENTIFICATION: Medium-sized antelope with yellowish, grey-brown color and sometimes black spots below the ears. The front of the forelegs is dark brown. Only the males have horns.

Common Reedbuck are hunted in the Limpopo, Free State, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Zululand provinces of South Africa.

When Hunting a Trophy Common Reedbuck, they are always in or near marshes or reed beds with open water. Thrives along floodplains and open grassland with tall grass for protection. Tries to avoid thickets and rocky areas. Dependent on water.

Hunting a Trophy Common Reedbuck

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