Hunting a Trophy Gemsbuck

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A MATURE GEMSBUCK HAS AN AVERAGE:

 

SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 47 INCHES

WEIGHT: OF 500 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH: OF 34 INCHES

 

MINIMUM SCI SCORE IS 88 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Gemsbuck males and females make spectacular trophies, with males usually having thicker and slightly shorter horns, while females usually boast longer, thinner horns. Gemsbuck can resist serious drought and live up to 20 years. Trophy judgment is extremely difficult, as body size differs remarkably from one Gemsbuck to another.

IDENTIFICATION: Large antelope, very handsome with both sexes having long, straight horns. The face is black with white marks and the tail is long and black. A rough coat with coarse hair, predominantly khaki in color. Both sexes have horns.

HUNTED IN: Kalahari and Free State mostly, but sometimes in the Limpopo area.

HABITAT: Associated with open, dry landscape. Prefers open grassveld in semi desert areas and open dry savannah. May even penetrate open woodland in search of new grazing areas.

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