Hunting a Trophy Roan

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A MATURE ROAN BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:

 

SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF

WEIGHTS: 600 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH: 25  INCHES

 

SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 68

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: After Eland and Greater Kudu, Roan are Africa’s largest antelope. A true collectors specie as most of the Southern African populations are not exceptionally wary. Caliber and shot placement are both very important, as Roan are large, tough and tenacious animals. 

IDENTIFICATION: Very large greyish brown antelope with shoulders higher than its hind quarters. Roans have scimitar-like horns and distinctive long ears. The face seems to have a black mask with white patches in front of the eyes and around the mouth. Both sexes have horns.

Trophy Roan are hunted in the Free State and Kalahari in South Africa.

HABITAT: Very specific requirements: open savannah with large stretches of medium to tall grass and sufficient water. Very sensitive to any change in habitat such as bush encroachment and overutilization of grass. Tolerates scattered short shrubs. Avoids thickets and areas with short grass or forest.

Hunting a Trophy Roan

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