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A MATURE COMMON SPRINGBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:

SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 30 INCHES

WEIGHTS 58 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH 12 INCHES

SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 30

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Springbuck is the national emblem of the Republic of South Africa. The name of this antelope comes from the Afrikaans word "spring" which means to jump. Its very unique trait of pronking (see below), will make you understand why our ancestors gave it this specific name.

The trophy quality lies within the width of the bases, the overall length and the hooks/curls on the tips. A great trophy to hunt while on safari and a must for any collector interested in collecting all four Springbuck color variations. Springbuck are fast sprinters. They reach speeds of 80 km/h and jump more than 10 metres. Interesting jumping behaviour can be observed during and after the rare rainfalls in the Kalahari. It is believed that for the joy of living, the animals jump up and down like bouncing balls, stretching their front and rear legs simultaneously and bending their heads down (called 'pronking').

IDENTIFICATION: A medium sized gazelle, very graceful and handsomely patterned with a long fold of skin on its back. The general colour of the skin is khaki beige with distinct dark-brown stripes on the flanks above the white belly. The face is white with dark stripes running from the eyes to the mouth. The skin fold on the back is usually closed but when the animal becomes excited it thrusts it open, fanning a length of stiff white hair. Both sexes have horns.

Trophy Springbuck are hunted in the Free State, Eastern Cape and Kalahari of South Africa
When hunting a Trophy Springbuck, they will be found in the open dry grasslands and Savannah. Springbuck avoid mountains, woodland and tall grass.

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