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A MATURE STEENBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:
SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 22 INCHES
WEUGHT OF 22 POUNDS
HORN LENGTH OF 4 INCHES
SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 11 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Steenbuck forms part of the "Tiny 10" and is one of the most beautiful of the ten. A hugely underrated trophy, mainly due to its size or the fact that so few people notice them or have the time to study them before they disappear over the horizon. The Steenbuck gets its name from the very first Dutch settlers who travelled to Africa. The word "Steen" means brick - as you could well imagine, the color of the Steenbuck resembled that of a red building brick, and thereby got the name Steenbuck. All in all, a magnificent trophy to add to any trophy room.
IDENTIFICATION: Small antelope, slim and elegant with a short head with large ears and long legs. The general color is a reddish brown with light colored to white underparts. The insides of the ears are white with black stripes. There is a black stripe on top of the muzzle. Females can be slightly heavier than males. The hindquarters and lower parts/belly are pure white. Only the male Steenbuck has upright, slender horns projecting above the eyes. Conspicuous black, facial glands are situated in front of the large, dark brown eyes.
Steenbuck are hunted in the Free State, Limpopo and Kalahari of South Africa.
When hunting a trophy Steenbuck, they can be found in the open grassveld with patches of tall grass or scattered bush for shelter, avoiding mountainous areas.