Hunting a Trophy TsessebeGo Back Enquire
A MATURE TSESSEBE BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:
WEIGHT OF 308 POUNDS
SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 40 INCHES
HORN LENGTH OF 13 INCHES
SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 40 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Observation is important to accurately distinguish between males and females especially where vegetation obscures penis 'button' or scrotum. Males often have mud caked on their horns and forehead from ground-horning. Not tough but good shot placement is vital as long shots are normally required.
IDENTIFICATION: The unusual, funny-looking Tsessebe lays claim to being one of Africa's fastest antelope. It looks as if somebody got hold of it with a black paintbrush - they are a dark brown colour sporting a black blaze on their muzzle and across the middle of their hind and forelegs. Their rump tends to be a lighter brown colour similar to the hartebeests. Both male and females have short rather unimpressive horns which flare out in a cup shape almost level with their ears.
HUNTED IN: LIMPOPO AND FREE STATE.
HABITAT: Open savannah woodland with adjacent grassland and surface water.