Hunting a Trophy White Blesbuck

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A MATURE WHITE BLESBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:

SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 35 INCHES

WEIGHS 130 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH 14 INCHES

SCI MINIMUM SCORE 39 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)

IDENTIFICATION: A mottled white coat covers the entire body. Horns are often light in colour.

The White Blesbuck displays a colour mutation due to a recessive gene of its cousin the Common Blesbuck. It is a breed but not a recognized subspecies. They are a collector's trophy to complete the trio of the three, with the Common Blesbuck and the Bontebuck.

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The White Blesbuck displays a colour mutation of its cousin the Common Blesbuck and is a breed but not a recognized subspecies. Although the white gene has proved to be the recessive gene, great numbers of White Blesbuck have been built throughout South Africa, with the correct management structures being put in place. They are a collector's trophy to complete the trio of the three, with the Common Blesbuck and the Bontebuck. When judging the trophy quality of White Blesbuck it's important to look at the width of the boss and the overall length. Mature rams will stand out in herds with their shoulder height and chest width being much more prominent than that of the females and young rams.

Trophy White Blesbuck are hunted in the Free State, Eastern Cape, North West and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa.

When hunting a Trophy White Blesbuck, they can be found in the Grass plains with sufficient water. White Blesbucks prefer sweet grassveld but will survive sufficiently on sour areas.

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