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Trophy Hunting

Plains Game

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ARABIAN ORYX

The smallest Oryx and perhaps the most beautiful, the Arabian Oryx has a white body color contrasting with the dark chocolate markings of the head, neck, legs and tip of tail. The horns of the Arabian Oryx…

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AXIS DEER

The axis deer, is considered to be the most beautiful of deer, with a bright reddish coat marked with rows of white spots that persist throughout life. Antlers of males are large but simple, usually with only three points.

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BABOON

Baboon are some of the world’s largest monkeys. There are five species of the baboon—olive, yellow, Chacma, Guinea, and sacred—scattered across various habitat in Africa and Arabia. The olive baboon is the most…

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BARBARY SHEEP

The Barbary sheep is a species of caprid native to rocky mountains in North Africa. Although it is rare in its native North Africa. Barbary Sheep hunt EXPECT a lot of looking, a lot of climbing.

Bat Eared Fox

BAT EARED FOX

The bat-eared fox is a species of fox found on the African savanna, with unique teeth structure to hunting patterns. One of the most interesting fox species is the bat-eared fox named for its large ears.

BLESBOK – COMMON

The common blesbok is endemic to South Africa and is one of the country’s most popular plains game species to pursue. While they can be hunted in most areas, they’re plentiful on the plains of the Free State.

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BLESBOK – WHITE

The white blesbok is starkly pale in color as a result of a gene mutation, which makes it a ‘morph’ species rather than a subspecies. You’ll find it in the same areas as the common blesbok, and the same rules apply.

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BLESBOK – YELLOW

The Yellow Blesbok is an antelope to relative found in South Africa. By having less white on the coat and the blaze on the face, which is usually divided, the coat is also a lighter yellow than that of the Bontebok. 

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BLESBOK – COPPER

The Copper Blesbok is an antelope to relative found in South Africa. By having less white on the coat and the blaze on the face, which is usually divided, the coat is also a lighter yellow than that of the Bontebok.

BONTEBOK

The uniquely colorful bontebok was once nearly wiped out in South Africa. With substantial numbers now thriving on game farms and in national parks, this handsome plains game animal makes for a striking trophy.

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CAPE BUFFALO

The Cape Buffalo is a member of the big five. Males can reach heights of 6ft and weigh 1, 750 lbs. Cape Buffalo is most aggressive when it has been wounded. Be prepared to run like hell if your shot doesn’t bring it down.

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BUSHBUCK

The handsome bushbuck can make for a surprisingly aggressive and elusive quarry. You’ll usually pursue the smallest member of the spiral-horned antelope family in dense riverine forest or where he hides in thickets.

BONTEBOK

The uniquely colorful bontebok was once nearly wiped out in South Africa. With substantial numbers now thriving on game farms and in national parks, this handsome plains game animal makes for a striking trophy.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

BUSH PIG

Hunting the bush pig is akin to pursuing the European wild boar. Bad-tempered and hostile, the bush pig is typically hunted after dark when he is most active. Be wary of his short (but razor sharp) tusks.

DUIKER – BLUE

The tiny blue duiker makes for a very unusual trophy. He is the smallest member of the duiker family and one of Africa’s tiniest antelope species. The hunt can be quite challenging, as they often hide in dense undergrowth.

DUIKER – GREY

The grey or common duiker is a shy, small species of antelope that is usually encountered on his own. The rather solitary antelope is mostly active in the late afternoon and early evening, when he ventures out to browse.

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ELAND (CAPE)

The Cape eland is the largest of Southern Africa’s antelope species. This ox-like animal makes for a very impressive addition to any trophy collection, occasionally weighing in at over 200 pounds.

ELAND (LIVINGSTONE)

The Livingstone eland is similarly impressive to his Cape cousin, with white stripes across his back and impressive horns. The Livingstone eland is usually hunted in Zimbabwe or the Caprivi in Namibia.

FALLOW DEER

This European import can also be hunted in South Africa. Exclusively a grazer, the fallow deer adapts easily to most habitats and can therefore be hunted in various hunting areas, from the mountainous to open plains.

GEMSBOK

The stately gemsbok is synonymous with the Kalahari Desert and known for its remarkable ability to adapt to harsh, arid environments. Its masked face and striking spear-like horns make it a spectacular trophy animal.

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GRYSBOK

Difficult to hunt because they inhabit regions of thick scrub brush and are predominantly nocturnal making it very difficult to approach. As a result, most hunters pursue them at night with the aid of a spotlight.

GIRAFFE

The world’s tallest land mammal makes for a very unique hunting experience, and an awe-inspiring trophy you’ll be indelibly proud of. The giraffe’s keen senses and formidable legs augment an already-challenging hunt.

RED HARTEBEEST

The unique-looking red hartebeest is known as the ‘Harley Davidson’ amongst hunters, due to the strange shape of its horns and elongated face. This is a startlingly swift – but perhaps fatally inquisitive – antelope.

HIPPOPOTAMUS

Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in water. incredibly strong and aggressive and live among herds because of this it is quite difficult. Shot placement is critical due to their thick hide and layers of fat.

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HOG DEER

The Hog Deer is a unique and exciting wild species to hunt in South Africa. The very rare Hog Deer is the smallest Deer in Africa and also one of the toughest trophies to take. They are a small and difficult target

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IMPALA

The impala is the South African hunter’s bread-and-butter, and a great introduction to hunting in the African bushveld. They occur in abundance across the country and make for great game meat as well.

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IMPALA (BLACK)

Black Impalas are roam the savanna and light woodlands of eastern and South Africa. Impala travel in herds, when spooked Impalas bolt and can reach speeds of up to 56 mph. They can leap 10-ft in the air.

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IMPALA (WHITE FLANKED)

The impala is the South African hunter’s bread-and-butter, and a great introduction to hunting in the African bushveld. They occur in abundance across the country and make for great game meat as well.

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IMPALA (SADDLEBACK)

Saddle Back Impalas are roam the savanna and light woodlands of eastern and South Africa. Impala travel in herds, when spooked Impalas bolt and can reach speeds of up to 56 mph. They can leap 10-ft in the air.

INDIAN BLACK BUCK

INDIAN BLACK BUCK

Indian Black Buck are medium-sized antelopes that roam the savanna and light woodlands of eastern and southern Africa. They gather in herds so you have to avoid many sets of eyes can run up to 56 mph…

JACKAL (BLACK BACK)

The black-backed jackal is a coyote-like animal that is both an accomplished predator and a prolific scavenger. Jackals are usually hunted opportunistically while tracking or pursuing other game.

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KLIPSPRINGER

The klipspringer is an attractive little antelope aptly named for its rather riveting ability to ‘spring’ from rock to rock. You’ll typically pursue the klipspringer in areas with rocky or mountainous terrain.

KUDU

The greater kudu is a large species of antelope that is sought-after by local and international hunters alike. Its spectacular spiral horns and handsome ‘body paint’ make it an incomparably striking trophy.

LECHWE – RED

The red lechwe is one of the more unique antelope species available for hunting. Though usually found on the floodplains of Botswana and northern Namibia, ranching has made it available for pursuit in South Africa.

LYNX WITH DOGS

Caracals are often hunted with dogs in the Eastern Cape or from a blind, making for a unique and exciting nocturnal pursuit. This shy, lynx-like cat has a beautiful pelt and makes for a handsome full mount trophy or skin.

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NUBIAN IBEX

The Nubian Ibex has shiny coats to reflect the harsh sunlight of northeastern Africa and… Nubian Ibex are a species of wild goat, and are especially adapted to hot, arid and mountainous regions. 

LYNX WITH DOGS

Caracals are often hunted with dogs in the Eastern Cape or from a blind, making for a unique and exciting nocturnal pursuit. This shy, lynx-like cat has a beautiful pelt and makes for a handsome full mount trophy or skin.

NYALA

The nyala is more elusive than its spiral-horned cousin the kudu, which will require some patience and grit from its pursuer. Once you have him, however, he’ll likely be the most beautiful trophy in your collection.

OSTRICH

Ostriches make for one-of-a-kind trophies. The world’s largest bird might be flightless, but he is incredibly swift on his long legs. Ostriches are usually hunted on open plains, like in the Free State or Kalahari.

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PERE DAVID DEER

Prefers wetland habitats. It grazes mainly on grass and aquatic plants. They are fantastic swimmers. You are most likely to find these large animals hanging out near the water, so be prepared to get wet.

Mouflon

MOUFLON SHEEP

Have reddish to dark brown, short-haired coats with dark back stripes and black ventral areas and light-colored saddle patches. The Mouflon is thought to be the ancestor for all modern domestic sheep breeds

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RED DEER

This one of the largest deer species. It’s coat will have different coloration, grey or lighter coloration prevalent in the winter and a darker reddish-brown coat during the summer. Antlers usually have up to 3 branches.

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PORCUPINE

Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators. Hunting porcupines  is mostly at night while spotlighting for other nocturnal animals. They make good trophies…

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MOUNTAIN REEDBUCK

The mountain reedbuck offers a very challenging yet rewarding hunting experience. Some climbing is required, and a keen eye, as they rarely come out into the open. The Eastern Cape is prime mountain reedbuck territory.

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COMMON REEDBUCK

The common reedbuck is usually hunted in areas with floodplains, like the Eastern Cape and the eastern Free State. This stately plains game species is very fond of water and often encountered near waterholes.

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RHEBUCK (VAAL)

The grey rhebuck is usually pursued by serious hunters looking for something unique to add to their collection. He prefers mountainous areas, and his straight, upright horns distinguish him from the similar-looking reedbuck.

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RHINO (WHITE)

Rhino are incredibly strong and aggressive it is important to get the right shot placement due to their thick hide and layers of fat. Despite their weight, rhinos can charge at speeds of up to 30 mph.

ROAN ANTELOPE

Second in size only to the eland, the roan antelope is a rare and much-desired trophy animal that is now more widespread as a result of ranching. You’ll find him in open, grassy areas ideal for grazing.

SABLE ANTELOPE

The sable antelope is striking because of its stark black and white coloring and stunning backward-curving horns. He makes for an aggressive quarry, but a trophy that may just become your favorite in your collection.

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SAMBAR DEER

Sambar Deer are light brown or dark with a grayish or yellowish tinge. The underparts are paler. Old Sambar Deer turn a very dark brown, almost but not quite the color black.

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RUSA DEER

Rusa Deer are distinguished by their large ears, the light tufts of hair above the eyebrows, and antlers that appear large relative to the body size. The antlers are lyre-shaped and three-tined.

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SCIMITAR HORNED ORYX

Use caution when hunting take your shot from a safe distance They can weigh up to 400 pounds and have the ability to make a 180 degree turn making it easy to attack the predators that are stalking them.

SPRINGBOK – BLACK

The unique-looking black springbok is actually a ‘morph’ species of the common springbok, appearing darker in color due to a gene mutation. You’ll find him on the same open plains and arid areas as his ‘common’ cousin.

COMMON SPRINGBOK

SPRINGBOK – COMMON

The sprightly springbok is South Africa’s national animal and high on the list for many avid plains game hunters. It occurs commonly on game farms in the eastern Free State, where the land is grassy and open.

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SPRINGBOK – COPPER

Copper Springbok offers an interesting color variation on the common springbok – an attractive and truly unique addition to the trophy room. He is pursued in the same manner and same areas as the common springbok.

Springbok (kalahari)

KALAHARI SPRINGBOK

Kalahari Springbok is a sociable herd animal and belongs on the dry, semi-desert, open grassland, including the Kalahari Desert. Its primary habitat is the Kalahari Desert that extends through South Africa and up through Namibia and Botswana.

SPRINGBOK – WHITE

The White Springbok offers an interesting color variation on the common springbok – an attractive and truly unique addition to the trophy room. He is pursued in the same manner and same areas as the common springbok.

STEENBOK

The tiny steenbok is a sought-after member of the ‘Little Five’ antelope species and makes a great full mount trophy. They are extremely cautious with keen senses – and you’ll need to be light on your feet during the hunt.

TSESSEBE

The tsessbe is one of the continent’s fastest antelopes, and decidedly strange-looking. Despite his speed, he is also inquisitive – his moment of hesitation before taking flight is the perfect moment to take your shot.

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VERVET MONKEY

The South African Vervet Monkey is widespread across most of the country. Due to its phenomenal eyesight, speed and intelligence the hunt is made difficult, and can present high degree of unique challenges.

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WARTHOG

The common warthog is a wild member of the pig family. They are not difficult to hunt, but can be suddenly turn aggressive, when being pressured by predators.  Warthog almost always give noteworthy experiences.

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WATER BUFFALO

The Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) or domestic water buffalo is a large bovid originating in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China. Today, it is also found many other countries including South Africa.

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WATERBUCK

The waterbuck, with his luxurious shaggy coat, white-circled rump and forward-facing horns, makes for a truly beautiful trophy. You’ll never hunt this large antelope species far from a water source or floodplain.

Watusi

WATUSI

Watusi have a typical cow-like build. They are a cross between an ancient Egyptian breed of longhorn cattle and the Zebu cattle from Pakistan and India. Well known for their horns which can each reach 5 ft (150 cm) in length. 

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BLACK WILDEBEEST

The black wildebeest (or white-tailed gnu) is considerably rarer than his blue cousin and occurs naturally only in South Africa. He is usually hunted on the rolling open plains of the Free State or Eastern Cape province.

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BLUE WILDEBEEST

The bizarre-looking blue wildebeest makes for a fantastic addition to any trophy collection. The ‘poor man’s buffalo’ is also inherently associated with the African continent and offers a rewarding hunting experience.

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GOLD WILDEBEEST

Gold Wildebeest is a beautiful animal and highly sought after. Stalking a herd with thousands of eyes and ears is a challenge, and so is shooting. Gold Wildebeest are notoriously difficult to bring down.

ZEBRA – BURCHELL’S

The common or Burchell’s zebra is another popular plains game pursuit. You’ll find him in the grasslands or wooded savanna. Males and females are often difficult to distinguish – rely on your PH to be sure.

ZEBRA – MOUNTAIN

The mountain zebra is the Burchell’s less common cousin. It is distinguished by its lack of shadow stripes and bare white belly. He is most commonly pursued in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and in neighboring Namibia.