Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind
Spotting a group of Bontebok is to some people like going to an art museum.
It is beauty and bronze intertwined with breath-taking, vast landscapes.
The two subspecies of Bontebok, the Blesbok and the Bontebok look similar, act alike and can be hunted very much the same. Bontebok have big, buff bodies, rigged, pointed horns and a flashy white blaze covering their face and legs. White marks are also found by the Bontebok tail and belly.
The name Bontebok, meaning “painted buck” in Dutch, derives from early Dutch settlers and explorers to southern Africa. These “painted bucks” bring a challenging hunt to the avid hunter through thick brush, tall grasslands and tough cover but are a dream trophy from Africa's grasslands.
Due to their tall size, Bonteboks reveal themselves too easily above grassy blinds and clearings but are known for ducking and crouching very low beneath brush to go undetected.
Trophy hunts for Bontebok can be done by rifle or Bow hunting, take your pick!
Scientific name: Damaliscus pygargus
Size: height: 80 – 100 cm
Weight: 50 – 155 kg
Lifespan: 17 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,
Continent(s): State of South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia