Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind
Looking to do a walk-and-stalk for an antelope species that is small, sharp, and delicious? Consider the Damara Dik Dik, one of the smallest species of antelope which roams through brushy vegetation throughout southern and eastern Africa. Although they may be the size of a lap dog, Damara Dik Dik make for a challenging hunt in Namibia, bringing hunters through a maze of underbrush. With their size they are quick to slip out of focus, one of the few advantages of their small stature. Damara Dik Dik have many predators including hawks, snakes, big cats and baboons, kicking it into high gear and running at speeds over 65 km/hr when they are under attack. Prior attack, the Damara Dik Dik can make a particular sound with their nasal cavity to warn other animals, offspring, or their partner Dik Dik of a threat; a must-witness in Dik Dik country. Dik Dik hunts are often combined with other game but their meat is well worth the time stalking them. You won't need to pack your rhino gear to take down this quarry species, light ammo or by bow makes this trip a successful one. Just remember to pack salt, pepper and a steak knife- you will understand why later!
Dik-Dik also known as Damara Dik Dik is one of the smallest antelope with a prolonged nose and brown big eyes. The skin colour of the damara depends upon the habitat they reside in. Damara dik dik or simply dik dik has five sub-species, they are:
- Cordeaux's Damara Dik Dik
- Salt's Damara Dik Dik
- Damara Dik Dik
- Guenther's Damara Dik Dik
- Kirk's Damara Dik Dik
- Phillip's Damara Dik Dik
- Harar Dik Dik
The smallest hunting trophy, Damara Dik Dik don't require water to survive and are mainly found in bush woodlands with great adaptability in arid or waterless regions. The hunting of dik dik is done in following countries of hunting interest:
- Ethiopia: The game population in Ethiopia is simply amazing and hunting of this small trophy game is done in its Danakil and Omo Valley regions.
- Uganda: Uganda offers decent dik dik hunting opportunities for this remarkably beautiful and small species.
- Tanzania: Another great country to pursue a dik dik hunt.
- Namibia: Namibia is one of the popular hunting destination to pursue dik dik. the hunting of this small antelope species is done mainly during early mornings or after afternoon time. In namibia, the traditional hunting method of walking and stalking is followed. The hunting trophy fees for hunting a damara dik dik is between 1150$-2500$.
Scientific name: Madoqua; also Dik-Diks
Size: height: 30 – 40 cm
Weight: 3 – 7 kg
Lifespan: 10 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,
Continent(s): Africa - Eritrea, Somalia, Tanzania, Namibia