Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind
One of the three species of Oryx, these antelopes are commonly known as the Gemsbok. Originally, from South Africa, Gemsbok is further classified into other two types: Northern and Southern variety. The only difference is that the northern variety has black fringes on their ears while the southern variety has longer horns and their ears are more rounded in shape.
Gemsbok is a desert survivor that can live without water and consumes moisture through the food it consumes. This herbivore is 4-6 inch long, horse-shaped body, short and muscular mane and adapts itself to the hot condition of the Kalahari desert of Southern Africa. What distinguishes its beauty from other antelopes is its spear-like shaped longhorns and light brown/grey colour with lighter patches to the bottom rear of their rump, and sandy grey flanks.
Gemsboks are social and gregarious animals that mostly live in the open areas. They are extremely aggressive and can be dangerous when injured. While shooting this Oryx species your rifle should hit the target on a point as this hunting can provide you with a wonderful trophy and savour its tasty meat.
Take caution when approaching an injured Gemsbok, those horns are sharp!
Scientific name: Oryx gazella
Size: height: 120 cm
Weight: male 180 – 240 kg, female 100 – 210 kg
Lifespan: 20 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,
Continent(s): Africa, North America (brought to the USA)