Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind
When most people imagine antelope hunting, they would not expect or envision an Oribi jumping out in view from thick, African underbrush.
Oribi are small, petite even and are the size of a medium-sized dog and are a perfect small game challenge to add to a true safari.
Small groups of one ram and two ewes are most commonly spotted. They will roam a specific territory and defend it with vigour against invading Oribi and other antelope species. Oribi will startle and run quickly, making most shot only possible from far distances.
Good shots are few and hard to come by on this small species, so be ready for a test of patience. Oribi will hide in tall grass then spring, or stot- jumping with stiff back legs like a radical spring when threatened. Careful stalking techniques should be practiced when locating oribi and be ready for long days of trekking.
One small group of Oribi will mark a range of 25 to 100 hectares as their territory. Once you spook one group, it will take a long time before finding the next.
Bow hunters and gun hunters alike enjoy this stunning little African trophy, it is a beauty!
Scientific name: Ourebia
Size: height: 66 cm
Weight: 20 kg
Lifespan: 12 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking