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Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind

Spotted, striped and horned, this trophy game has it all. Bushbuck are an attractive african Antelope found commonly throughout central and southern Africa. Outside of breeding season, Bushbuck are solitary animals, not often seen in bigger numbers than a pair at a time. Rams will grow thick, twisted horns that work as great protection, as a weapon when threatened. Because of their ram-power aggression when wounded or attacked at a close range, Bushbuck are disputably a dangerous hunting safari game. However, Bushbuck are found in highly populated areas throughout Africa and are more of a threat to farmland than neighbour humans. Spooky, fast and elusive, Bushbucks are best carefully stalked at dawn and dusk. Successful hunts are at dusk, when the bushbuck is mobile, grazing on grass and other sub-Saharan vegetation. The nature of bushbuck is same to that of kudu, another african hunting species and requires great patience for the hunter to bag a successful hunt. It is a tricky hunt but well worth the adrenaline rush. Shotguns are often used in the close-range hunts on foot. Bow and rifle hunting methods are also typical. Putting a scope on a trophy bushbuck is a true safari experience for hunters of all ages.

Bushbuck is one of the most sought after hunt of South Africa and is hunted in every remarkable hunting region of Africa. Bushbucks are  found throughtout in dense brushwoods, forests area near rivers and brushed areas as they solely depend on water for their existence. The best time to hunt a bushbuck is during night and early mornings as they're a noctural plains game hunt of South Africa. 

The bushbuck hunt is carried out in following regions of South Africa:

  • Limpopo: Limpopo province of South Africa is home to many hunting reserves where you can hunt this remarkable hunting species of Africa.

  • Eastern Cape: The Eastern Cape region of South Africa is another great hunting destination to win a great busbuck trophy hunt.

  • North West: A great province in South Africa to aim for a great bushbuck trophy hunt.

  • Zululand: Offers finest bushbuck antelope hunting opportunities.

Basic Info

Varieties: Limpopo Bushbuck, Chobe Bushbuck, Harnassed Bushbuck, Masai Bushbuck, Menelik Bushbuck

Scientific name: Tragelaphus scriptus

Size: height 75 – 110 cm

Weight: 25 – 80 kg

Lifespan: 12 years

Hunting Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Highseat, Stalking,

Continent(s): Africa