Cape Bushbuck

Cape Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scritpus) can be hunted in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa.There are hunting packages available from Mkhamba Safaris which include CapeBushbuck hunting opportunities.

Description

Bushbuck are one of the smaller species of antelope hunted by Mkhamba Safaris. Theybelong to the spiraled horned group of antelopes. The males vary incolour depending on habitat, from a reddish fawn to dark brown, almost black.Females are a reddish fawn colour with NO horns. Only the males of this specieshave horns.

Size

The males have a shoulder height of up to 80cm and will weigh up to 50kg

Habits

These antelope have specialized habitat requirements. They are always found inhabitats associated with riverine and other thickets of bush, in close proximityto water. They are very shy animals, and are often found solitary or in smallgroups.

The Hunt

Like the other spiraled horned antelopes, Bushbuck are best hunted in theearly mornings or late afternoon. Glassing (studying an area with binoculars) with binoculars on the edges of thickbush, one will often find them coming out of the bush to sun themselves in themorning sun. Lots of these animals are assassinated, by waiting in hiding for them toemerge this way, rather than stalking them.

Minimum Caliber Rifle Required

Any caliber rifle from a 270 Win upwards will do the job adequately.

Minimum Requirements for:

S.C.I. - 31 inches

Roland Ward - 15 inches

Cites Restrictions

There are NO cites restrictions on the hunting of the Cape Bushbuck.