Common Reedbuck

Common Reedbuck , sometimes called the Southern Reedbuck (Reduncaarundinum) is hunted in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. There are hunting packages available from Mkhamba Safaris which includeCommon Reedbuck hunting opportunities.

Description

This animal is one of the medium sized antelopes. It is greyish brown to buffy yellow incolour with white underparts. It has a characteristic bushy white tail, which israised in alarm if danger is near. Only the males have horns which curve evenlyforward, and are ridged and corrugated at their bases.

Size

Males reach a shoulder height of 90cm and can weigh up to 80kg.

Habits

These antelope are found where there is open water with reed beds or tallgrass cover for them to hide in during the day, hence their name Reed buck. Theylive in pairs or small family groups. During summer months theytend to be nocturnal. When startled they give out a loud shrill type of whistle,and bound away displaying their bushy white tails, as a warning sign to others.

The Hunt

In our hunting areas these buck are best hunted early in the morning orlater on in the afternoon. The best method is to glass with binoculars thesuitable area very thoroughly as they are very well camouflaged in the wintergrass. They are renowned for lying perfectly still for long periods of time.Once they have been spotted a stalk follows. Alternatively, watching theirfeeding grounds can be helpful.

Minimum Caliber Rifle Required

They are not very tough animals and go down easily if hit in the rightplace. A 270 caliber rifle is ample for the hunting of Common Reedbuck.

Minimum Requirements for:

S.C.I. - 21 inches

Roland Ward - 14 inches

Cites Restrictions

There are NO cites restrictions on the hunting of Common Reedbuck.