Mountain Reedbuck

Mountain Reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula) can be hunted in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa as well as in the Kalahari. There are hunting packages available from Mkhamba Safaris, which include Mountain Reedbuck hunting opportunities. Enquire Now For Your Hunt.

Description

One of the smaller antelope hunted, it is smaller than it's cousin the Common Reedbuck. The upper parts of the body are greyish red the underparts are white, and they have a bushy white tail. The coat is softer and woollier than that of the Common Reedbuck. Only the males have horns which curve forwards are short and heavily ridged.

Size

Males have a shoulder height of 75cm and weigh up to 37 kg (82 lb).

Habits

These small antelope live in dry, grass covered, stony slopes of hills and mountains, hence the name “mountain”, and are dependant on water. They live in herds of up to 30 animals but normally occur in small groups of 3-6 animals. They have very good eyesight and when disturbed will let out a shrill whistle as a warning sign to others.

The Hunt

They are most active around sunrise and sunset, which is the best time to hunt them. During the day they will lie down amongst stones and are extremely well camouflaged, if you are going to try and hunt them during the day a good pair of binoculars are essential to glass likely spots where they might be resting. These small antelope make for a very challenging hunt.

Minimum Calibre Required

They are not very tough animals, so any calibre from a 270 win upwards will do the job adequately.

Minimum Requirements For:

S.C.I. – 11 inchesRoland Ward – 6 and 7/8 inches

Cites Restrictions

There are NO Cites restrictions on the hunting of Mountain Reedbuck.