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BLESBOK / BLESBUCK

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Blesbok / blesbuck

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


Muscular, athletic and equipped with a big white facial blaze marking and long, rigged horns, the Blesbok can charm even the largest non-animal lovers.

Blesbok are a fine antelope species exclusive to South Africa.

Trophy Blesbok are found grazing in big plains, moving frequently to water in between resting and grazing. Both sexes carry horns and are gregarious; where you see one, you will see many, but most likely from a faraway distance.

Like most open plains safaris, hunting for trophy Blesbok require long-distance shots and careful navigation of the hunting party. It is a difficult hunt due to many factors including lack of camouflage, easily spooked animals, and limited opportunities to get a good target on an impressive Blesbok. Perfect bow shots are possible, but extremely difficult. Most Blesbok safaris are with rifle and from long range, focusing in on a secure lung shot.

Enjoy a Blesbok hunt during the morning and evening hours. It is the perfect time to fall in awe with some of Africa's best grassland hunts.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

Size: height: 85 – 100 cm

Weight: male 70 kg, female 61 kg

Lifespan: 17 years

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

Continent(s): Africa