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BONTEBOK

Hunting, shooting for Bontebok

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


Spotting a group of Bontebok is to some people like going to an art museum.

It is beauty and bronze intertwined with breath-taking, vast landscapes.

The two subspecies of Bontebok, the Blesbok and the Bontebok look similar, act alike and can be hunted very much the same. Bontebok have big, buff bodies, rigged, pointed horns and a flashy white blaze covering their face and legs. White marks are also found by the Bontebok tail and belly.

The name Bontebok, meaning “painted buck” in Dutch, derives from early Dutch settlers and explorers to southern Africa. These “painted bucks” bring a challenging hunt to the avid hunter through thick brush, tall grasslands and tough cover but are a dream trophy from Africa's grasslands.

Due to their tall size, Bonteboks reveal themselves too easily above grassy blinds and clearings but are known for ducking and crouching very low beneath brush to go undetected.

Trophy hunts for Bontebok can be done by rifle or Bow hunting, take your pick!

Basic Info


Scientific name: Damaliscus pygargus

Size: height: 80 – 100 cm

Weight: 50 – 155 kg

Lifespan: 17 years

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

Continent(s): State of South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia