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BUSHBUCK

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Bushbuck

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


Spotted, striped and horned, this trophy game has it all.

Bushbuck are an attractive Antelope found commonly throughout central and southern Africa.

Outside of breeding season, Bushbuck are solitary animals, not often seen in bigger numbers than a pair at a time. Rams will grow thick, twisted horns that work as great protection, as a weapon when threatened.

Because of their ram-power aggression when wounded or attacked at a close range, Bushbuck are disputably a dangerous safari game. However, Bushbuck are found in highly populated areas throughout Africa and are more of a threat to farmland than neighbour humans.

Spooky, fast and elusive, Bushbucks are best carefully stalked at dawn and dusk. Successful hunts are at dusk, when the bushbuck is mobile, grazing on grass and other sub-Saharan vegetation.

It is a tricky hunt but well worth the adrenaline rush. Shotguns are often used in the close-range hunts on foot. Bow and rifle hunting methods are also typical.

Putting a scope on a trophy bushbuck is a true safari experience for hunters of all ages

Basic Info


Varieties: Limpopo Bushbuck, Chobe Bushbuck, Harnassed Bushbuck, Masai Bushbuck, Menelik Bushbuck

Scientific name: Tragelaphus scriptus

Size: height 75 – 110 cm

Weight: 25 – 80 kg

Lifespan: 12 years

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

Continent(s): Africa