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Hunting, shooting, fishing for Dik dik

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

Looking to do a walk-and-stalk for an antelope that is small, sharp, and delicious?

Consider the Dik Dik, one of the smallest species of antelope which roams through brushy vegetation throughout southern and eastern Africa.

Although they may be the size of a lap dog, Dik Dik make for a challenging hunt, bringing hunters through a maze of underbrush. With their size they are quick to slip out of focus, one of the few advantages of their small stature.

Dik Dik have many predators including hawks, snakes, big cats and baboons, kicking it into high gear and running at speeds over 65 km/hr when they are under attack. Prior attack, the Dik Dik can make a particular sound with their nasal cavity to warn other animals, offspring, or their partner Dik Dik of a threat; a must-witness in Dik Dik country.

Dik Dik hunts are often combined with other game but their meat is well worth the time stalking them. You won't need to pack your rhino gear to take down this quarry, light ammo or by bow makes this trip a successful one.

Just remember to pack salt, pepper and a steak knife- you will understand why later!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Madoqua; also Dik-Diks

Size: height: 30 – 40 cm

Weight: 3 – 7 kg

Lifespan: 10 years

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

Continent(s): Africa - Eritrea, Somalia, Tanzania, Namibia