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Hunting, shooting for Eland

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

Sharpen your steak knives- you're going to need them after hunting the incredible eland, the giant antelope of Africa.

Elands graze non-stop to get to the unbeatable size that they are; weighing in well over 400 kilograms.

The largest males topple 900 kg, with record-size horns over 60 centimetres. It is by far one of Africa's most beloved safaris, attracting worldwide attention to their size, trophy horns and delicious venison. Safari stories for Eland are always full of surprise and adventure, too.

Eland are spooky, attentive and elusive. If one jumps, they all jump, and can run great distances without end. A wounded eland can give a hunting party a long, strenuous retrieve, making it absolutely necessary to have a spot-on shot.

Bow hunting for Eland is possible for the most skilled and patient stalkers- and like all hunters, waiting for the perfect quarter or broadside shot is the only way to take down the largest antelope species in the world.

An Eland safari is by far one of Africa’s top, priceless experiences not to be passed up.

Basic Info

Varieties: Giant Eland, Cape Eland

Scientific name: Taurotragus

Size: height: male 1.6 m, female 1.4 m

Weight: 500 – 600 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

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

Continent(s): Africa