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Hunting, shooting for Grysbok

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

One of the many antelope species to roam Africa, the cape grysbok is native to the mountains and valleys of South Africa.

Similar grysbok, including the Tropical and Sharpe's grysbok are found in parts of western and central Africa.

Not a particularly large species, grysbok have adapted well to its tough climate, foraging on selected plants, fruits and seeds.

They mainly hunt at night and rest during the daytime, both as a form of protection and tactic to avoid the hot and blistering sun. Grysbok will hide in thick brush and are seldom found with other grysbok. They are very territorial when not in the mating season.

Hunters have a difficult time looking for the petite antelope as it reaches only a maximum weight of about 10 kilograms. Their bodies carry a thick coat with white flecks over a light brown colour. Rams, or male grysbok will have small horns set straight and pointed with trophy sets ranging from 6 to 9 centimetres long.

Basic Info

Scientific name: Raphicerus 

Size: height: 50 - 54 cm 

Weight: 7.5 - 10 kg

Lifespan: 10 years

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

Continent(s): Western Cape region of Africa, southeastern Africa