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HARTEBEEST

Hunting, shooting for Hartebeest

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


The Antelope that looks like a horned horse, grazes like a cow, and acts like a deer is the great African Hartebeest.

Hartebeest vary slightly, hosting eight subspecies native to different regions of Africa.

They spend most of their time grazing on grasses in dry habitats- savannahs, plains and open, lightly wooded areas. Their rounded, short horns speak a lot about their demeanor; they are non-aggressive big game.

Though their thick, black horns may not top the trophy-horn list of safari species, hunters have a challenge finding and selecting trophy quarry from large Hartebeest herds. Herds can range from 10 or 20 individuals to the hundreds; careful stalking techniques or a good long-range shot is absolutely necessary to hunt these gregarious animals.

Hartebeest, for hundreds of years has been the 'heart', or main source of meat for many people living in the grassy, savannah lands throughout Africa.

Though many people consider hartebeest, the gentle Antelope, an easy hunt, the reward of tender, red meat is well worth the time. An enjoyable safari adventure with a red-meat reward, what more can you ask for?

Basic Info


Varieties: Tiang, Topi, Korrigum

Scientific name: Alcelaphus buselaphus

Size: height: 1 m

Weight: 100 – 200 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

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

Continent(s): Africa