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KOB

Hunting, shooting for Kob

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


Falling prey to lions in flat, open plains throughout central and western Africa, the Kob is a small, suspicious antelope species.

Kob are seen in large, gregarious herds reaching over 2,000 members at one time. Group protection is their key to surviving in the difficult, camouflage-free grasslands.

All male, all female, and sometimes mixed herds are seen traveling to and from water holes, challenging rival herds if they cross over their territory boundaries.

Male Kob have unique, full horns, deep brown in colour and cresting up and backwards above their head. Aggressive hunters need to be quiet and cunning to reach groups of Kob.

Knowing the whereabouts of the local watering hole and day-to-day Kob behaviour will get a hunter in the right spot at the right time. Because of the open plains feel to this type of hunt, long distance shots, lots of glassing and careful stalking techniques are necessary.

Bow hunting is common for the robust and compact Kob but is not as common as by rifle. Check out a Kob safari for a memorable African experience.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Kobus

Size: height: 109 cm

Weight: up to 95 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

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

Continent(s): West and Central Africa, from Senegal across Nigeria to the southern Sudan and up to western Uganda