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PUKU

Hunting, shooting for Puku

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


Feeding though the evening and moving minimally during daytime hours, Puku are a tough sport if you are accustomed to a bright daylight hunt.

Solitary males can be found protecting territories of thick grassy plains while females group together in modestly sized herds.

When threatened, Puku. let out a shrill, signalling distress to other Puku. Predators include dogs, hyenas, leopards and lions. Large groups of Pukus join together during the rainy wet season and survive on grass and seeds throughout the year.

They are a hearty species with a thick coat capable of a wide variety of habitats. Depending on the location, clear signs of Puku 'highways' can be visible through local vegetation.

Using fresh marks and excrement to stalk individual male Pukus or large groups, up to 150 individuals.

A quarry of Puku is an underrated hunt perfect for the safari bow or rifle hunter looking for a different game to try!

Basic Info


Scientific name: Kobus vardonii

Size: height 81 cm

Weight: 73 kg

Lifespan: 17 years

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

Continent(s): Central and southern Africa