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SITATUNGA (MARSHBUCK)

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Sitatunga (marshbuck)

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


Once an antelope hunter, always an antelope hunter.

Even when it is for one type that tucks itself deep into swampy forests and makes you a wet ball of mud yourself.

Sitatunga are notorious as the one of the hardest antelope species to hunt solely based on their habitat. Deep, boggy wetlands protect the Sitatunga well from hesitant predators and fill their diet with abundant rich aquatic plants and grasses.

Also referred to as a 'Marshbuck', it is no question as to where they received such a name- their thick coats are even waterproof. Early morning or evening hunts are the most successful as the Sitatunga moves around the most during that time.

If you are lucky, find a straight line between you and a Sitatunga that isn't a maze of water channels, keeping your socks dry on the retrieve.

Many Sitatunga hunts require a lot of glassing from a treeline and stalking. With a bow or rifle, this species is a treasured mid-sized antelope any hunter would love to go home with.

Unfortunately, they don't mind getting wet. The big question is, do you?

Basic Info


Scientific name: Tragelaphus spekii

Size: height: 100 cm

Weight: 90 kg

Lifespan: 23 years

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

Continent(s): From western to southern Africa