Facts
  • NAME: CAPE BUSHBUCK
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: TRAGELAPHUS SCRIPTUS
  • WEIGHT MALE: 42 KG
  • WEIGHT FEMALE: 28 KG
  • SHOULDER HEIGHT MALE: 79 CM
  • SHOULDER HEIGHT FEMALE: 69 CM
  • MATING SEASON: APRIL, MAY
Bushbuck, Cape

Bushbuck is the smallest of the spiral horn antelopes. Hunting for Bushbuck can be a real challenge, as it is extremely shy. Most of the time the Bushbuck is seen alone. It prefers rivers, forests and dense shrubbery and is always near a water source where it drinks daily. It eats mainly during the night or early morning and lives of leaves, flowers and fruit from trees and shrubs.

Bushbuck is not a particularly large animal with a max. weight of 42 kg. Only the males wear horns and adult males are considerably larger and usually darker in colour than the females.

Bushbuck-hunting with a rifle calibre of .30-06 is a good choice for this wild species. Target location is extremely important as the bushbuck can be extremely dangerous and aggressive. If a Bushbuck flees into the dense cover after the shot is fired, as it surely will try to do, you have to be very careful in the search.

Side By Side Safaris has some great hunting areas for bushbuck. Hunting areas are in the immediate vicinity of our exclusive hunting lodge. Trophy quality is top class.

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