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  • Trophy Hunting the Bush pig in South Africa
    common to most wild members of the swine family The bush pig is an extremely hairy animal which resembles the domestic hog His color varies from grey brown to dark brown which becomes even darker as he ages His sharp tusks are relatively short when compared to his cousin the warthog and he lacks the facial warts In addition his snout is much more narrow and his ears more pointed Males tend to be slightly larger than females and they reside in groups of 6 to 12 with a dominant male and female and several other females and juveniles Hunting bush pig will take you to the thickets and dense underbrush where they lay up during the daylight hours They are most likely best hunted during the night when they are most active A rifle of suitable caliber should be used most likely of 270 caliber or better A shotgun with slugs would be effective as well Treat these guys with respect small groups with young can be counted upon to show aggression Hunting bush pig can make for an exciting evening and an interesting stalk but use caution as this ill tempered beast can be extremely dangerous when wounded

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  • Trophy Hunting the Bushbuck in South Africa
    the night or early morning and late afternoon on leaves grass branches flowers and fruit Weighing in at between 80 to 140 pounds only the males carry horns and mature bucks are considerably larger and usually darker in color than the female of the species When spooked his alarm signal is a loud hoarse dog like bark Hunting bushbuck can be very similar to hunting the American white tailed deer still hunting can be very productive or one might try moving quietly through the bush probing the dense cover always being cognizant of the wind direction Hunt the bushbuck with the 7x57mm or a 30 caliber rifle with suitable 160 to 180 grain bullets Even those round nosed 220 grainer s may be in order here as you will probably be shooting through thick cover Shot placement is extremely important from any angle place your shot so as to penetrate and pass through the chest cavity You do not want to wound this little guy as for his size he can be extremely dangerous A wounded or cornered bushbuck is apt to be very aggressive and will not hesitate to charge If your wounded bushbuck escapes to dense cover which

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  • Trophy Hunting the Caracal in South Africa
    and females are relatively the same size Primarily a nocturnal creature he can sometimes be spotted during daylight hours on cool days The rooikat preys mainly on birds small mammals and reptiles but has also been known to take medium sized antelope such as the duiker or steenbok Hunting the caracal is more often than not a chance encounter A spotlight at night over bait can sometimes be effective You will probably have to shoot from a blind and be extremely still and quiet Predator calls can also be employed and can be an effective method to getting this wary feline to show himself While not legal everywhere the caracal can be hunted with dogs in the Eastern Cape Just about any small caliber centerfire rifle is adequate for the taking of this little cat The 222 or 223 Remington are excellent medicine for this guy Even the 22 Hornet would do nicely Be careful of the larger calibers with expanding bullets if you want to save the pelt Shot placement is similar to that employed on the big cats place your shot just behind the shoulder a bit below the midpoint of the body He will not go far

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  • Trophy Hunting the Common Reedbuck in South Africa
    will be almost pure white Sometimes easily confused with the impala or mountain reedbuck the reedbuck lacks the three black stripes found on the hindquarters of the impala and the impala is much redder in color The mountain reedbuck is much smaller in stature and a bit more gray in color To be sure his habitat is quite different for as his name implies he is found predominantly on the mountainsides Hunt common reedbuck near the water as they are water dependent and always found where water is abundant They will usually present themselves in pairs but may be found in larger herds especially during the winter months They graze during the cooler parts of the day and often at night During the heat of the day they tend to lay up in the reed beds or tall grass When spooked they tend to run with a rocking horse movement tail held high showing its white underside Your favorite deer rifle will be adequate medicine for hunting reedbuck The 7mm or 270 is more than adequate As with all African hunting be sure to use quality bullets Aim point will be straight up the foreleg about one third into the

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  • Trophy Hunting the Grey Duiker in South Africa
    the other duikers only the male carries horns which stand fairly upright The name duiker is derived from the Dutch duik meaning to dive descriptive of their low scooting style of running The duiker is mostly a browser and most active during the late afternoon and early evening A solitary antelope he will most often be encountered alone This member of the pygmy antelope clan can survive in close proximity to man He is independent of water as he is able to get sufficient moisture from browsing When hunting duiker trophy evaluation can be difficult as most often only fleeting glances will be offered Horn tips level with the top of the ears are about 4 inches in length if the horns extend beyond the ear tips by an inch or more you are looking at a fairly high scoring trophy Hunting Duiker can be extremely difficult this mini antelope has extremely refined senses small size camouflaged coloring and a habit of staying in or close to the long grass and thick brush Just about all the hunting calibers from the 223 to the 375 are used to take the duiker Often a target of opportunity encountered when hunting some other species the rifle that happens to be in hand will become the rifle of choice When hunting purposely duiker a shotgun would be an excellent choice as most shots will be taken at short range on a running target Place your shot on the side on target to execute the high heart lung shot i e straight up the foreleg just below the animal s midline Quick expanding bullets placed high on the shoulder will result in a spinal hit and the little antelope should drop to the shot making him a lot easier to find Photo Gallery Facts

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  • Trophy Hunting the Eland in South Africa
    is grayish brown with older males developing a bluish gray around the neck Some specimens exhibit faint vertical stripes down the flanks Both bulls and cows carry horns the bull s horns being noticeably shorter but heavier Hunting eland can be a challenge as he tends to be a bit nervous taking flight at the first sign of danger The eland is typically found in herds of 8 to 12 animals however very large herds are not uncommon He prefers the open woodlands and the scrubby flat veld where he grazes during the day For his size he is a remarkable jumper easily clearing obstacles in excess of 6 or 7 feet Hunting eland with the right rifle is of paramount concern While many are taken with lesser rifles the 375 would not be considered overkill The well placed shot is always of concern a few inches to the left or right with a lesser caliber may make for a long day of tracking or even the loss of a wounded animal Hunting eland is best done with a quick pointing double rifle if you have one available The 9 3 X 74R is an excellent choice as is the afore mentioned 375 H H with 286 grain or 300 grain bullets Consider using solids for back up shots as this big guy will not go down easy The easiest way to hunt eland is by chance encounter while hunting other game Hunting eland trophy bulls can be extremely challenging as they are difficult to approach to within shooting range You will probably have to walk and stalk for some distance Most specimens will be taken at relatively close range in heavy cover Photo Gallery Facts Name Eland Scientific Name Taurotragus oryx Weight Male 700 Kg Weight Female 460 kg

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  • Trophy Hunting the Livingstone Eland in South Africa
    Still hunting the eland can be a demanding affair as he is neither territorial nor does he exhibit home range instincts His daily wanderings can cover great distances in search of suitable feeding areas Man made obstructions are of little consequence to him as this impressive jumper can easily clear a 10 foot obstacle with some to spare Both sexes carry spiral horns however the bull s horns are considerably thicker at the bases and much more massive The easiest way to hunt eland is by chance while out stalking other game species If eland is your chosen quarry the hunt can take on all the characteristics of the toughest antelope or trophy buffalo hunt you have ever experienced Look for spoor get on the track and try to catch up with him while he is still on the move This largest of all antelope is neither tough nor tenacious He can be taken relatively easily with a well placed shot from a 7mm or 30 caliber rifle which is precisely what many of the meat hunters use That said for the trophy hunter a 338 9 3mm or 375 might be the best choice Always use good quality controlled

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  • Trophy Hunting the Gemsbok in South Africa
    he is primarily a grazer but will occasionally browse if necessary Extremely aggressive and very dangerous when injured cornered or threatened both sexes carry very long spear like horns The female cow of the specie tends to be slightly smaller in body However her horns though more slender are most often longer than those of the male bull The cow s horns tend to curve slightly backward while the bull s horns are thicker and straighter In assessing the trophy remember that the cow s horns tend to be longer and will often out score the bull Hunting gemsbok requires a good pair of boots as you are apt to cover a lot of country This open country will demand one of the flat shooting rifle and scope combinations Always alert with excellent eyesight hearing and smell your approach will have to be carefully planned This is one of the tough antelope the 270 caliber should be considered the minimum with a good quality 150 grain bullet The 7mm and 30 caliber Magnums are an even better choice Spitzer bullets will work well out in the open country but if you are hunting gemsbok in the bush heavy for caliber round nose bullets at modest velocities will bust through the brush without the risk of deflection Beware of the predominant humped shoulder it will try to trick you into shooting too high Follow the back line of the front leg to about one third into the body and squeeze Never shoot above the horizontal midline of this beautiful antelope unless you are in need of a good day s hike Hunting gemsbok will provide a wonderful trophy and his meat is one the most delicious to be found on the African continent Photo Gallery Facts Name Gemsbok Scientific Name Oryx

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