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  • White Rhino
    Africa The Black Rhino Diceros bicomis has not made such a successful comeback and is still highly protected The White Rhino or square lipped rhino is much larger than the Black or hook lipped rhino weighing in at as much as two and one half tons He has a broader and longer head and a prominent hump in the shoulder region The White Rhino is an exclusive grazer social in nature and relatively docile except when mating or protecting his young The Rhino can live as long as 40 years The smaller Black Rhino can be identified by his smaller shorter head and rounder ears he has a distinct prehensile or hooked upper lip He is an exclusive browser The Black Rhino weighs in at just about a ton and can be much more aggressive than his cousin the White Rhino He has been known to charge without provocation Both species and both sexes carry two continuously growing dense hair like horns Dominant breeding bulls can be very territorial Possessed of extremely good hearing and a well developed sense of smell their eyesight is poor making them fairly easy to approach from downwind if your stalk is done slowly and quietly This member of the Big Five has very thick skin thus larger caliber rifles with well constructed bullets are the order of the day When hunting Rhino when hunting Rhino with Witkop Safaris solids would always be a good choice for their excellent penetration but remember to be cognizant of what is behind your target as this type bullet will often exit Place your shot up the front leg above the prominent skin fold and slightly to the rear if you are offered the broadside presentation when hunting Rhino with Witkop Safaris Attempt the brain shot only on a

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  • Black Backed Jakkals
    notable The Black backed Jackal is most common and found throughout Southern Africa The Side stripped Jackal occurs mostly in the northern reaches of Namibia Botswana and parts of Zambia We will concentrate here on the habits of the Black backed jackal but most of what is said can be applied to his cousin The Black back is light reddish in color which accounts for his Afrikaans name Rooijakkals or red jackal He sports a saddle of black on his back accented with white speckles and thus his claim to Black Backed Jackal The only notable difference between the male and female is males will tend to be slightly heavier This accomplished little predator is much like the coyote of North America and is given about the same respect as is afforded his American counterpart Farmers and ranchers alike are intent on driving his numbers down as they prey relentlessly on young antelope While the Jackal prefers open arid areas such as woodlands or grasslands with enough brush for cover this canine can adapt to just about any habitat He is independent of water and usually solitary although they do live in pairs and establish territories They scavenge carcasses and feed on lambs mice hares as well as larger insects and fruit Hunting Jackal with Witkop Safaris is usually the product of a chance encounter while on the track of other game The Rifle you have in your hand will be the right rifle you will probably have only seconds to make up your mind and shoot If your aim is to hunt Jackal with Witkop Safaris on purpose it will probably be a nighttime endeavor complete with spotlights and predator calls The Rooijakkals is an extremely resilient little predator like his North American cousin attempts to eradicate him are

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  • Black Wildebeest
    called the white tailed Gnu These strange looking beests occur naturally only in South Africa With both sexes carrying horns it sometimes takes much patience to distinguish the bulls from the cows Hunting Black Wildebeest with Witkop Safaris is most likely best during the morning or late afternoon while the herd is grazing During cool weather they will graze anytime but when it is warm they tend to rest during the hottest part of the day Caution is the watch word when hunting with Witkop Safari s Black Wildebeest as he can be very aggressive when mating disturbed or wounded This Clown of the Plains as he is often referred to can be seen running in circles and chasing other members of the herd Hunting with Witkop Safaris Black Wildebeest in open terrain calls for a minimum of 270 caliber with a good 150 grain bullet The 7 mm Mag or one of the 300 magnums is an even better choice These guys are tough so always use heavy for caliber premium bullets Follow the back edge of the front leg and place your shot one third up into the body never more than half way up Hunting Black Wildebeest with Witkop Safaris in bushveld conditions may well call for even larger calibers like the 9 3mm or the 375 Your Professional Hunter will be your best guide here WAG Prev Next Testimonials Jess Before you head out on your Serbian adventure Merna and I wanted to provide you some feedback regarding our time at Witkop As you know Merna and I fly all over the world and sleep in a lot of different beds Your bedding mattress and sheets were top notch and did not go unnoticed as to their comfort and quality we are guessing Cynthia may have

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  • Blesbok
    Witkop Safaris Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi The Blesbok lives on the open plains of the South African highveld Primarily grazers they form herds consisting of females ewes and juveniles while the males rams tend to be solitary The neck and top of the back is brown darker on the flanks with a white belly A small white blaze above the eyes and a larger blaze below is usually divided between the eyes With both sexes carrying horns care must be taken when hunting with Witkop Safaris Blesbok to insure you take the animal of choice Best time for hunting with Witkop Safaris Blesbok is while they are grazing in the morning or late afternoon Like many other species they tend to lay up during the hottest part of the afternoon Hunting Blesbok with Witkop Safaris on the plains of the Free State can be challenging as your shots can be quite long The Blesbok shares a common behavioral characteristic with his cousin the Bontebok that of standing together with heads facing toward the sun and faces low to the ground He sometimes shakes his head violently stamps and runs in a complete circle only to resume his original place As available water is essential to this specie hunting with Witkop Safaris Blesbok near the approaches to waterholes can prove productive This once near extinct antelope has been reintroduced on the game farms of southern Africa and boasts a population somewhere in the hundreds of thousands American hunters can rely on their favorite whitetail deer rifle when hunting Blesbok with Witkop Safaris Calibers like the 270 or 300 magnums with bullets of 130 to 150 grains give excellent results for longer shots out on the plains As always the aim point is critical place your shot by following the rear line of

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  • White Blesbok
    with Witkop Safaris Damaliscus pyganus All that has been said regarding hunting the common Blesbok and the Bontebok can be applied when hunting the White Blesbok A mutation in color the White Blesbok is not an albino but rather merely a variation in color Find the White mixed in with the herd of Common Blesbok He exhibits the same territorial tendencies challenging displays threatening behavior and marking of the grass with his preorbital glands He prefers to graze on short grass especially that which is newly sprouted from burnt out areas All Blesbok feed during the cooler morning and evening periods tending to rest during the heat of the day Hunting the White Blesbok with Witkop Safaris is best accomplished during the afore mentioned period set up on approaches to feeding areas or water You can use your favorite deer rifle to hunt the White Blesbok with Witkop Safaris quality expanding soft point bullets suitable for your caliber of choice will be most effective The high heart lung shot will be the ticket here take aim directly up the foreleg about one third and squeeze Never shoot above the halfway point or you may be in for a long day

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  • Blue Wildebeest
    to as the poor man s buffalo His numbers have dwindled somewhat in many of his old habitats but he is as plentiful as ever on the Serengeti ecosystem where his numbers may well exceed one million The game ranches of southern Africa maintain managed populations of this Beest which offer wonderful opportunities for hunting Blue Wildebeest with Witkop Safaris As both sexes carry horns and are of similar body size and color sorting out the bulls from the cows can sometimes be difficult Look for heavier muscled individuals with thicker horn bases and more droop Older bulls will usually appear darker in color with wider stripes Mature bulls can weigh as much as 600 pounds On the open plains the wildebeest is easy to locate from a distance however hunting Blue Wildebeest with Witkop Safaris in the bushveld is quite another story In the bush he can be elusive and shy a good technique is to walk slowly into suspected resting areas into or across the wind glassing well ahead for movement This is one tough antelope hunting Blue Wildebeest with less than 270 caliber and a good 150 grain bullet cannot be recommended In open country the flat shooting 300 magnums with 200 or 220 grain bullets are an excellent choice Hunting Blue Wildebeest with Witkop Safaris in bushveld conditions may well call for even larger calibers and heavier bullets The prominent hump on the shoulder and the mane can often lead to a body shot placed too high When hunting Blue Wildebeest with Witkop Safaris always try to position yourself for a side on shot draw up the back edge of the front leg and place the shot about four inches a hand s width above the point of the elbow This high heart shot will take

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  • Bontebok
    The two species can often be confused however the Bontebok tends to be much more colorful with much more white evident on the face rump and legs The prominent white blaze on the face and forehead of the Bontebok tends to merge The Ewes tend to be somewhat smaller than the Rams and they prefer to form herds of separate sexes Hunt the Bontebok with Witkop Safaris early in the morning and late in the afternoon as these are the times he prefers to graze The Bontebok tends to lay up during the heat of the mid day sun The Bontebok has been on the endangered list but game ranching in Southern Africa has brought his numbers back and there are sustainable numbers now to allow hunting with Witkop Safaris Your favorite deer rifle will be adequate for hunting Bontebok with Witkop Safaris a 270 7mm or one of the 30 calibers will do quite nicely This beautiful antelope was indigenous only to the plains of South Africa but game ranching has made him available in many places these days Use good quality bullets as with all African game and if hunting the plains remember that your shots might have

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  • Bushbuck
    Witkop Safaris can be a real challenge as he is shy and extremely elusive For the most part solitary he prefers riverine forest and dense thickets always near a water source as he must drink daily Primarily a browser he feed during 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 bard Hunting Bushbuck with Witkop Safaris 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 cognizant of the wind Hunt the Bushbuck with Witkop Safaris with the 7x57mm or a 30 caliber rifle with suitable 160 to 180 grain bullets even those round nosed 220 grainers 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

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