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  • Steenbok
    Europeans as the name steinbok is the German name for the ibex The Steenbok is the largest of the mini antelope associated with the Little Five These beautiful little antelope occur widely on the open plains not fond of the thick forest mountains or desert regions Only the males carry the very upright horns and they are largely solitary only found with the ewes when in estrus Like many other of the antelope species these little guys are most active during the morning and evening hours and where they are pressured tend to be nocturnal Both rams and ewes can be extremely territorial defending their territory against all comers Juveniles take flight when an adult approaches When hunting Steenbok with Witkop Safaris stalk carefully as your quarry will lie flat in the grass to avoid detection He will only flush at the last moment running away with great speed If you can get your heart jump started after this encounter be ready as the Steenbok is sometimes known to pause for a moment to look back before continuing his flight there s his mistake and there s your shot Mainly a browser the Steenbok will occasionally graze on newly sprouted grass Patience is the key to hunting Steenbok with Witkop Safaris like the other mini antelope his super refined senses relative small size neutral coloring and his tendency to stay hidden make him a real challenge to hunt Often taken during a chance encounter while hunting other game all calibers have been used successfully You will probably be forced to shoot with whatever you have in your hands at the time of the sighting A good scope will be a definite advantage but 4X will be enough as the shot will most likely not be long With a side on

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  • Steenbok
    when in estrus Like many other of the antelope species these little guys are most active during the morning and evening hours and where they are pressured tend to be nocturnal Both rams and ewes can be extremely territorial defending their territory against all comers Juveniles take flight when an adult approaches When hunting Steenbok with Witkop Safaris stalk carefully as your quarry will lie flat in the grass to avoid detection He will only flush at the last moment running away with great speed If you can get your heart jump started after this encounter be ready as the Steenbok is sometimes known to pause for a moment to look back before continuing his flight there s his mistake and there s your shot Mainly a browser the Steenbok will occasionally graze on newly sprouted grass Patience is the key to hunting Steenbok with Witkop Safaris like the other mini antelope his super refined senses relative small size neutral coloring and his tendency to stay hidden make him a real challenge to hunt Often taken during a chance encounter while hunting other game all calibers have been used successfully You will probably be forced to shoot with whatever you

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  • Crocodile
    be extremely dangerous if encountered by chance The Croc is a long living slow growing creature a trophy sized crocodile may be well over 75 years of age Extremely territorial he feeds mostly on fish but will eat just about anything that he can clamp his powerful jaws around Trophy assessment and length are very hard to judge with accuracy An estimate of the distance in inches between the Croc s nostrils and eyes will be a rough estimate of his overall length in feet In the final analysis a really big Croc just looks really big Hard to approach you must try to stalk carefully to within reasonable rifle range of an animal basking on the bank Shot placement must be precise either in the brain or the spine You must anchor the Croc with your first shot as if he is allowed to re enter the water your trophy will be gone forever The 338 to 375 caliber with 250 grain bullets are a sensible choice if the rifle is sufficiently accurate when hunting Crocodile with Witkop Safaris A good scope is essential one of the variables would be a good choice Place your shot midway between the

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