One of the numerous species available to hunt at the Bushmen Safaris wildlife conservancy in South Africa is the Bushbok.
The Bushbok is the smallest member of the group of spiral horn antelope, and is very possibly the most widespread of all of Africa’s antelope. The members of the spiral horn antelope are: bushbuck, nyala, kudu and eland. Both the Limpopo bushbuck and Cape bushbuck are native to South Africa. They occur from the far northern parts of the country right down to the Eastern Cape.
When hunting bushbuck bear in mind they are solitary animals as male bushbuck (rams) only team up with female bushbuck (ewes) for mating purposes. Female bushbuck with their dependent offspring may team up with another female and her offspring for limited periods of time.
Bushbuck are known to be dangerous when wounded. They are not the largest antelopes alive, with a large male weighing in at between 110 and 125 pounds. However, what they lack in weight they make up for in tenacity and aggression when threatened.
Mature males have a dark brown furry coat with white spots on the flanks and white socks. A white chevron between the eyes are indicative of the relationship between bushbuck, kudu and nyala. Female bushbuck are slight bodied and sport a lighter brown color to the rams.
The Bushbok is just one of the many species available to hunt on the Bushmen Safaris 22,000-acre ranch in South Africa. For more information, please visit www.bushmensafaris.com or contact us at 208.322.5902 or [email protected] to learn more about bowhunting in South Africa with Bushmen Safaris.