Hunting Impala is on the agenda for just about every hunter who sets foot in South Africa. The Rooibok or “red buck” as he is known in Afrikaans is the bread and butter antelope of Southern Africa.
African impalas are graceful, medium sized antelope that are active shortly after dawn and in the late afternoon, then feeding and resting/sleeping at night. Impalas usually feed in herds after dawn, before dark and at night. If they are spooked, they can run at speeds over 30 miles per hour, and jump over other impalas and bushes to a height of 10 feet.
The Impala is reddish-brown with white hair inside the ears, over each eye and on the chin, upper throat, under parts and buttocks. A narrow black line runs along the middle of the lower back to the tail, and a vertical black stripe appears on the back of each thigh. Impalas have unique brush-like tufts of black hair that cover a scent gland located just above the heel on each hind leg.
When you come to Bushmen Safaris in search of an Impala, you can be assured that the Bushmen Safaris has one of the best hunting concessions in all of South Africa. During your time here, you will be hunting one-on-one with experienced professional hunters that will help you identify the very best trophies, ensure your safety, and maximize your bowhunting opportunities.
The Impala 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.