One of the species available to take down at the Bushmen Safaris wildlife conservancy in South Africa is the Burchell’s Zebra.
The Burchell’s Zebra, or plains zebra, is the most commonly hunted of the species and is also one of the most popular animals to hunt in Africa. A Burchell’s Zebra has several features that distinguish it from other zebra species as it has what is called shadow stripes on its hide. These are faint stripes between the more pronounced black stripes and can appear to be brownish in many instances. These animals are more gregarious than the other species and tend to herd in large groups when there is good grazing. The Burchell’s Zebra can often be found in the company of wildebeest and /or eland and have been seen mixing with Cape buffalo.
Zebras have no horns and are not trophy hunted in the same way as horned plains game. The Safari Club International has no listings for zebra in their trophy book. Because their hide is so spectacular, their value is judged by its quality, size and coloration. Older stallions usually have hides that are scarred from fights with other males, and encounters with predators like lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, crocodile, and African wild dogs.
The Burchell’s Zebra 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.