Where to hunt Black Springbok
Black springbok is a color phase variant of the common springbok, a small, graceful antelope with lyre-shaped antlers, which is one of the symbols of South Africa. Melanistic animals are not infrequently born into herds of free-ranging springbok, but for a real chance to harvest one, a hunter is advised to focus on game farms in South Africa and Namibia, who sometimes practice selective breeding to improve the probability of the occurrence of rare and desirable color phases.
A black springbok trophy fee starts at about $500 in South Africa, and may go up to $1000 in Namibia. Add two of three days’ worth of daily rates, or from $500 to $1000, for the price of complete hunt. Some outfitters offer combination hunts for all color phase variants, including also white, copper, and common springbok. Such “springbok slams” are typically priced in the $5,000-$7,000 range.
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“I beheld the boundless plains, and even the hill sides which stretched away on every side of me, thickly covered, not with" herds," but with " one vast herd" of springboks; far as the eye could strain the landscape was alive with them, until they softened down into a dim red mass of living creatures.” wrote Rouaelyn Gordon-Cumming of the springbok “trek-bokken”, or migration, he witnessed in 1843. How did they hunt springbok back then, and how have things changed since?24 Mar 2019 Good Times, Bad Times: Springbok hunting in Gordon-Cumming’s “Five Years in South Africa” and today
When to hunt Black Springbok?
It’s not easy to pinpoint the best times for springbok hunting. In many areas of South Africa hunting opportunities exist year round, and in Namibia from February to November. Springbok is one of the animals that don’t have a specific time for the rut, so this is not a factor either. If you have to pick a few months, that would probably be the end of the dry season.
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Springbok are the creatures of open plains, and spot-and-stalk is the method of choice for springbok hunting. The hunter and PH travel through the concession in search of a suitable trophy. Trophy estimation in case of a springbok may not be easy, as both sexes carry horns, and the springbok have an unusual in the mammal world case of sexual dimorphism, with females larger than males. Look for a smaller animals with horns that are bigger and thick at the bases. Fortunately, hunters are accompanied by a PH, whose job is to notice such details. Long shots are the rule in springbok hunting, and the target is small (a springbok seldom weighs more than 50 pounds), so it’s a good idea to select an accurate rifle for a cartridge with a flat trajectory.
Why hunt Black Springbok? All hunts (102)
In the XIX century hunting was often the means to “clear the land” for cattle and farms. Today, the situation is totally opposite. Hunting concessions and game farms often use the land that formerly housed pastures and fields, rewilding it to the ecosystem that existed before European colonization. The process is financed totally by hunters’ dollars, so “hunting for conservation” is not just empty words. A hunter who pursues springbok to collect a slam of all color phases does not only engage in a challenging spot-and-stalk hunt, but also helps bring the legendary “trek-bokken” back into the picture.
Eastern Cape Safari 2x1 South Africa
We believe that each hunter has his/her own idea and dream of hunting Africa. For this reason we offer our South African hunts on an exclusive daily rate basis, allowing each individual to tailor make their very own safari. The area spans from the plains of the Great Karoo, with its large herds of game, big mesas and steep gorges, to the breathtaking mountains of the Sneeuberg range. The mountains enjoy a moist climate, where you can hunt the elusive Vaal Rhebuck at 6000 feet above sea level. As the mountains drop away towards the escarpment, the land becomes more arid and the wildlife surprisingly more abundant. You can expect the plains game here to be some of the best in Africa, with record quality Gemsbuck, East Cape Kudu, Black Wildebeest and Springbuck slam, just to mention a few. Please choose the days you wish to spend and the desired species from the trophy list.
Trip duration: 7 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Sep 2020
Springbuck Grand Slam South Africa
Our team of dedicated, licensed and highly experienced Professional Hunters, trackers and skinners, will guide, assist and attempt to educate you every step of the way. Together, the team has guided clients armed with rifle and bow to more than 50 species of game. You will arrive as a client and you will leave as a friend, with memories that we will all treasure forever. We utilize a fleet of new, well-maintained, fully equipped 4x4 hunting and utility vehicles. Our vehicles all have radio communication to keep in contact with the camp and each other. The majority of shots are taken between 100-200 yards. The package includes 6 days of accomodation and 4 full hunting days in our Free State area as well as 4 Springbuck trophies. This is and all-inclusive package hunt. Extra days and species can be added by request.
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2019 30 Nov 2021
Sprinbuck grandslam South Africa
This hunt will take place in the open areas at one of our connsesions where we will find our spring buck Do expect long range shooting between 150 yards up to 300 yards,reason u have to bring a Flatt shooting rifle 300wm ,270,30-06 probably with a 150gr-165gr at hunting areas we can expect other hunt able species like red letchwe, black wildebeest etc The terrain is a well open area
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 28 Oct 2019 30 Nov 2020
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