Where to hunt Common Blesbuck
Common Blesbuck, or Blesbok in Afrikaans, is endemic to South Africa This dark brown antelope, with its characteristic white muzzle that gave it its name (from the Afrikaans for ‘blaze’), can be found in the open grassland, especially in the provinces of Free State, the Karoo and the Northern Cape, but it was also introduced to game farms elsewhere in South Africa and also in Namibia.
Common Blesbuck is one of the most affordable African trophies. It is included in many ‘plains game package hunts’, along with other animals. Such packages start from as low as $1,500, but may cost up to $20,000, depending on the number and quality of trophies, hunting days, and extras. Shooting fee for Common Blesbuck is usually priced in the $250-400 range.
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When to hunt Common Blesbuck?
By far the best time to hunt Common Blesbuck is the rut, when bigger dominant rams do their display and territory protection routine. Most rutting activity takes place from March to May. However, any time that’s good for a plains game hunt is good for Common Blesbuck hunting, and in South Africa you can hunt this species all year round.
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Highveld plains and open grasslands is Blesbuck’s preferred habitat, although on game farms they can thrive in other landscapes, including bushveld. They live in family or bachelor groups. The rut, when the oldest and biggest males protect their territory and try to assemble a harem of females, is perhaps the best time for stalking Common Blesbuck. Aside from the breeding activities, it takes a trained eye to spot a true trophy among its large herds. Both rams and ewes carry horns, and while the rams are bigger and their horns are longer, the difference is not as dramatic as in some other species. The hardest part of the hunt is the approach, across an open plain, and with many eyes and ears that can detect danger. Bowhunters may prefer to hunt Common Blesbuck from a blind set over a waterhole, as these grazers need to drink on a daily basis.
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Common Blesbuck hunting is popular with both African and international hunters. The former are mostly interested in its delicious meat, that makes Common Blesbuck one of the three most popular quarries for biltong hunting. The latter are fascinated with the appearance of this antelope, with bright white spot on the muzzle contrasting with dark brown hair, and gracefully curved horns. Common Blesbuck, for all its widespread distribution, is a challenging animal to stalk, and the trophy mount will serve as a symbol and a memory of an African hunting adventure. If you’re planning a plains game hunt in Africa, be sure to add Common Blesbuck to the trophy list!
Eastern Cape Trophy Hunt 1x1 - 2019 South Africa
South Africa is a hunter’s paradise, for the seasoned safari hunter, who is looking for specific species, or the first time African hunter you who want that first African experience. It is the one country that can offer all of the big five as well as an impressive list of plains game animals. Any tour or hunt/tour combination can be made up to meet the clients needs. (for example: 6 days of hunting and 6 days touring).
Trip duration: 5 - 21 days
Trip available on: 1 April 2019 30 November 2019
Build Your Own Hunt 1x1 South Africa
Looking to pick out the trophies you are after before your hunt. This is your opportunity. We welcome you to choose what interests you. We can accommodate both the rifle hunter as well as the bow hunter. Before commencement of the safari, clients are required to complete and sign a safari contract and a general information sheet. All clients and observers are required to read and sign our indemnity form before the commencement of any safari.
Trip duration: 8 - 12 days
Trip available on: 1 February 2019 30 November 2019
Free Daily Rate Hunt available for 2019 South Africa
We are offering a free daily rate plains game hunt again for 2019 for two hunters hunting 2X1 or one hunter (hunting 1X1) and one observer. This gives you and your hunting partner a discount of $4,800 on a plains game hunt in 2019. This only prerequisite for booking this hunt is that the hunter(s) are required to commit to spending a minimum of $10,000 on plains game trophy fees and that the hunt must be booked for 2019. This offer is for a hunt from our base camp - Sabrisa Ranch - in Limpopo Province of South Africa. We're approximately 3.5 hours drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and we hunt some the best areas available in the Waterberg region of Limpopo Province.
Trip duration: 7 days
Trip available on: 1 April 2019 30 September 2019
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