Where to hunt Common Springbok
The common springbok is the most widespread subspecies of springbok, the antelope that is one of the symbols of South Africa. It has a unique color, with yellowish back, wide horizontal stripes running along the body, and white underbelly with snow-white hairs reaching high on the sides and the haunch. Color phase variants, including copper, white, and black, are common, and SCI trophy books distinguish also between South African and Cape springbok. Common Springbok hunting is offered by outfitters in Namibia and South Africa.
The price of a Common Springbok hunt varies according to color phase. The regular color phase is typically priced between $350 and $500. A black springbok costs from $500 in South Africa to $1000 in Namibia. The white springbok is priced in the $800-$900 range in South Africa and $1,000-$1,200 in Namibia, and a copper springbok trophy fee is about the same. A combination hunt that includes all color phase variants, known as “springbok slam”, is usually priced in the $5,000-$7,000 range.
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„Ich sah die grenzenlosen Ebenen und sogar die Hügel, die sich zu jeder Seite von mir erstreckten und nicht mit mehreren „Herden", sondern mit „einer riesigen Herde" von Springböcken dicht bedeckt waren. Soweit das Auge zu sehen vermochte, war die Landschaft durch sie lebendig, bis sie sich in eine trübe rote Masse lebender Kreaturen verwandelten. “schrieb Rouaelyn Gordon-Cumming über den Springbock „Trek-Bokken“ oder der Migration, dessen Zeuge er 1843 war. Wie haben sie damals den Springbock gejagt und wie hat sich das seitdem verändert?24 Mrz 2019 Good Times, Bad Times: Springbok hunting in Gordon-Cumming’s “Five Years in South Africa” and today
When to hunt Common 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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Spot-and-stalk is the method of choice for springbok hunting. The hunter and PH cruising the concession, in vehicles or on foot, trying to spot a herd with an animal that will make a suitable trophy, and stalk it when one is found. Both sexes of springbok carry horns, and the females are actually larger than males, so finding the right trophy may not be easy. Fortunately, hunters are accompanied by a PH, who doesn't only notice such details with his trained eye, but also makes sure the hunter takes only clean, careful shots. Connecting with tiny vitals at long ranges typical for springbok hunting can be quite a challenge, so be sure to pack an accurate rifle for a cartridge with a flat trajectory.
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“As I rode along in the intense and maddening excitement of the chase, I felt a glad feeling of unrestrained freedom” - wrote about springbok hunting Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, one of the first British hunters in South Africa. It might sound like madness for a modern city dweller now to make a journey to the other side of the world, only to harvest a 50-pound creature with little, lyre-shaped, horns. But most of the hunters who followed the tracks of Gordon-Cumming, although by airplane and 4wd truck rather than sailboat and ox-drawn wagon, will subscribe to his other statement: “I shall ever refer to those times as by far the brightest and happiest of my life”
Dream Trophy Hunt in Namibia 1x1 '19 Namibia
We are a private hunting ranch in northern Namibia, Africa invites you to experience a hunting safari in magnificent Namibia. We promote the principle of fair chase. Namibia is a paradise for the African plains game trophy hunter and we can offer more than 21 species to hunt. We offer exclusive hunting for you or your hunting group. Our hunting ranch will be your private hunting destination. No other hunting parties will hunt while you are here. We are the perfect destination for first time hunters although we had hunters that returned for more than three times bringing friends and families with them to hunt.
Trip duration: 5 - 12 Tage
Jagdsaison: 1 Feb 2019 30 Nov 2019
Eastern Cape Safari 2x1 Südafrika
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 Tage
Jagdsaison: 1 Mrz 2019 30 Sep 2019
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