Bushbuck hunting

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565 hunting trips from 131 outfitters starting from $1,142

565 hunts
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Where to hunt Bushbuck

Bushbuck are the smallest members of the spiral-horned antelope. Historically, the nine subspecies of Bushbuck were distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa, excluding the dry western region of Namibia. Only four of the nine are available to hunt from BookYourHunt. Harnessed Bushbuck may be hunted in Cameroon, CAR, Benin and Burkina Faso. The Chobe Bushbuck occurs along the Zambezi River region of Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to Mozambique. Similarly, the Limpopo Bushbuck distribution follows the Limpopo drainage system of Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The Cape Bushbuck is endemic to South Africa.

Price distribution

A popular inexpensive trophy hunted mainly on Southern African hunting trips. Prices vary according to the species and the availability of suitable Bushbuck habitat in the hunting territory. Bushbuck may be included as a package animal in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo province of South Africa. Alternatively, the daily rates to hunt a Bushbuck in South Africa go for $350-$450 per day, with a trophy fee of $550-$1250. In Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique you will be required to book a minimum of a 7-10 day hunt, with a daily rate of $600-$700 and pay a trophy fee of approximately $400-$500 plus license fees. A Harnessed Bushbuck hunted in Burkina Faso or Cameroon will require a minimum 7 day hunt and will cost upwards of $4,500 including a $600 trophy fee. However, most hunters paying $1,300 per hunting day will include numerous other species on the same hunt.

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When to hunt Bushbuck?

Bushbuck may be hunted all year round In South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique the season is open from April 1 to November 30. The Zambian hunting season runs from the beginning of May to the end of November. Hunting takes place between the 15th December and the 30th April, with December, January and February being the most popular hunting months in Burkina Faso. In some territories in Cameroon the season runs from mid-December to the end of May. The best months for hunting Bushbuck in Southern Africa are the dry months of June to October, the reason being that these animals are a very water dependent species and the vegetation is not so dense.


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Being primarily a nocturnal animal, your best hunting time is early morning before they disappear into the thickets or at last light when they emerge from the dense bush to feed in the more open areas. Normally a solitary, shy and elusive animal which prefers riverine forest and dense bush. Traditional driven hunts were a popular way to hunt Cape Bushbuck in the last century. Today, a stealthy stalking style along a watercourse is a commonly practised way of hunting. If hunting in broken country and you can find high ground overlooking the canyons and valleys, you may want to spend time glassing the area. This is a very successful method of hunting on a cold winter’s morning when the Bushbuck like to sun themselves to warm up from the night’s chill. Try to move quietly through the bush and always be cognizant of the wind direction when stalking. When spooked, the Bushbuck’s alarm call is a dog-like bark.

Why hunt Bushbuck?

Bushbuck are the equivalent of an African Whitetail hunt. They are extremely elusive and just seem to appear out of nowhere. The Chobe Bushbuck and especially the Harnessed Bushbuck make extremely good looking trophies often with very vivid, striking and rich colouration. While in the extreme, some Cape Bushbuck are really black, with thick necks and shiny coats. Their majestic horns can be incredibly sharp and used as lethal weapons when cornered or wounded. They are known to attack and kill dogs. Allow for your bullet to work after taking a shot at a Bushbuck before commencing your follow up to avoid becoming a hunting statistic yourself.

2:1 Limpopo Plains Game Trophy Hunt

2:1 Limpopo Plains Game Trophy Hunt South Africa

Our most popular hunts are walk and stalk. The soils in the area and very sandy making for some very exciting traditional tracking hunt conditions. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.

Trip duration: 3 - 21 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Price from $2,175 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Waterberg Plains Game Safari 2x1

Waterberg Plains Game Safari 2x1 South Africa

Nestled deep in the Waterberg, you enter a quiet, malaria- and crime free paradise, situated just 3,5 hours from Johannesburg in one of the most unspoiled and untainted regions of Southern Africa. The Waterberg has passed as a world heritage site by the United Nations. Stylish accommodation in the main lodge and a real African style bush lodge will make your stay an unforgettable one. All guest rooms are with bathroom en suite. Enjoy the daily activities or relax by the pool and at night share stories around the fire site, while our friendly staff attends to all your needs. Your hosts are original Germans and have been involved for more than 20 years successfully in the hunting and lodging business. We are qualified to take on a hunting trip with a professional hunter. You will find an abundant number of game. Other activities are guided walks , clay target shooting, pistol shooting exercises, bird watching or game drives in an open 4x4 vehicle. If you have the desire to take a longer trip we gladly organize tours to the Kruger National Park, the Pilanesberg Park or other sightseeing venues such as God’s window or Tzaneen. You see that we have a lot to offer and that this part of South Africa is the best choice to pay a visit to. Once you get hooked, it won’t let go of you! Come and share this amazing feeling of peace and tranquility with us in our paradise. Please note, that we not only take hunters, guests who want to do a photo safari are also more than welcome. Jackal and Baboons can get shot for free. Should the hunter wish a trophy we charge €50 for preparation. Hunt for Kudu needs a minimum of 7 hunting days.

Trip duration: 5 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Price from $4,750 for 5 days, 2 hunters
Game Package, 1x1

Game Package, 1x1 South Africa

We specialize in walk and stalk Plains Game and Dangerous Game safaris, with access to all South African game species. This 5 days all inclusive package includes the following species: 1x Sabe or Roan, 1x Nyala, 1x Bushbuck. The hunt is conducted on 1x1 basis. Please inquire for available dates.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Package price $7,800 for 5 days, 1 hunter

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