Where to hunt Common Reedbuck
Common Reedbuck or Southern Reedbuck are territorial and live in small family groups. They are the largest of the Reedbuck species and found in broken woodland, savannah, temperate and coastal grassland. They flourish along the grasslands of the Eastern seaboard and in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, a dairy farming area with irrigated green pastures favoured by this species. Reedbuck are hunted from Tanzania in the north down to north-eastern territories of South Africa. It is commonly found in parts of Zimbabwe and Zambia where it is protected from poachers and prowling dogs. Its most westerly distribution ends on the floodplains of North-eastern Namibia. Being a predominantly grassland species, it was historically absent from the arid and semi-arid regions of Namibia and South Africa.
Common Reedbuck are hunted in South Africa with trophy fees ranging from $800-$1,500. Trophy fees vary significantly according to individual territories due to availability. The daily rates for a plains game hunt in South Africa are in the vicinity of $350-$450 per day. 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 $1000 for a Common Reedbuck and in Tanzania trophy fees are around $1,500.
When to hunt Common Reedbuck?
Reedbuck 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. In Tanzania the season is from July to December. The best months for hunting Southern Reedbuck in Southern Africa are the winter months of June to August when these animals are likely to sun themselves first thing in the morning and at last light. Full moon is not a good time to hunt Reedbuck as they tend to feed all night and rest up for most of the day.
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Due to their habit of enjoying first and last light, this is one of the best times to hunt them as they bed down in long grass or reed beds during the heat of the day. The best way is to find some high ground overlooking a marsh and glass the area carefully. Once located, mark the spot as carefully as possible and head towards your prey in order to cut down the shooting distance. Once you get closer the stalk will commence until you are in a position to take a shot. Sometimes the animal may unfortunately nestle down to bed and then you should use your scent to flush the animal. They normally whistle, jump up and take off and may stop to look back offering you a shot.
Why hunt Common Reedbuck?
Similar to a Whitetail in colour and size, hair texture, with horns instead of antlers, other than continents there is little difference between the coloration and size of the species. They even seem to share some of those elusive hunter evasion tactics. Budget wise, this is an affordable species that should not be overlooked when the opportunity arises. It makes for a great shoulder mount or even a European skull mount on a shield looks pretty awesome. If you want to keep the natural look of the horns, ensure your taxidermist does not polish them. Reedbuck venison is regarded by many as some of the best game meat in Africa.
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
1 x 1 Bushveld Hunt South Africa
To maximize your hunt of a lifetime in Africa, our rifle hunting is mostly done on foot or by means of spot and stalk, depending on the client’s ability and the animal being hunted. The most popular calibers brought along on a South African hunting safari trip range from a 270, 7mm-08, 7 mm Rem Mag, 308 Winchester, 30-06, 300 Win Mag and .338 Win Mag. If we were to recommend one or two calibers, it must only be a recommendation, and not as a rule. With a 308 and a 375 H/H, you will be able to hunt ANYTHING that walks in the African bush, and so it would be a good choice. It all depends on which animals you want to hunt. Recommended caliber for hunting Plains Game We consider the 308 as the best all-round caliber for hunting plains game in Africa. The 308 has a proven track record, ammunition is readily available in South Africa, and recoil is at a minimum. This does not mean we only believe in the 308 – Other calibers like the 270, 308, 7 mm Rem Mag, 7 mm-08, 300 Win Mag is also excellent calibers, which fulfill the legal requirements for most game. We also offer wingshooting @ $350 per session
Trip duration: 5 - 21 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
Classical Plains Game Safari 1x1 South Africa
Classical plains game safari on 1x1. Please choose the length of your hunt and the desired species and inquire for available dates. NOTE: Although not our intention, all prices are subject to change without notice due to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and commencement of the hunt.
Trip duration: 5 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 20 Dec 2021
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