Kob hunting

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15 hunting trips from 5 outfitters starting from $9,512

15 hunts
$9,512 starting from
3 countries
9429km to the nearest trip

Where to hunt Kob

Scientifically, only three subspecies of Kob are recognised although the hunting record books may show more. These species are the Central African or Buffon’s Kob, Uganda Kob, Western Kob and the White-Eared Kob. They are distributed across Central Africa and parts of the Eastern and Western Africa. They may be hunted as follows: Western Kob – Available for hunting in Benin and Burkina Faso Buffon’s Kob – Can be hunted in Cameroon but not always differentiated with the Western Kob so check with your outfitter. Uganda Kob – Only available in Uganda

Price distribution

In Burkina Faso a 7 day Kob hunt sells for approximately $1,200-1,900 per day with a trophy fee of approximately $3,800. A similar hunt in the Cameroon will cost approximately $1,000-3,750 per day depending on what other species are hunted. If hunted with Lord Derby Eland these sought after hunts are more expensive than the small antelope hunts which are the least expensive. The trophy fees for Kob also range from $550-1,850 depending on the area.

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When to hunt Kob?

In Benin the hunting season is open from December 15 to May 15. The Burkina Faso season runs from December 1 to May 31. In Cameroon the season is much longer from January 1 to June 30. The early part of the hunting season (Savanna Season) is when you need to hunt Kob up until April 30. Being an animal that prefers floodplain habitat, the best months for hunting Kob are the dry months when the grass is at its shortest and water levels have receded. The Uganda Kob can be hunted from December - July.

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Hunting methods

Walk and stalk is you best method of hunting. They are often found way out in the open so best is to walk along the reedbed or tree line margins using this as cover while keeping in the shadows and glassing regularly into the distant floodplain. Once you see a suitable ram you will need to plan your approach very carefully as often there is not much cover to work with. However, they may also tend to be quite inquisitive and often stop to look back giving the hunter a chance to take a shot.

Why hunt Kob?

Kob look like a cross between a Red Lechwe and an Impala. They make up an interesting group of animals to hunt with each sub-species having their own colour variations and some interesting horn shapes. It is always a challenge to outsmart a Kob when hunting on very exposed floodplains without much cover. The different sub-species are generally collected by true collectors and make great shoulder mount displays.

8 Days Medium Cameroon Safari

8 Days Medium Cameroon Safari Cameroon

This hunt is on 1 x 1 basis. Each professional hunter has his own vehicle and a team of trackers and porters. All safaris are scheduled with one or maximum three hunters per camp. On our 8-day safari, days 1 and 8 are transfer days. This means, there are 6 full days of hunting with some possible hunting on arrival and departure days, depending on domestic flights schedules.

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 18 Dec 2021 15 Apr 2022

Price from $10,214 for 8 days, 1 hunter
8 Days Medium Cameroon Safari

8 Days Medium Cameroon Safari Cameroon

This hunt is on 1 x 1 basis. Each professional hunter has his own vehicle and a team of trackers and porters. All safaris are scheduled with one or maximum three hunters per camp. On our 8-day safari, days 1 and 8 are transfer days. This means, there are 6 full days of hunting with some possible hunting on arrival and departure days, depending on domestic flights schedules.

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 18 Dec 2021 15 Apr 2022

Price from $10,214 for 8 days, 1 hunter
7 day Smaller Antelope Safari 2x1

7 day Smaller Antelope Safari 2x1 Cameroon

Since 1995 hunting has been selective and very conservative, which resulted in a dense game population and record-able trophies. The trophy lengths of the collected Derby elands all exceed 461/2 inches or 118 cm (Rowland Ward: spiral measurement) with a record, shot in 1997, of 531/4 inches or 137 cm. (Cameroon n° 1 (Rowland Ward ed. 2002)). The length of the lions varies from 1121/2 to 1196/8 inches (285 to 303 cm). The trophies of the western roans are between 24 and 299/8 inches (61 and 76 cm) and those of western Bushbuck 99/8 and 15 inches (25 and 38 cm). This safari is 7 days long and 4 different species from group II. and III. per hunter can be hunted. Group II.: Western hartebeest, Waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Western kob, Red river hog, Warthog Group III.: Western bush duiker, Red Flanked duiker, Oribi, Baboon, Civet, White-tailed mongoose, Genet, Ichneumon (Egyptian mongoose), Python, Viper, Spotted hyena One single animal per species and only males can be shot.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 May 2021

Price from $12,816 for 7 days, 2 hunters
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