Where to hunt Oribi
Oribi are found throughout sub-Saharan Africa except in the major jungle areas and can be hunted in all the African countries that permit hunting except in the Caprivi Region of Namibia and North-eastern Botswana where they are listed as a protected species. Oribi can be hunted in Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and some very limited areas in South Africa.
In Burkina Faso you can secure a minimum 7-day hunt plains game hunt with a daily rate of $1,200 with a trophy fee of $1,000. In Cameroon a similar hunt will cost $1,200-2,400 per day depending on which additional species you take with a trophy fee of approximately $350. In Tanzania you the daily rates range from $1,700-2,500 per day with a trophy fee of $775-1,000. In 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 ranging from $1,500-1,950. A specialised small game Zambian hunt will cost $3,000 per day with a trophy fee of $1,250. A similar hunt in South Africa without any time frames will cost between $350-450 per day with a trophy fee ranging from $1,200 in the Eastern Cape to $2,950 for Outfitters that need to travel to a territory with Oribi.
When to hunt Oribi?
Oribi may be hunted 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 West and Central African the season is from January to April. In some territories in the Cameroon the season runs from mid-December to the end of May. The best months for hunting Oribi are the dry months of June to October when the grass is at its shortest and these animal come out to feed on the burns.
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Spot and stalk is the best method of hunting for Oribi. Often seen while driving around the territory. During the stalk you are usually able to use the cover of the long grass on the edges of floodplains, open and montane grasslands where they lie up during the day to your advantage as they graze out into the open on the short grass. The best time to hunt Oribi is in the morning and late afternoon when they are most active. Be alert while walking in the grasslands as they may jump up and run a short distance before stopping to look back, giving you a few seconds to take that shot.
Why hunt Oribi?
One of the biggest of the “Tiny Ten”. Due to their vulnerability from habitat destruction, poaching, marauding dogs and predation, these antelope are decreasing in certain areas. So normally only found in well managed areas and if you ever get the chance to hunt one, you should not turn it down as you are not going to have multiple opportunities to hunt these animals. They make magnificent full mounts and the annual quota is limited and much sought after in South Africa.
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