Where to hunt Roan
Roan refers to the colouring of this antelope which is found across the savannas of West, Central, East and Southern Africa. There are six subspecies of which we will concentrate on the Angolan Roan which for the hunting record purposes has been amalgamated with the Southern Roan, the East African Roan of Tanzania and Western Roan. Southern Roan are the more commonly hunted Roan and have become a feature of many game breeding projects in South Africa and Namibia. They can be hunted in Zambia, South Africa and Namibia.
Roan - Huntipedia
Roan Antelope are predominantly savanna species, found throughout most of Africa. These unique looking antelope are available to hunt in 7 different countries.
In Zambia, Roan hunts sell for approximately $1,500 per day for a 10-day hunt which could include a closely related Sable Antelope. Trophy fees for a Roan on this hunt will fetch $7,000. In Namibia and South Africa, daily rates are much of a muchness and in the region of $350-450 per day. Trophy fees in Namibia range from $4,400-10,000. In South Africa trophy fees range from as little as $4,000 for a Roan under 26 inches and up to $10,500 at the opposite extreme for a Roan of more than 28 inches in length.
When to hunt Roan?
Roan may be hunted all year round In South Africa. In Namibia, hunting is closed in January and February, and in Zambia the season runs from May until the end of November. The best months for hunting Roan are the dry winter/autumn months (July-October), especially when water availability is limited as these animals tend to drink in the late afternoon. In some ways, this is a shy species avoiding other herbivores and predators in sparsely wooded medium to tall grasslands.
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Due to its habits of avoiding other species it makes for slightly easier hunting as there is less of a chance of being busted during a walk and stalk by other species sharing the same habitat. What does make things tough is the length of the long grass often in flat areas where they prefer to feed. Although great cover for a stalk it can make shooting difficult when trying to find a shooting lane through this tall grass without exposing yourself. In the late afternoon they may be found resting up near water after taking a drink.
Why hunt Roan?
With their horse-like build, Roan are one of the largest species of antelope in Africa, second only to Eland and a large Kudu bull. These animals are usually hunted after you have done a number of trips to Africa. They make a marvelous addition to a trophy collection and make stunning pedestal mounts when mounted with their close cousin, Sable Antelope. Shoulder mounts and European skull mounts are also very popular.
Roan Classic - Limpopo 2022 South Africa
A fair chase Roan hunt in one of South Africa's premier concessions. If you're looking for an easily accessible destination which still offers true fair chase hunting for Roan and other game; this would be my first recommendation. GBNR is one of South Africa's finest hunting destinations. Although fenced, the area is large and provides for a proper wild and fair chase hunting experience. Additionally the camp is suitable for all family members and the reserve has excellent Plains Game species to hunt.
Trip duration: 7 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2022 30 Nov 2022
1:1 Lowveld Plainsgame Hunt South Africa
Established in 2009 and situated in the north eastern part of South Africa known as the Lowveld, home to the jewel of the African Game Reserves, the iconic Kruger National Park and numerous “Big 5” privately owned parks forming the Greater Kruger National Park. We specialize in dangerous game hunting destinations in and around some of these private reserves and the Limpopo Valley with a combination of hunting options from open unfenced, to partially open and fenced areas. We offer tailor-made hunts to suit your needs and requirements. Whether you are interested in hunting elephant, Cape buffalo or pursuing the big cats, we have it all on offer along with an abundance of plains game that South Africa has to offer. The desert species that we do not have available in the Lowveld Bushveld can be hunted on our Kalahari concession. We will plan your hunt and ensure that your safari is an unforgettable one! Our total concession areas are in excess of 250,000 acres and we cater for both rifle and bowhunters. First time visitors and seasoned hunters returning to Africa are all welcome. For the non-hunters we are on the doorstep of the Greater Kruger National Park. Our sister company offers dedicated photographic safaris to the Kruger National Park and sightseeing trips to the scenic Blyde Canyon, the third biggest canyon in the world. Numerous other wildlife rehabilitation attractions and five star spar treatments are among some of the most popular add-ons to this safari. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 31 Dec 2021
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