Where to hunt Uganda Kob
Uganda Kob resembles an Impala but is a more thickset animal and slightly larger. Their colouring is typically golden brown, with white patches around the throat and eyes. They are closely related to Lechwe, Puku and Waterbuck. The Kob family is divided into three subspecies, the Ugandan Kob, White Eared Kob and Western Kob that has now been further differentiated by the SCI record book as the Western and Central African Kob or Buffon. The Uganda Kob may be hunted in Uganda.
Ugandan Kob is only available for hunting in Uganda with a daily rate price tag that varies from $830 - $2330 per day depending on the number of days hunted and the other species available in the package. The trophy fee for a Ugandan Kob is just under $3000.
When to hunt Uganda Kob?
Uganda Kob may only be hunted during the official hunting season which runs from 1 July – 31 December. The best time to hunt Kob is early in the hunting season as light rainfall may be expected in November and December.
The Uganda Kob is a diurnal species that are water-dependent and favour open floodplains, grasslands, forest margins avoiding steep slopes and flooded areas. They are short grass grazers and attracted to freshly burnt areas when the fresh grass starts to flush. The best time to hunt Kob is early morning and late afternoon while grazing. Walk and stalk is the best hunting method using the treeline margins as cover. A long-distance shot may be required when shooting across the open flats that provide little to no cover. Distance judgment is always difficult when shooting across the flat open ground so the use of a rangefinder is recommended.
Why hunt Uganda Kob?
Uganda Kob distribution is limited to Uganda which makes this a special species that should be hunted if on safari in Uganda. It is always a good idea to shoot the specials when on safari so that you do not need to return to a specific area for a species that you overlooked on a previous hunt. Being medium-sized animals they also make great shoulder mounts.
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