Where to hunt White Springbok
White springbok is an albino color phase of the common springbok. This antelope is usually yellowish, with dark horizontal stripes and white underbelly with snow-white hairs reaching high on the sides and the haunch. But occasionally, especially on game farms in South Africa and Namibia, who sometimes practice selective breeding to improve the probability of the occurrence of rare and desirable color phases, one meets a springbok that is solid white. Hunting opportunities for White Springbok exist in Namibia and South Africa.
White springbok is one of the most desirable color phases of springbok. The trophy fee for a white springbok is priced in the $800-$900 range in South Africa and $1,000-$1,200 in Namibia. White springbok is also often included in a “springbok slam”, a combination hunt that includes all four color phases. These “slam” specials typically cost about $5,000-$7,000.
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“I beheld the boundless plains, and even the hill sides which stretched away on every side of me, thickly covered, not with" herds," but with " one vast herd" of springboks; far as the eye could strain the landscape was alive with them, until they softened down into a dim red mass of living creatures.” wrote Rouaelyn Gordon-Cumming of the springbok “trek-bokken”, or migration, he witnessed in 1843. How did they hunt springbok back then, and how have things changed since?24 Mar 2019 Good Times, Bad Times: Springbok hunting in Gordon-Cumming’s “Five Years in South Africa” and today
When to hunt White Springbok?
It’s not easy to pinpoint the best times for springbok hunting. In many areas of South Africa hunting opportunities exist year round, and in Namibia from February to November. Springbok is one of the animals that don’t have a specific time for the rut, so this is not a factor either. If you have to pick a few months, that would probably be the end of the dry season.
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Springbok hunting is mostly done by spot-and-stalk. After the hunter and the PH locate a herd with an animal that will make a suitable trophy, they carefully approach it within range. This could be quite a challenge, as springbok are the creatures of open plains. Springboks are small animals, usually weighing no more than 50 pounds, and in most cases you will have to connect with its tiny vitals at the range of 250 to 350 yards. It’s a good idea to select an accurate rifle for a cartridge with a flat trajectory for springbok hunting.
Why hunt White Springbok?
A hunter who pursues springbok to collect a slam of all color phases does not only engage in a challenging spot-and-stalk hunt, but also helps bring the legendary “trek-bokken” back into the picture. Hunting concessions and game farms often use the land that formerly housed pastures and fields, rewilding it to the ecosystem that existed before European colonization. The process is financed totally by hunters’ dollars, so “hunting for conservation” is not just empty words. And to top it up, there’s that “glad feeling of unrestrained freedom”, that, according to Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, one of the first British hunters in South Africa, one feels every day when out there.
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We specialize in dangerous game hunts, as well as all South African plains game safaris and wing shooting. We will exceed all our client’s expectations and finish off their safari by already planning the next one! On many occasions, while hunting you will see an abundance of game as well as all the different types of fauna & flora in the area, giving our clients picture-perfect photo opportunities. Our concession areas make up a combined total of 380 000 acres. To accompany you on every hunt we take snacks and refreshments to keep you well hydrated and energized during your hunt. We have our own exclusive hunting concessions in South Africa in the North-west Province. We are fortunate as the area where we hunt offers our clients most of the species that are available throughout South Africa as it is a combination of bushveld, highveld and middelveld habitat systems. We tailor hunting packages to suit our client's safari needs, whether it involves Big 5 safaris, plains game hunts or bird hunts. We are dedicated to make your African Trophy Hunting Safari a memory of a lifetime.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
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We have many different animals species available to hunt in Northern Cape. Certain animals require permits and therefore require prior arrangement. Once you give us a list of the species you want to hunt we can apply for the required permits. A good hunt on plains game will usually be between 7 to 10 days, depending on whether you are a bow or rifle hunter and how many animals you wish to hunt.
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Hunting season: 1 May 2020 30 Nov 2020
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South Africa is one of the most diversified countries in Africa, mainly because of its variety of habitats, eco system, cultures and traditions. We offer most of our hunting from our main camp in the Limpopo valley, known as the mecca of the hunting in South Africa. We offer hunting to more than 30 huntable species roaming over thousands of unspoiled acres. Let us guide you to the area where your dream trophy is likely to be found. Our hunting season is between March and October, with June and July the middle of winter. Choose the length (between 5-14 days plus arrival and departure days what are free of charge, only airport pick up and drop off fees) of your hunt and the species you wish to harvest from the trophy list. Non hunters are welcome! Please inquire for available dates!
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Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 31 Oct 2020
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