Where to hunt Chandler's Mountain Reedbuck
Chanler’s Mountain Reedbuck, also known as Chandler's Mountain Reedbuck is one of the smallest Reedbuck species. Named after William Astor Chanler in Kenya 1889. It derives its name from its fulvous red colour and is found in isolated pockets with suitable mountainous habitats in Eastern Africa as opposed to the more common Mountain Reedbuck found in South Africa. Often seen grazing or resting amongst the rocks of the mountain slopes, making full use of their camouflage to blend in with their surroundings. This Reedbuck species may be hunted in Ethiopia, Eastern Uganda and Northern Tanzania.
Chanler’s Mountain Reedbuck trophy fee prices range from around $1000 in Ethiopia to $450 in Tanzania. Prices for this species are somewhere in the middle in Uganda at $850. Daily rates in these countries are highly variable depending on which other species you will be hunting during your safari. Also, keep in mind that if you are hunting in Tanzania you will require a 16 – 21 day license.
When to hunt Chandler's Mountain Reedbuck?
Chanler’s Mountain Reedbuck may be hunted year-round In Ethiopia and from 1 July – 31 December in Uganda and Tanzania. Being nocturnal animals, they are best hunted in the early morning before bedding down for most of the day. Once bedded they are difficult to see and unlikely to move until late afternoon. These animals need to drink regularly and will move down the mountain to find water during the heat of the day.
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If you hunting in hilly grassland areas you need to spend time glassing the rocky slopes of the mountain slopes and hills. Often, it’s just a little movement that will catch your eye and on closer inspection of the area, you will no doubt find a bunch of well-camouflaged animals lying amongst the rocks. Then you need to move closer to take your shot, either shooting up or down from a vantage point, whichever suits the occasion. They are agile and able to cover ground quite quickly whereas any hunter in pursuit is likely to make very slow progress over the often rocky ground.
Why hunt Chandler's Mountain Reedbuck?
Classified as a globally endangered species, these animals may require some rock climbing making for a challenging hunt. Being difficult to approach, they often make for a long shot testing your marksmanship and long-distance shooting. They make impressive shoulder and pedestal mounts. They have great eyesight and will give a shrill whistle as an alarm call before bounding off, so you should never overlook the opportunity to collect a fine specimen when the opportunity arises.
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