Hunting Black Springbok South Africa

A popular springbok color phase and a unique trophy animal

Springbok Hunting
Black Springbok
Scientific Name : Antidorcas Marsupilias
Weight : 40kg (m), 35kg (f)
Shoulder Height : 80 cm (m), 75 cm (f)
Breeding Season : Year round
Minimum Calibre : 223

About Black Springbok

Black springbok are a color phase of the common springbuck and their habits are identical. Their coloring isn’t pure black and varies between shades of black.

Judging a Trophy Black Springbok

Springboks rams have horns that are thicker and longer than the ewes. Trophy springbok horns point towards each other at the top or even backwards. A trophy black springbok will measure 12 inches, Rowland Ward is 14 inches, SCI minimum is 30 inches.

Black Springbok Hunting Tips

Springbok hunting always requires a well-planned, patient stalk. Some dedicated African hunters even cover themselves from head to toe in springbok hide in order to get close. When alarmed, springbok will let out a sharp bleat before fleeing. Unlike some African plains game antelope, they’re unlikely to pause and give you a shot opportunity. Be confident in your rifle shooting to ranges of 250 yards and use shooting sticks to steady yourself.

Black Springbok Hunting Cost

The cost of hunting a black springbok is $500. They can be swopped for common springbok in our

Kudu Hunting Package $4700 for 8 days including a trophy springbok, kudu, gemsbok and impala.