Hunting Blesbok South Africa

Blesbok are often the first animal hunted on a South African hunting safari
Hunting Blesbok in South Africa

Endemic to South Africa, blesbok are common in the Eastern Cape and Free State. Both sexes carry horns, the males’ horns being longer and thicker.

A good trophy blesbok will display whitening / yellowing of the horns with age.

Hunting blesbok requires a good pair of binoculars and a trained eye as picking the sexes apart is tricky.

Blesbok are gregarious animals with the dominant ram often hanging out on the fringe of the herd.

Younger, non-dominant rams form small bachelor herds

Spec Sheet
Scientific Name : Damaliscus Dorcas Phillipsi
Weight : 70 kg (m), 60 kg (f)
Shoulder Height : 95 cm (m and f)
Breeding Season : March to May with regional differences
Minimum Calibre : 243