Common reedbuck are seldom found far from water and love the marshy floodplain areas. Only the rams carry horns and a trophy common reedbuck horn’s should be at least 12” long with a good curve.
Sometimes confused with its cousin, the mountain reedbuck. A common reedbuck is an enlarged version of a mountain reedbuck. They are redder in color and are different in the type of habitats they prefer.
Common reedbuck are found in small family groups of 4-6 animals and are seldom found far from water. Hunting common reedbuck in South Africa involves identifying an area that supports a large population.
They are TOPS listed in the Eastern Cape and Free State but common reedbuck hunting permits can be obtained relatively easily.