Game Species of South Africa

GET TO KNOW THE TROPHIES YOU ARE GOING TO BE HUNTING FOR:

We have supplied  basic info and just a few interesting facts about the entire range of trophies that we offer to hunt in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Please click on each Species for its average body weight, should height, average horn length and minimum SCI Score
as well as a  picture of the animals in its natural habitat with a indication of shot placement in that specific circumstance

Hunting a Baboon

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BABOON A MATURE BABOON HAS AN AVERAGE:LENGTH OF: 4.9 FEET FROM HEAD TO TAILWEIGHT OF: UP TO 100 POUNDS IDENTIFICATION: Generally dark brown to grey in colour, with a patch of rough hair on the nape of its neck. Unlike the northern baboon species males do not have a mane. Ma ...
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Hunting a Trophy Bushbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BUSHBUCK A MATURE BUSHBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: 33 INCHESWEIGHS: 100 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 15 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE: EASTERN CAPE BUSHBUCK 31 AND LIMPOPO BUSHBUCK 33 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Bushbuck form ...
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Hunting a Trophy Blesbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON BLESBUCK A MATURE BLESBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 35 INCHESWEIGHS: 130 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 15 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE 39INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: One of the fastest breeding plains game species in Southern Africa. Seen by many as the perfect trophy for the first ...
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Hunting a Trophy White Blesbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON BLESBUCK - see Blesbuck       A MATURE WHITE BLESBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 35 INCHES WEIGHS 130 POUNDS HORN LENGTH 14 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE 39(Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   IDENTIFICATION: A mottled white coat covers ...
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Hunting a Trophy Bontebuck

  A MATURE BONTEBOK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE: SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 35 INCHES WEIGHT OF: 160 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: 13 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 36 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Bontebuck were on the brink of extinction in the early 1900’s ...
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Hunting a Trophy Bushpig

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BUSHPIG     A MATURE BUSHPIG HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: 23 INCHESWEIGHS: 20 POUNDSTUSK LENGTH: 4-5 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE 11 INCHES (length and circumference of both tusks)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The “Ghost of the Darkness”, this is mainly due to thei ...
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Hunting a Trophy Caracal

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A CARACAL   A MATURE CARACAL HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: 16 - 20 INCHESWEIGHS: 25 - 45 POUNDS SCI MINIMUM SCORE 6 INCHES (length and width of skull) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Caracal / Lynx can be very aggressive when bayed by hounds while being hunted, often hea ...
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Hunting a Trophy Common Reedbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A COMMON REEDBUCK     A MATURE REEDBUCK HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: 37 INCHESWEIGHS: 140 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 12 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE 21 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Common Reedbuck forms part of the Reedbuck ...
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Hunting a Trophy Grey Duiker

SHOT PLACEMENT OF A GREY DUIKER   A MATURE GREY DUIKER HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: 17 INCHESWEIGHS: 300 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 4.5 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE 11 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Common or Grey Duiker is seen by many hunters as ...
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Hunting a Trophy Red Duiker

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A RED DUIKER         AN MATURE RED DUIKER HAS AN AVERAGE   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 17 INCHES WEIGHTS: 33 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: 2 ½ INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE 8 INCHES   IDENTIFICATION: The red duiker is smaller than the common duiker with a compact, arched back. Th ...
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Hunting a Trophy Blue Duiker

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BLUE DUIKER   A MATURE BLUE DUIKER HAS AN AVERAGESHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 13 INCHESWEIGHT: OF 8 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 1 1/4  INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE 4 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Also known as "Puti" in the Xhosa langu ...
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Hunting a Trophy Eland

SHOT PLACEMENT ON AN ELAND     A MATURE ELAND BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: 67 INCHESWEIGHS: 1500 - 2000 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 33 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE 77 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The largest of the Spiral Horned family in South ...
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Hunting a Trophy Fallow Deer

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A FALLOW DEER     A MATURE FALLOW DEER STAG HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: 37 INCHES WEIGHS: 150 POUNDS INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Fallow Deer from Europe where introduced near Cape Town, South Africa, in 1869 by the British. Since then numbers have increased dramat ...
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Hunting a Trophy Gemsbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A GEMSBUCK       A MATURE GEMSBUCK HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 47 INCHES WEIGHT: OF 500 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: OF 34 INCHES   MINIMUM SCI SCORE IS 88 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Gemsbuck males and female ...
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Hunting a Trophy Giraffe

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A GIRAFFE     A MATURE GIRAFFE BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: 7-10 FEET WEIGHS: 1700 - 3000 POUNDS   IDENTIFICATION: Needs no introduction! Color of the hide can change with age. Older animals become dark brown to almost colorless to almost black. The skin ...
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Hunting a Trophy Impala

SHOT PLACEMENT ON AN IMPALA         A MATURE IMPALA RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 48 INCHES WEIGHT: OF 120 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: OF 22 INCHES   MINIMUM SCI SCORE OF 54 INCHES (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   IDENTIFICATION: Athletically-built medi ...
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Hunting Jackal

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A JACKAL         A MATURE JACKAL HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 14 INCHES WEIGHTS  18  POUNDS INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: These are considered vermin and most farmers appreciate hunters shooting them. The jackal is probably the most detested predator of all ...
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Hunting a Trophy Klipsringer

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A KLIPSPRINGER     A MATURE KLIPSRINGER RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 22 INCHES WEIGHTS: 40 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: 4 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 11 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Klipspringer forms part ...
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Hunting a Trophy Kudu

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A KUDU     A MATURE KUDU BULLl HAS AN AVERAGE:   WEIGHT: OF 480 POUNDS SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 55 INCHES HORN LENGTH: OF 52 INCHES SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU 45 – 50 EASTERN CAPE KUDU   SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 121 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   INTERES ...
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Hunting a Trophy Lechwe

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A LECHWE   A MATURE LECHWE MALE HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 39 INCHES WEIGHT: OF 200 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: OF 26 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 58 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Lechwe male is usually of trophy q ...
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Hunting a Trophy Mountain Reedbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A MOUNTAIN REEDBUCK         A MATURE MOUNTAIN REEDBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 29 INCHES WEIGHTS: 65 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: 6 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 11 (lenght of both horns, circumference of both bases)     INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES ...
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Hunting a Trophy Nyala

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A NYALA BULL       A MATURE NYALA HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 47 INCHES WEIGHTS 200 POUNDS HORN LENGTH 26 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 63(length of and circumference of both horns)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES:  The Nyala form part of the Spiral Horned f ...
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Huntin a Trophy Oribi

SHOT PLACEMENT ON AN ORIBI A MATURE ORIBI RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF INCHES: n/a WEIGHTS: 40 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 23 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE: OF 13 INCHESINTERESTING HUNTING NOTES:  A magnificent trophy and a collector’s delight. Solids are recommended to not damage the skin of th ...
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Hunting Ostrich

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A OSTRICH     AN OSTRICH HAS AN AVERAGE: WEIGHTS 200 POUNDS   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Ostrich, a large flightless bird is native to Africa and is the largest living species of bird that lays the largest egg of any living bird. A very interesting trophy to hunt, v ...
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Hunting a Trophy Red Hartebeest

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A RED HARTEBEEST     A MATURE RED HARTEBEEST BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 48 INCHES  WEIGHS: 350 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: OF 22 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 62 INCHES   IDENTIFICATION: Glossy reddish-brown. The tail, blaze on the face and the outside ...
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Hunting a Trophy Roan

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A ROAN         A MATURE ROAN BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF WEIGHTS: 600 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: 25  INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 68   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: A jet black mature Sable bull is without a doubt the most impressive trophy in any Af ...
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Hunting a Trophy Sable

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A SABLE         A MATURE SABLE BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 54 INCHES WEIGHS: 550 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: 38  INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 100 (lenght of both horns and circumference of bases)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: A jet black mature Sab ...
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Hunting a Trophy Springbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A SPRINGBUCK (COMMON)     A MATURE COMMON SPRINGBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 30 INCHES WEIGHTS 58 POUNDS HORN LENGTH 12 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 30   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Springbuck is the national emblem of the Republic of South A ...
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Hunting a Trophy White Springbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A WHITE SPRINGBUCK -see Common Springbuck         A MATURE WHITE SPRINGBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 28 INCHES  WEIGHT OF 50 POUNDS HORN LENGTH OF 11 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 28(Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   INTERES ...
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Hunting a Trophy Black Springbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BLACK SPRINGBUCK  A MATURE BLACK SPRINGBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 29 INCHESWEIGHTS: 50 POUNDSHORN LENGTH: 12 INCHESSCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 30.5 (length  of and circumference of bases of both horns)INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Black Springbuck forms part of ...
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Hunting a Trophy Steenbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A TROPHY STEENBUCK       A MATURE STEENBUCK RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 22 INCHES WEUGHT OF 22 POUNDS HORN LENGTH OF 4 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 11(Length of both horns + circumference of bases)     INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Steenbuck fo ...
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Hunting a Trophy Suni

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A SUNI RAM     A MATURE SUNI RAM HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 13 INCHES WEIGHTS 10 POUNDS HORN LENGTH 3 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 9(length and circumference of both horns)    INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: When alarmed they make a short sneezing or blowi ...
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Hunting a Trophy Tsessebe

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A TSETSSEBE       A MATURE TSESSEBE BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:   WEIGHT OF 308 POUNDS SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 40 INCHES HORN LENGTH OF 13 INCHES                                SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 40(Length of both horns + circumference of bases) ...
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Hunting a Trophy Vaal / Grey Rhebuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A VAAL RHEBUCK       A MATURE VAAL RHEBUCK MALE HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 29 INCHES WEIGHT OF 40 INCHES HORN LENGTH OF 6 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE 18(length and circumference of both horns)  INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Vaal Rhebuck are considered by mo ...
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Hunting a Trophy Warthog

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A WARTHOG         A MATURE WARTHOG BOAR HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 25 INCHES WEIGHT OF 180 POUNDS TUSK LENGTH OF 10 INCHES   MINIMUM SCORE 30(length and circumference of both tusks)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Warthogs are great trophies to hunt an ...
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Hunting a Trophy Waterbuck

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A WATERBUCK         A MATURE WATERBUCK MALE HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 52 INCHES WEIGHS 550 POUNDS HORN LENGTH OF INCHES 27   SCI MINIMUM SCORE 70(Length of both horns + circumference of bases) INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Waterbuck is a much sought af ...
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Hunting a Trophy Black Wildebeest

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BLACK WILDEBEEST     A MATURE BLUE WILDEBEEST HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 47 INCHES WEIGHT: OF 350 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: OF 20 INCHES   SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 72 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Also known as ...
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Hunting a Trophy Blue Wildebeest

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A BLUE WILDEBEEST   A MATURE BLUE WILDEBEEST BULL HAS AN AVERAGE: SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 50 TO 58 INCHES WEIGHT: OF 300 TO 400 POUNDS HORN LENGTH: OF 27 INCHES INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Blue Wildebeest, the Poor Man’s Buffalo, not only in looks but for shear brute s ...
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Hunting a Trophy Zebra

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A ZEBRA (Burchell’s or plains)       A ZEBRA HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 51 INCHES WEIGHS 550 POUNDS   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Burchell's Zebra is one of the most sought after trophies from Africa. Hunting Zebra can prove very difficult in certain ar ...
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Hunting a Trophy Cape Buffalo

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A CAPE BUFFALO       A MATURE CAPE BUFFALO BULL HAS AND AVERAGE:   WEIGHT: OF 1500 POUNDS SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 65 INCHES HORN LENGHT: OF 36 - 40 INCHES    INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Robert Ruak famously wrote, “When coming face to face with a Buffalo, he will l ...
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Hunting a Trophy Crocodile

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A CROCODILE     A MATURE CROCODILE HAS AN AVERAGE:   NOSE TO TAIL LENGTH: OF12.5 FEET WEIGHS: 1500 POUNDS   SCI MINIMUM LENGTH 13 FEET (nose to tail measurement)  INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: While the Croc appears to be lazy and lethargic as he basks on the river b ...
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Hunting a trophy Elephant

SHOT PLACEMENT ON AN ELEPHANT       A MATURE ELEPHANT BULL HAS AN AVERAGE: SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 9 – 10 FEET WEIGHS: 10 000 – 12 000 POUNDS   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 90 POUNDS   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: An Elephant bull with really good ivory is generally considered Africa’s ...
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Hunting a Trophy Hippo

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A HIPPO     A MATURE HIPPO HAS AN AVERAGE: SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 52-62 INCHES WEIGHTS: 3000 -5500 POUNDS   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 50   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Hunting a hippo is not as difficult as it can be dangerous.  Due to the thickness of the hide and the fat la ...
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Hunting a Trophy Lion

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A LION OR LIONESS     A MATURE LION HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 48 INCHES WEIGHTS: 600 (males) 350-400 (females) POUNDS   SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 23 (skull length and width)   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: A lion is a highly esteemed trophy and taking a good ...
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Hunting a Trophy Leopard

SHOT PLACEMENT ON A LEOPARD   A MATURE LEOPARD HAS AN AVERAGE:   SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 28 INCHES WEIGHT: OF 150-180 POUNDS   INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Any adult Leopard male is considered a fine trophy. The classic hunting method is by baiting, a very interesting hunt, which requires the ...
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