Looking for great trophy Blesbok hunting in South Africa? We offer some of the best and most affordable Blesbok hunting available in the entire country.
How much does a Blesbok hunting safari in South Africa with you cost? For the 2017 hunting season, our trophy fee for Blesbok is $350. They are also included in some of our hunting packages, namely the “First Timer’s Package”, at a discount.
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Blesbok Scientific Name: Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi
What is a Blesbok? The Blesbok is a medium sized species of antelope that calls the highveld of South Africa home. We have excellent Blesbok hunting on our hunting areas in Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces.
Though Blesbok rams and ewes are very similar in appearance, rams are slightly larger and than ewes. A mature ram normally weighs 120-150 pounds and an ewe often weighs 100-130 pounds. A mature Blesbok will stand 2.5-3.5 feet tall at the shoulder.
Blesbok have a brown coat with a light colored rump and white patches on their lower legs. Additionally, their bellies are white and they have a white colored face.
They prefer to live on the open grasslands of the South African highveld and do not like areas with thick woods. Blesbok are primarily grazing animals, and normally live in herds of dozens of other animals.
How do you distinguish males from females when Blesbok hunting? Male and female Blesbok appear very similar and can be difficult to tell apart when when Blesbok hunting. Both males and females have horns, though the horns on males are normally slightly thicker. They are also slightly bigger in the body than females.
What is the best rifle caliber for Blesbok hunting? Blesbok are not extremely tough animals. However, shooting distances on Blesbok can be on the long side, so an accurate, flat shooting rifle cartridge is in order when Blesbok hunting. The .243 Winchester will work, but is a little on the light side for some of the longer shots that may need to be taken when Blesbok hunting. The .270 Winchester, 7mm Remington Magnum, .30-06 Springfield, and .300 Winchester Magnum are all great choices for trophy Blesbok hunting in South Africa.
What is the best set up for bow hunting Blesbok?
Those who desire to bow hunt Blesbok should use a heavy (at least 500 grains) arrow with a sharp, fixed blade broad head shot from a bow with at least a 55 pound draw weight.
What is the best recommended Blesbok shot placement? Fortunately, Blesbok aren’t extremely tough and will not go very far if hit properly. When the animal is standing broadside, simply aim at the center of the shoulder, approximately one third of the way up the body (this goes for both rifle and bow hunters).
Remember to adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Blesbok is quartering towards or away from you (aim slightly forward if it is quartering towards you and slightly to the rear if it is quartering away). The shot placement for a bow on a Blesbok that is quartering away is the same as for a rifle hunter. I do not recommend taking a shot on a Blesbok quartering towards you with a bow.
What is the average shot distance when Blesbok hunting in South Africa? Since Blesbok are herd animals, and since they are normally found in open grasslands with little cover, Blesbok can be difficult to closely approach. Due to this, the average shot distance when Blesbok hunting is 150-250 yards.
What methods do you use when Blesbok hunting? We conduct virtually all of our Blesbok hunts via walk and stalk.
What is the best time of year for Blesbok hunting in South Africa? Blesbok are another species that may may be successfully hunted virtually all year round. However, April through October (June and July in particular), are the best months for hunting Blesbok in South Africa.
What is your average trophy size of Blesbok taken in South Africa when hunting with you? The average trophy taken a Blesbok hunting safari with us measures 14-15″. The largest Blesbok we have ever had a client take measured 17″, which is an incredible Blesbok trophy. If you are interested in hunting White Blesbok, we also have a few of them on quota on our hunting are in Gauteng Province. Contact us for more details.