Looking for great trophy Gemsbok hunting in South Africa? We offer some outstanding, yet very affordable Gemsbok hunting in Limpopo and Gauteng Provinces.
How much does a Gemsbok hunting safari in South Africa with you cost? For the 2017 hunting season, our trophy fee for Gemsbok is $1,000.
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Gemsbok Scientific Name: Oryx gazella also known as the Oryx
What is a Gemsbok? The Gemsbok is a large species of antelope that inhabits many of the arid and semi-arid parts of South Africa. We have outstanding Gemsbok hunting on our hunting areas in Gauteng and Limpopo Provinces.
Full grown Gemsbok typically stand nearly four feet tall at the shoulder. Males normally weigh 500-650 pounds and females usually weigh 300-500 pounds. They have light brown or grey colored coats with a black stripe along their lower flanks and white “socks” on their feet. Their faces are white around the eyes and muzzle and black elsewhere.
Adapted for life in harsh, dry areas, Gemsbok are very tough and resilient animals. Though not normally aggressive to humans, they will not hesitate to defend themselves with their long horns if injured or cornered. Many would-be predators have learned this lesson the hard way and have been impaled by an angry Gemsbok.
How do you distinguish males from females when Gemsbok hunting? Both male and female Gemsbok have horns. Females (top, closest to camera) normally have longer, more slender horns that tend to curve to the rear. Males (bottom) are usually larger in the body and have thicker horns than females.
What is the best rifle caliber for Gemsbok hunting? Gemsbok are rather large and very tough animals. The .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .338 Winchester Magnum are all great choices for Gemsbok hunting on our Gauteng hunting area where it may be necessary to take a longer range shot. These cartridges will also work at close range. The 9.3x62mm Mauser and .375 H&H Magnum are also good choices and are absolutely not “too much gun” for Gemsbok at the short ranges present on our Limpopo hunting area.
What is the best set up for bow hunting Gemsbok? Those who desire to bow hunt Gemsbok should use a heavy (at least 600 grains) arrow with a sharp, fixed blade broadhead shot from a bow with at least a 70 pound draw weight.
What is the best recommended Gemsbok shot placement? Because they are such tough animals, and can be so dangerous when wounded, shot placement is very important when Gemsbok hunting. Like with most antelope, aim at the center of the shoulder approximately 1/3 the way up the body.
Don’t forget to adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Gemsbok 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).
What is the average shot distance when Gemsbok hunting in South Africa? The average shot distance when Gemsbok hunting with us is 25-200 yards, depending on the hunting area and the time of year. Shots on on our Gauteng hunting area, which has more open terrain, tend to be at the longer side. On the other hand, as you can see in the video below, shooting ranges tend to be shorter at the Limpopo hunting area due to the thick vegetation there.
What methods do you use when Gemsbok hunting? Virtually all of our Gemsbok hunting safaris are conducted via walk and stalk.
What is the best time of year for Gemsbok hunting in South Africa? The quality of our Gemsbok hunting safaris vary very little over the course of the year in Gauteng Province. However, the dry months of May through October are the best months for Gemsbok hunting in Limpopo Province due to the increased visibility.
What is your average trophy size of Gemsbok taken in South Africa when hunting with you? The average trophy taken on Gemsbok hunting safaris with us normally measures around 38″ for bulls and 39″ for cows. Our biggest Gemsbok ever was a cow that measured over 42″ long, which is an outstanding trophy. That particular Gemsbok was taken on our hunting area in Limpopo Province and is in the photo below.
If you’re interested in going Gemsbok hunting in South Africa with us, please contact us for more information or to book your hunt.