Hunting gemsbok South Africa
Hunting gemsbok South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris
Scientific name: Oryx gazella
Best recommended caliber to rifle hunt gemsbok – 308, 30-06, 7mm (all), 300 WSM, 300 WM, 308 or any other comparable caliber
Shot placement when hunting gemsbok – behind the shoulder one third of the way up from the start of the chest.
What is the cost to hunt gemsbok – for the 2013 / 2014 season the cost to hunt gemsbok is $ 1 450-00
Average shooting distance – 60 to 180 yards
Hints and tips when hunting gemsbok – gemsbok are gregarious, but solitary bulls do have a territory that they will defend against intruding bulls from the same species. It is not often that they stop to look back if alarmed, so if the hunter has an open shot at the quarry he should not hesitate to take it.
What is the best time of year to hunt gemsbok in South Africa on your Africa hunting safari:
Hunting gemsbok in Texas will set you back in the region of $ 5 500. For that price you can hunt with us in South Africa for 7 days (daily rates included), 2X1 for $ 150 less, and get a Gemsbok, impala, blesbok, warthog AND duiker each, trophy fees included. Think about it. Contact us.
Bowhunting information for bow hunting gemsbok
Best recommended draw weight to bow hunt gemsbok – minimum recommended draw weight to bow hunt gemsbok is 70 lbs or larger.
Shot placement when bow hunting gemsbok – Rule of thumb applies: right behind the shoulder one third of the way up from the start of the chest.
What is the cost to bow hunt gemsbok – For the 2013 / 2014 season the cost to bow hunt gemsbok is $ 1 450-00.
Helpful hints and tips when bow hunting gemsbok – The most common form of bow hunting the gemsbok is from a well-constructed hide at a water source. Walk-and-stalk is possible with lots of patience.
What is the best time of year to bow hunt gemsbok in South Africa during your Africa bow hunting safari:
Differences between oryx and gemsbok:
The oryx is better known as the Scimitar-horned oryx.
Scientific name: Oryx dammah Scientific name: Oryx gazella
Striking white and black facial markings with two straight horns are the most visible characteristics that set the gemsbuck (also known as the oryx) aside from other large African antelope species. The body is a gray color with a thick bushy tail, white and black markings on the flanks and legs and a white belly. Herd size can differ, but up to 15 animals can make it a challenging hunt indeed.
After the rut territorial bulls can become solitary. Female and juvenile herds are common during summer (October-February) and will be joined by territorial bulls during the rut.
Depending on population numbers on a property, some landowners can determine that only one of the sexes may be hunted. Usually the cows have longer horns than the bulls and make equally good trophies.
The gemsbuck prefers a drier climate but has adapted well to most environments in the country. Hunting the gemsbuck in any terrain can be a very challenging hunt due to its alertness.
A single calf is born, usually during the summer months (October-February), and only joins the herd after 3-6 weeks.
General gemsbok facts:
Gemsbok gestation period: 264 days
Gemsbok shoulder height: 46″ – 50″
Gemsbok weight: gemsbok bulls up to 500 lbs and gemsbok cows up to 420 lbs.
Horns: Both gemsbok bulls and gemsbok cows have horns. In general the horns of gemsbok bulls are heavier and shorter than those of the gemsbok cows.
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