Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi) is a striking antelope species native to South Africa. Known for its distinctive white face and forehead, as well as its robust body, Blesbok possess an innate grace that makes them a prized target for hunters seeking both a challenging pursuit and a stunning trophy.
Blesbok predominantly inhabit the grassy plains and open savannahs of South Africa. These areas offer the antelopes abundant grazing opportunities and a habitat that aligns perfectly with their needs. The vast grasslands provide the ideal environment for Blesbok herds to roam freely, exhibiting their natural behaviors and allowing hunters to test their skills amidst the beauty of the African landscape.
Measuring around 100 to 120 cm at the shoulder and weighing between 70 and 90 kg, Blesbok showcase a sturdy build that allows them to endure long distances and fast sprints. Their coat is predominantly a reddish-brown hue, with a lighter shade on the underside and white blaze on the face. Both males and females possess slender, lyre-shaped horns, which can reach up to 40 cm in length.
Blesbok Hunting Methods
Blesbok can be hunted quite successfully using spot-and-stalk methods. They are curious animals and sometimes do not move off very far when detecting a disturbance and, at times, almost appear stupid. Hunting them in open plains is a completely different kettle of fish, though. They can also be hunted very successfully from blinds over waterholes.
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