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Hunting the Common Grey Duiker

Grey (Common) Duiker Hunts

The Common Grey Duiker, also known as the Grey Duiker, is a small to medium-sized antelope found in Sub-Saharan Africa. The species is characterized by its short, pointed horns and distinctive grey-brown coat, which provides excellent camouflage in the savannah and woodland habitats it inhabits. The Common Grey Duiker is primarily a browser, feeding on leaves, fruits, and shoots, and is known to be most active at dawn and dusk.

Habitat and Distribution

The Common Grey Duiker is found throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from Senegal and Ethiopia to South Africa and Namibia. The species prefers wooded savannah habitats and is often found near water sources, such as rivers and streams. Due to its adaptable nature, the Common Grey Duiker is not considered to be a threatened species, although populations in some regions may be affected by habitat loss and hunting.

Hunting the Common Grey Duiker

Hunting the Common Grey Duiker is a challenging and rewarding experience that requires patience, skill, and precision. The species is known for its keen senses and evasive behavior, making it a difficult target for hunters. However, with the right preparation and equipment, hunters can increase their chances of success.

Equipment and Gear

When hunting the Common Grey Duiker, it is important to use equipment and gear that is appropriate for the terrain and conditions of the hunting area. A lightweight rifle or shotgun with a scope and good quality ammunition is recommended, as well as sturdy boots, camouflage clothing, and a backpack for carrying supplies.

Tracking and Stalking

Tracking and stalking the Common Grey Duiker requires a keen eye and a steady hand. Look for signs of the animal, such as tracks, droppings, and browse marks on vegetation. Move slowly and quietly through the hunting area, using the terrain and vegetation as cover. Be prepared to wait and observe the animal from a distance, as the Common Grey Duiker is easily spooked and will flee at the first sign of danger.

Shot Placement

When taking a shot at a Common Grey Duiker, it is important to aim carefully and accurately. The species has a small body size, so shot placement is critical to ensure a clean kill. Aim for the vital organs, such as the heart or lungs, and avoid shooting the animal in the head or neck, as this may cause unnecessary suffering.


Hunting the Common Grey Duiker is a thrilling and challenging experience that requires skill, patience, and respect for the natural environment. With the right preparation, equipment, and technique, hunters can successfully track and take down this unique and elusive species. We would love to help you plan your Common Grey Duiker hunt.

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Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

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