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Common Reedbuck hunting

Reedbuck (Common) Hunts

In general, Reedbuck are creatures of medium size, typically observed in small family groups, and as their name suggests, they gravitate towards habitats adorned with long grass or reeds. Among this group, the Mountain Reedbuck, the smallest species, congregates in herds comprising approximately 25 to 30 individuals in the Eastern Cape Mountains. There exist three recognized species of Reedbuck: the Common (Southern) Reedbuck, the Mountain Reedbuck, and the Bohor Reedbuck. The most frequently hunted species in Southern Africa are the Common and Mountain Reedbuck, while the Bohor Reedbuck encompasses numerous subspecies spanning Western and Central Africa.

Reedbuck can be pursued throughout the year in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique, the hunting season spans from April 1st to November 30th, while in Zambia, it commences in early May and concludes at the end of November. Tanzania offers a hunting season from July to December, while in the Western and Central African Republics, it extends from January to April. Certain territories, like Cameroon, hold their hunting season from mid-December to the end of May. The most favorable months for Reedbuck hunting in Southern Africa are the dry months of August to October when the vegetation is less dense.

Hunting Methods

As primarily nocturnal creatures, Reedbuck are most active during the early morning or last light of the day when they emerge from their resting spots amidst the long grass. They exhibit a particular affinity for young green grass and lush irrigated pastures, especially during the cold, dry winter months. In the presence of strong winds, they tend to seek shelter and await more favorable weather conditions. While the Common and Bohor species do not depend on water sources, the Mountain Reedbuck readily approaches watering holes during the scorching heat of the day to quench its thirst.

Reedbucks, resembling Whitetail deer in terms of coloration and size, possess a distinct hair texture and bear horns instead of antlers. They also share similar behavioral patterns, thereby presenting a formidable challenge to hunters. Due to their specific habitat requirements and vulnerability to predation, one should never pass up the opportunity to acquire one of these exceptional specimens when it arises. When startled, Reedbucks emit a piercing whistle and bound away, raising their fluffy white tails as a natural warning signal to all in their vicinity. They make for splendid shoulder and pedestal mounts, showcasing their unique beauty.

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