SA Hunting


Average Mass 240 kg (Bull)
210 kg (Cow)
Rowland Ward Minimum Measurement 40″
Record Measurement 49 1/2″
Distribution Arid north-west of subregion extending north into Angola. Gemsbok have been introduced to many game farms in southern Africa.
Habitat Open, dry country but also open woodland, grassveld and dune country. Availability of water is not an essential habitat requirement.
Food Although mainly grazers they also include browse, seed-pods and fruits such as tsama melons in their diet.
Hunting Tips If the head is tilted back and the horn tips touch beyond the start of the black portion on the rump, the trophy will score well.
Good sight. Dangerous animals when wounded.