Hunting lechwe in South Africa is testing and exciting, and will reward you with an incredibly beautiful trophy. They are not particularly skittish or nervous, and will often allow hunters to get within shooting distance. The challenging part is that it will often watch you approach, and keep just outside of reasonable range. Lechwe hunting will take place in the Free State, Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. Somerby Safaris has beautiful hunting areas for hunting lechwe and our professional hunters will guide you on an extremely exciting hunt with a very high reward. A trophy lechwe is a gorgeous addition to any trophy room.
The lechwe is a medium-sized antelope, closely related to the waterbuck. The ram stands about 39 inches at the shoulder and has a mass of about 200 pounds. The hindquarters are noticeably higher than the forequarters. Reddish brown on the upper parts and flanks and white on the under sides and inner legs. The fronts of the forelegs and of the hocks are black and it has white patches around the eyes. Only the rams carry lyrate-shaped horns.
Free State, Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa
When hunting lechwe in South Africa, they are found in or near water on shallow flood plains, along swamps and rivers and well-watered grasses. They have also adapted well to open Savannah country.
When hunting lechwe in Africa, the .270 will do beautifully, and the 30 caliber magnums will also definitely be sufficient.
The best shot placement for red lechwe hunting is the standard high heart/lung shot; straight up the foreleg, one-third into the body, and squeeze.
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