Vaal rhebuck hunting is considered the most challenging South African antelope to hunt. Trophy Vaal rhebuck occur on high ground. Hunters need to be prepared for walking long distances when Vaal rhebuck hunting and taking above average long shots. Patience is key on these hunts and a certain level of physical fitness is required when hunting Vaal rhebuck in Africa. This is an extremely specific hunt and our professional hunters are experienced and skilled in aiding our hunters in taking down these unique antelope. Our hunting areas are of the highest quality and our Vaal rhebuck hunts are unrivaled. When hunting Vaal rhebuck in Africa with Somerby Safaris, we will hunt in the Free State, Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces.
The Grey or Vaal Rhebuck is a small woolly antelope that has probably the keenest eyesight of any African species. Vaal Rhebuck have a long, thin neck with long pointed upright ears. The head has very large eyes and a big rubber-like black nose. The body is covered by a grey fur like coat and under parts are white in colour. The horns are straight and stand upright and only the males carry horns. They have an average shoulder height of 29 inches and weigh an average of 40 pounds.
Free State, Western Cape and Eastern Cape
Vaal rhebuck inhabit rocky mountains, mountainous slopes and plateaus with sufficient grass and a few shrubs and trees.
The best calibers for hunting Vaal rhebuck are 243, 6 X 55, 270, 30-06 and 300 WSM. Of the suggested calibers the 270 is the most highly recommended. It is important to consider that shots will generally be long.
When hunting Vaal rhebuck, the shot should be placed behind the shoulder in line with the front leg and almost two thirds of the way up from the bottom of the brisket to the top of the back.
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