Waterbuck hunting in Africa usually takes place in the early mornings and late evenings. The waterbuck trophy is spotted from a raised vantage point in the thick brush and then stalked. Another method often used for waterbuck hunting is to use ambush techniques. The waterbuck is ambushed at watering holes or as they retreat to cover after feeding. Somerby Safaris offers absolutely outstanding hunting areas for waterbuck hunting. We take great care in selecting only the best areas that have not been overhunted and that offer stunning trophies. Our experienced professional hunters will guide you on an exhilarating hunt, ending with a beautiful trophy waterbuck for your trophy room. A waterbuck trophy is one of the most beautiful animals to hunt on an African safari.
The waterbuck is a large, robust antelope. Bulls have a shoulder height of 52 inches and can weigh up to 550 pounds. Waterbuck have a brownish-grey shaggy coat. The eyes and nose are patched with white, and there is a white collar under the throat. The rump has a characteristic white ring. The large rounded ears are a prominent feature. Only the bulls have long, forward curved horns.
Hunted in the Limpopo mainly, but waterbuck can also be hunted in the Eastern Cape, Free State, North West and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa
Waterbuck are never far away from water. When hunting a waterbuck, they can be found in woodland areas along rivers, dry floodplains and in reed beds along marshes. These areas usually have good grass for grazing.
Hunting waterbuck in South Africa in open country calls for a minimum caliber of .270. 7mm's and 30 calibers are a fantastic option to take down your trophy waterbuck.
Shot placement must be in the bottom third of the animal directly above the front shoulder, to ensure a heart or lung shot. The shoulder mount is the best way to display a waterbuck trophy – avoid the neck shot so as not to ruin the cape.
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