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Blesbok      Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi        Blesbok

 

A fine speciman of a blesbok.Blesbok about 3 1/2 feet at the shoulder, weigh     approximately 150 pounds and are roughly 5 feet in     length.  Body color is reddish-brown and the white     face marking is interrupted by a brown line above the     eyes at the forehead, differentiating them from the     similar appearing Bontebok.

 

Both sexes carry horns, once again making it difficult

to differentiate between them.  The ram's horns

are noticeably heavier and almost whitish from

 the base to approximately halfway up their length.

 

Found in large numbers in all suitable

grassveldt habitat. They are endemic to South

Africa and very popular with visiting hunters.

 

Blesbok have a preference for short grassland plains,

but can be found in fairly thick bush as well.

 

Shooting distances can vary from 40 yards to in excess of 150 yards.

 

Recommended calibers:

 

.270 Winchester and larger.

 

Trophy Qualification Minimums:

 

Rowland Ward - 16 1/2     S.C.I. - 39

 

Read more about the Blesbok in the Newsletter

 

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