White Blesbok (Damaliscus dorcas phillipsi)
White Blesbok males have a body weight averaging 70kg and stand 95cms to the shoulder, whilst female White Blesbok average a body weight of 60kg, standing arou
nd the same height to the shoulder as the male of the species. The Blesbok lives on the plains of the South African highveld. White Blesbok are grazers and they form herds consisting of the female ewes and young. The male rams lean toward a solitary existence. Since both White Blesbok sexes carry horns, care must be exercised when selecting the White Blesbok you will hunt, to make sure that the White Blesbok selected is the White Blesbok taken. White Blesbok should be hunted in the morning and late afternoon, when they are feeding, as like many species, White Blesbok lie up during the hottest part of the day. Hunting White Blesbok in the Eastern Cape is challenging, as shots may well be taken from longer ranges.
Water is essential to the White Blesbok and hunting White Blesbok near the approaches to waterholes can prove productive. Hunters can use their favourite deer rifle when hunting White Blesbok. Calibres like .270, .308, .30-06, 7mm or any of the .300 magnums using good quality partition or bonded bullets of 150 grains, give excellent results for the longer shots that may be required on the plains. As with any hunted species, the point of aim is paramount. Your Professional Hunter can be relied upon to advise you as to the correct point of aim.
Minimum Trophy Measurements: SCI 39 RW 16½”