Spiral Horn Antelopes of Central Africa

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  1. christophe morio

    christophe morio SPONSOR AH Enthusiast

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    There are 5 antilopes in CAR with spiral horns, 4 of them are huntable: Lord Derby Eland, Bongo, Western Sitatunga and Harnessed Bushbuck. The western Kudu is living in unsafe area. Last season I was lucky and unlucky to bag all of them but not with the hunter, quite a challenge.

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    Anyone got this slam in CAR or another country, for example in SA with, Kudu, Nyala, Eland, Bushbuck ??
    Let's talk about spiral horns family, species, area, behavior, trophy...

    Enjoy the post
    Christophe
     
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    I love your pictures Christophe, I really like your website, the pictures are fantastic!

    I completed the slam of East Cape kudu, Greater Southern Kudu, Cape bushbuck, nyala and Cape Eland last year in South Africa....can't wait to see the mounts.

    Was the Western Sitatunga the hardest to get?
     
  3. christophe morio

    christophe morio SPONSOR AH Enthusiast

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    Well done Enysse, that is a very good slam, how many hunts to get them? you should go back to SA for Limpopo bushbuck now !!
    Yes you right, the western sitatunga is the hardest to get. Because they are not many, they are very shy, they live in "shit" place, swamp and papyrus where you can't go through. Sometimes you can see them on the edge (like the one on the picture, we found him feeding on the edge of the swamp early morning) otherwise we hunt them from a machan.

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    I think all the countries where they are huntable they are difficult to get.
    Cheers.
     
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    I would love to come back sometime for the limpopo bushbuck. I think the bushbuck, if one of the most underrated trophies of Africa....very beautiful! I would love to get one of bushbucks located in the north...like the harnessed bushbuck...One day who knows, I know Benin is a more affordable option for me.
     
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    I forgot to reply, I did mine in one trip, saves on airfare, taxidermy and shipping costs. Plus, if your in Africa and have the vacation...why not stay a while :).
     
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    Well done mate!
     
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    I have been in the hunting business for 40 plus years, hunted most all of Africa, shot many African animals and an unheard of amount of buffalo and I have not accomplished such a feat as you describle. I congratulate you and you are one lucky man. Job well done.
     

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