Discussion in 'Hunting Pictures' started by Pawprint Safaris, Oct 20, 2013.
Very nice buck, Nyati. Precioso.
A couple from Mozabique.
We'll done D, you wife's is exceptional.....didn't know you were a member here!
Really nice bushbuck.
Nice bucks, the lady s is really outstanding !
Cape bushbuck from 2013. I will never go to Africa without going after bushbuck and kudu.
Warbird could not agree more....I like these buggers as well,... IMO a true challenge on foot....
Nothing quite like hunting Bushbuck these were both taken in the Waterberg
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I am hoping to take a limpo and cape bushbuck on this trip in aug. Maybe even with the bow if we can get some to come out to the waterholes at noon when they think we are resting.Would one day like to hunt some of the other types to like chobe bushbuck.
Ask your outfitter to run some trail cams on trails known to be used by Bushbuck, they are extremely territorial with relatively small home ranges, once you have him on a trail he'll be back I'll put money on it...... Having a tree stand in a trail , as I have used on them a couple of times, will make you feel right at home...
It is a much more fun way.. Although both can be effective.
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That sounds like a great idea jaco.That would be just like hunting our whitetail here at home.I just like it will give me something to do in the afternoon other then nap.pieter said they move alot during mid day when most guys are back at the lodge.I think taking one with a bow would be awesome to do.You think a blind on the trail would work to
I believe it to be more effective than a waterhole, please this is just an opinion and what happens in our terrain, this varies considerably from area to area..
But given their particular habitat preferences trail blinds, such as tree stands work extremely well, I have personally taken a very nice Ram from a makeshift bamboo platform in a wild fig tree... (I can be quite experimental at times.. )
With some preparation (scouting and trail cam monitoring)
I still use some of the old North Star ladder stands, and they have worked well...
It really is an awesome way to hunt them..
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That sounds like a fun way for sure.I have no problem crawling in a try with a experimental tree stand.The pic's pieter sent me of the bushbuck areas I think it would work very well really.I guess it is more about finding a good tree to use or use a blind if needed.How big would you say a core area is for a bushbuck in the limpo.
Males can stick to areas as small as 2 - 4 acres, with multiple other males and Females in very close proximity, in suitable conditions.
While they do not defend their areas fiercely they have their beds, drinking and feeding spots, and as long as those are readily available they will stick to a certain area...
Of course the later in the season it gets the more they will travel, but could and should not be considered as animals that will cover or travel great distances a night like kudu and other larger antelope often do.
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bill we see them occasionally during the day, but way more early morning or late afternoon/early evening when walking through certain areas . never thought about it for bow hunting, but if you are capable then i think you would have fun stalking one ( no blinds) at those times. it wouldnt be easy but you might get your chobe bushbuck.......
Patsy, why no tree platform, rainy seasons these things don't go far at most 1.5 ha, and drier season they range around 7 ha... Camera it build it arrow it!!!
I'll come do the experiment as I am infected by bushbuck hunting...
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ok jaco nice to know i changed name and sex????? where we see them most it is very thick bush and on around termite mounds of which we have vast amounts. so plenty of cover for stalking. as for rainy season i think you might need your frog man outfit at the moment there so bring your spear gun , 1200mils and climbing so far these rains.
Ha ha was not sure who posted..., we have a heavy flooding over the last 6 days... It's absolutely mayhem also on 1100mm but had 200mm in 24 hours we lost 4 dams.. ..
Frog suit now that's an idea!!!
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not good, its always either too much or not enough of the wet stuff!!
I shot most of my Bushbuck between 12 and 3 mid day and a some just before dark.
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