Where are they indigenous? Where would YOU hunt them?

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  1. seattlesetters

    seattlesetters AH Veteran

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    Just like the title says: Where are all of these animals truly indigenous? I’m talking down to specific provinces and areas. Also, where would you hunt each right now?

    Feel free to only list one, a few or all these species. Or, add more. Thanks!

    1. Nyala
    2. Cape Bushbuck
    3. Limpopo Bushbuck
    4. Cape Kudu
    5. Greater Southern Kudu
    6. Gemsbok
    7. Impala
    8. Zebra (Burchell and Hartmann)
    9. Springbok (Common)
    10. Blue Wildebeest
    11. Red Hartebeest
    12. Black Wildebeest
    13. Warthog
    14. Steenbok
    15. Blesbok
    16. Mountain Reedbuck
    17. Common Reedbuck
    18. Grey Rhebok
    19. Grey Duiker
    20. Cape Eland
    21. Livingstone Eland
    22. Red Lechwe
    23. Waterbuck
    24. Sable
    25. Klipspringer
    26. Oribi
    27. Roan
    28. Blesbok
    29. Red Duiker
    30. Blue Duiker
     

  2. mark-hunter

    mark-hunter AH Enthusiast

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    I see we have now two active threads about indigenous species.(y)

    For the gemsbok, I would say Namibia, arid savanna (cheapest trophy fee + indigenous species)

    For remaining, lets see what the others have to say.
     

  3. Dewald

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    This is more or less their original distribution. Not ment to be the Smithers Mammals of SA, but a safe idea, and where I would be comfortable to hunt them. I've hunted all but Roan, and some others that are not on the list and will later give a list of my favorite areas for each.
     

  4. Hank2211

    Hank2211 GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Not all of the animals you list have been, or can be, easily moved. For example, I'm not aware of Vaal Rhebok outside of the Easter Cape, and I think blue duiker has not been introduced outside of its original range. Not sure about red duiker - I hunted one in Natal, where they are native.

    Personally, my preference is to hunt an animal in its original habitat. Having said that, I plead guilty to hunting lechwe in South Africa, for example, so I won't be pedantic about that preference. But I will admit that there's something not quite "right" or "authentic" about hunting animals which have been introduced solely for the purpose of being hunted, rather than chasing them where God put them.
     
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    BenKK AH Enthusiast

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    I saw lechwe in the Eastern Cape, and wasn’t keen on the idea of hunting them there. I saw waterbuck in the Kalahari and that didn’t spin my wheels either.
     

  6. Dewald

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    Hank I pretty much agree with your sentiment.

    Some of the biggest Vaal Rhebuck occurring in SA are around the Overberg area in the Western Cape, ie towns like Caledon, Napier, Bredasdorp, Riversdal and Swellendam. Likewise the South western parts of the Northern Cape around Calvinia, Fraserburg and Sutherland have exceptional Vaalies. They also occur elsewhere.

    Red and blue duiker inhabit the Eastern coastal forests which spans from the Eastern Cape south of the Transkei all along Natal and into Mozam
     

  7. steve ahrenberg

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    Hi Hank,

    Well said.

    I completely agree with your sentiment. I have made it sort of a "discipline" to only hunt species in their endemic habitat. That has some built in in-efficiencies. Say the Lechwes, they tend to have very limited areas they are endemic to. Black Lechwe, only Bangweulu, Kafue Lechwe, Kafue flats etc. And I believe but am not 100% sure about the Red Lechwe being Okavango extending into Namibia.
     
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    1. Nyala-RSA KZN or Nuanetsi ZIM, Save river MOZ
    2. Cape Bushbuck-Eastern Cape
    3. Limpopo Bushbuck-Limpopo province or Southern Zim-Sengwe
    4. Cape Kudu-Eastern CApe
    5. Greater Southern Kudu-Limpopo province, Southern Zim or Moz
    6. GemsboNamibia, RSA Kalahari(Northern Cape)
    7. Impala-RSA Limpopo province
    8. Zebra (Burchell and Hartmann)-Burchells anywhere Hartmann Namibia
    9. Springbok (Common)-RSA Kalahari-Namibia
    10. Blue Wildebeest-RSA Limpopo, Mpumalanga
    11. Red Hartebeest-Kalahari(Northern cape)
    12. Black Wildebeest-RSA Freestate
    13. Warthog-RSA Limpopo, Mpumalanga
    14. Steenbok-RSA Karoo, NW or Kalahari
    15. Blesbok- RSA Freestate, Mpumalanga
    16. Mountain Reedbuck, RSA KZN, Mpumalanga, Freestate Eastern cape
    17. Common Reedbuck-RSA KZN(Midlands), Mpumalanga
    18. Grey Rhebok-RSA Freestate, Eastern Cape, Western Cape
    19. Grey Duiker -RSA Limpopo, KZN, Mpumalanga, Easten Cape
    20. Cape Eland-RSA Limpopo
    21. Livingstone Eland - Zimbabwe, Moz
    22. Red Lechwe-Zambia, NE Namibia
    23. Waterbuck-RSA Limpopo, Mpumalanga, EC, KZN
    24. Sable-Matetsi Zimbabwe
    25. Klipspringer-RSA Limpopo, EC
    26. Oribi-RSA Mpumalanga, EC
    27. Roan- Zambia
    28. Blesbok-RSA Freestate
    29. Red Duiker -RSA Limpopo(Soutpansberg) or KZN
    30. Blue Duiker-RSA-KZN, EC or Moz
     

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    5. southern greater kudu - Namibia
    14. steenbok - Namibia
    13. Warthog - Namibia
    19. Duiker - Namibia
    All seen in Khomas highlands region
    20 cape Eland - Namibia
     

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