Tietoa eläimistä

 

Tietoja saaliseläimistä Afrikasta:

 
Keihäsantilooppi / Oryx / Gemsbuck:
Shoulder Height: 1,2meters
Body Weight: 180-210 kilograms
Hunt: Found in scattered thorntree flats. Feeds in herds. Usually a long shot (up to 250 yards) as they have very good eyesight and senses. Very tough animal and important for good shot placement.

 
Eland:
Shoulder Height: 1.5-1.7 meters
Body Weight: 460 - 700 kilograms
Hunt: Found in scattered thorntree flats and valley slopes. Feeds in herds sometimes found in bachelor herds with old and young bulls. Sighting them from a distance and stalking into them on foot. Because of their feeding habits, one usually gets in within 100 yards, sometimes longer. Eland are big animals so it is important for good shot placement.

 
Kudu:
Shoulder Height: 1.3 meters
Body Weight: 150 - 300 kilograms
Hunt: Found in Bushveld and always associated to thick bushy areas. Feeds in herds sometimes found in bachelor herds with old and young bulls, or solitary old bulls. Depending on the terrain, shot varies from 50- 250 yards; sometimes one can stalk in closer if the terrain allows for it. We usually sit for them in the mornings and evenings and stalk on foot into them if we can. Good shot placement is important as they slip into thick bush when wounded.

 
Kirjoantilooppi / Bushbuck:
Shoulder Height: 0.7-0.8 meters
Body Weight: 25-70 kilograms
Hunt: Found in Bushveld and always associated to thick bushy areas. Solitary animals but can be found together when feeding. Depending on the terrain, shot varies from 10- 250 yards; sometimes one can stalk in closer if the terrain allows for it. We usually sit for them in the mornings and evenings and stalk on foot into them if we can. Sometimes walking along dry riverbeds gives a good chance of bumping into them at a close range (10 yards). Good shot placement is important as they slip into thick bush when wounded and are very ferocious when wounded.

 
Nyala:
Shoulder Height: 1 - 1.2 meters
Body Weight: 50 - 130 kilograms
Hunt: Found in Bushveld and always associated to thick bushy areas and ravarine forests. Solitary animals but can be found together when feeding. Depending on the terrain, shot varies from 10- 250 yards; sometimes one can stalk in closer if the terrain allows for it. We usually sit for them in the mornings and evenings and stalk on foot into them if we can. Sometimes walking along dry riverbeds gives a good chance of bumping into them at a close range (10 yards). They are graceful animals and usually don't run far if wounded. They are not as aware as Bushbuck so getting in closer on foot is easier if the terrain allows for it.

 
Hyppyantilooppi / Springbuck:
Shoulder Height: .75 meters
Body Weight: 30 - 50 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grass plains or scattered throntree areas. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually a long shot from 100-300 yards, depending on the terrain, but they usually feed where there is no cover, making stalking difficult. They usually fall with a reasonable shot and following up wounded Springbuck is usually easier as they find safety in the open terrain, making sight easier.

 
Impala:
Shoulder Height: 1 meter
Body Weight: 40 - 80 kilograms
Hunt: Found in scattered bush along flats and valleys. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually we get in within 150 yards. Good shot placement is important as they are tough, and if wounded can run long distances and usually head for thick cover.

 
Sukeltaja-antilooppi/ Grey Duiker, common:
Shoulder Height: .51 meters
Body Weight: 15 - 25 kilograms
Hunt: Found in scattered bush areas and riverbanks. They are solitary or in pairs. Usually shot within 100 yards whilst walking through the bush. They usually fall with a reasonable shot, but can disappear into the thick bush if lightly wounded.
   
Blue Duiker:
Shoulder Height: .3 meters
Body Weight: 4 - 5 kilograms
Hunt: Found in thick indigenous forests. Solitary or in pairs. Very territorial and fights off other intruders with great enthusiasm. We use silent beaters, which flush them out at very short range. Usually shot within 15 yards with a shotgun. They usually fall with a reasonable shot.

 
Vuoriruokoantilooppi / Mountain Reedbuck:
Shoulder Height: .75 meters
Body Weight: 30 - 40 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grassy mountain slopes and dry river valleys. Found in breeding herds as well as territorial rams on their own. Usually a long shot from 100-250 yards, depending on the terrain. Sometimes stalking closer is possible with sufficient cover. Good shot placement is important as they can cover long distances if wounded and have excellent camouflage in their grassy habitat.

 
Valkopäätopiantilooppi / Blesbuck:
Shoulder Height: 1 meter
Body Weight: 60 - 85 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grass plains or scattered throntree areas. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually a long shot from 50-300 yards, depending on the terrain, but they usually feed where there is no cover, making stalking difficult. Good shot placement is important as they can cover long distances when wounded and usually run a few hundred yards even if mortally shot.

 
Lehmäantilooppi / Red Hartebeest:
Shoulder Height: 1.25 meters
Body Weight: 105 - 182 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grass plains or scattered throntree areas. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually a long shot from 100-300 yards, depending on the terrain, but they usually feed where there is good cover, making approach on foot reasoable. Very tough animals and shot placement in important. They can run long distances if wounded and as they are one of the fastest antelopes on earth, following up is difficult.

 
Valkohäntä Gnu / Black Wildebeest:
Shoulder Height: 1.2 meters
Body Weight: 90 - 160 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grass plains or scattered throntree areas. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually a long shot from 100-300 yards, depending on the terrain, but they usually feed where there is no cover, making stalking difficult. Good shot placement is important as they fall with a reasonable shot but usually get up and run off back into the herd, making a second safe shot difficult.

 
JuovaGnu / Blue Wildebeest:
Shoulder Height: 1.35 - 1.5 meters
Body Weight: 180 - 280 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grass plains, scattered throntree areas as well as valley slopes. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually a long shot within 150 yards, depending on the terrain. Often find old bachelor bulls on their own where one can usually get in close on foot (up to 15 yards). Good shot placement is very important as they are very tough animals and dash off into very thick bush.

 
Ilves / Caracal:
Shoulder Height: .40 - .50 meters
Body Weight: 15 - 20 kilograms
Hunt: Found just about anywhere if there is food around. Solitary, pairs or in family groups. Usually shot at opportunity or with dogs on scent. Very graceful and silent hunters.
   
Mustaselkä Shakaali / Black-Backed Jackal:
Shoulder Height: .38 meters
Body Weight: 5 - 10 kilograms
Hunt: Found anywhere where there is food. They are found hunting in pairs or packs of up to 10. Sometimes found during the day, but usually in the early morning or late evening, as they are mostly nocturnal. Usually hunted at night with a spotlight.

 
Seepra / Burchells Zebra:
Shoulder Height: 1.36 meters
Body Weight: 320 kilograms
Hunt: Found in grass plains or scattered throntree areas. Found in breeding herds as well as bachelor herds. Usually a long shot from 100-300 yards, depending on the terrain, but they usually feed where there is no cover, making stalking difficult. A good shot is important although they are usually easy to follow up.

 
Pensselisika / Bushpig:
Shoulder Height: .9 - 1 meters
Body Weight: 40 - 90 kilograms
Hunt: Found in river valleys, thick forests farm crops and thick bush. Found in sounders of up to 10 pigs. Usually shot at close range with a shotgun from a tree stand on bait. Depending on the time of the year, hunting on foot at night by moonlight is possible where one walks into the feeding sounder noise. Very dangerous when wounded.

 
Pahkasika / Warthog:
Shoulder Height: .6 -. 7 meters
Body Weight: 40 - 110 kilograms
Hunt: Found in scattered bush openings and riverbeds. Usually shot within 50 yards. They feed on their own or in family groups of up to 8 pigs. Good shot placement is important as they are tough and can get into their holes if not caught in time.

 
Paviaani / Baboon:
Shoulder Height: 1 - 1.6 meters
Body Weight: 20 - 45 kilograms
Hunt: Found in anywhere where there is food. Found in troops of up to 50 baboons. Usually a long shot from 100-300 yards, depending on the terrain, they have excellent eyesight and have sentries posted as observers. They are tough and very dangerous if wounded.