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Cost for a Springbok Antelope Hunts
Prices for a guided Springbok hunt range between $5,000 and $7,500, considered moderately affordable for an exotic big game animal. The final total depends on the size of the rack, trophy fee, rifle or bow hunt, number of days, taxidermy fees, guide fees, quality of accommodations, amenities and services available.
Springbok Hunting Season
Hunting Trophy Springbuck
The Springboks name is derived from this incredible jumping ability, with “spring” meaning jump and “bok” meaning male. The male Springbok can jump as far as 13 feet from a complete standstill.
The Springbok, AKA Springbuck, has a unique set of lyre-shaped horns sport a hook-like tip. These horns average between 13 and 15 inches long. There are a number of rings that run up the horns, giving them a ridged appearance, and they tend to be a rather dark brown color.
Hunting the Springbok can be difficult. It is an antelope and can run as fast as 62 MPH. This makes it one of the fastest animals in the world.
The springbok is both medium-sized and fairly slender, with a long neck. The body length is typically between 59 inches and 77 inches, plus a six to 12 inch tail, and the adults stand between 28 inches and 35 inches tall at the shoulder. The springbok males weigh between 73 pounds and 106 pounds.
The springboks coat is brown, white and reddish-tan. The animal has a tan back and white underside, and the dark stripe runs back from the shoulder to the leg. The animals face is white, and can be noted by a distinct dark patch that stands out on the forehead. They also have dark stripes near the eyes and mouth.
One of the most notable features of the animal is a flap of skin starting halfway down the back and reaching to the tail. There are long white hairs under it, and the male can lift the flap to show them off. This is usually done when trying to intimidate a threat or find a mate.
Native Habitat and Countries
The springbok is native to southwestern Africa, but is thriving in Texas. It tends to stay in open plains, areas with scrub trees, and grasslands. However, its also been found in semi-arid areas and deserts. It eats leaves, grass, roots, flowers and tubers, so it tries to stay in habitats where this type of food is easily found and where water is close at hand.
The animals will create a handful of different herds. First, there are bachelor herds made up of only young males. There are also nursery herds, which are herds of adult females and their offspring. Finally, there are mixed herds, where a dominant male commands a number of females.