Mountain Reedbuck

Mountain Reedbuck, Redunca fulvorufula fulvorufula, Rooiribbok

Good trophies can be taken in all most provinces of South Africa and, as their name implies, they inhabit high ground.

They are smaller in both body size and horn length than their Common or Southern cousins, standing 2 1/2 feet at the shoulder and weighing about 60 pounds.

Only the rams have horns, and 6 1/2 inches is regarded as good.

You will likely be required to do a bit of climbing for this trophy, and because they have keen eyesight, approach may be difficult. Their coloring of grayish fawn, with whitish underside, generally blends very well with their surroundings. In all, it is not too easy a trophy to take.

Shooting distance is normally more than 100 yards and can be in undulating terrain.

Recommended Calibers:

Mountain Reedbuck do not require a lot of gun, many have fallen to .22-250 class calibers. If a larger caliber must be used, consider deep penetrating bullets, or solids to prevent hide damage.

Trophy Qualification Minimums:

Rowland Ward – 6 S.C.I. – 20