Hunting Red Hartebeest in South Africa
Species : Red Hartebeest
Scientific Name : Alcelaphus buselaphus
Average Mass : 150kg
Average Shoulder Height : 1.25m
Red Hartebeest males and females have horns, the males horns are thicker at the base.They enjoy open savannah areas and open woodlands. The Red Hartebeest is the second fastest antelope and can reach speeds of up to 80km per hour. They also have a lot of stamina and run for vast distances.
They are a fairly tough animal so shot placement is quite important, and due to their stamina it is better to drop them immediately than let them run off, as it could be quite a distance to find them.They are quite inquisitive animals which makes stalking a little easier, as they will often stand still to have a look around.