Distribution: From the Cape to the Limpopo, excluding extreme, north-eastern South Africa. Botswana, across north-eastern Namibia and into central and southern Angola.
Size: SH: 1.2m. W: 140kg.
Description: There are only two recognized hartebeest species however there are three hybrids among the hartebeest family: Common Hartebeest with six subspecies:(Coke’s Hartebeest, Lelwel Hartebeest, Tora Hartebeest, Swayne’s Hartebeest, Red or Cape Hartebeest, and Western Hartebeest), Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest with no recognized subspecies and Hybrids with three subspecies: (Jackson’s Hartebeest, Neumann’s Hartebeest and Kenya Highlands Hartebeest).
Medium/large antelope. Dark reddish coat with black markings on face and legs, white rump. Sloped hind quarters.
Sex Determination: Both sexes carry horns although the males’ horns are much heavier than females. Males also tend to be quite a bit darker than the females.
Trophy Assessment: Mature males with horn size around 22”+.
Shot Placement: Broadside – in the middle of the body straight-up with the front legs.
Frontal – Centre line in the chest
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