White Springbok in South Africa

White Springbok in South Africa

As my SHE Expeditions hunt was coming to a close I started to realize that with my dream of shooting a bushbuck on this trip was getting more and more unrealistic.

The wind had picked up and was gusting incredibly hard, it was definately not bushbuck weather so I decided to change the plan.


We had been hunting with only one goal for days and with that goal now fading away we had to go with plan B. Tollie was nice enough to let me switch to hunting a white springbok but by this point we only had one day to make it happen.



We set out in the morning while everyone else relaxed and drove around until we spotted a small group of them and then got out and went for a "walk"... The walk turned into a crawl and the crawl turned into a run and then back to a walk and then repeated all over again before we finally got my white springbok.

The wind was so strong and unpredictable that even when we got close enough to take a shot the wind was taking the bullet a full four feet left or right and I would have had a better chance of hitting the springbok if I was throwing rocks!


It all came together at the end and I ended up making a good shot at last and took a great trophy white springbok.

Recommended for You

Every hunter needs a rimfire workhorse for varmints and predators. Guns

Best Rimfire Rifles for 2019

Keith Wood - April 23, 2019

Every hunter needs a rimfire workhorse for varmints and predators.

Craig Boddington picks his top five over-the-counter hunts to add to your bucket list. Adventure

5 Bucket List DIY Hunts

Craig Boddington

Craig Boddington picks his top five over-the-counter hunts to add to your bucket list.

Use these steps to accurately estimate a bruin's size. North America Big Game

How to Field Judge Bears

Jospeh Von Benedikt

Use these steps to accurately estimate a bruin's size.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 12: High Plains Elk

David Draper teams up with Fred Eichler to hunt elk on the high plains of southern Colorado.

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 9: Aloha Axis Deer

Host Mike Schoby joins his buddies Jon Dubin and Jeff Johnston on the island of Lanai for a deer hunt Hawaiian style!

Camp Chef at SHOT Show: Elk Venison Slider Burgers Recipe

Camp Chef at SHOT Show: Elk Venison Slider Burgers Recipe

Have a freezer full of ground elk venison from your fall hunting trips? Never fear, the folks at Camp Chef have a great SHOT Show recipe that is lean and mean, easy to prepare, and a crowd-pleasing favorite!

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

What's The Best Coyote Cartridge? .22-250 Versus .223 Ammo

What's The Best Coyote Cartridge? .22-250 Versus .223

Joseph von Benedikt & David Faubion

What's The Best Coyote Cartridge? .22-250 Versus .223

Which are the best states to hunt for black bears? I have compiled a list of several great black North America

Best States To Hunt For Black Bears

Joseph von Benedikt

Which are the best states to hunt for black bears? I have compiled a list of several great...

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study. Ammo

Is The 6.5 The Perfect Hunting Caliber?

Mike Schoby

We evaluate the 6.5 in a real-life case study.

See More Stories

More Worldwide Big Game

BAM! BAM! BAM! Three hard knocks on the roof of the Land Cruiser sounded above us. Piet, our Worldwide Big Game

Understanding Namibia

Kali Parmley - January 05, 2018

BAM! BAM! BAM! Three hard knocks on the roof of the Land Cruiser sounded above us. Piet, our

Africa has changed since the time of Roosevelt, but it is still a place of adventure.
 Through the Worldwide Big Game

The Golden Age of Safari in Africa

Craig Boddington - August 27, 2018

Africa has changed since the time of Roosevelt, but it is still a place of adventure. Through...

Craig Boddington and Steve Hornady hunt Uganda for various species, including the dik-dik and kob. Worldwide Big Game

African Dik-Dik and Kob

PHTV Adventures - August 07, 2017

Craig Boddington and Steve Hornady hunt Uganda for various species, including the dik-dik and...

See More Worldwide Big Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×