Hunting Lechwe

Hunting Lechwe In South Africa

About the Species

They are golden brown with white bellies. Males are darker in color. His long, spiral-structured horns are vaguely lyre-shaped, they are found only in males. The hind legs are somewhat longer in proportion than in other antelopes, to ease long-distance running in marshy soil. Herds are usually all of one sex, but during mating season they mix.

About the Hunt

The Red Lechwe is an extremely beautiful trophy and does not occur in abundance in South Africa. When selecting a male to hunt, take note of the spread of the horns backwards and outwards, and tips have opened and hooked forward. Horns will wear down dramatically with age.


Lechwe are found in marshy areas where they eat aquatic plants. They use the knee-deep water as protection from predators. Their legs are covered in a water-repellent substance which allows them to run quite fast in knee-deep water.

Shoulder Height:  39 inches

Weight:  200 pounds

Horn Length:  26 inches

Hunting LechweIn South Africa
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