Hunting Scimitar Horned Oryx

Hunting Scimitar Horned Oryx In South Africa

About the Species

The Scimitar Horned Oryx is an exciting wild species, originating from its primary habitats in the deserts of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad and Egypt. Its coat is white with a red-brown chest and black markings on the forehead and down the length of the nose. The horns are long, thin and parallel and curve backwards (like a scimitar) and can reach up to a meter and a quarter on both sexes, male and female.

About the Hunt

Scimitar Horned Oryx is a strong antelope, which should be shot with a minimum calibre of .270. The well-known .375 H&H will be a very good choice, and can be recommended for this wild species.


The Scimitar Horned Oryx is a uniquely adaptable animal. They live primarily in open terrain, and can survive in the harshest environments such as extreme desert areas. It can survive without water for months, only living of the liquid it gains from its food.

Shoulder Height:  50 inches

Weight:  300 - 400 pounds

Horn Length:  38 inches

Hunting Scimitar Horned Oryx In South Africa
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