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Gemsbok are light brownish-grey to tan in color, with lighter patches to the bottom rear of the rump. Their tails are long and black in colour.A dark brown stripe extends from the chin down the bottom edge of the neck through the join of the shoulder and leg along the lower flank of each side to the brown section of the rear leg. They have muscular necks and shoulders and their legs have white 'socks' with a black patch on the front of both the front legs and both genders have long straight horns. Gemsbok live in herds of about 10-40 animals, which consist of a dominant male, a few non-dominant males, and females. Gemsbok are about 4 ft 7 in at the shoulder, and males can weigh between 510–550 lb while females weigh 440–460 lb. They can reach running speeds of up to 35 mph.

Gemsbok are widely hunted for their spectacular horns that average 33 in in length, these horns are perfectly straight on males and extend from the base of the skull to a slight outward and rearward angle. Females have longer thinner horns that have a slight outward and rearward curve in addition to their angle. The only outward difference between males and females is their horns, and many hunters mistake females for males each year. Gemsbok are one of the few antelope species where female trophies are sometimes more desirable than male ones.

In 1969 the New Mexico State Department of Game and Fish decided to introduce Gemsbok to the Tularosa Basin in the United States. The introduction was a compromise between those who wanted to preserve nature and those who wanted to use it for profit and promotion. 93 were released from 1969 to 1977. The current population is estimated to be 3,000. The reason the Gemsbok thrived is because their natural predators, including the Lion, are not present.

If you’re the type of hunter that likes to hunt 12 months a year, you've come to the right place. I offer monster exotics and action packed hog hunting. Exotics are hunted on foot, if you are able. We do have blinds if needed. You will pack 3-5 miles a day, so wear comfortable boots. Most shots will be between 100-300 yards. Please have your weapon sighted in and know where it is hitting at 100 yards. If you are a bow hunter, no problem! We have well placed stands.

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