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Buffalo Shot Placement Guide - Buffalo Hunting Tip: A buffalo's position is often betrayed by ox-pecker calls long before the animal is visible

Kudu Shot Placement

Kudu Shot Placement Guide - Kudu Hunting Tip: Horn tips pointing back usually indicate a young adult.

Waterbuck Shot Placement

Waterbuck Shot Placement Guide - Waterbuck Hunting Tip: Waterbuck have a strong 'goat-like' odour, often detected before visual contact is made

Impala Shot Placement

Impala Shot Placement Guide - Impala Hunting Tip: When horn tips are vertical the animal is fully mature

Eland Shot Placement

Eland Shot Placement Guide - Eland Hunting Tip: Older males typically lose hair, giving a greyish colouration as the dark skin beneath shows through

Lion Shot Placement

Lion Shot Placement Guide - Lion Hunting Tip: Immature males have spots on the hind legs which disappear with age

Warthog Shot Placement

Warthog Shot Placement Guide - Warthog Hunting Tip: While both sexes have tusks only the male has a second set of 'warts' below the eyes

Blue Wildebeest Shot Placement

Wildebeest Shot Placement Guide - a wounded wildebeest will often circle round, leading the hunter back almost to the original point where first shot

Springbok Shot Placement

Springbok Shot Placement Guide - Horns with thicker bosses, inches above the ears, straight for about 2 inches and curl out the ear tips offer good trophy scores

Sable Shot Placement

Sable Shot Placement Guide - Sable Hunting Tip: Female's horns are noticeably thinner with less curve

Crocodile Shot Placement

Crocodile Shot Placement Guide - Crocodile Hunting Tip: Shoot on the point of the 'smile' to break the spine

Zebra Shot Placement

Zebra Shot Placement Guide - zebra herds have a strict hierarchy among females and juveniles and will often move in single file - the most senior at the front

Elephant Shot Placement

Elephant Shot Placement Guide - Elephant Hunting Tip: When the ear lies flat against the body, the rear-most tip is a good aiming point for a lung shot

tsessebe - shot placement

Tsessebe Shot Placement Guide - Tsessebe Hunting Tip: Observation is important to accurately distinguish between males and females

hippo shot placement

Hippo Shot Placement Guide - Hippo Hunting Tip: Hippo often 'yawn' as a show of dominance, or as a warning. This will give a view of the tusks