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Animal - Springbuck

Springbuck (Antidorcas marsupialis)

Standing 75cm/29.5” tall at the shoulder, this antelope can be distinct from other species by its cinnamon coloured back, white belly and chocolate stripe spanning the flanks. Both sexes have horns, although the female’s are much thinner. Springbuck have a pronounced fleeing display called ‘pronking’. Bouncing along on all four legs, a thick tuft of white hair is flaunted on the rump like a fan. Springbuck does not depend on water and gain moisture from their graze and browse. Springbuck prefer open, dry habitat, making them difficult to approach close enough within bow range. Their alarm call is a sharp whistle.

A thin-skinned antelope. Penetration is easily obtained through correct shot placement. In line with the front leg, place the arrow where the bottom of the chocolate stripe and the white shoulder meet. Broadside and quartering away shots are advised. Springbuck have large vitals relative to their body sizes.

SCI - 38”
Rowland Ward - 14”


Law Category Minimum Draw mass(lbs) Minimum Kinetic energy (ft/lbs) Minimum Momentum(lbs/s) T.P.I Total arrow weight required (gr.)
2 50-60 50-60 0.35 30 400+

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