SCI Members continue to document their successes in the SCI Record Book rapidly becoming one of the largest repositories of willdlife data available anywhere. Not only are these hunters proudly displaying their Hunter Pride, they are documenting their legacy for future generations of hunters.
A truly North American native species, the pronghorn is the sole survivor of a prehistoric group of ungulates that populated North America as long a 2 million years ago. The pronghorn was here before other game animals and humans crossed the Bering land bridge. The pronghorn is fast, able to achieve speeds of up to 60mph and able to maintain speeds of 40 to 50 mph for several miles. While it doesn’t take cover, it is constantly on the alert and stealth and patience is vital to get within shooting range especially when hunting with muzzleloaders or bow.
Here are the current Top Ten Pronghorn from the SCI Record Book.
The Southern Impala, like most of the impala species is noted for its speed and agility, traits that make hunting them a bit more challenging than some of the other African plains game. From Angola to Zimbabwe, the Southern Impala currently enjoys strong population numbers, making them a must have on any safari hunters list, and with over 4,000 entries in the SCI Record Book, one of the most popular species for the modern trophy hunter. Here are the top ten Southern Impala as currently recorded in the SCI Record Book.
The #4 Southern Impala was taken by Lawrence Wolfgram in 2003 in Thabazimbi R.S.A. with Mbalabala Safaris. It measured 68 4/8″. Unfortunately there is no image of this impala.
Whether you’re experiencing a traditional European driven hunt or a classic spot and stalk, the Eurasian Boar is a formidable quarry. Heavy boned and low to the ground these animals can weigh up to 400lbs with some boars recorded at nearly 700lbs. While their eyesight is only fair, their sense of smell and excellent hearing make them wary and alert. Add in their speed and razor sharp tusks, and you have pulse pounding challenge for any hunter. Here are the current Top Ten Eurasian Boars from the SCI Record Book.