The red lechwe, also known as the southern lechwe or kobus leche, is a semi-aquatic antelope native to southern Africa's wetlands, floodplains and marshes.
Primarily found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia, red lechwes prefer marshes and swamps because the abundant aquatic vegetation is a staple of their diets. Red lechwes are also excellent swimmers, and their hooves have leather-like padding that helps them when moving on slippery surfaces like mud. While they can certainly run on land, their primary method of escape is to swim.
Red lechwes can reach up to 4 feet in height and weigh up to 200 pounds. They are noted for their striking red-orange coats and impressive antlers, which resemble a wishbone shape. The animal’s coat is tinted a rusty-red color, with tawny and gray undertones on the neck, and helps it blend in with its natural habitat. The back features patches of long golden-yellow fur with a long white tail.
Hunt Red Lechwe at Stone Creek Ranch
Hunting red lechwe at Stone Creek Ranch is an experience like no other. Our expert guides survey our 300 acres every day, rain or shine, to ensure you have the most successful hunt possible. Whether you’re a novice hunter or a seasoned veteran, we’ll make you feel comfortable from start to finish. Choose firearms or archery as your hunting weapon; whatever your style, we’ll ensure you have an experience you’ll never forget. And when the day is over, you can join us at the lodge for plush accommodations, world-class hospitality, and chef-prepared meals.
Call us at (254) 317-0468 to learn more about our individual and corporate red lechwe hunts.
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