Trophy of the Day

Gemsbuck / Gemsbok

The Gemsbuck is a large antelope of striking appearance and is part of the Oryx genus. Gemsbuck are found in the dry regions of Southern Africa. The current population of Gemsbuck in South Africa is estimated at 373,000. Gemsbuck are able to survive in very harsh conditions as the result of an intricate network of blood vessels situated in the nose. These blood vessels cool down the blood supplied to the brain and protects the Gemsbuck from the deadly temperatures of the Kalahari. Because of this high body temperature Gemsbuck needs to perspire less and therefore preserve water for longer.

postheadericon Taxidermy


Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals (especially vertebrates) for display (e.g. as hunting trophies) or for other sources of study. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals,  birds,  fish,  reptiles, and amphibians.

Most hunters will agree that memories made on a hunting trip are special and last forever. What better way to preserve these memories than to have a trophy made at the local taxidermist.

With all the technology available to taxidermists today it is possible for them to create works of art and preserve the hunting memories forever.

Below is a list of taxidermists.  For more information please visit the website or click on the name for the SA Hunt and Game website.