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Will Waterbuck jump low fence?? #7790262 03/30/20 05:57 PM
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Just wondering. Took these photos off Highway 77 in the Yturria area yesterday.

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Re: Will Waterbuck jump low fence?? [Re: Adchunts] #7790277 03/30/20 06:14 PM
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Are you wondering or hoping??


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Re: Will Waterbuck jump low fence?? [Re: Abe77901] #7790281 03/30/20 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Abe77901
Are you wondering or hoping??


No chance I would ever be hunting in this area, so just wondering. Although I guess I could conceivably harvest one with the truck (I’d rather not).

I’ve seen Axis, Sika, Fallow, Blackbuck, Red Deer, and a bunch more species in low fence situations, but these are the first Waterbuck that were not behind a high fence.

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They would rather go under a fence than jump. The high fences you have seen are there to keep predators (2 & 4 legged out) Daniel





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Re: Will Waterbuck jump low fence?? [Re: Adchunts] #7791223 03/31/20 04:55 PM
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Can't answer for the waterbuck in TX but I sure saw them jump a fence in RSA. We were headed from one area to another to go for Vaal Rhebok and came across 2 that were beside the road (what is often called the "long farm" in RSA) and when we passed them they sure cleared the fence they were next too. I've seen eland and kudu do the same thing. Watching 1500 lb eland bull easily clearing a fence is pretty cool.


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I have personally seen water buck jump out of our trap. No doubt about it they can jump!


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Originally Posted by QMC SW/EXW
I've seen eland and kudu do the same thing. Watching 1500 lb eland bull easily clearing a fence is pretty cool.


My jaw hit the floor when I saw an eland jump an old game fence in RSA flat footed.


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Re: Will Waterbuck jump low fence?? [Re: Adchunts] #7802811 04/11/20 03:57 PM
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Those sure are some cool pictures. Thanks for sharing!!!

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