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Wes Mundy kneeling next to his trophy Impala antelope

Impala Antelope

The Best Impala Antelope Hunts

Starting at $8,000

Wes Mundy on a hillside next to his trophy Impala antelope


Impala Antelopes are popular hunts in Africa. The Impala population in Texas is growing, however, and these hunts are becoming more and more popular here. I offer some of the best Impala hunts in the state. My preferred ranch for these hunts consistently produces trophy rams that average 20 to 24 inches, with some as large as 26 to 28 inches.

Impalas are typically on their feet, moving all day. That means there are always good shot opportunities and that you’ve got a great chance at harvesting a trophy ram.


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There’s more than one way to approach an Impala hunt… one approach is geared for more experienced hunters who are physically fit, and the other is geared to novice hunters and to hunters who aren’t comfortable walking distances across rocky terrain. 

Because of these options, I can accommodate hunters with a wide range of experience. These hunts are good choice for everybody.


We’ll design our hunting approach to fit you. For experienced hunters, we’ll probably use a combination of safari-style hunting and spot and stalk hunting. We'll drive around until we locate the ram we want to harvest, and then we’ll stalk into position for a shot.

For less experienced hunters (or hunters who don’t get around as well as they used to), we’ll shoot from a blind. We’ll wait for the impalas to come to us and take our shots from that more comfortable, controlled environment. The blind approach is also a good option for hunts in the fall and winter months, when natural food sources are more scarce. In those cases, we’ll hunt out of blinds overlooking feeders or a natural food source.

A typical hunting day starts before daylight with a quick breakfast, and then we’re off to start the hunt. Late morning we’ll break for brunch/lunch, after which we’ll hunt until late afternoon or early evening. After getting back to camp for the night, we’ll have a hearty, hot-off-the grill dinner and a relaxing evening before heading to bed.

It’s worth noting that I don’t have a big camp where you will be in a lodge with a bunch of people you don’t know. When you hunt with me, you or your group have exclusive rights to the ranch for lodging and hunting.


Impala are medium-sized antelopes typically found in south and east Africa. There are two subspecies of impala: the common impala, and the black-faced impala, the latter of which is typically larger and darker. The common impala are found in Texas.

Males stand about 30 to 36 inches and weigh about 100 to 125 pounds. Females stand about 28 to 30 inches and weigh about 70 to 90 pounds. Males have lyre shaped horns that are divergent and have ridges.

Impala have reddish-brown backs, tan flanks and a white belly. They can run up to 37 miles per hour, and jump up to 10 feet in the air and 33 feet in distance. In harsh weather conditions the female impala can delay birth for up to a month. They typically have two female babies to every male baby.


Impala are classified as an exotic in Texas, so there’s no closed season — they can be hunted year round. I do most of my Impala hunts in early April and late November through Christmas.

Impala can be found in the Texas Hill Country, Edwards Plateau, and South Texas. All of my Impala hunts are in the Hill Country, around Kerrville, with the majority of them being on a 3600 acre ranch outside of Mountain Home, Texas.

If you are traveling by air, fly into the San Antonio International Airport. Rent a car there and drive to the ranch.

An Impala antelope in grassland stands still, facing the camera


To prepare for your hunt, take a look at my packing lists. Some of the links on those lists are affiliate links — that means that I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Note, however, that I only recommend products that I use myself. In addition, take a look at my recommendations for hunting gear.

The weather in Texas can be unpredictable, and change quickly and abruptly. Make sure to check the weather forecast and pack appropriately.

Generally, summers are very hot, winters can get quite raw (especially in West Texas), and summer and fall days often have huge temperature swings with cold evenings, nights and mornings, and warm or hot afternoons.

For most hunts, prepare to dress in layers so you can add or take off clothing as temperatures shift throughout the day. For warm weather hunts, pack clothes that breathe, are well ventilated, and keep the sun off of you. For mountain hunts, avoid cotton — wool or synthetic works best.

For hunts in the late spring, summer and early fall, Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent is invaluable. We do a lot of walking through tall grass, and chiggers and ticks can be a problem. With Sawyer Permethrin you don’t have to worry about them. It's sprayed on your clothing and once it dries it’s odorless and colorless. I LOVE this product, and literally never leave home without it!

And one last - but very important - note: Do NOT wear new boots! Make sure your boots are well broken in!



Rooms sleep two
Trophy fee is $8,000 up to 28 inches, and is $10,500 for 28 inches and above.

$325 per room

Daily Rate

$8,000 to $10,000 per animal

Trophy Fee

Impala Trophy Hunts

$2,500 per hunter


    • Meals

    • Lodging

    • Transportation around the ranch

    • Field care of your trophy

    • Non-hunting guests – $100-$250/person/night depending on the ranch

    • Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $100/animal

    • Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $50/animal

    • Numerous other exotics species are typically available as well


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