SHOT PLACEMENT ON A KUDU
A MATURE KUDU BULLl HAS AN AVERAGE:
WEIGHT: OF 480 POUNDS
SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 55 INCHES
HORN LENGTH: OF 52 INCHES SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU 45 – 50 EASTERN CAPE KUDU
SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 121 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The “Grey ghost” is one of the #1 trophies for any hunter traveling to Africa. Not only graceful, but very impressive from a distance with its long cork screw type horns. Kudu bulls can be extremely difficult to hunt throughout the year. During the rut, from April to June, bulls will lose fear for open country and travel great distances in search of females. Judging the trophy quality of Kudu bulls can prove to be very difficult at times, always ensure the shapes of the horns are of a mature shape with good white tips. Consider the spread of the first curl in comparison to the tips of the ears; look at the depth of the curl as this is where the genuine hidden length lies. Any mature bull is an impressive trophy to harvest and the pride of many hunters around the world.
IDENTIFICATION: Large, elegant antelope with impressive SPIRAL horns and white stripes on the flanks. The female has prominent ears. With age, the males become darker against the neck when hair loss occurs. The East Cape Kudu boasts a much darker coat than that of its cousin the Southern Greater Kudu, and at times the males will carry a very impressive beard running down the front of the neck. Only the males have horns.
HUNTED IN: Limpopo & Zululand - Southern Greater Kudu, Eastern Cape - Eastern Cape Kudu.
HABITAT: Occur in thick valley bush veld areas that have sufficient water, food and shelter.