When hunting blue wildebeest in South Africa, these animals are primarily active during the morning and late afternoon, with the day’s hottest hours spent in rest. On your blue wildebeest hunt, an effective technique is to walk slowly into a suspected resting area or across the wind glassing well ahead for movement. A blue wildebeest trophy is wary and difficult to approach and longer shots may sometimes be required. We offer blue wildebeest hunts of superior quality in prime areas which are large, government-owned game reserves. Herds of animals have roamed these vast expanses of land for years. Hunting blue wildebeest within these large areas is a complete free-range hunt. We pride ourselves not only in top trophy quality, but in the complete authentic hunting experience. Our professional hunters have years of experience in hunting blue wildebeest and will assist in guiding you on the best hunt of your life.
With the blue wildebeest, the dark silver-grey body is marked with dark vertical bands on the front quarters. Blue wildebeest are characterised by a long black mane and a beard of hair hanging from the throat and neck. Both sexes grow short curved horns. In adult bulls the horns are heavily bossed. Bulls weigh up to 400 pounds and measures 58 inches at the shoulders.
Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape and Zululand.
Blue wildebeest are found in open Savannah, especially thorn woodland. They prefer short grass plains in valleys and floodplains. Seasonal movements take place to areas with short grass if the grass in the particular area becomes too tall to access; drinking water is essential.
The blue wildebeest is a very resilient antelope. Hunting blue wildebeest with less than .270 caliber is not recommended. On your hunt, the flat shooting .300 magnums are the best option.
When hunting blue wildebeest, aim to position yourself for the side-on shot.
Place the shot up the back edge of the front leg and aim approximately four inches above the point of the elbow. This particular shot will take heart and lungs.
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