A wounded Cape buffalo, bushbuck, blue wildebeest, nyala and sable will do their best to kill you there. I have yet to measure any of the dozen or so Kudu that I have shot – hunting with a tape measure is not my thing and, naively perhaps, I do not encourage it. They are seen, for example, in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, The Greater Kudu as encountered in southern Africa is magnificent and still offers sporting value ($1,000  US being a typical price for a ‘good representative specimen’ bull). Any stalking rifle can be pressed into service to shoot Kudu. At the white mark there is not even lung - no vital organ at all. Thank You Singh17 28-03-2016, 21:49 #2. treeman. Heart shots usually lead to a beast walking on 20-150 … Bullet choice is all important. Wait for an animal to stand still, it's way easier to aim precisely. Though it may sound ‘techy, ’if you start hunting plains game seriously, take it from me, you will become interested in bullet performance. As with all African species, shot placement is vital when hunting for a trophy kudu. On a broadside shot take aim a third way up the body in line with the front leg. Shot placement was behind the shoulder blade, neck (right below the head) and head shots. I have shot Kudu from 30 to 250 yards. The 300 H&H, 300 Win Mag, 300WSM or Remington Ultramag would all be ideal. However, they are pretty big, so shot placement is still important. Shot Placement for Trophy Kudu Hunting in Africa. There is one game species, however, which, along with the little, but potentially fierce, bushbuck, and the magnificent long horned oryx – known locally as gemsbok – that stands apart in my book – Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiseros, better known as the Greater Kudu. Instead, go for the high heart or lung shot. It is a privilege just to see one. In the shot above, the bullet will break the inside shoulder, pass through the ribs, take out the top of the heart, pass through an opposite rib, break the opposite elbow and either pass through or stop against the skin. With a foreign client the PH would retire into hiding and wait for the 52" bull on the left to step around for a clear shot - but I remember when I took these photos the right hand one fled at the sound of the camera, and this from about 70 meter and me being in the shade. Set your sight approximately one third up the from the foreleg and pull the trigger. This was a cull hunt made more interesting because we were trying to capture it on camera (which presents all sorts of challenges with Kudu because they usually present such fleeting opportunity). Premium hunting bullets, and discussions of what makes a particular hunting bullet ideal for this or that, are much en vogue. Shot placement: There are three acceptable shots for kudu with bowhunting equipment. Everything you did in preparation for the safari was in preparation for that one pull of the trigger. But, trophy quality does interest me and the individual variations one sees in horn mass and curl is fascinating.Â. A shot slightly high, even … Southern Africa offers amongst many others species: springbok, impala, blessbok, bontebok, bushbuck, jackal, warthog, bushpig, waterbuck, duika, nyala, hartebeest, steenbuck, sable, roan, mountain reedbuck, eland, oryx, oribi, fallow deer (and a variety of other immigrants including wild boar and mouflon). Older kudu bulls are especially interesting to the hunter. You will also find them in Kenya, Eritrea, Zambia and Angola amongst other countries, and, they have even been introduced into the USA (in New Mexico, I believe). A lung shot Oryx on the open savannah of the Kalahari will feint death and put a long horn through the unwary hunter. Many times I have returned to the same ground later in the day, or the next day, after an unsuccessful stalk. Most callers are effective if the animal is within 200 meter. The first round broke his on shoulder and double lunged him. Your telescopic sight will be particularly important because the chances are that you will be hunting in poor light – they are not called the grey ghost for nothing. Mature bulls usually have horn tips that point upwards, younger ones, tips that go back (females are hornless and typically weigh 250-450 pounds). View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message User Join Date Aug 2010 Location Port Elizabeth Age 52 Posts 9,228. With best quality bullets meat and skin damage will be negligible. Record beasts may have horns that measure over 70.” Anything over 60” is spectacular, even 50” may be considered good. Shot placement when Kudu hunting is very important: you won’t get many good shots on these elusive animals, so it’s best to make the most of the ones you do get. Breathing out will lower the crosshairs and stop the breath at the bulge or its line and squeeze the trigger. The vitals of most African plains game sit further forward in their chest cavity than American big game. Shot placement; Shot placement diagram; Best time of year to bow hunt kudu; Kudu bow hunting tips ; What other animals can you bow hunt. Follow this link to the Mkulu African Hunting Safaris official price list for 2021. Another curious fact is that you may hear them bark (usually when asserting themselves), or, bleep, if in distress. Males may weigh between 400 and 600 pounds plus. Kudu are famed for their spiralled horns and their white stripes. Two varieties of Kudu are commonly hunted in Eastern Southern Africa – Greater Kuduas mentioned, and, a subspecies, the Eastern Cape Kudu which is a little smaller but still spectacularly beautiful (there are other sub species, but there is some argument about their classification). Aim just behind the foreleg and one-third up the body. in the "light" triangle) and travel up. you can see light between the legs), divide a line in the middle of both legs (i.e. A local hunter will have his … Fortunately, Kudu aren’t nearly as tough as Cape Buffalo or Blue Wildebeest and will not go far if hit properly. But the exact placement of the spine between the shoulders varies tremendously among the varieties of game, so unless you know exactly what you're doing this is actually a very risky shot. Bullet Construction, Shot Placement, and Killing Ability. Similarly, aim at the same height as for a broadside shot. Below is a list of other animals you can bow hunt while busy with your kudu bow package. Use callers to lure animals close. Shot placement. Sable antelope, for instance, appear to have massive shoulders. Those radar antennae ears aimed at me do not miss any foreign sound so a loud safety catch is a liability. They are big creatures. The younger son has a Musgrave 30-06, and because he only hunts plains game (black wildebeest, blesbok, springbok) he uses 150 gr. Pick a spot several inches forward of where you would on a similar sized North American game animal. Africa game hate being lung shot - they will punish you by fleeing into the darkest, thorn laced brush they can find. But, the essential skills required to hunt African plains game are familiar – recce, get the wind right, and good marksmanship (never take a shot of which you can’t be sure). 1. On all hunts i have used a 30-06 with Pro-Am sn 220 gr. I am not un-guilty; I confess that I have a great weakness for the study and analysis of bullets. A well-placed arrow will cause maximum haemorrhage and double lung collapse, with rapid death. Most of mine have been shot in poor light. The SST is no good for a heart shot into the shoulder as it has as litte integrity as a Nosler Ballistic Tip. Just the best how-to on shot placement with a special inside look at the secret to a perfect quartering shot. You can also ‘bump’ kudu unexpectedly when walking in cover. Horn tips pointing back usually indicate a young adult. African Hunter Shot Placement App; African Hunter Shot Placement Guide ; Shot Placements; Meat Cuts; Hooved Animals. I always think the disadvantage of the heart shot in Africa – especially if one is slightly under-gunned – is the possibility of a long trek through the bush to find one’s quarry. I marked the aiming point in red here but it was too late for a shot as he is in the process of taking off at speed. Bring a friend, bring your wife or reward an employee or a faithful client and tag along as a non-hunting companion. Hunting nyala South Africa prices for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 hunting season WAS $ 2 450.. Lots of deals and good stuff, ©2011 PositiveShooting All Rights Reserved. If the animal's front legs are open (i.e. © 2023 by Walkaway. By the End of May I would like to be 100% sure that I can Identify good shot placement on a Kudu and an Impala. Anatomically similar to nyala, bongo and sitatunga. Kudu Shot Placement Home; Kudu Shot Placement; KUDU SHOT PLACEMENT. This, of course, adds to their charm. I have been using my 26" barelled Musgrave .308W with 180 gr bullets since 1971 for springbok, blesbok, warthog, impala, kudu, black and blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, oryx and eland, and my elder son uses a BRNO ZKK 601 in the same calibre, hunting oryx, blesbok or springbok on the same day depends what is encounered. With Kudu, though, this is often done as per the norm, I have found that stalks frequently start with a tracker seeing a beast in the far distance. They will stop every now and then, that's the moment to take your shot. They certainly tend to be woodland creatures, though older males may bask in open fields during the middle of the day (where I have shot two recently). They are TOUGH. For the British stalker, Africa offers a fascinating change of environment and a special challenge. If you're after a good kudu trophy, you will want to avoid head and neck shots. Please Like us on facebook ask Mike any questions. Recently, I was very lucky to be able to shoot three superb Kudu bulls in as many days with Oribi Outfitters when we were hunting in the popular (from a shooting perspective) Limpopo region of South Africa. I would not rule out a .300 Weatherby Magnum for Kudu (a blown out 300 H&H), .338 (Win Mag or Lapua), .375 (H&H or Ruger) or, indeed, a .416 either (Rigby or Remington). You owe it to yourself and the animal to do everything possible to make a quick and ethical kill. I would advise a top quality scope with a large objective in a 7x50 or a mid range zoom such as a 2.5-10  or 3-12x 50 or 56.  I used the new Swarovski Z4 2.5-10 x 56 with illuminated aiming point and it was outstanding – one of the best scopes that I have ever used. The high heart/lung shot is the ticket here. Both these bulls have 48" horns but the one on the right which is the safe shot has a deeper curl and may be 48.5" - 49". I would agree, but add that hunting a good Kudu bull also has a certain magic for me because the beast itself is so regal and secretive. If you go a little higher, you will probably hit the lungs, which will require some tracking. As with all species, when hunting kudu, shot placement is paramount. Calibre and cartridge are more important than action type, but, whatever you choose, make sure you are confident with it and that it is accurate. Sometimes they are quite inquisitive and will give the hunter ample opportunity for a shot. We recommend a traditional shoulder shot when hunting Kudu. 1: I agree with the placement 2: I would move it a bit forward, but not really downwards due to front leg that is a bit back. Africa Hunting .com http://www.AfricaHunting.com presents shooting rifle hunting shot placement. The Best Shot Placement for Black Bear. They are not only shy, but less predictable than some antelope. The best kudu hunting packages South Africa designed for the hunter who wants to hunt kudu. I have shot kudu in both South Africa and Namibia to date, and, have seen them in Botswana and Tanzania. Place the shot right on the shoulder of the kudu in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back. What is the best recommended Kudu shot placement? This is not always possible, but we should never forget our obligation to harvest game humanely. Bring your sights directly up the foreleg about one third into the body and squeeze; this shot effectively takes out the plumbing from the heart and your kudu will not go far. An ethical hunter may therefore look for a beast which has visible signs of aging – such as a lightening of his coat and ribs protruding – it is a bonus if he has great horns too). In addition, the broadside shot is also the best angle for the arrow to penetrate both lungs. The 45" bull on the right is typically what the local meat hunter will go for. November 21, 2016 By Joseph von Benedikt. Bulls also have an impressive beard, sometimes called a mane. It is also important to get familiar with using sticks or a tripod as these will often be offered by southern African professional hunters who must get fed up with some of their client’s poor marksmanship. In fact that would be about the worst combination that can be imagined as it may not even reach the heart, breaking up on the shoulder joint and the rib cage as its own high kinetic energy level destroys it in an act of suicide. The neck or head shot can give the taxidermist much more work, so don’t take it unless no other shot presents itself. Search. Mature bulls have tips which point up or out. Re: Shot Placement. In dense savannah and more so in dense tropical habitat the visistor must resign himself to heed the shot placement advice from his PH. Typically, they will go on to have two and half twists or even three. There is some of the magic of the woodcock and the chamois there. They range fairly wide as a species though. One might go on to list a host of dangerous game species, and, others, which, arguably, are best sought on a game viewing safari. Take your time! Kevin Robertson has written several books that specifically deal with this issue and are among the best resources available: The Perfect Shot ... Kudu shot placement. 3: I would also move a small bit forward, but again not really down. The places that offer Kudu at sensible cost are South Africa, Zimbabwe (known for some great specimens), and Namibia. In fact that would be about the worst combination that can be imagined as it may not even reach the heart, breaking up on the shoulder joint and the rib cage as its own high kinetic energy level destroys it in an act of suicide. POSITIVE SHOOTING TV- We've now launched Positive Shooting TV - Lots of plans for more stuff in the future such as video gun reviews etc, NEW SHOP - Check out our new shop in association with A1 decoy. The head and neck shots brought them down immediately on the spot, but the (behind) shoulder blade shots resulted in some running, the furthest was about 100 meters if i recall correctly. I had to shoot him twice more to kill him. https://www.craigboddington.com/endorsed-outfitters/choose#worldmapIn this video Craig Boddington shows you the best placement shots on an African Elephant. There might be an odd occasion where one or two of these animals may be present on a neighboring property. As far as quarry is concerned the variety and abundance is truly staggering. I always use a dead rest or a tripod if I can. Come straight up the front leg on a broadside shot. The typical Kudu stalk is through cover, though, and, unless you are very fortunate, you will have several fleeting encounters, before getting anywhere near the possibility of a shot. Kudu have a rather large area covering the vital organs for adequate shot placement. Kudu know where bullet will exit, or should I say aim through animal to exit wound. Apart from the medium (deer size) game like blesbok and impala, kudu no doubt is the most sought after big game by locals as well as visiting hunters. I shot him at about 150 yards with .30-06 using 180 TBBC bullets. So, like all other game, local hunters from teenage years are trained to shoot for the heart top chambers - or the brain if there is no need to save the cape and if it is open country. Where should one go to hunt? Some hunters are not inclined to do a photo safari while on an African hunting trip. Proudly created with Wix.com. By default he does not want meat spoilage, shoots for the heart top chambers because he does not want adrenaline infused meat as happens with a fleeing, lung shot animal, and he wants to hunt big and small game with the same rifle and often the same weight bullets. I have seen them taken well with .243s. Their lungs are big and kudu go down quite easily with a solid lung shot which passed just over the heart. In Southern Africa, the usual routine is driving round looking for spoor and then debussing and following tracks. Bow: A bear standing broadside represents the best bow shot because it requires the least amount of penetration to reach the vital organs. The bull went 40 meter and died running. Only attempt this shot if you are shooting larger calibers like a 300 Win Mag, 300 Ultra Mag or 375. he went down at the shot then got up and tri-podded for about 200 yards before going down again . You need some luck when hunting kudu bulls! Their coat, of course, is designed as camouflage and is most effective. Â. They are differently proportioned to the Greater Kudu, and, though comparatively common, populate a much smaller range. As with all hunting, shot placement is more important than caliber. My biggest kudu was shot at 110 meter with a borrowed old 6.5x58 Portuguese Mauser in very much the same stance as the one above and the long 160 gr round nose solid bullet passed through and was gone. Kudu Hunting Tip. Rule of thumb for shot placement (broadside): Divide the animal in half from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the brisket, then divide the lower half in half again, this line gives you horizontal shot placement. Most of my recent kudu and plains game hunting has been with a Border-Barrels modified .300 Win Mag Tikka as noted, but, I would love to shoot a kudu with an in-line muzzle-loader having just shot an impala with one (a Mkonto .50 calibre inline made in South Africa by Craig Clintworth – firing a light all copper 300 grain .458 bullet in a plastic sabot). One then manoeuvres in to get a shot in classic fashion. Better to put it down on the spot, with a sensible choice of shot, and perfect bullet placement. They achieve their first full horn curl by about 24 months. My long-time hunting chum, Paul Roberts, a much experienced Africa-hand notes that hunting Kudu is very similar to hunting roe buck in the UK. If you hit a little bit higher you will take out the lungs. The shoulder bones angle forward above the leg. The best time for hunting kudu is early morning or late evening, by walking or glassing from vantage points such as hills and across plains and dambos. My experience of Kudu is that there is more of luck involved than with some other creatures (which does not mean that basics are not just as important, on the contrary, you will need to be on top of your game). The 2021 nyala hunting price South Africa is $ 2 000.. This will be a heart shot. In this outstanding video a very expert hunter explains us how correctly place an hunting shot on different game. A wounded kudu is is not a killer but a master at camouflage and hiding in dense habitat. The ‘grey ghost’ is not only stunningly beautiful, but elusive too. He has fantastic sight and hearing as well as a great sense of smell (though curiosity may sometimes be his downfall). Because, this is quite a high probability, I like to use heavier calibre rifles for hunting Kudu (see box) - you need a ‘brush busting’ bullet. That can complicate things greatly even with a first class tracker. The diaphragm will be perforated causing a lingering death. (Please refer to the organ legend) Sometime… Africa Hunting Boar Hunting Hunting Tips Hunting Rifles Hunting Stuff Blue Wildebeest Archery Bows Animal Games African Animals. My friend the hunter and zoologist Stuart Anderson Wheeler notes that one may also hunt, at a substantial price, two rarer types of Greater Kudu: Tragelaphus strepsiceros (in North East Africa), and, Tragelaphus strepsiceros(Chad and Western Sudan). Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) are sometimes hunted as well. Nevertheless, we did get lucky and readers may be interested to have a look at a clip from the film that was completed by searching Youtube ‘Mike Yardley hunting in Africa’. Nov 17, 2014 - Explore Pin Lover's board "9 Shot placement", followed by 1749 people on Pinterest. .270 is popular in South Africa (as it is on the hill in Scotland), but my minimum for Kudu would be a 7mm (7x57, 7mm-08, or, 7mm Rem Mag), or, .30 calibres such as .308, 30-06 and our venerable old .303. See more ideas about Africa hunting, Bow hunting, Hunting tips. Heart shots usually lead to a beast walking on 20-150 metres in my experience. The neck or head shot can ruin a trophy so rule it out! There will be very little blood left on the leaves at the level of the entry and exit holes and more than likely nothing left on the ground. He prefers 150 gr Hornady bonded core bullets which is good for the long shots of 200-300 yards he needs to do in the desert like Karoo area. Look at the bull on the left trying to identify me 70 yards away, hidden in deep shade. Place the shot at the spot bisecting the angle formed by the front legs. As far as action types are concerned, bolt, straight-pull, or even break-action or falling block single-shot might all do the job. Know … This is because Kudu use their horns to forage (for example, bringing down leaves from branches - they also like to eat shoots, and, fruit if available).  As bulls age, they may begin to lose bodyweight. Shots at kudu will most likely be between 40 meter and 100 meter, so there is no need for a "flat shooting" .300 Win Mag with 150 gr plastic "ballistic tip" bullets. On a 90 degrees side-on shot the easiest for the new hunter is to move the crosshairs up the front edge of the lower leg to just above the bulge of the shoulder (or a horisontal line on its level) while breathing in. Kudu Shot Placement Luckily, Kudu aren’t particularly tough animals. One intriguing fact about male kudu that if you look down through either of their spiral horns, you will be able to see the beast’s eye. The point of aim should be at the top of the crease on the front leg (see figure 2). But where exactly you should place your bullet depends on your quarry, as the following tips reveal. The one-rifle hunter here overwhelmingly uses the .308W with 180 gr best quality bullets. Shots at kudu will most likely be between 40 meter and 100 meter, so there is no need for a "flat shooting" .300 Win Mag with 150 gr plastic "ballistic tip" bullets. I always think the disadvantage of the heart shot in Africa – especially if one is slightly under-gunned – is the possibility of a long trek through the bush to find one’s quarry. A high heart/lung shot is preferred. I had excellent results recently with Winchester Ballistic Silver Tip, though, one might safely advise any of the well proven hunting bullets such as Nosler Partition (‘just the right amount of penetration’ notes Paul Roberts), Trophy Bonded bearclaw,’ the RWS  TIG, and, Norma Oryx. 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