Hunting a Trophy Black Wildebeest

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A MATURE BLACK WILDEBEEST HAS AN AVERAGE:

SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 47 INCHES

WEIGHT: OF 350 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH: OF 20 INCHES

SCI MINIMUM SCORE IS 72 (Length of both horns + circumference of bases)

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: Also known as the White Tailed Gnu or to some as the "Clowns of Africa", this is mostly due to the way in which they tend to run in circles when being approached. The most interesting fact about Black Wildebeest is their comeback from near extinction. It is noted that only 17 of these animals were left after being eradicated due to carrying Mucous Disease, but due to successful conservation efforts, their numbers are up again.

Big Bulls are very territorial and will often return to their territory very shortly after being disturbed. When judging the trophy quality of the Black Wildebeest, it's important to look at the size of the boss, the drop on the curl and the height of the rise of the tips. Mature bulls will display black/darkened hair between their bosses or leading to their bosses and not red/brown hair, the sigh of immaturity. A very tough animal to bring down!

IDENTIFICATION: Appears much larger at a distance with a characteristic beard and hair on the nose. Distinctive long white tail. Unique horns in both male and female.

Hunted in: Free State and Eastern Cape
HABITAT: Found in open grass plains with water and on the hills and mountains.

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