Hunting a Trophy Blue WildebeestGo Back Enquire
A MATURE BLUE WILDEBEEST BULL HAS AN AVERAGE:
SHOULDER HEIGHT: OF 50 TO 58 INCHES
WEIGHT: OF 300 TO 400 POUNDS
HORN LENGTH: OF 27 INCHES
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Blue Wildebeest, AKA the Poor Man's Buffalo, - not only in looks, but for sheer brute strength once hit. These animals have been known to travel up to 300 yards with a well placed heart shot. Bulls are larger in stature than cows. When judging the trophy quality of the Blue Wildebeest it is important to look at the size of the boss, the hardness of the boss and the curl of the horn beyond the tip of the ears. Mature bulls will display black/darkened hair between their bosses or leading to their bosses and not red/brown hair, the sign of immaturity.
IDENTIFICATION: A very strong muscular appearance. The face, mane and tail are black with a bluish appearance. Dark vertical stripes on the neck and flanks. Males and females have horns.
HUNTED IN: Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape and Zululand.
HABITAT: Open Savannah, especially thorn woodland. 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.