Hunting a Trophy Nyala

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A MATURE NYALA HAS AN AVERAGE:

 

SHOULDER HEIGHT OF 47 INCHES

WEIGHTS 200 POUNDS

HORN LENGTH 26 INCHES

 

SCI MINIMUM SCORE OF 63 (length of and circumference of both horns)

INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES:  The Nyala forms part of the Spiral Horned family and is certainly the most beautiful of all of the family, consisting of Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck and Eland. It is a very interesting hunt with great stalking opportunities. The trophy quality of a bull is determined by good bases, a steep rise forming a "bell" and tips either pointing straight up or flaring outwards. The classic trophy to many is a flaring bull with solid white tips. A very popular species to hunt and a must for those hunters interested in collecting the spiral family.

IDENTIFICATION: Medium sized, elegant and slender antelope. The male has a wide chevron mark between the eyes, white-tipped mane and yellow "socks" with an overall body color of slate brown. Females are completely different from males. They are much smaller, orange in color, with distinct white body stripes and no facial chevron. Young Nyala males are very similar to females and only later start assuming adult male coloration. Only males have horns.

Trophy Nyala are hunted in the Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North West and Zululand provinces of South Africa.

Hunting a Trophy Nyala

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