Kudu,Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, Koedoe
The Kudu, with its majestic high spiraling horns, the “gray ghost of Africa”, is undoubtedly one of Africa’s best known and most prized trophies.
While a full mount would be nice, imagine the space you would require to house a trophy 5 1/2 feet at the shoulder, with a horn length of more than 50 inches, and a body length of about 8 feet!
Kudu are very adaptable, being able to survive equally well in dense bush or desert-like conditions.
Kudu bulls can easily weigh 700 pounds and more, and only they have those beautiful, superb horns. Some hunters take one of either sex.
Shooting distance can vary from 30 to 300 yards. One hears of even longer shots from time to time.
.270 Winchester class calibers, with premium bullets will work, but a .300 Win. Mag. is preferable.
Trophy Qualification Minimums:
Rowland Ward – 53 7/8 S.C.I. – 121