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I went to a game reserve some 3 hours drive away. I shot a magnificent kudu bull with my camera.
 
My guess is 60 + inches and should have a dressed carcass weight of around 220kg or 480lbs or so. He is bigggggggggggg!!
 
 
 
 
 
And a big bull made to look small by the bigggggg bul at top !!!


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Excellent Pictures "8"!!!!!!!!!!
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    Great pics. I would like to do a photo safari some day. Perhaps You could reccomend an outfitter?
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Hi Ed, no this is a National Reserve on the outskirts of Thabazimbi, Marakele National Park. My first time there, the game was in excellent condition and the bush pristine.
 
They had the big five, but the bush is so thick we only managed to see the rhino.
 
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Originally posted by tejas tejas wrote:

    Great pics. I would like to do a photo safari some day. Perhaps You could reccomend an outfitter?
 
Yes "*8shots shutter safaris "
 
Only joking, but as always it begins with a budget. For a few $ I could take you around the game reserves, for a couple of thousand $ I could hook you up with the best of the best.
 
How long do you want to stay etc. Late winter that is around Aug Sep is often the best because the bush thins out a lot.
 
Otherwise just google and you are bound to find what you need.
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Another beautiful impala. Will also make Rowland.
 
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between kudu, and nyala, i dont know which i would wanna shoot more. ah hell with it i'll take em both.Big Grin they are both beautiful.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

between kudu, and nyala, i dont know which i would wanna shoot more. ah hell with it i'll take em both.Big Grin they are both beautiful.


Oh, what I would give to hunt Kudu.  Great pics, Wouter!
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Awesome pics as always 8s!!Excellent
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Could'a taken a shot on an oryx this weekend, kinda regretting not.  Beautiful bull, he lives on though.

Such is life.

Very nice kudu.
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Real Nice pics Wouter!!
Beautiful Animals, As I get older, I doubt seriously I could shoot any of them myself. Glad to know they are somewhat protected, only way you could of gotten the pics if not, eh.
I saw a small herd of about 30 Elk this weekend, its nice to know they are always there. They were to far for a good pics though, with the hgear I have anyway..
I look forward to your pics man, Thanks for putting them yup for us.
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Beautiful kudu, Wouter!  
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 Congrats on some great shots... I am trying to work out a trip back this fall to Pietermaritzburg ,, Photos like yours  make me work a little harder to get the details figured out,
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Great pics Wouter, beautiful animals. Jugding the the length of a Kudu's horns is one of the HARDEST things to do. From the front shot i'd say 48 inches to 50 inches, you really need to see a photo from the side to get a sense of the depth of the curls. If the first curl goes past the ear, with a good depth of curl you've got a shooter.

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Originally posted by Glock Glock wrote:

Great pics Wouter, beautiful animals. Jugding the the length of a Kudu's horns is one of the HARDEST things to do. From the front shot i'd say 48 inches to 50 inches, you really need to see a photo from the side to get a sense of the depth of the curls. If the first curl goes past the ear, with a good depth of curl you've got a shooter.

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Hi Glock, I have measured enough kudu to say this one is over 60 inches. This bull is massive, look at the size of the neck, which alone will way 60kg+. Look at the pic below. That is a adult cow made to look small by this bull.
And here is the sideways shot.
 
 
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Hi Ed, no this is a National Reserve on the outskirts of Thabazimbi, Marakele National Park. My first time there, the game was in excellent condition and the bush pristine.
 
They had the big five, but the bush is so thick we only managed to see the rhino.
 
 
Cool.  I used to work drilling rigs between Thabazimbi and Northam.....out in the bundu.  I drove up to the rig one day, after fording a creek with the bakkie, and the tool pusher says to me: " Did you see a leopard down by the creek? "
 
And I said " No...I didn't see any leopard. "  Which was a good thing because I had all my windows down....
 
And he said: " Well, one of the boys just went down there to get some water and saw one at the creek....about five minutes ago. "   
 
 
                                                                 Shocked
 
 
 
 
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Ed, I've just about come to the conclusion you've been everywhere at one time or another!

Ever been to the moon?
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Ed, I've just about come to the conclusion you've been everywhere at one time or another!

Ever been to the moon?


Excellent photoshop opportunity.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Ed, I've just about come to the conclusion you've been everywhere at one time or another!

Ever been to the moon?
 
 
No.    Laugh
 
 
 
 
 
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Heh Wouter I havent shot enough Kudu to claim to be an expert. But one off my Best freinds definately has shot enough Kudu to at least know what he is talking about. If you had put the side photo on with the first one, I would have uped my estimate to 55 inches. Like I said it's one off the hardest things to judge, and the only way you would know for sure. Would be to shoot him and get the measuring tape out. I showed your photo's to my freind who has shot more Kudu than I have shot Impala, without telling him what you think or I think. And his guess is roughly the same as mine. Measure a Kudu's ear, it is roughly 9 inches, that gives you a base line to start guessing.

As for the weight I never disagreed with you, In my opinoin I nice Kudu; Rowlandward mabye. But not 60 inches plus.
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Glock, I've called on my friend a PH whom I trust. I have given no info re our guesses. Just the pics and the question.

Will let you know what I hear.
 
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Wouter it will good to hear what a PH guess is, I showed a few people as well who are really big into hunting. They all guessed between 50 and 56 inches. But after all we are all only guesing. Until he is meat on a plate and horns on a wall, we won't know for sure. Here are a few pics of a Kudu that was no 5 in Rowland Ward in 1994, shot by Dennis Erasmus in Groblersdal the freind I was on about. 3 years ago we seen he was ranked no 22, so there are still BIG Kudu out there. Hopefully I will get to bag one soon

Sorry guys he isn't the best photoghrapher

Now this guy is over 60 inches






He is 64 inches to be precise
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