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Answer to spot the kudu...

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Topic: Answer to spot the kudu...
Posted By: 8shots
Subject: Answer to spot the kudu...
Date Posted: September/08/2010 at 03:47
In the first pic 2.. just look below the point of the arrows and you will see the ears. Normally the dead give away, specially if they flick their ears for flies etc.
Kudu are known as the grey ghosts of hunting. Not for nothing.
 
On this pick as stated only one bull, shown up by the arrow. With the bulls it is normally the horns that give them away, specially if the sun glints off of them.
 



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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: September/08/2010 at 06:29
that arrow on the right of the first picture, can you honestly see a Kudu there 8's or did you see it move after the picture?


Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: September/08/2010 at 06:41
I had the one on top pic on left didn't see the one on the right.
Bottom pic had it but was still serching for more.
 


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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: September/08/2010 at 06:46
i thought there was a couple more up the hill and to the right on the bottom picture, they almost look like they are laying dow... probably just brush beastBucky

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Posted By: 8shots
Date Posted: September/08/2010 at 07:43
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

that arrow on the right of the first picture, can you honestly see a Kudu there 8's or did you see it move after the picture?
 
Yes, that is a kudu cow which I saw before taking the pic, as you can see the lens is pointing straight at it . The entire herd consisted of 8 cows dispersed to wide to get into one pic.
The cows were about 50yds away and one often have this type of situation in a bushveld walk and stalk. They are just about impossible to see!!
 
The kudu bull was on the same farm, but in a different location.
The kudu bull was about 600yds away and impossible to pick up with the naked eye. Once we picked him up with bino's, one could thereafter see him with the naked eye, knowing where to look.. or some of us could see him!!


Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: September/11/2010 at 09:17
Okay I don't feel so blind and stupid now...alright blind now.  Never saw the one in the center of the field of the first picture.  They really do disappear don't they!
 
Did you take the Bull?  He seems to be quite a trophy!


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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: September/11/2010 at 10:15
How was I supposed to know it was a cow???  I shot the one in the middle...

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Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: September/11/2010 at 14:16
 
         Shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: September/11/2010 at 14:39
That was cool 8!!!   Excellent

I saw the one on the left but wasn't quite sure about the one on the right so I couldn't say two. Now that you gave us the answers it's easier to see... happy to hear it was a cow. Big Grin  Like most, I saw the one kudu in the lower pic.

They really blend into the terrain, I was waiting for you to say there were more.  Big Smile

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Posted By: 8shots
Date Posted: September/12/2010 at 02:31
Hope that was fun. No, I did not shoot these other then with the camera. I was on a private game reserve that do not permit hunting.


Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: September/12/2010 at 07:50
 I enjoyed it!!

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: September/12/2010 at 08:44
We are so very thankful that you share these things with us from The Dark Continent, 8.


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: September/12/2010 at 08:50
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

We are so very thankful that you share these things with us from The Dark Continent, 8.
 
True that!


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: September/12/2010 at 11:44
Yea, boy am I in trouble... I shot the cow in the middle of a game preserve...
I thought you were looking out for me 8's.  
 
 


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Posted By: Ed Connelly
Date Posted: September/12/2010 at 12:59

Everytime I ever spotted a kudu in South Africa it looked like photo No. 2.   I never hunted them.  I used to drive through bush like that on the way to work on the drilling rigs.  They are damn near impossible to see.  



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Posted By: Hatari
Date Posted: September/17/2010 at 12:21
Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

In the first pic 2.. just look below the point of the arrows and you will see the ears. Normally the dead give away, specially if they flick their ears for flies etc.
Kudu are known as the grey ghosts of hunting. Not for nothing.
 
On this pick as stated only one bull, shown up by the arrow. With the bulls it is normally the horns that give them away, specially if the sun glints off of them.
 
 
I know I'm new around here, but I would like to challenge the first photo as having two.
 
I say there are three.  See the red circles.
 


Posted By: 300S&W
Date Posted: September/17/2010 at 17:23
  TROUBLE MAKER!!  Big Grin

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