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Author Topic: Kudu versus Elk  (Read 2306 times)

Offline Bobaru

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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2014, 11:44:00 AM »
On the first afternoon hunt, I had two dikers and three waterbucks come into our waterhole.  Nothing to shoot at.  I made a few practice draws.  I realized that these animals in a water hole are a lot more jumpy than the whitetail deer I'm accustomed to.  

In the next two days, we saw less.  There was still water in the Matlabas river from their Fall, the weather wasn't hot enough for the animals to want an abundance of water, and the wind was blowing.  A much frustrated PH, Elgim, told me that, well, yes, there was game here.  But, I didn't need convincing.  Look at the ground anywhere and I saw more prints and more scat than I'd ever seen in America.

Finally, on Wednesday the 27, Elgim and I went on a Walk and Stalk.  In short order we came on a small group of Eland bedded in the shadows.  I didn't have any desire for an eland, but we put on a stalk for fun.  As we got to about 70 yards, off to our left, we spotted zebra.  Now things were more interesting.

We turned to stalk the zebra in earnest.  Elgim thought he could get me being a scrub bush at about 30 yards.  Perhaps I could get a shot.

As we worked this stalk crosswind, we came more and more close to a bad wind sitution on the eland.  And, sure enough, the wind took a slight shift.  The eland were off taking the zebras with them.

But the zebras didn't go far.  So, we started a new stalk.  But that went south quickly.  I'm guessing the spooked eland were too much for the zebra.  Or, it could be that the zebra just like walking, ya know!  

As we stood up and milled about over this ending, off to our left we spotted a 40" Kudu bull standing under an acacia tree just looking at us.  ...  Just amazing to me what goes on in Africa.  Sure different for me.  Of course, Elgim ways he's too small for me.  But, to me, he looks like a BIG animal.  No matter anyway, as he exited also.
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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2014, 12:50:00 PM »
I started a thread on Pow-Wow to continue this.
Bob


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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2014, 06:55:00 PM »
awesome trophies, Congrats!
JK traditions Kanati 60" 53#@28
Morrison ILF 56" 48#@28
selway lil magnum 58" 49@27
Black Widow PMAX 60" 51# @ 28
Stalker Jackal 58" 52# @ 28

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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2014, 11:37:00 AM »
I shot my 54" kudu with my 50# @ my DL Sarrels Blueridge longbow with 530gr arrow. I used super sharp German Kinetic Silverflame XL broadheads. I have also shot red hartebeest and waterbuck with the same setup.

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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2014, 05:25:00 PM »
Very nice Bisch.

I got a 40" Kudu within 40 yards.  I thought he was BIG.  ... He sure impressed me!!!

But the PH casually says he's got at least a year to grow up.  

So, 54" is very respectable.  

I finally shot about ~ 55# with a 564 grain arrow.  It didn't work on Kudu, 'cause I never got the shot.  But, it was dandy for Wildebeest.
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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2015, 12:55:00 PM »
Hunt, that warthog is a monster!

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Re: Kudu versus Elk
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2016, 10:05:00 PM »
I killed a 54" kudu on my first trip to Africa with my 50# at my DL Sarrels Blueridge longbow. I'm prety sure it is in the mid to high 30's in KE. He was down and dead in about 100yds. I have also killed waterbuck, red hartebeest, and nyala with the same bow with no problems with amount of pentration.

Edit: Dang, did not realize I had already posted on this thread!

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