They are TOUGH. Other popular cartridges for kudu is .303 Brit, 8x57 Mauser, 7x57 Mauser and 6.5x57 Mauser. Please Like us on facebook ask Mike any questions. Nov 17, 2014 - Explore Pin Lover's board "9 Shot placement", followed by 1749 people on Pinterest. On a 90 degrees side-on shot the easiest for the new hunter is to move the crosshairs up the front edge of the lower leg to just above the bulge of the shoulder (or a horisontal line on its level) while breathing in. The diaphragm will be perforated causing a lingering death. The point of aim should be at the top of the crease on the front leg (see figure 2). On a broadside shot take aim a third way up the body in line with the front leg. Kudu Hunting Tip. Kevin Robertson has written several books that specifically deal with this issue and are among the best resources available: The Perfect Shot ... Kudu shot placement. Bring your sights directly up the foreleg about one third into the body and squeeze; this shot effectively takes out the plumbing from the heart and your kudu will not go far. You will also find them in Kenya, Eritrea, Zambia and Angola amongst other countries, and, they have even been introduced into the USA (in New Mexico, I believe). Shot placement when Kudu hunting is very important: you won’t get many good shots on these elusive animals, so it’s best to make the most of the ones you do get. .270 is popular in South Africa (as it is on the hill in Scotland), but my minimum for Kudu would be a 7mm (7x57, 7mm-08, or, 7mm Rem Mag), or, .30 calibres such as .308, 30-06 and our venerable old .303. Look at the bull on the left trying to identify me 70 yards away, hidden in deep shade. My experience of Kudu is that there is more of luck involved than with some other creatures (which does not mean that basics are not just as important, on the contrary, you will need to be on top of your game). The neck or head shot can ruin a trophy so rule it out! Sometimes, you realise, as your eyes adjust, that there is a beast only a short distance away looking through the leaves. Hunting nyala South Africa prices for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 hunting season WAS $ 2 450.. I am not un-guilty; I confess that I have a great weakness for the study and analysis of bullets. The vitals of most African plains game sit further forward in their chest cavity than American big game. I always use a dead rest or a tripod if I can. Take your time! Other Animals. Most of my recent kudu and plains game hunting has been with a Border-Barrels modified .300 Win Mag Tikka as noted, but, I would love to shoot a kudu with an in-line muzzle-loader having just shot an impala with one (a Mkonto .50 calibre inline made in South Africa by Craig Clintworth – firing a light all copper 300 grain .458 bullet in a plastic sabot). Feb 13, 2015 - Lion Shot Placement Guide - Lion Hunting Tip: Immature males have spots on the hind legs which disappear with age I always think the disadvantage of the heart shot in Africa – especially if one is slightly under-gunned – is the possibility of a long trek through the bush to find one’s quarry. Calibre and cartridge are more important than action type, but, whatever you choose, make sure you are confident with it and that it is accurate. They are differently proportioned to the Greater Kudu, and, though comparatively common, populate a much smaller range. Heart shots usually lead to a beast walking on 20-150 metres in my experience. If you go a little higher, you will probably hit the lungs, which will require some tracking. you can see light between the legs), divide a line in the middle of both legs (i.e. Record beasts may have horns that measure over 70.” Anything over 60” is spectacular, even 50” may be considered good. The best time for hunting kudu is early morning or late evening, by walking or glassing from vantage points such as hills and across plains and dambos. A high heart/lung shot is preferred. Everything you did in preparation for the safari was in preparation for that one pull of the trigger. Bullet Construction, Shot Placement, and Killing Ability. I marked the aiming point in red here but it was too late for a shot as he is in the process of taking off at speed. They are seen, for example, in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, The Greater Kudu as encountered in southern Africa is magnificent and still offers sporting value ($1,000  US being a typical price for a ‘good representative specimen’ bull). They certainly tend to be woodland creatures, though older males may bask in open fields during the middle of the day (where I have shot two recently). Thank You Singh17 28-03-2016, 21:49 #2. treeman. A wounded kudu is is not a killer but a master at camouflage and hiding in dense habitat. Their coat, of course, is designed as camouflage and is most effective. Â. The best kudu hunting packages South Africa designed for the hunter who wants to hunt kudu. They range fairly wide as a species though. Shot placement was behind the shoulder blade, neck (right below the head) and head shots. Where should one go to hunt? Southern Africa offers amongst many others species: springbok, impala, blessbok, bontebok, bushbuck, jackal, warthog, bushpig, waterbuck, duika, nyala, hartebeest, steenbuck, sable, roan, mountain reedbuck, eland, oryx, oribi, fallow deer (and a variety of other immigrants including wild boar and mouflon). Bow: A bear standing broadside represents the best bow shot because it requires the least amount of penetration to reach the vital organs. Males may weigh between 400 and 600 pounds plus. The 300 H&H, 300 Win Mag, 300WSM or Remington Ultramag would all be ideal. Kudu know where bullet will exit, or should I say aim through animal to exit wound. Anatomically similar to nyala, bongo and sitatunga. Hornady SST and does not shoot unless he is certain of a brain shot. Bulls also have an impressive beard, sometimes called a mane. The SST is no good for a heart shot into the shoulder as it has as litte integrity as a Nosler Ballistic Tip. This shot should result in a high heart / lung shot leading to the kudu expiring in the least amount of time. Just the best how-to on shot placement with a special inside look at the secret to a perfect quartering shot. One might go on to list a host of dangerous game species, and, others, which, arguably, are best sought on a game viewing safari. Mature bulls have tips which point up or out. As for shot placement, I avoid heart shots on kudu – as I do for most African game – and go either  straight up the leg (for a pinning shoulder shot), or, in ideal circumstances, for the neck. At the shot the bull will partly fall into the bullet, correct himself, swing out right into the dense bush and will be dead within 20-50 yards. Shots at kudu will most likely be between 40 meter and 100 meter, so there is no need for a "flat shooting" .300 Win Mag with 150 gr plastic "ballistic tip" bullets. he went down at the shot then got up and tri-podded for about 200 yards before going down again . Proudly created with Wix.com. Shot placement. As with all hunting, shot placement is more important than caliber. With best quality bullets meat and skin damage will be negligible. In Southern Africa, the usual routine is driving round looking for spoor and then debussing and following tracks. As with all African species, shot placement is vital when hunting for a trophy kudu. I stalked him well but as I focused the camera on coming out from behind a dense brush he sensed me and took off. My biggest kudu was shot at 110 meter with a borrowed old 6.5x58 Portuguese Mauser in very much the same stance as the one above and the long 160 gr round nose solid bullet passed through and was gone. One may not succeed! Their lungs are big and kudu go down quite easily with a solid lung shot which passed just over the heart. By default he does not want meat spoilage, shoots for the heart top chambers because he does not want adrenaline infused meat as happens with a fleeing, lung shot animal, and he wants to hunt big and small game with the same rifle and often the same weight bullets. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message User Join Date Aug 2010 Location Port Elizabeth Age 52 Posts 9,228. Getting to close to humerus imo. Bring a friend, bring your wife or reward an employee or a faithful client and tag along as a non-hunting companion. Any stalking rifle can be pressed into service to shoot Kudu. 1: I agree with the placement 2: I would move it a bit forward, but not really downwards due to front leg that is a bit back. Pick a spot several inches forward of where you would on a similar sized North American game animal. The 45" bull on the right is typically what the local meat hunter will go for. You owe it to yourself and the animal to do everything possible to make a quick and ethical kill. Fortunately, Kudu aren’t nearly as tough as Cape Buffalo or Blue Wildebeest and will not go far if hit properly. This is because Kudu use their horns to forage (for example, bringing down leaves from branches - they also like to eat shoots, and, fruit if available).  As bulls age, they may begin to lose bodyweight. But where exactly you should place your bullet depends on your quarry, as the following tips reveal. They are not only shy, but less predictable than some antelope. Aim just behind the foreleg and one-third up the body. Use callers to lure animals close. There is one game species, however, which, along with the little, but potentially fierce, bushbuck, and the magnificent long horned oryx – known locally as gemsbok – that stands apart in my book – Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiseros, better known as the Greater Kudu. SO, you’ve opted for a lung shot. I had excellent results recently with Winchester Ballistic Silver Tip, though, one might safely advise any of the well proven hunting bullets such as Nosler Partition (‘just the right amount of penetration’ notes Paul Roberts), Trophy Bonded bearclaw,’ the RWS  TIG, and, Norma Oryx. It is also important to get familiar with using sticks or a tripod as these will often be offered by southern African professional hunters who must get fed up with some of their client’s poor marksmanship. As with all species, when hunting kudu, shot placement is paramount. The head and neck shots brought them down immediately on the spot, but the (behind) shoulder blade shots resulted in some running, the furthest was about 100 meters if i recall correctly. My most memorable hunts have been in the highlands of the Karoo, and, in Nambia, where I encountered one beast about as far from the beaten track as one could ever get. If the animal's front legs are open (i.e. In fact that would be about the worst combination that can be imagined as it may not even reach the heart, breaking up on the shoulder joint and the rib cage as its own high kinetic energy level destroys it in an act of suicide. Those radar antennae ears aimed at me do not miss any foreign sound so a loud safety catch is a liability. A shot slightly high, even … In the shot above, the bullet will break the inside shoulder, pass through the ribs, take out the top of the heart, pass through an opposite rib, break the opposite elbow and either pass through or stop against the skin. However, they are pretty big, so shot placement is still important. Come straight up the front leg on a broadside shot. One intriguing fact about male kudu that if you look down through either of their spiral horns, you will be able to see the beast’s eye. Breathing out will lower the crosshairs and stop the breath at the bulge or its line and squeeze the trigger. One must pit all one’s hunting wits against him, though, and, Diana and St.Hubert must be on side too. © 2023 by Walkaway. A lung shot Oryx on the open savannah of the Kalahari will feint death and put a long horn through the unwary hunter. I have seen them taken well with .243s. I shot him at about 150 yards with .30-06 using 180 TBBC bullets. In this outstanding video a very expert hunter explains us how correctly place an hunting shot on different game. Two varieties of Kudu are commonly hunted in Eastern Southern Africa – Greater Kuduas mentioned, and, a subspecies, the Eastern Cape Kudu which is a little smaller but still spectacularly beautiful (there are other sub species, but there is some argument about their classification). Horn tips pointing back usually indicate a young adult. A local hunter will have his … I have shot Kudu from 30 to 250 yards. The ‘grey ghost’ is not only stunningly beautiful, but elusive too. He has fantastic sight and hearing as well as a great sense of smell (though curiosity may sometimes be his downfall). They are big creatures. I would agree, but add that hunting a good Kudu bull also has a certain magic for me because the beast itself is so regal and secretive. But, the essential skills required to hunt African plains game are familiar – recce, get the wind right, and good marksmanship (never take a shot of which you can’t be sure). At the white mark there is not even lung - no vital organ at all. The shoulder bones angle forward above the leg. I have been using my 26" barelled Musgrave .308W with 180 gr bullets since 1971 for springbok, blesbok, warthog, impala, kudu, black and blue wildebeest, red hartebeest, oryx and eland, and my elder son uses a BRNO ZKK 601 in the same calibre, hunting oryx, blesbok or springbok on the same day depends what is encounered. The Best Shot Placement for Black Bear. Older kudu bulls are especially interesting to the hunter. I had to shoot him twice more to kill him. But the exact placement of the spine between the shoulders varies tremendously among the varieties of game, so unless you know exactly what you're doing this is actually a very risky shot. A local hunter will have his .308W or 30-06 with 180 gr best quality bonded core like Federal Fusion, or Peregrine VRG-3 flat nose monolithic controlled expansion bullets. Shot placement; Shot placement diagram; Best time of year to bow hunt kudu; Kudu bow hunting tips ; What other animals can you bow hunt. My own gun is an old .300 Win Mag Tikka 65 with a stainless Border Barrel – a fantastic and practical all-round African rifle – with ammunition available just about everywhere (it’s not too powerful for the hill either). In fact that would be about the worst combination that can be imagined as it may not even reach the heart, breaking up on the shoulder joint and the rib cage as its own high kinetic energy level destroys it in an act of suicide. In addition, the broadside shot is also the best angle for the arrow to penetrate both lungs. If you're after a good kudu trophy, you will want to avoid head and neck shots. Both these bulls have 48" horns but the one on the right which is the safe shot has a deeper curl and may be 48.5" - 49". No frills, no fuss just hunting in the African bush. Shot placement: There are three acceptable shots for kudu with bowhunting equipment. Below is a list of other animals you can bow hunt while busy with your kudu bow package. See more ideas about Africa hunting, Bow hunting, Hunting tips. With Kudu, though, this is often done as per the norm, I have found that stalks frequently start with a tracker seeing a beast in the far distance. Recently, I was very lucky to be able to shoot three superb Kudu bulls in as many days with Oribi Outfitters when we were hunting in the popular (from a shooting perspective) Limpopo region of South Africa. They will stop every now and then, that's the moment to take your shot. Nevertheless, we did get lucky and readers may be interested to have a look at a clip from the film that was completed by searching Youtube ‘Mike Yardley hunting in Africa’. This will be a heart shot. Mature bulls usually have horn tips that point upwards, younger ones, tips that go back (females are hornless and typically weigh 250-450 pounds). Place the shot right on the shoulder of the kudu in line with the front leg, one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest to the top of the back. Many times I have returned to the same ground later in the day, or the next day, after an unsuccessful stalk. For the British stalker, Africa offers a fascinating change of environment and a special challenge. There will be very little blood left on the leaves at the level of the entry and exit holes and more than likely nothing left on the ground. Kudu Shot Placement Luckily, Kudu aren’t particularly tough animals. Your telescopic sight will be particularly important because the chances are that you will be hunting in poor light – they are not called the grey ghost for nothing. An ethical hunter may therefore look for a beast which has visible signs of aging – such as a lightening of his coat and ribs protruding – it is a bonus if he has great horns too). You need some luck when hunting kudu bulls! Sable antelope, for instance, appear to have massive shoulders. Instead, go for the high heart or lung shot. My long-time hunting chum, Paul Roberts, a much experienced Africa-hand notes that hunting Kudu is very similar to hunting roe buck in the UK. A 300 Win Mag is a good shooter but needs a 220 gr bullet to properly exploit all that case capacity. November 21, 2016 By Joseph von Benedikt. Shots at kudu will most likely be between 40 meter and 100 meter, so there is no need for a "flat shooting" .300 Win Mag with 150 gr plastic "ballistic tip" bullets. This shot placement position on gemsbok works well if you read below. Behind them is very dense bush and a lung shot will make for a challenging and time consuming follow-up. Kudu have a rather large area covering the vital organs for adequate shot placement. There might be an odd occasion where one or two of these animals may be present on a neighboring property. I have yet to measure any of the dozen or so Kudu that I have shot – hunting with a tape measure is not my thing and, naively perhaps, I do not encourage it. Typically, they will go on to have two and half twists or even three. Heart shots usually lead to a beast walking on 20-150 … Similarly, aim at the same height as for a broadside shot. 3: I would also move a small bit forward, but again not really down. Premium hunting bullets, and discussions of what makes a particular hunting bullet ideal for this or that, are much en vogue. Back to what is a 100% suitable cartridge for Africa big game (elk size) - deer size game here are called "medium" or "small": probably the best starting point is to look what the one-rifle meat hunter uses here. This, of course, adds to their charm. There is some of the magic of the woodcock and the chamois there. Most of mine have been shot in poor light. The broadside heart/lung shot is the safest and the one that offers the greatest margin of error for shot placement error. (Please refer to the organ legend) Sometime… Africa Hunting Boar Hunting Hunting Tips Hunting Rifles Hunting Stuff Blue Wildebeest Archery Bows Animal Games African Animals. I have shot kudu in both South Africa and Namibia to date, and, have seen them in Botswana and Tanzania. You can also ‘bump’ kudu unexpectedly when walking in cover. But, trophy quality does interest me and the individual variations one sees in horn mass and curl is fascinating.Â. Africa Hunting .com http://www.AfricaHunting.com presents shooting rifle hunting shot placement. The 2021 nyala hunting price South Africa is $ 2 000.. Because, this is quite a high probability, I like to use heavier calibre rifles for hunting Kudu (see box) - you need a ‘brush busting’ bullet. Rule of thumb for shot placement (broadside): Divide the animal in half from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the brisket, then divide the lower half in half again, this line gives you horizontal shot placement. I would advise a top quality scope with a large objective in a 7x50 or a mid range zoom such as a 2.5-10  or 3-12x 50 or 56.  I used the new Swarovski Z4 2.5-10 x 56 with illuminated aiming point and it was outstanding – one of the best scopes that I have ever used. The neck or head shot can give the taxidermist much more work, so don’t take it unless no other shot presents itself. in the "light" triangle) and travel up. Place the shot at the spot bisecting the angle formed by the front legs. POSITIVE SHOOTING TV- We've now launched Positive Shooting TV - Lots of plans for more stuff in the future such as video gun reviews etc, NEW SHOP - Check out our new shop in association with A1 decoy. https://www.craigboddington.com/endorsed-outfitters/choose#worldmapIn this video Craig Boddington shows you the best placement shots on an African Elephant. They achieve their first full horn curl by about 24 months. In dense savannah and more so in dense tropical habitat the visistor must resign himself to heed the shot placement advice from his PH. The bull went 40 meter and died running. Some hunters are not inclined to do a photo safari while on an African hunting trip. Good choice. Better to put it down on the spot, with a sensible choice of shot, and perfect bullet placement. Though it may sound ‘techy, ’if you start hunting plains game seriously, take it from me, you will become interested in bullet performance. Most callers are effective if the animal is within 200 meter. Kudu Shot Placement Home; Kudu Shot Placement; KUDU SHOT PLACEMENT. The places that offer Kudu at sensible cost are South Africa, Zimbabwe (known for some great specimens), and Namibia. The high heart/lung shot is the ticket here. Apart from the medium (deer size) game like blesbok and impala, kudu no doubt is the most sought after big game by locals as well as visiting hunters. Another curious fact is that you may hear them bark (usually when asserting themselves), or, bleep, if in distress. By the End of May I would like to be 100% sure that I can Identify good shot placement on a Kudu and an Impala. I always think the disadvantage of the heart shot in Africa – especially if one is slightly under-gunned – is the possibility of a long trek through the bush to find one’s quarry. He prefers 150 gr Hornady bonded core bullets which is good for the long shots of 200-300 yards he needs to do in the desert like Karoo area. Use the best rifle scope you have. As for shot placement, I avoid heart shots on kudu – as I do for most African game – and go either straight up the leg (for a pinning shoulder shot), or, in ideal circumstances, for the neck. The typical Kudu stalk is through cover, though, and, unless you are very fortunate, you will have several fleeting encounters, before getting anywhere near the possibility of a shot. As far as action types are concerned, bolt, straight-pull, or even break-action or falling block single-shot might all do the job. This was a cull hunt made more interesting because we were trying to capture it on camera (which presents all sorts of challenges with Kudu because they usually present such fleeting opportunity). One then manoeuvres in to get a shot in classic fashion. With a foreign client the PH would retire into hiding and wait for the 52" bull on the left to step around for a clear shot - but I remember when I took these photos the right hand one fled at the sound of the camera, and this from about 70 meter and me being in the shade. We recommend a traditional shoulder shot when hunting Kudu. Set your sight approximately one third up the from the foreleg and pull the trigger. Search. African Hunter Shot Placement App; African Hunter Shot Placement Guide ; Shot Placements; Meat Cuts; Hooved Animals. A well-placed arrow will cause maximum haemorrhage and double lung collapse, with rapid death. Follow this link to the Mkulu African Hunting Safaris official price list for 2021. Re: Shot Placement. My friend the hunter and zoologist Stuart Anderson Wheeler notes that one may also hunt, at a substantial price, two rarer types of Greater Kudu: Tragelaphus strepsiceros (in North East Africa), and, Tragelaphus strepsiceros(Chad and Western Sudan). Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) are sometimes hunted as well. As far as quarry is concerned the variety and abundance is truly staggering. Kudu are famed for their spiralled horns and their white stripes. Know … A wounded Cape buffalo, bushbuck, blue wildebeest, nyala and sable will do their best to kill you there. I would not rule out a .300 Weatherby Magnum for Kudu (a blown out 300 H&H), .338 (Win Mag or Lapua), .375 (H&H or Ruger) or, indeed, a .416 either (Rigby or Remington). 1. Bullet choice is all important. Sometimes they are quite inquisitive and will give the hunter ample opportunity for a shot. Wait for an animal to stand still, it's way easier to aim precisely. Just come kudu hunting in Africa with us! Only attempt this shot if you are shooting larger calibers like a 300 Win Mag, 300 Ultra Mag or 375. Lots of deals and good stuff, ©2011 PositiveShooting All Rights Reserved. Africa game hate being lung shot - they will punish you by fleeing into the darkest, thorn laced brush they can find. So, like all other game, local hunters from teenage years are trained to shoot for the heart top chambers - or the brain if there is no need to save the cape and if it is open country. On all hunts i have used a 30-06 with Pro-Am sn 220 gr. The one-rifle hunter here overwhelmingly uses the .308W with 180 gr best quality bullets. What is the best recommended Kudu shot placement? That can complicate things greatly even with a first class tracker. It is a privilege just to see one. This is not always possible, but we should never forget our obligation to harvest game humanely. The first round broke his on shoulder and double lunged him. Shot Placement for Trophy Kudu Hunting in Africa. 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