Nicknamed by hunters “the Grey Ghost of Africa”, this majestic and impressive trophy features spectacular horns that can grow as long as 72 inches, making 2 ½ graceful twists.

Greater Kudu live in areas characterized by dense bushes or in the forests, featuring white lateral stripes and spots on their body. They can be bluish gray, grayish brown or colored like rust. They have a mane on a dorsal (back) side of the body, which follows the line of the spine. This characteristic coloration of their body provides protection against the predators. When the Greater Kudu sense danger, it becomes motionless. Its body color blends with the environment and predators cannot recognize it easily.

The rut begins during the month of May and lasts until late late June, offering some truly exciting hunts for a big bull. You can expect to hunt a bull with a horn size of over 50” and occasionally a lucky hunter gets rewarded with the “holy grail”. A bull with horns measuring 60” or bigger. It is by far one of the most sought after trophy animals to be hunted by our hunting clients.

Hunting The Greater Kudu

...A Few Things To Know

Horn lengths in the low 50's are fairly common; 55 inches and over can be considered a really good trophy; and 60 inches and over is exceptional.

As with all species, when hunting kudu, shot placement is paramount. The neck or head shot can ruin a trophy so rule it out! The high heart/lung shot is the ticket here. 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. A little higher will take lungs, and you may have a bit of tracking to do but your kudu will eventually go down. If your shot is placed much higher, i.e. above the half way into the body mark, you will probably be in for a long day and may even risk losing the beast.

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