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Kudu Magic (featured article)

March 2005 Feature Article:

Kudu Magic

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Kudu hunt

Thank you for the most enjoyable article. It was nice to read a balanced and objective review of an African hunt.

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South Africa

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KUDU

Excellent article, not to long ,just right. only one thing missing, as in all stories, and that is, why is everyone afraid to include a total cost i.e. home to hunt --hunt ---hunt to home?

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Kudu Magic (featured article)

Cost is a personal issue that would largely depend on how the hunter approaches his/her hunt. I believe that it must be difficult to put an exact price on a hunt if you were to keep in mind that some hunters do all the arrangements themselves, while others prefer to use the services of a booking agent. All about personal preferences I guess?

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Enjoyed article

I really enjoyed your article. I got the opportunity to hunt kudu in South Africa a few years back. I had a great time.

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Kudu Magic (featured article)

Ya deffinetly would be a great place to hunt! Great article.

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Kudu Magic (featured article)

Great article - just thought I'd mention that Kudu (Greater Kudu) numbers have taken a real bashing over winter - anthrax and rabies will do that every time and these last few years have seen some amazing numbers of Kudu and Gemsbok in Southern Africa.

So, if you fancy a trophy Kudu, be sure to clarify that with your Agent before you go as some locations are much better than others!

Personally speaking, I know 2 farms that have HUGE Kudu and Eland - much larger than some of the more mainstream examples, still gold medals, but not as exceptional as 60+ inch examples - so if this is what you want - be sure your agent and outfitter know well in advance!

Cheers

ps - here's me at sundown with a 58 incher in the back of my pick-up. He was a Gold Medal winner and we took just under 160kg of dressed meat from the carcass (circa 350lbs) - now that's a lot of Kudu!

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.375 Ruger Use

I purchased a .375 Ruger recently, as am planning a hunting trip to RSA in the fall (here) and wanted to get a chance to get to know the weapon and rounds. Initial thought was for closer work and Cape Buffalo. Situation is changing as per logistics, so will probably be in Western Cape and Namibia, which changes prey list. Has anyone experience with this weapon on Kudu, ammo type/size and ranges. I am much more comfortable on steel sites, but my info so far is that I will have to scope up to hunt Kudu.

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Re: Kudu Magic (featured article)
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March 2005 Feature Article:

Kudu Magic

I'm confused. What happen to the 7x57 Truter had at the beginning of the article? He ended up with a 7mm mag...

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Kudu Magic (featured article)

Truter wasn't the author, he was the PH. George Gruenefeld is the author, and that is who's pictured with the Kudu and used the 7mm mag.

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Kudu Magic (featured article)
TheHuntingAgency wrote:
Great article - just thought I'd mention that Kudu (Greater Kudu) numbers have taken a real bashing over winter - anthrax and rabies will do that every time and these last few years have seen some amazing numbers of Kudu and Gemsbok in Southern Africa.

So, if you fancy a trophy Kudu, be sure to clarify that with your Agent before you go as some locations are much better than others!

Personally speaking, I know 2 farms that have HUGE Kudu and Eland - much larger than some of the more mainstream examples, still gold medals, but not as exceptional as 60+ inch examples - so if this is what you want - be sure your agent and outfitter know well in advance!

Cheers

ps - here's me at sundown with a 58 incher in the back of my pick-up. He was a Gold Medal winner and we took just under 160kg of dressed meat from the carcass (circa 350lbs) - now that's a lot of Kudu!

Wish we could see that 58 incher! I've heard that one before. Good hunting

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