they are tough as nails and not much of a sporting hunt...neighbor shot one few years back an when he took it to the taxidermist he told me the guys at the shop laughed their arses off at some fool paying to shoot one....but hey it was his dime! same guy has a Scottish Coos steer mounted too in his basement..hairy looking thing with wide horns.
Yeah, I wasn't expecting a real physically/mentally challenging hunt from a Watusi, I wouldn't do it for those reasons. That's what free range deer hunting and turkey hunting are for, and an elk hunt, at least for me.
I think I'd have to find another taxidermist if mine decided he was going to laugh at me when I am about to shell out $1000+ for him to mount something though.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...