What is considered a trophy blue wildebeest?


What is considered a trophy blue wildebeest?

The average trophy taken on a Blue Wildebeest hunting safari with us measures 26-28″. However, each year we take a few Blue Wildebeest that measure 29-30″, which are truly outstanding specimens.

How can you tell the difference between a male and female blue wildebeest?

Difference between Male and female Bulls are slightly higher at the shoulder and heavier than the cows. The horns of the bulls are on average larger, heavier and more robust than the horns of the female.

Why do wildebeest have horns?

Males use their horns in shoving matches and disputes over territory. Only males with territory have access to breeding females. During the dry season, divisions between groups break down and massive migratory herds form. They follow rain storms in search of sprouting grasses, their preferred food.

How do you measure a Springbok horn?

Measure the length of the each horn on the front curve (in the centre of the horn) from the lowest edge of the base to the tip (A –B). 2. Measure the circumference of the base of each horn, at right angles to the axis of the horn (C).

Are Gold wildebeest rare?

The Golden Wildebeest is a rare variation/mutation in colour from the Blue Wildebeest. Side By Side Safaris was among the first safari providers in South Africa to offer hunting for this unique wild species, which can be hunted in the immediate vicinity of our luxurious safari lodge.

What is Max weight for blue wildebeest?

Blue wildebeests can reach 8 feetin length, stand 4.5 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh up to 600 pounds.

What is the average lifespan of a wildebeest?

20 yearsWildebeest / Lifespan
Population. Up to 500,000 calves are born in February and March each year, at the beginning of the rainy season. Calves learn to walk within minutes of birth and within days are able to keep up with the herd. Wildebeests can live to be 20 years old.

How much space does a wildebeest need?

Blue wildebeest males can bellow loud enough that the sound travels up to 1.24 miles (2 kilometers), according to the ADW. As territorial creatures, gnu herds have a certain area they call their own. An average herd’s territory encompasses almost 1 square mile (1.5 square kilometers).

How big do wildebeest get?

Size and Appearance Blue wildebeests can reach 8 feetin length, stand 4.5 feet tall at the shoulders and weigh up to 600 pounds. Both males and females grow horns.