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    If you shoot these front on, aim high just under the chin for a central chest shot.

    Not like I did, too low and into the sternum. Animal was found 214 metres away stone dead but with nill penetration of the chest cavity and little blood lost.
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    Default Frontal Shots.

    I would not recommend a frontal shot on Blue or Black Wildebeest. They got very long faces and the chances are very good that you will hid it in the nose. If it's your first trip to Africa or if you haven't shot a few don't take that shot. Most of the time if the Wildebeest are aware of you, he will stand and and look directly at you. Because they are black it's difficult to see exactly where the nose is, if you don't know the animal well.
    There are normally very little blood with a frontal shot and 214m is not bad for this kind of shot. Well done.
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    Blue wildebeest are not called the poor man's buffalo for nothing.

    We have a joke about a Blue wildebeest in Africa.

    "a Blue wildebeest is born sick and every time you give it a lead pill it feels stronger and runs further...."

    This joke is told after a wounded animal has been tracked for hours before finding it.

    They are very tough animals and dont give up easily and can and will charge the hunter after its been quartered.

    The Blue wildebeest has a very deep chest and hunters normally wound by shooting too high.

    Make sure of the vital triangle on the animal and shoot for the middle of the triangle and you should have an trophy on the ground with in 200 meters.
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