Although this was not a 60 Kudu bull it is still a once in a lifetime trophy
The past weekend was our annual family hunting weekend. As normal my brother in law, his brother, a longtime friend and I was in the bush for our hunting weekend. Now that the boys are old enough not to stay with their mothers they joined in as well.
We like to do this hunt the old traditional way, tent camp, running water and a camp fire is all we needed.
Marius, my brother in law managed to hunt this Kudu bull late on Friday afternoon. Marius was in the bush making his way back to camp when he saw three Kudu bulls grazing on top of the mountain.
The stalk was on, with the wind in his face he managed to get within 80 yards from the three bulls, unaware of his presence. We normally hunt for meat only so a trophy bull was not really the thing he was looking for.
Marius used his custom built 9.3 x 62 loaded with a 286gr Bullet on the hunt. As the bull stepped out from behind the brush Marius was in position and took his shot, the bullet hit the Bull behind the shoulder and exited on the opposite side.
As with most Kudu that take a well-placed shot in the mountain the bull immediately ran down the slope only managing some 45 yards before he fell down. It took us two hours to retrieve the bull from the mountain.
The right horn measured 47 and the left horn 46 although it is not in the record books this bull will soon be on the wall to be remembered for the year to come.