Big Eland in South Africa
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10-05-2013, 01:34 AM #1
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Big Eland in South Africa
What region is a goog place to look at to book a hunt for big eland?
10-05-2013, 03:18 AM #2
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First of all welcome to the forum! It really depends on what you are looking for when you say "big" Eland. Are you talking about horn length, or are you talking about the blue necked, bushy mop on the forehead big? My experience in our area has taught me that this big mop, does not necessarily mean long horns , as at this stage of the animal's life, depending on the region, he might have very well have started wearing those horns down. Almost every time I hunt Eland, I find a situation where the herd is in front of us, and the "younger" bulls with the smaller mop, has longer horns than the blue bull. Some hunters go for the length of the horns, especially when some of them only plan on taking the scull mount. The rest who are planning on something like a shoulder mount, want the mop, and go for the blue bull.
10-16-2013, 08:55 AM #3
Good day JKimura,
Welcome to AH.com you have certainly came to the right forum to ask questions.....
I can help you find a big eland, we personally own a 70000acre open area in most Northern part of South Africa, our area is surrounded by Botswana, Namibia and also the Kgalagadi Transfortier park. We have taken a number of eland over 40" this year. There is over 800 eland on the area so you will be able to choose a bull you would like to hunt. We also have MONSTER gemsbuck, springbuck, steenbuck, duiker and many more top quality trophies to offer on this area.
Some of our forum members have hunted this area as well. I will post some pictures of bulls that has been taken this year in a bit.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.
10-16-2013, 09:01 AM #4
Thank you very much!
10-16-2013, 10:30 AM #5
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Not RSA but the World Record Eland (RW) came from Namibia.
Free range monster. I had the fortune of hunting in the area.
As stated earlier, it depends what you are going to call big?Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
A Legend in my own mind!
10-16-2013, 02:08 PM #6
That's true my friend there is some big old bulls that die out there that never even sees a human being.... I think I would call big up in that part of the world a all round bull. They have a good tuff, blue and long and thick horns. If you spend enough time looking and not shoot the first nice bull you see you will definitely find a bull that has all any trophy hunter wants!
Once I get my hard drive with all my pictures back I will post some pics of the terrain and animals that has been taken there this season.
10-17-2013, 12:02 AM #7
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I don't know what mine measured and frankly I didn't care. I was after an old gnarly horned blue bull and this is what I got. This was on the concession Jacques posted about. The red sand and light makes this bull look a bit more tan than it really was, but here he is.
10-17-2013, 11:27 AM #8
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+1 Phil, this is my idea of a big eland.
Here s mine
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