Best time to Hunt Kudu

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  1. Tomfer

    Tomfer New Member

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    Because i can't write new post,i would like to ask which is the best period for hunting old kudu exept during the rutting.
    Thanks and sorry for the intrusion
     
  2. BRICKBURN

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    Tomfer, you did not intrude on the other post it was about Kudu and I have no issue.
    Please do go back to the thread and post your guess.

    Here is a new thread, as that is what you intended.
     
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    My two cents is during the winter or whenever the brush is not as thick. It is hard to judge horns when their head is obscured. I think, I saw a 58+ kudu on the last trip. I should have shot it and sorted things later, PH couldn't see the animal. I passed, it saw us, never saw it again.
     
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    Breeding season for Kudu is May to about end of June ... It is not necesarrily the biggest bulls that are with the cows though .... They are all a little more visible though . The real big guys are sometimes hard to find anytime of the year . That is why they are big . We got a 60" early April last year and he was running with 2 cows ...

    I do not think their is a perfect time just lot of luck needed for a big guy ! Good representable animals you will f
    Ind year round !

    Happy Hunting !!
     
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    How true.
     
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    I rekon the best time for you to hunt a big kudu is when your there ,
    whenever you have your hunt is the only time you will have him in your sights .
    if your not in Africa you cant hunt your bull .......
    you may not even see the one ,on your first trip , but when you do you will know that's the one you came there for .
    I hope it happens after a hard hunt in some wild country , when you draw or take your aim ,theres a hard earned sweat on your brow ,
    and that night at camp while your having a cleansing ale , l hope it feels like your walking on angel pubes .
    then l hope to read about it right here and admire your trophy photos .
     
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    During the rut is a good time,and then again towards end August beginning September when it is really dry. Agree with Richard, luck is the main factor!
     
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    I agree with Richard but also with Enysse, during the rut the brush can still be very thick, this could potentially hamper hunting...

    During the drier part of the season, bulls might not be hooked on cows but on reasonably large properties they will tend to move more due to dietary and water requirements.

    Thereby (pretty much) as in the rut increasing odds on connecting with the desired bull...

    Keep in mind that kudu on foot is a challenging hunt and probably rite up there in reward!

    Enjoy and good luck.

    My very best always
     
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    Agree completely with what was said! You dont hunt a big kudu, a big kudu comes too you!!
    Those big guys are always hard too find and with the stars aligned in the right possition mother nature will give you the animal you desire.

    Best of luck
    Kind regards
     
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    I agree....right place at the right time and a little bit of luck!
     

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