BOWHUNTING Waterbuck

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Bowhunting Waterbuck Shot Placement

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    Will be after one of these on my next plains game rifle hunt! Would anyone care to comment on what defines a good Waterbuck trophy?
     
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    Wow Brickburn that is a wonderful looking bull. Can you tell me how large his horns are? Thanks in advance.
     
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    CAustin, he said 30 inches
     
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    E you cheated I was a going to make him go to Jerome's link and then guess.
    Charlie. 28 inches meets Rowland Ward. I always wanted a 30 and I got one. As E said.

    Look at those trophy judging suggestions. On this guy I did not have to estimate size. "I just knew".
     
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    this is my waterbuck , taken in 2010 ,with dries visser safaris , out of a blind
    niko the p.h measured him at 29 .5
    my sons p.h made him 31
    and the taxidermist said he was 31.5
    I just rekon he is one that I will be lucky to ever beat . not that im in a hurry.
    hes been on the wall for 3 and half years now , and l still look at him and say WOW
     
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    untitled (1 of 1).jpg My 2012 waterbuck taken in Limpopo with Bushmen Bowhunting Safaris. When it came in front of the hide at three yards I figured it must have been meant to be. I watched him go down in about 70 yards.
     
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    nice water buck jeff.
    did you make your arrows for this hunt , mate.
    not much fiolage on the shrubs mate .
     
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    It is always surprising to me that waterbuck is not higher on the wishlist of most hunters. I rate a waterbuck up there with the spirals. Although 28 is Rowland I personally think anything above 26 with real thick bases makes a beautifull trophy. And of course age is the number one factor, it always adds character.
     
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    waterbuck was right up there on my list , that first African adventure .
    when we were lucky enough to harvest him , nico the p.h appolagised and said he will proberly be the only waterbuck ,I ever shoot ,as I will be lucky to top him .
    in july l looked over all 4 waterbucks that we seen .
    one of them took some turning away from ,I don't mind telling ya , piete.
    they are a bueatiful animal , when they walk unaware , they remind me of a big samba stag.
    heres the trophy photo.....

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    I'm a plains game hunting fanatic and I just love the waterbuck. It's a majestic animal for sure, tough as hell too. Just talking about them makes me so happy!:)
     
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    Yes I made them, they are port orford cedar with old Bear razorheads on the business end.
     
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