Judge the following trophies and give your estimate length

Discussion in 'Hunting Africa' started by NamHunter, Dec 7, 2011.

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Guess the (E)land and (S)pringbuck longest horn?

Poll closed Jun 24, 2012.
  1. E: 47" S: 20"

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  2. E: 44" S: 17"

    22.2%
  3. E: 46" S: 19"

    27.8%
  4. E: 43" S: 16"

    5.6%
  5. E: 45" S: 18"

    44.4%
  1. NamHunter

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    hi all, plz give your oppinion on the following tropies and give your judgements on the length of the horns for each animal.
    lets see who is sharp!

    Kudu top.jpg

    Taxidermy Studio Kudu1.jpg

    Holstein-Eland1.jpg

    Groot Springbok1.jpg
     
  2. enysse

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    Well the fist Kudu is deceiving the right horn is shorter than the left. I'm not good at judging exact length on eland...the one pictured is mature for sure.

    The first kudu 50 inches (right horn). Second kudu 56 inches. Eland 45 inches, springbok 18 inches.
     
  3. NamHunter

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    with the 2 kudus you are way way out of range
     
  4. Code4

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    I'll have a crack. First Kudu 62 " ? Second Kudu 61"
     
  5. andriesdeklerk

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    My two cents:
    First kudu left horn is normal and looks like a good 56" but right horn just keeps on going. And why would you post a 50" kudu? That right horn must be a good 60, 61". The second kudu is as beautifully long, but horns are heavy. He could be 59 or just 60" For the eland the ring around the basis where on the measurement are taken are very parallel to the horizon which in the case of eland horn length means allot. But I should venture a guess it would be 42 at most. The springbuck horn tips flares back and the photo makes it hard to judge this feature. But he looks like an impressive 17.5"
     
  6. baas303

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    Hi, hope you all are well.

    Here is my guess.
    Kudu 1 - 53"
    Kudu 2 - 55"
    Eland - 46"
    Springbuck -19"

    Thanks
    Dries
     
  7. Norwegianwoods

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    I can make a wild guess on the Kudus:)
    The top one: his left horn is about 54" and his right horn is about 64"
    The second one is about 59" on both sides.
    The Eland and Springbuck I will not even take a wild guess on.
    Judging African trophies is something I am rather clueless about:)
     
  8. NamHunter

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    jeez guys, you are really far out with the kudus, your gona be shocked.
     
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    Kudu 1 - 63"
    Kudu 2 - 65"
    Eland 45"
    Springbuck 18"

    Very difficult to jugde kudu on frontal photos only but the spread at the bottom is wide on both of them.
     
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    Alright I was way off. You have to provide a depth picture or something to compare it too (lol).
    The first kudu...the black horn 60 inches, the other can't be more than 56.
    The second kudu must be a monster 63".
     
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    When do we get the answers ?
     
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    First Kudu looks like the horns came from 2 different Kudu dark horn is 61 1/8 just thought I'd throw in that 1/8.
    Second Kudu is 57.
    Eland is 43
    Springbok 16
     
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    Kudu#1....65
    Kudu#2.....68
    Eland.......not a clue..50
    Springbok.....21

    I really don't know what I am doing!
     
  14. BRICKBURN

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    RW:
    K1- 62
    K2 60.5
    Eland 43
    Springbok 18.5

    As the PH, it is a simple choice. "Shoot straight, now!"

    Incredible trophies that anyone should be thrilled to see and ecstatic to harvest.
    Once in a lifetime animals.
    The shoulders on the Eland are huge and I love the colour.
     
  15. NamHunter

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    hope you guys are ready for this:
    Kudu 1 = 69 1/4"
    Kudu 2 = 68"
    Eland = 46"
    Springbuck = 19"
     
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    Well that is consistent with PH school.
    Well short on the Kudu...
    At least We all knew to shoot. :)
    Thanks for showing us some incredible specimens.
     

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