Blue Wildebeest Slaughtered Weight

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  1. NicoS

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    Just got back from my annual hunt in the Vaalwater area in Limpopo and shot a Blue Wildebeest cow. As I am a biltong hunter and don't care much for trophies I am more concerned about the amount of meat I can get out of an animal She weighed 95,5 kg at the butcher where I have my biltong and dry wors processed. Now my question is what is a average slaughtered weight for a Blue Wildebeest bull?
     

  2. CapeHunter

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    Hi Nico,

    Last week on a different forum, one of the hunters just completed a hunt where 3 bulls were hunted. Slaughtered weights were 154, 162 and 176, but on average he reckons between 145 and 155. With the good rains I think some big bodied, heavy bulls will be taken this season.
     

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    The average live weight is 168 kg. to 274 kg.
     

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    Name Blue wildebeest


    Scientific Name Connochaetes taurinus

    Average Weight Male 250 kg :)

    Average Weight Female 180 kg

    Shoulder Height Male 150 cm

    Shoulder Height Female 135 cm

    Mating Season March, April and May ;)



    I hope that this helps:)
     

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    "A Hunter's Handbook" says that slaughter percentage of 58 % for Wildebeest. The highest of all the African game.
    125 to 145 carcass weight on average.

    Buffalo are at 50% slaughter weight, because when you gut them and you get rid of all that extra crankiness they carry around.
     
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    Excellent Brickburn
     

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    I guess I look at it differently, Capehunter has harvested quite a few Blue wildebeest that would make most of us drool. Big bodies and awesome horns, I love the pictures he has. I think you have been blessed to have this (Biltong hunting) as a career. Good luck to you, and in my opinion regardless of weight/average weight, a wildebeest on the ground is as good as gold, brother.
     

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