- Jul 9, 2010
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- Eastern Cape, South Africa
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- DSC Life Member ; Eastern Cape Game Management Association ; PE Pistol and Rifle Club
- South Africa, Namibia, New Zealand, USA, Canada
Nice !! How old do estimate that bull was?
Hi Jeff, thank you for the comment. Eland develop differently in different areas, vegetation dependant. Looking at his teeth, and other characteristics of this bull, I would say 8-9 years old.
Personally, when we hunt for Eland, we look firstly for the big neck and big dewlap, horn base girth, square face and mop. Horn length almost becomes the last factor in our decision. Some of the oldest bulls we shot, had not more than 28" broomed horns, rounded at the top.
This is not everyone's choice, and we have had requests from hunters' to take younger bulls in order to get longer horns.