Judging Kudu

Discussion in 'Judging Trophies' started by Thunder head, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Ty Howard

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    Jerome, in the second paragraph after the second photo you refer to not all kudu horns coming to a point. What do you mean by this? All kudu horns come to a point according to my use of that word.
     

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    I mean that the curl does not have to come to a point to be either a prime or

    This 74 inch trophy Kudu pictured below shows what I mean, his horns never came to a point and never came out into their third curl either. A Kudu does not have to come to a point to be shootable.
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    Here is another example of a 59 inch kudu with horns that are pointing inward.
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    Horns coming to a point
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    Here below a Kudu with one horn that came to a point and one that did not not.
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    So by coming to a point you mean ending in a vertical section? Or more precisely, a section that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the horns?
     

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    Yes.
     

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    Just got notice my Spiral Slam is ready to ship. All taken in the Limpopo Province of RSA with Eland Safaris. Kudu measured 54" and 55" with a green score of 132 SCI Gold. Eland, Bushbuck and Nyala are solid SCI Silver.

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    Beautiful display and animals! But where's the sitatunga?:rolleyes:
     

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    Great display and a great idea. Congrats sir. The bushbuck seems to be my unicorn.

    He’s hangin with the bongo in a different country.
     
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    Then a South African Spiral Slam...
     

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    @JOHunts , stunning mount! I love it, simply beautiful! Congrats!
     

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    One of these days! hopefully
     
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    Its a tough one these days, Uganda, Zambia? parts of Congo I think, then west Africa. I was fortunate to take one many years ago in Botswana but they closed sitatunga hunting not long after that I think. Probably my most treasured trophy. I am surprised no enterprising soul has got them breeding in RSA yet.
     

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    Here's one I took last week. Any guesses on the size.......? DSC_0705.JPG DSC_0708.JPG DSC_0720.JPG
     
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    53-54"
     
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    Good eye! The right horn came in at 55" and the left at 56". :A Clapping:
     
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    Well I was close!
     

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    Not far out at all Sir!
     
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    It was a perfect PH scoring. Couple inches under and then the client gets the bonus inches when the tape actually comes out.
    A+
     
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    The trick is to have the old Mark I eyeballs calibrated annually. I went to a new specialist in Zimbabwe this year ;) Insurance says they won’t cover it though.
    Oh, and be a lucky guesser! :D
     
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