Male vs. Female Oryx

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On my recent trip we went to the Kalahari in North West Province. It didn’t matter to me if it was male or female i just wanted a good representative animal. We found this long female and I could not resist.
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Walking behind my tracker wondering why we were still on a long stalk with the wind so (seemingly) wrong...and he whispers "this one, now"... I didn't care. :) Just grateful for a good representative animal. (Female, btw.)
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My trophy after connecting with a gemsbuck after 3 days Douglas Northern Cape.

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Great mass and length, with symmetry and straight. Great animals to hunt for sure.
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Weird as it seems, I have always been impressed by old bulls with heavy, long horns where one horn has been broken. I imagine there is quite a story behind that break... as their horns are very tough. Been along with hunters who wouldn't shoot any broken horned oryx- no matter the size of the full length horn- no argument from me about the hunter's choice but always scratched my head. :) I've seen them but of course but when hunting them, I've never have had the opportunity for an old one with a broken horn. The other wish I had for a long time was to hunt them in their ancestral homeland in the Kalahari of Botswana. Got that chance and this bull. But I would have selected a comparable one with a broken horn over this one if given the choice.

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I really wanted a Bull over 38in when hunting in Namibia & got this guy who was just over 40in, we had to work for him to !

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