ZAMBIA: Upper Luangwa Kudu

WAB

AH ambassador
Joined
Oct 8, 2015
Messages
5,591
Reaction score
16,829
Location
Alabama
Media
120
Hunting reports
Africa
5
USA/Canada
2
Member of
DSC, NRA, SCI
Hunted
Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Scotland, England, Canada, Alaska, Ireland
I've seen quite a few posts regarding kudu lately so I thought I'd add mine. These pictures were taken about as far upstream as you can get on the Luangwa river before you hit Malawi. I shot this fellow the year before Zambia shutdown to 'sort out' their concessions. I've hunted in many spots in Africa since, but I have never seen a bigger bodied kudu. I don't really know much about measuring, but the mass of this kudu had me curious as the horns seem very heavy. A quick check of the circumference at the base was roughly 11". He was a very old animal.
P7050143.jpg
P7050136.JPG
 

cpr0312

AH ambassador
Joined
Jul 21, 2011
Messages
12,342
Reaction score
26,138
Location
North Carolina
Media
435
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
9
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
1
Member of
NRA Life Member
Hunted
US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Northwest), Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda
Wow! Nice kudu and thanks for sharing!
 

Nyati

AH ambassador
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
10,747
Reaction score
24,643
Location
Madrid, Spain
Deals & offers
1
Media
138
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Europe
2
Member of
RFEC, RFETO
Hunted
Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga)
Congrats, a very nice kudu.
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
24,349
Reaction score
21,631
Location
Canada
Media
419
Articles
26
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
That is a very healthy prime Kudu Bull.
 

gillettehunter

AH legend
Joined
Sep 10, 2009
Messages
4,562
Reaction score
6,653
Location
WYOMING
Deals & offers
3
Media
132
Hunting reports
Africa
9
USA/Canada
7
Asia/M.East
2
Australia/NZ
1
Hunted
Namibia, Kyrgyzstan(2) South Africa(4) New Zealand Zambia(2)
Big bull that any hunter would be proud of. Thanks for sharing.
Bruce
 

cagkt3

Titanium supporter
AH legend
Joined
Apr 10, 2017
Messages
3,017
Reaction score
2,138
Location
Texas
Media
90
Articles
1
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
3
Member of
DSC, SCI - West Texas Chapter, HSC, NRA Life Member, Ducks Unlimited
Hunted
South Africa, Zimbabwe, OK, TX, UT, KS
Very nice sir
 

Hogpatrol

AH ambassador
Joined
Apr 13, 2013
Messages
8,085
Reaction score
24,968
Location
Delaware, USA
Deals & offers
2
Media
96
Articles
6
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
Atglen Sportsmen's Club, NRA
Hunted
RSA, DE, NJ, PA, KS, TX, ME
Nice!
 

MAdcox

AH fanatic
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
981
Reaction score
2,155
Location
Oklahoma, USA
Media
120
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Member of
DSC; DSCOK
Hunted
Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, South Africa (Limpopo, Northern Cape), Namibia
Beautiful bull, congrats
 

Jeffrey Masters

AH veteran
Joined
Feb 5, 2017
Messages
179
Reaction score
166
Location
Bluegrass
Media
5
Hunting reports
Africa
2
Hunted
SA, Mexico, Lower 48, Alaska
Wow, what a Kudu!
 

Bullthrower338

AH ambassador
Joined
Sep 20, 2014
Messages
5,308
Reaction score
14,439
Location
Houston, Texas and Alder, MT
Media
188
Hunting reports
Africa
2
USA/Canada
1
Australia/NZ
2
Member of
Life Member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, NRA, Huntin' Fool, DSC and Pope and Young Club
Hunted
USA, Mexico, Canada, RSA, Australia NT, Zimbabwe
Great bull!
 

Ridgewalker

Lifetime bronze benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 8, 2016
Messages
7,782
Reaction score
9,925
Location
Colorado
Media
247
Hunting reports
Africa
3
USA/Canada
4
Hunted
South Africa: Limpopo, Northwest; USA: Ak, Mt, Wy, Co, Ne, Ks, Nv, NM, Tx
One lucky guy! Fine kudu! Congratulations!
 

kevin masters

AH fanatic
Joined
Jan 26, 2017
Messages
583
Reaction score
906
Location
richmond ky
Media
26
Hunting reports
Africa
1
USA/Canada
1
Hunted
us mexico alaska south africa
that is a beast!!!
 

BRICKBURN

Super moderator
Contributor
Lifetime titanium benefactor
AH ambassador
Joined
Aug 5, 2010
Messages
24,349
Reaction score
21,631
Location
Canada
Media
419
Articles
26
Hunting reports
Africa
8
USA/Canada
2
Europe
1
Hunted
Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
What were you up there hunting? (besides the Kudu)
 

Royal27

AH ambassador
Joined
May 27, 2012
Messages
9,687
Reaction score
14,316
Media
109
Articles
5
Hunting reports
Africa
6
Member of
DSC, NRA, SCI
Hunted
USA - TX, CO, GA, ID. Africa - Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa (Limpopo and EC)
Looks more like an Eland being loaded in the truck than a kudu.

My first kudu was big bodied but nothing like that.
 

slam8031

AH fanatic
Joined
Apr 6, 2013
Messages
947
Reaction score
1,273
Location
sc, usa
Media
57
Hunting reports
Africa
3
Member of
NRA, SCI, NWTF
Hunted
RSA, Namibia, Colorado, New Mexico, NC, SC
He’s fantastic! Congratulations!
 

Jason D

New member
Joined
Jul 19, 2018
Messages
14
Reaction score
6
Location
Johannesburg
Member of
NHSA
Hunted
Plains game
That is one beautiful Kudu bull, I can only imagine what a feeling that was taking down a monster!!!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
47,741
Messages
976,499
Members
81,246
Latest member
Fivedogs
 

 

 

Latest profile posts

Sue Tidwell wrote on James Stewart's profile.
Hi James, congratulations on winning a copy of Cries of the Savanna! I appreciate your interest in the book and hope you enjoy it.

I am leaving in an hour for the airport to meet up with my husband for a week so I will mail it as soon as I get home. I am sorry about the poor timing and making you wait.

Anyway, send me your address and I will get it in the mail as soon as I can.

Thanks again for entering!

Sue
Sue Tidwell wrote on Ggross's profile.
Congratulations on winning a copy of Cries of the Savanna! I appreciate your interest in the book and hope you enjoy it.

I am leaving in an hour for the airport to meet up with my husband for a week so I will mail it as soon as I get home. I am sorry about the poor timing and making you wait a week. I apologize.

Anyway, send me your address and I will get it in the mail as soon as I can.

Sue
Gluff wrote on ConserveWhatsGood's profile.
I have already booked, but yes I would like to know for sure for future use
flyfishdoc wrote on Barton Stone's profile.
Hi its Tim Walker. Friend of Mike Stone esquire in Covington. Loved the trophies in the house. Hated the fire...
Did you ever sell the krieghoff?
JPmbogo wrote on Midas8000's profile.
I have a Boddington No. 1 450 NE with factory ammo + dies and brass. Might sell if that would fit your needs?
 
Top