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Hunting, shooting for Wildebeest

Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game, Safari, Hunting from a Blind

Celebrating a successful wildebeest hunt should always be included on a big game safari.

Wildebeest bull, with their dense, large horns and flashy brindle markings are a trophy hunt for any hunter- bow hunters included!

Like their name indicates, it is a beast of an animal; both fast and fleshy, a perfect combination for hunting in its arid, great African plains environment. But did you know that the wildebeest, also known as a gnus is actually a large antelope coming from the Bovidae family?

Besides their immense size and being crowned protective horns (in both sexes), their herd instincts keep them 24/7 tuned into danger. Challenge yourself with a walk up on a herd and stalk silently into range for a good distance shot. Depending on circumstances wildebeest can also be approached from a high seat, situated in a lightly wooded African setting but the most active hunts involve some good old fashioned stalking.

Because they roam where the zebra, eland, hartebeest and dozens of other species roam, once one species gets a good sniff on your hunting expedition, they all do, turning blue or black wildebeest hunting into a true Serengeti challenge.

Basic Info

Varieties: Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest

Scientific name: Connochaetes 

Size: height: 1.3 – 1.5 m 

Weight: 120 – 270 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Safari, Driven big game, Stalking

Continent(s): Africa