Ian Wilmot’s Incredible Eastern Cape Kudu – AHG

The biggest rooster we ever shot in the Eastern Cape was 63 inches long, shot 3 or 4 years ago.

It is the largest rooster from the Eastern Cape.

And this nudu has been known for many years.

They’ve been trying… the owners tell me that for 4 years they’ve been trying to shoot this kudu, and there are a lot of roosters in this area, and a lot of good kudu – but nobody can get shot at this. kudu, for any reason.

I had a very good customer with me, and this guy could shoot well.

I didn’t know if we were going to see this animal, but I put it in the back of my mind so that, really, I would like to find this kudu if we could find it.

We started hunting, and I always try and get along with the staff, wherever I am.

And in talking with the trail, the local trail, I said to him, this bull, the one everyone is talking about, does he still live in this area, the general area?

And he said, yes, still in the same general place.

So I knew where that place was.

The owners had told me where the place was.

I said, how do you hunt this nudu?

He said, the way we all hunt roosters – we go out in the morning, and we find high places, stay in that place and look for 2 to 3 hours, and if we don’t see it, then. we go.

We continue to hunt for something else, come back in the afternoon any time from half past 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock until dark, we sit there looking for this bull – and we don’t see it.

And I said, how do you know he’s still alive?

He said to me, because in the off-season we see it, when no one is hunting – Christmas time we will see it.

I thought about it, how can I find this kudu and shoot at it?

I said to the client, tomorrow will be different from what we were hunting.

Anyway, we’re going to have a short hunt, we’re going to be back here at 9 o’clock – a good time in the morning, but we’re going to have breakfast, and then we’re going. to rest, dry our shoes in the sun, and then go hunting again.

I said, I just have an idea; I’m trying to shoot a big buck, I got you a big buck and we all know about the buck.

And I said, I want to try something that no one else has tried, so that’s what we did.

At a quarter to 11 we went back to Toyota and went to the general area, I went to the parker and hid the pickup in some brush and there was this valley I wanted you to look at but I passed by. from the van there is another valley, and I said, you people go into that valley, there is a beautiful view from it.

Then I went and sat in the shade for a while, brushed myself, and just kept quiet.

I sneaked in there, went back to the client, left the trackers and everyone trying to keep quiet, went back there, and we couldn’t get close to it.

We had to shoot across the valley, and it ended up 350 yards away, and he hit it.

And that hen, obviously, every morning, every afternoon people hunted – he knew.

And he could see them without the brush and things like that.

So in the middle of the day, when no one is hunting, that’s when he showed up and that’s how we were able to find him.

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