Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

Judging kudu can range from simple to fiendishly difficult, depending on how typical the specimen. An orthadox bull like this one isn’t hard. The key is to look at the depth of curl first before worrying too much about length.  This youngster needs a few more years. Very deeply curling specimens can be deceptive – they look odd and their true size may go unnoticed by those who simply count curls. Kudu are often called the ‘grey ghost’ but they are, generally speaking, one of the easiest of the clan to get close to. On foot I have watched them at time no more than two rod lengths away, close enough to see the drool as they fed. It can be done if you have the wind, a good position and can sit still.