Read on to learn all about the great trophy hunting for Black Wildebeest in South Africa that we provide in Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces.

Black Wildebeest are a medium sized species of antelope that live across most of South Africa. We hunt Black Wildebeest on our hunting areas in Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces. The hunting for Black Wildebeest is best on our hunting area in Gauteng Province.

Though they aren’t quite as large as their cousins, the Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest still typically weigh around 300-500 pounds. They have dark brown or black coats as well as horns that curve forwards.

Black Wildebeest are herd animals and are almost always found on the open plains and grasslands. They are primarily grazing animals.

Best Cartridge For Hunting Black Wildebeest
We recommend the .308 Winchester (using premium 180gr bullets) as the minimum for trophy hunting Black Wildebeest. The .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, the 9.3x62mm Mauser, and the .375 H&H are all also great ideal choices for trophy hunting Black Wildebeest in South Africa.

Black Wildebeest Shot Placement
The traditional shoulder shot is usually the best choice for hunting Black Wildebeest, because they are very tough animals. When the animal is standing broadside, simply aim at the shoulder, about one third of the way up the body.

Make sure you adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Black Wildebeest is quartering towards or away from you (aim slightly forward if the animal is quartering towards you and slightly to the rear if the Black Wildebeest is quartering away).

Methods For Hunting Black Wildebeest
Spot and stalk is the most common method we use for hunting Black Wildebeest and this is how we hunt virtually all of our Black Wildebeest.

Best Time Of Year For Hunting Black Wildebeest
The quality of our hunting for Black Wildebeest doesn’t vary much over the course of the year and we’ve taken some very nice trophies in all seasons. However, April through September are the most popular months for hunting Black Wildebeest because the weather then is generally very nice.

Average Trophy Size
Our average Black Wildebeest trophy measures 22-23” (using the Rowland Ward method). Our biggest Black Wildebeest ever (in the photo below) measured over 24” and was shot at our hunting camp in Gauteng Province in May 2015.

If you’re interested in trophy hunting Black Wildebeest in South Africa, contact us for more information or to book your hunt.