Read on to learn all about the great trophy hunting for Blue Wildebeest in South Africa that we provide in Limpopo Province.

Blue Wildebeest are a large, muscular species of antelope. We hunt Blue Wildebeest on our hunting area in Limpopo Province.

Male Blue Wildebeest are slightly larger and darker colored than females. A male can weigh in excess of 600 pounds and stand nearly 5 feet tall at the shoulder. However, females aren’t exactly small either, and a full grown female can weigh nearly 550 pounds. Both sexes have horns that are shaped like parenthesis.

Blue Wildebeest are grazing animals and typically live in herds of 25-50 animals (or even more) in open terrain. Blue Wildebeest are most often found in open terrain. However, they can also be found in areas with thick vegetation at times as well. Though grass is their favorite food, Blue Wildebeest will also eat shrubs and leaves if grass is in short supply.

Best Cartridge For Hunting Blue Wildebeest
Blue Wildebeest have a reputation for being extremely tough animals and are nicknamed the “Poor Man’s Buffalo.” Don’t attempt to hunt Blue Wildebeest with a marginal caliber or poor quality bullets or they will make you regret it.

We do not recommend hunting Blue Wildebeest with anything less than a .30-06 Springfield shooting premium 180 grain bullets. The .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Winchester Magnum are even better choices for hunting Blue Wildebeest. Don’t be afraid to use something bigger, like a .375 H&H Magnum or .416 Rigby when hunting Blue Wildebeest hunting. Trust us when we say that we don’t think it is possible to use “too much gun” on one of these extremely tough animals.

Blue Wildebeest Shot Placement
Shot placement is critical when hunting Blue Wildebeest. They are extremely tough and will shock you with the amount of punishment they can take before going down if you do not place your shot appropriately. However, if you do it correctly, the animal will not run far at all after the shot.

The traditional shoulder shot on a Blue Wildebeest is almost always the best shot placement. When the animal is standing broadside, simply aim at the center of the shoulder, about one third of the way up the body (this goes for both rifle and bow hunters).

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

Methods For Hunting Blue Wildebeest
Virtually all of our Blue Wildebeest are hunted via walk and stalk.

Best Time Of Year For Hunting Blue Wildebeest
Blue Wildebeest may be hunted all year long. However, we have found that our best Blue Wildebeest hunting is between April and November.

Average Trophy Size
Our average Blue Wildebeest trophy measures 26-28”. However, we occasionally take a few Blue Wildebeest that measure 29-30″, which are excellent trophies.

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