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Animal - Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

Blue Wildebeest stand 1,5m/59” tall at the shoulder. Both sexes have horns, although the bull’s horns are thicker at the base. Horns extending past the spread of the ears represent a good trophy. Wildebeest congregates with Zebra. Herds usually between 20 and 30 animals. Mostly active during the early mornings and late afternoons. Lies down in the shade during the heat of the day. Blue Wildebeest are water dependant grazers.

Blue Wildebeest are probably the toughest antelope around. Accurate shot placement and adequate penetration necessary. The heart is situated right at the bottom of the chest, much more back towards the intestines, as compared to other antelope. Only broadside and quartering away shots should be considered. The best shot would be at the bottom of the chest, behind the front leg.

SCI - 70”
Rowland Ward - 281/2”


Law Category Minimum Draw mass(lbs) Minimum Kinetic energy (ft/lbs) Minimum Momentum(lbs/s) T.P.I Total arrow weight required (gr.)
3 60-75 60-70 0.40 40 500+

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