Huge Blue Wildebeest falls to Monster XLR8
It was getting late in the afternoon, on the second last day of my South African adventure. Perched on a high bank above a small waterhole, I waited in my ground blind, entertained by a pair of Steenbuck feeding 150m away.
With only an hour of daylight remaining, a large herd of Blue Wildebeest came wandering through the bush and down to the waterhole for a drink. At the back of the herd was a huge trophy bull, I decided I would take him if he gave me the chance. Patiently I waited for an angle, but time and time again he was either protected by other wildebeest or didn’t offer a good shooting angle. I drew 4 times on him, only to let down each time. The adrenalin was building…..
Finally after patiently waiting for my opportunity, he presented a clear, slightly quartering shot at 45m. My shot hit him well, with a loud snort he reared up on his hind legs and bolted into the scrub. My guide soon arrived, and after a quick tracking job I had my trophy wildebeest, I was absolutely elated. He later green-scored at 77″, a true monster Blue Wildebeest, and another fine trophy claimed by my faithful Monster XLR8.