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Cost and Trophy Fees for a Blue Wildebeest
The average cost of a Blue Wildebeest trophy hunt is going to range from $4,500 to $7,000.
Blue Wildebeest Hunting Season
Trophy Blue Wildebeest Hunts
The hook-like horns of the wildebeest are wicked and powerful-looking, really standing out when you spot them through the scope. They can be around 31 inches long, and, while they’re not the longest horns of all the exotics, they’re definitely some of the most distinctive. They tend to be a light or dark gray in color.
The Blue Wildebeest is a trophy that really defines the essence of an exotic hunt. It isboth wild and majestic, powerful and sleek. It’s a challenging animal to take, but the satisfaction you get when you do cannot be rivaled.
The body is tough and muscular. This is an animal built for running and even fighting, when it needs to assert its dominance or fend off natural predators. They weigh in at 240 pounds to 400 pounds, cutting an imposing figure.
The Blue Wildebeest is more gray than blue, though it does have a bluish tint in some instances. The long tail is black, as is the long, shaggy mane that runs down the back of the head and the spine. It also has a beard that can be light on young males and very thick on older ones.
The Blue Wildebeest likes to keep an eye out for danger, so it stays in open grasslands, keeping alert at all times. If danger comes, they will snort;which could be an alert to others in the area;and then they’ll run. However, even when running, they’ll often try to look back and watch the predators at all times. This makes them difficult to hunt.
The Wildebeests will move about in herds, and the males can stand to share territory at some times. However, the herds do tend to be rather loose and open. Some of them are small, while others are known to hold thousands of animals at once.
Native Habitats and Countries
The Blue Wildebeest originated in East and South Africa. It’s been found in Angola, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, and it travels as far as the Orange River. However, the animals have been in Texas for many years, thriving on the grasslands that are so much like home.