Kudu Hunting Outfitters for African Safari Adventure
The range of the Greater Kudu extends from the east in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Eritrea and Kenya into the south where they are found in Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. They have also been introduced in small numbers into New Mexico. The Greater Kudu is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. In southern Namibia where water is relatively scarce they have been known to travel extremely long distances in very short periods of time. Greater kudus have both benefited and suffered from interaction with humans. They are a target for hunters, possibly due to their habit of stopping to look behind them after bolting for cover, making them an easy target.
When threatened, the kudu will often run away rather than fight. Wounded bulls have been known to charge the attacker, hitting the attacker with their sturdy horn base rather than stabbing it. A kudu horn is a musical instrument made from the horn of the kudu antelope. A form of it is sometimes used as a shofar in Jewish ceremonies. A horn of this shape, when used by soccer fans, is called kuduzela. Kudu meat is similar to venison, with a slight gamey/liver-like flavor. It is a very dry and lean meat, so when cooked, it needs to be done carefully so as not to dry out the meat and make it difficult to eat. When prepared correctly, it can be very healthy because of its low fat content. If you don't plan to eat your kudu, the mounted trophy kudu may make the perfect addition to your trophy room as a treasured memento of your African safari kudu hunt.