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Wes Mundy kneeling next to a big trophy Kudu

Greater Kudu

The Best Kudu Hunting

Starting at $20,000

Wes Mundy with a big trophy Kudu


Kudu is an exotic in Texas, and can be hunted year-round. We hunt the Greater Kudu here in the state. If you are looking for a big, trophy bull, I’ve got them!

The Greater Kudu has the longest horns of all the antelope species and it is one of the most beautiful and majestic of the African antelopes. They make gorgeous mounts and the meat is very lean and tasty.

Texas has a growing population of Greater Kudu and every year we have some great bulls available. Their big ears can detect the faintest noise at a great distance and their grey coat is excellent camouflage. Combined, this makes for a fun and very challenging hunt. 

My Kudu Hunts fill up quickly, so don't wait too long to reserve your spot!


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Everything you need to know



There’s more than one way to approach a Kudu hunt. One approach is geared for more experienced hunters who are physically fit, and the other geared to novice hunters, or hunters who aren’t comfortable walking distances across rocky terrain. 

Because of these options, I can accommodate hunters with a wide range of experience. These hunts are a good choice for everybody.


The approach we'll take to your hunt will dedpend on your experience level and preference. Experienced hunters will enjoy tracking the Kudu cross country and shooting from sticks. Less experienced hunters (or hunters who aren’t comfortable walking distances across rocky terrain) will shoot from a blind. In the blind, we wait for the Kudu to come to us and take our shots from that more controlled environment.

Hunting from a blind is often a good approach in fall and winter months when food is harder to find. We'll set up in blinds overlooking feeders or natural food sources.

A typical hunting day starts before daylight with a quick breakfast, and then we’re off to start the hunt. Late morning we’ll break for brunch/lunch, after which we’ll hunt until late afternoon or early evening. After getting back to camp for the night, we’ll have a hearty, hot-off-the grill dinner and a relaxing evening before heading to bed.

It’s worth noting that I don’t have a big camp where you will be in a lodge with a bunch of people you don’t know. When you hunt with me, you or your group have exclusive rights to the ranch for lodging and hunting.


The Greater Kudu is a large antelope native to eastern and southern Africa. These animals are grey or reddish brown, with thin white vertical stripes that run from just behind their shoulders to over their rump, and a white chevron that runs between their eyes. They have a hump on their shoulder, long legs and long spiral horns.

Males weigh about 450-650 pounds and stand 55-60 inches at the shoulder. Females weigh about 250-450 pounds and stand about 40 inches at the shoulder. Because of their long legs, Kudu can easily jump an 8-foot fence, but will rarely do that unless pressured.

Trophy Kudu bulls typically have 45-55 inch horns in Texas, but the occasional 55+ inch bull can be found. Because of their majestic horns and coloration, Kudu are one of the most beautiful antelopes, as well as one of the most sought-after trophies in Africa.


There is no closed season for Kudu hunting. I do most of my hunts in early April and late November through Christmas.

Kudu can be found in the Texas Hill Country, Edwards Plateau, and South Texas. Most of my hunts are in the Hill Country, around Kerrville.

If you are traveling by air, San Antonio International Airport is the closest major airport. From there it’s typically a 2-hour drive to any of my ranches.

Kudu in the wild


To prepare for your hunt, take a look at my packing lists. Some of the links on those lists are affiliate links — that means that I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Note, however, that I only recommend products that I use myself. In addition, take a look at my recommendations for hunting gear.

The weather in Texas can be unpredictable, and change quickly and abruptly. Make sure to check the weather forecast and pack appropriately.

Generally, summers are very hot, winters can get quite raw (especially in West Texas), and summer and fall days often have huge temperature swings with cold evenings, nights and mornings, and warm or hot afternoons.

For most hunts, prepare to dress in layers so you can add or take off clothing as temperatures shift throughout the day. For warm weather hunts, pack clothes that breathe, are well ventilated, and keep the sun off of you. For mountain hunts, avoid cotton — wool or synthetic works best.

For hunts in the late spring, summer and early fall, Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent is invaluable. We do a lot of walking through tall grass, and chiggers and ticks can be a problem. With Sawyer Permethrin you don’t have to worry about them. It's sprayed on your clothing and once it dries it’s odorless and colorless. I LOVE this product, and literally never leave home without it!

And one last - but very important - note: Do NOT wear new boots! Make sure your boots are well broken in!

    • Comfortable boots/shoes (I typically wear snake boots to keep the cactus/thorns/brush off my legs)

    • Pants/Jeans (Lighter weight pants for the Spring/Summer and heavier weight for the Fall/Winter)

    • Camo short & long sleeve shirts (Insulated and Non-insulated)

    • Jacket (Winter hunts)

    • Gloves (Winter hunts)

    • Camp clothes & shoes

    • Socks

    • Personal toiletries & medicines

    • Valid Texas hunting license



$325 per hunter

Daily Rate

$20,000 and up per animal

Trophy Fee

Kudu Trophy Hunts

$2,500 per hunter


    • Meals

    • Lodging

    • Transportation around the ranch

    • Field care of your trophy

    • Non-hunting guests – $100-$250/person/night depending on the ranch

    • Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $200/animal

    • Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $75/animal

    • Numerous other exotics species are typically available as well


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