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Watusi Hunt/meat #7426211 02/06/19 05:10 PM
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I've been offered to go on a watusi "hunt". I'm not sure how wild they'll be or how big the high fence is. Has anyone eaten watusi? How similar is it to beef?

Has anyone else shot a watusi? I've got a .375 H&H I'm planning on using if I go, is that too much gun?

Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: TKandMike] #7426228 02/06/19 05:20 PM
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Way back, a buddy had Watusis. They were just huge cuddly dogs with horns. He said they were tasty.


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Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: TKandMike] #7426449 02/06/19 09:00 PM
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Cant answer the taste question, but I suspect they would taste like very lean beef. One of the ranches I hunt occasionally has a decent Watusi herd. I have had them bow up at the truck before. If I see them while on foot, I take a different direction. I would want a pretty decent caliber with a bonded or monolithic bullet.

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Watusi cow a few years ago there in Texas. Shot with 50cal inline muzzleloader, 120gr Blackhorn 209, and THOR 300gr copper hollow point. Tasted great. Wish I could find another at a decent price.


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Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: TKandMike] #7427330 02/07/19 08:42 PM
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Watusi are very good eating...even a large bull. It is excellent beef.

.375 H&H?:
--It's perfect [and, IMO, happens to be the one rifle to have for anything, big or small, on planet earth if one is limited to a single rifle and has about three different bullets to choose from depending on the quarry].
I'd recommend a heavy (300 gr), blunt soft-nosed bullet, broadside immediately behind the shoulder/leg and about a third of the way up...as for most larger North American animals.
A quartering shot would need to be carefully placed so as not to blow up meat with grenading shoulder bone; it's too tasty to waste if at all possible. A brain shot from any angle (if it can be executed with absolute confidence) is fine if you don't want the skull for a trophy.

I took a fairly large one a few years ago, with a .458 air rifle...shooting a 500-grain pellet at a mv of about 750 fps. With such a low velocity, the damage is largely just a half-inch hole...but punched all the way through the chest (and vitals) broadside, just behind the shoulder. With that weapon, the kill is by internal bleed-out, so not as dramatic and rapid as will be with your .375 H&H. [I'll attach a couple images; in one the Watusi skull is next to that of an honest-100" Asian buffalo from Australia.]

What a nice invitation for you! Enjoy!

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Don't know how much of a "hunt" that will be, but it sounds like you know that already. I've been told that the meat is better than any cow you could buy in the store. confused2


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Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: TKandMike] #7427356 02/07/19 09:14 PM
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Thank y'all for all of the help. I'll post pictures post-hunt.

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You know the rules....pics or it didn't happen!

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Originally Posted by TKandMike
I've been offered to go on a watusi "hunt". I'm not sure how wild they'll be or how big the high fence is. Has anyone eaten watusi? How similar is it to beef?

Has anyone else shot a watusi? I've got a .375 H&H I'm planning on using if I go, is that too much gun?

How similar is it to beef? IT IS BEEF!

Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: TKandMike] #7428428 02/08/19 09:30 PM
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Hope it is better eating than the times I ate it. Hamburger was good but the rest of the cuts were horrible on the grill and this was from a mature Watusi, not a young one.


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Does one do the Wahtusi when one shoots a Watusi?



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Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: nacgoat08] #7445529 02/27/19 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by nacgoat08
You know the rules....pics or it didn't happen!

Bingo

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Just another breed of cattle with big horns. Gonna taste like free range beef for the most part. Pretty good stuff IMO


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Just another breed of cattle with big horns. Gonna taste like free range beef for the most part. Pretty good stuff IMO


Re: Watusi Hunt/meat [Re: ETXRaider] #7445867 02/27/19 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by nacgoat08
You know the rules....pics or it didn't happen!

Bingo

I"ll post when the deed is done. Need to chase an aoudad first.

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