Big Jumbo In Namibia


Published: November - 2004

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Another big jumbo has hit the ground this season. This one was taken in Namibia by a German hunter booked on a safari to the Nyae Nyae Conservancy (the former Bushmanland) with Kai-Uwe Denker. E-mail: denkerk@iafrica.com.na. The jumbo weighed an amazing and very lopsided 115.3 x 17 pounds! Remarkably, five days after taking the one jumbo, the same hunter took another that measured 81.7 by 77.9 pounds.

Denker tells us the right tusk of the big bull was just over six feet long and had a circumference of just over 23 inches at the lip. The left tusk was shattered, he says, the nerve completely rotten. Only a small, hollow piece of tusk remained.

The Nyae Nyae Conservancy has produced big jumbo in the past, but this has been a banner year for the far northeastern concession that borders Botswana to the east and Khaudum National Park to the north. As this issue went to press, Nyae Nyae had already produced five bulls this year with at least one tusk weighing more than 70 pounds. Here are the weights of the other bulls: 72.2 x 75.5; 72.1 x 75.6; and 71.7 x 69.7 pounds. Last year, Denker tells us, one 80-pounder, two 70-pounders and a 60-pounder were taken.

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