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Blue Wildebeest Taxidermy Shoulder Mount For Sale

  • Common Name: Blue Wildebeest
  • Latin Name: Connochaetes taurinus
  • Item Number: 20039
  • Overall Grade: Premier
Premier
Archived

Availability: Sold

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Description of Taxidermy For Sale

This is a stunning African Blue Wildebeest shoulder taxidermy mount. It is posed with the head in an upright position looking straight forward out into the room. The thick, shaggy black hair and strong hide quality are both exceptional, as are the horns, achieving an SCI Gross Score of 68 2/8". The craftsmanship on this mount is equally outstanding, earning this item our coveted Premier™ overall quality rating. All applicable dimensions are included to help ensure this item will fit within your intended display space.

- There is already a hanger attached to the back of this item.

- The item will hang on a properly anchored drywall screw.

General Information about the Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

The Blue Wildebeest can be found in the savannas, woodlands, and plains of both eastern and southern Africa. It is also called the common wildebeest, black-tailed wildebeest or the white-bearded wildebeest and shares its name with only one other type of species - the black wildebeest. Males can weigh over 600 lbs growing horns that curve horizontally outward from the head, making a curl back inward toward the tip. Wildebeest require water every few days, so a nearby water source is vital to combat the heat of the African plains. This need for water often brings them to rivers, where they must avoid land predators such as the Lion and Hyena, as well as Crocodiles that lie patiently in the water ready to ambush the Wildebeest as it comes to drink at the rivers edge. Their diet consists mostly of grasses and short green vegetation, as their rounded mouth makes eating other browse difficult.

Record Book Score Classes for the Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)
Safari Club International Boone & Crocket Pope & Young
Standard Bow Standard Bow
Gold - 81"
Silver - 76 2/8"
Bronze - 70"
Gold - 79 7/8"
Silver - 76 2/8"
Bronze - 70"
Awards - N/A
All-Time - N/A
Minimum - N/A
 
Specifications
Dimensions:*
  • Depth:

    33"

  • Height:

    25"

  • Width:

    28"

  • Weight:

    25 lbs

  • Tip to Tip Spread:

    41 7/8"

  • Boss Width (L):

    13 1/8"

  • Boss Width (R):

    13 2/8"

  • Gross Score (Decimal):

    68.25"

  • SCI Score (Fractional):

    68 2/8"

DELIVERY OF YOUR ITEM VIA FREIGHT SERVICE

This item ships FREE via Freight Delivery.

When items are too large to ship with a common carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc) we are then required to ship with a freight service, which will deliver your shipment on a semi truck. We utilize a variety of freight carriers to quickly and safely transport large shipments to our clients around the U.S.

We pack and ship all of our items with a dedication to safe and secure transit, and over 40 years of taxidermy-shipping experience, utilizing innovative new ways to pack your order in a wooden crate, ensuring it arrives to you in the exact same conditon that it left our store.

If your item is shipping via freight, please let us know if the destination is a Residence or Business, as well as a Phone Number(s) for the delivery location so that the freight company can contact you to set up a specific delivery date and time when your package gets close to its final destination.

UNLOADING YOUR FREIGHT SHIPMENT

When the shipment arrives, it is the CUSTOMERS responsibilty to have either a forklift or enough strong helping hands available to unload the item from the back of a semi truck to the ground and then to its final destination.

For an additional fee, we can arrange to have a semi truck trailer that is equipped with a lift gate that will lower the crate to the ground. This service ONLY lowers the crate off of the semi truck to the ground, it DOES NOT provide service to move the crate from the spot it is unloaded into your house or business. This lift gate service can be of great help to those that do not have access to a forklift or small crew of people to assist in lifting/lowering the crate to the ground. If you would like this option, you MUST contact our store for a shipping quote that includes this liftgate service.

Each item we sell comes with its own Grade & Specifications Certificate (GSC)
 
Grading each item based on it's overall characteristics helps assist clients by taking the guess work out of choosing the right quality taxidermy piece to meet their needs. We assign grades to each item based on our 40+ years of experience in the taxidermy industry. From serious world class specimen collectors to first time buyers, we can help you find just the right item to meet your needs!

The Specifications of each item, including dimensions and unique characteristics, are recorded on each GSC Card. We include the Depth, Height, Width and Weight of every item when possible. We also include other features such as horn and antler length (when applicable) as well as any other key attributes and descriptions to better identify each items unique characteristics. Below is a sample GSC card. The Specifications and Grade information are provided in each listing.