Went hunting with my friend in June this year. Wanted to shoot a kudu cow because the meat is much better and the males are too expensive just for meat hunting.
We arrived at noon on the game farm where we sited in the rifles. I used a 30-06 and he had a 35 Rem. We had to shoot 8 Impalas as well. We set off at around 3 in the afternoon, rifle hunting is only allowed on walk and stalk and bow hunting hides are set up at the water holes on the farm.
I decided to try and find my kudu first for they are very elusive, their nick name is "the grey ghost". We walked from 3 and it gets dark around 17:30 in winter. We had walked in a large circle with no constant wind, thus our cent was everywhere and we didn't see anything.
Because we were the only people on the farm we had to make our way back to the truck before it was too dark. While walking back to the truck with it getting dark we rounded a corner where the kudu cow and kudu bull stood. She was probably coming into heat because they did not notice us.
The bull was one of the biggest I have ever seen, and made a quick calculation which one to take but decided on the cow. I steadied myself against a thorn tree and sent a 180gr Nosler on its way. She didn't even flinch and just ran off. My friend asked where I aimed and wasn't very positive, she only ran about 50 metres.
Was a great hunt, but the wind was very quiet for the next 5 days and we didn't get a shot on anything else. The sausage and biltong we made was excellent.