Watusi Cattle
Herd of Watusi Cattle

Watusi Cattle

Watusi Cattle Hunting Season: A Watusi's horns never stop growing and can be hunted year round!

Origin:  Africa
Horn Size: Up to 8 feet
Weight: 900-1,600 pounds
Estimated World Population: 5,000+

These African natives are huge; but the fact is, their horns are truly larger than life! Their horns never stop growing and can measure over 12 feet long! Watusis are referred to as the “cattle of kings” and “Royal Ox.” If you are looking for the ultimate trophy and conversation piece, look no further!

There are numerous Watusis found at Ox Ranch, and boy are they hard to miss!  We offer the following hunting methods: Safari Style, Rifle Hunting, Pistol Hunting, Spot and Stalk, Bow Hunting, or From a Blind.

Watusi Cattle Hunting Trophy Fee: $6,000-$20,000

  • *Field Dressing Included
  • *100% Opportunity Guarantee
  • *Transportation of your Animal to Meat Processor / Taxidermist
  • *Firearm and Ammunition Provided, if Needed
  • *Access to the Ranch’s Air Strip

Watusi Cattle Hunting All-Inclusive rates:

Weekday Hunting Package $1,250
Weekend Hunting Package $1,500
Additional Non-Hunting Guests $400/night

Our All-Inclusive Watusi Cattle Hunting Package Includes all of the Above as well as the Following…

  • 3 days and 2 Nights of Lodging  (additional nights $625 weekday/$750 weekend)
  • Meals Included and Prepared by an Award-Winning Chef
  • All-Inclusive Beverages
  • Experienced Hunting Guide

Interesting Watusi Cattle Hunting Information:

  • They got their name from the Tutsi tribes of Rwanda and Burundi. These tribes would mix the blood and milk of the Watusi to form high-protein shakes.
  • Their horns are used as giant radiators to keep cool; in place of antifreeze, they have a network of honeycombed blood vessels.
  • The population of Watusis has decreased in Africa because of civil war, government-supported crossbreeding schemes, and economic upheaval.
  • These Ankole-Watusis are really cool because they are able to adapt to harsh environments, have a high butterfat milk, lean beef, and maternal abilities that trump those of other domesticated bovine.
  • This breed has been promoted since 1983 by the Ankole-Watusi International Registry.

Watusi Hunting Reservations

We recommend making Watusi Cattle hunting reservations well in advance to secure availability.