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#6168793 - 02/03/16 08:58 PM Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch
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Last week, I was fortunate to hunt with some new friends at Laguna Vista Ranch in Pearsall, TX. I have wanted to hunt Laguna Vista's property for some time now, and I will be the first to say that it was worth the wait....and I cannot wait to return for another trip!

Our group had a very successful trip....taking 7 trophy animals over the course of 4 days. Laguna Vista is one of a select few properties in the U.S. that holds a federal CITES permit for hunting Red Lechwe. The ranch has a substantial amount of wetland areas, that provides ample natural habitat for their breeding Lechwe herd. I have wanted a Lechwe for a long time, and was finally able to cross it off my bucket list! I shot a nice old bull off the sticks at 180 yards after a day and a half of unsuccessful stalks.

I also managed to get a great OLD Blackbuck ram with 4 curls....which I just couldn't pass up. The other guys took several animals including Blackbuck, Axis, Pure European Mouflon, Scimitar Oryx, and Bison. The ranch hosts quite a few species of game, but does not utilize feeders like most ranches do. Instead, they have several hundred acres of irrigated fields which provide year-round nutrition for the animals on the ranch....and also provide a much more natural and challenging hunting experience.

I hope you guys enjoy the photos...



















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#6168796 - 02/03/16 08:59 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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#6168797 - 02/03/16 08:59 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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#6168810 - 02/03/16 09:08 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Awesome pics and hunt! Great Lechwe, congrats!

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#6168823 - 02/03/16 09:15 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Wow what a hunt!!! Congrats to the hunters!!!!!!

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#6168931 - 02/03/16 10:29 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Man, look at the ears on that bunny! A trophy for sure!

All kidding aside, great looking trophies and awesome photos as well. What camera are you using?
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#6168952 - 02/03/16 10:46 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Sevens]
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Originally Posted By: Sevens
Man, look at the ears on that bunny! A trophy for sure!

All kidding aside, great looking trophies and awesome photos as well. What camera are you using?


I use a Nikon D5300....and most of those photos were taken with my 55-300mm Nikkor lens.

However, a few of the trophy pics were actually taken with my iPhone 6+
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#6169092 - 02/04/16 07:12 AM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Nice pics and trophies up texas

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#6169372 - 02/04/16 10:03 AM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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jealous !

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#6169452 - 02/04/16 11:19 AM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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I really like the photo of your namesake! Beautiful bull
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#6169493 - 02/04/16 11:54 AM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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BEST POST AWARD up cheers banana

Great memories captured for life.

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#6169622 - 02/04/16 01:37 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Great pics, looks like yall dropped the hammer on em! rifle

And thats an incredible red lechwe


Edited by sparrish8 (02/04/16 01:37 PM)

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#6169626 - 02/04/16 01:40 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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GREAT POST

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#6169725 - 02/04/16 03:12 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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I hunted Leguna Vista for the first time a few weeks ago. The do not use feeders and have an awesome setup and great animals. Not to mention the owners have freaking Tigers onsite!!!

I will be returning for a Barasingha.

Lots of outfitters hunt there but they have a lot of land and animals.






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#6169771 - 02/04/16 03:44 PM Re: Lechwe & Blackbuck at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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great pictures
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