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#6253579 - 04/09/16 06:34 PM Outstanding Free Range Water Buck
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 205
Our hunter took a fantastic water buck today on the 2nd day of his hunt. Very unique opportunity to be able to take a free range animal like this in Texas. Congratulations!
We still have Nilgai Bull hunts available, very exciting hunt on a beautiful piece of property.
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#6253649 - 04/09/16 07:05 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 1527
Loc: New Mexico
Very cool up Congrats to the hunter
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#6253693 - 04/09/16 07:22 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Wow that is a beast of a Waterbuck. His mass is incredible. Best Waterbuck I've ever seen! Congrats to you and your hunter!!!!!! Baker cheers


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#6253960 - 04/09/16 11:08 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 12/13/10
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Where are free range waterbuck in Texas?

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#6253973 - 04/09/16 11:33 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 03/24/14
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Loc: Virginia, USA
Impressive. I did not know there were opportunities to hunt free range waterbuck in Texas. Congrats to all!

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#6253982 - 04/09/16 11:46 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 10298
Loc: McKinney, TX
Nice Waterbuck!

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#6254032 - 04/10/16 06:40 AM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: John Humbert]
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6148
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
Originally Posted By: John Humbert
Where are free range waterbuck in Texas?


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#6254046 - 04/10/16 07:08 AM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 01/04/15
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That is a really nice waterbuck. Do you see them flourishing like nilgai did?

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#6254053 - 04/10/16 07:21 AM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: John Humbert]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
Originally Posted By: John Humbert
Where are free range waterbuck in Texas?


I doubt if there are any truly free range waterbuck in TX. They are contained by a fence of some sort because they are just to valuable for someone to allow them to wander off their property for the neighbors to shoot. I've got a waterbuck about like that on my wall, but mine came from Africa.

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#6254055 - 04/10/16 07:27 AM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 205
We hunt on the free range portion of the Yturria Ranch. There were animals brought in years ago before they high fenced a portion of the ranch. There are now large self sustaining herds of water buck and oryx. We also see eland, kudu, lechwe, and blackbuck. Very unique opportunity to see all of this in the free range, not to mention the extremely large numbers of Nilgai.

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#6254300 - 04/10/16 11:21 AM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1828
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Outstanding water buck! The Yturria certainly does have a unique hunting operation. I have hunted water buck in Zimbabwe strong, tough animals and they can be tough to put down. What was your hunter shooting? up texas

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#6254470 - 04/10/16 02:09 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
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Yes we saw lots probably 30-40 when we were their, and that one is a monster. The property has just a stand 3 strand barb wire fence, the neighboring ranch is King ranch


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#6254477 - 04/10/16 02:18 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8987
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Beautiful, dark bull. Congratulations to the hunter and outfitter.
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#6254654 - 04/10/16 06:14 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
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Registered: 10/05/12
Posts: 32
Loc: Longmont, CO
that's a beautiful animal. (in the word's of my wife upon seeing the picture "wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!")
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#6255725 - 04/11/16 03:24 PM Re: Outstanding Free Range Water Buck [Re: Pierce Trophy Hunts]
HardcoreCarnivore Offline
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Registered: 01/06/14
Posts: 680
Loc: Argyle Texas
Thank you all, this was a fantastic hunt and Brent is a great guy to get with to set you up on a hunt, we saw a extensive amount of nilgai and probably around 35 different waterbuck Bulls we looked over before this bull stepped out of the thicket by a pond to tend to some cows. I was using a 300 weatherby mag with 185 Berger bullets. When I shot him he didn't even flinch and both guide and me thought I missed but I looked at him and said I couldn't have missed, he was only 150 yards and his whole shoulder filled up the scope. Went over to where the bull went in the brush and he had only gone 100 yards and pulled up. Bull quick taped at 27 inchs long with 9 1/2 inch bases

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