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#6273707 - 04/24/16 07:08 PM Blackbuck pictures
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Anyone have pictures of blackbuck males with horns of known length?

Had a few show up that look pretty nice to me. but it would be helpful to see what a 20" buck looks like so I can calibrate the eyeballs.

Sounds like anything 20" or better would be considered a trophy, no? TIA


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#6273784 - 04/24/16 07:57 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
Denton44 Offline
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I'm no expert by any means on measuring. Here's one my Mrs took last Fall. A straight measurement is 18". If we measure following the curve its 23 1/2. It's a three curl and a nice Black Buck. I think there's different scoring methods on curled horns. As I said, no expert here.




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#6273813 - 04/24/16 08:21 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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Thanks, Denton. Beautiful animal. Bet it makes a great mount!

Do you know if the straight measurement method or the around the curl method is the most accepted?

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#6273815 - 04/24/16 08:22 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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Thanks, Denton. Beautiful animal. Bet it makes a great mount!

Do you know if the straight measurement method or the around the curl method is the most accepted?

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#6273829 - 04/24/16 08:29 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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[img:center]http://[/img]

24" straight tape
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#6273871 - 04/24/16 08:51 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
badtrd Offline
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Both of these shot at Los Robles ranch with G ranch

20" straight tape


22" straight tape

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#6274093 - 04/25/16 06:05 AM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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This buck was 21"x 20 7/8"



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#6274112 - 04/25/16 06:46 AM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
Abe77901 Offline
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22" Straight Tape and 21 3/4"


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#6274144 - 04/25/16 07:30 AM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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Thanks, gentlemen. Beautiful trophies!

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#6275877 - 04/26/16 12:47 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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#6276000 - 04/26/16 02:25 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: G ranch]
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Originally Posted By: G ranch
[img:center]http://[/img]

24" straight tape
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#6276290 - 04/26/16 05:28 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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24" straight tape as well from Los Robles

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#6276418 - 04/26/16 06:32 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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Use the ears as field judging guides. Their ears are roughly 5" in length. You should be able to get pretty close.
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#6278106 - 04/27/16 07:17 PM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
neverguess Offline
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These are all so beautiful. When I get to Texas, I hope for a Blackbuck more than anything else.

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#6286189 - 05/04/16 05:40 AM Re: Blackbuck pictures [Re: JJH]
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it is the norm to discuss blackbucks on forums like this in terms of straight tape length. But when you measure for the book, you will take the curled measurement, I believe.
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