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#6418504 - 08/21/16 04:54 PM got my first Blackbuck..
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Registered: 01/15/09
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Loc: Round Rock, ranch in Junction
I had a few days off this week and was able to spend them at the ranch in Junction. I have been wanting a nice blackbuck for a few years and have passed up many opportunities for various reasons, not the least of which was my youngest daughter shooting my blackbuck 2 years ago smile

Tuesday night I sat in an elevated blind with the crossbow and saw 4 trophy males within 400 yds, but only one 16" range male would come within range. 2 of them spent an hour fighting on the other side of a brush line, but out of sight to me
Wed morning brought more of the same thing, then about 8:15 when one of the bigger ones came in and was promptly run off by the 16" guy he stopped on the other side of some trees where he and I could not see one another. I got out of the blind and took my 6.8 AR with me and set out on foot to put a stalk on him. I covered about 75 yds of the distance to him when he got nervous and started grunting and making a bunch of noise. He knew something was up and I thought it was me.

then over my right shoulder I hear and see 15 hogs run right by me on their way to the feeder i was hunting at. They passed within 15 yds of me.
I was able to take a few steps around the big oak I was near and out of their vision, when the Blackbuck decided to walk back into view for me under a line of trees and about 50 yds away. One shot to the heart and he took off on a short run before piling up.







after I calmed down from the shot, I walked back around the stand of oaks and was surprised to see the sounder of hogs still attacking the feeder. I was able to line up two of them and hit them both in the head with one shot...



all in all, a heck of a great day at the ranch by myself

thanks for reading
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#6418507 - 08/21/16 04:57 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Sounds like a heck of a good time. Congrats on the trophy.
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#6418508 - 08/21/16 05:00 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 680
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Sounds like a heck of a good time. Congrats on the trophy.

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#6418509 - 08/21/16 05:01 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County
That blackbuck is a dandy!!! Congrats.

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#6418514 - 08/21/16 05:06 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 10/07/05
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Loc: Great State of Texas!!
cheers
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#6418525 - 08/21/16 05:16 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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You did good.
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#6418531 - 08/21/16 05:25 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Loc: Helotes, Hext
Awesome
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#6418533 - 08/21/16 05:29 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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cheers

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#6418637 - 08/21/16 06:27 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Looks like a dandy Blackbuck. Congrats on the hunt.
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#6418738 - 08/21/16 07:15 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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#6418770 - 08/21/16 07:34 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 09/26/09
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Nice shooting and congrats on the Blackbuck
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#6418778 - 08/21/16 07:41 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 07/02/11
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excellent - congrats
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#6418831 - 08/21/16 08:05 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6427
Loc: The Island Cres
That's awesome a trophy and two dead hogs, congrats!!
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#6418908 - 08/21/16 08:37 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 03/25/10
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Loc: Irving, Texas USA
Nice blackbuck! clap
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#6418920 - 08/21/16 08:42 PM Re: got my first Blackbuck.. [Re: rsquared]
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Registered: 11/07/15
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Beautiful blackbuck, congrats!! Nice job on the hogs too!
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