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#7018249 - 12/31/17 12:03 PM What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck?
Woj Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 159
I have no experience with BB's and one has appeared on my place. I have several game cam pics of him but I have no idea what is considered 'mature' -or- trophy caliber.

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#7018257 - 12/31/17 12:08 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
nyalubwe Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 432
Loc: Montana
Hes not quite there yet.....but he would taste good!

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#7018263 - 12/31/17 12:13 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
HCHunter28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 314
He looks about 15 to me. They start looking good at 18 and 20 considered a good trophy. Anything over 22 is a a really big one. Heíll still look nice on the wall if you want to take him.

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#7018267 - 12/31/17 12:15 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
Woj Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 159
Thanks... maybe i'll just watch him. What is the 'normal' growth rate? i.e. if he is 15" now, how long before he gets to 18"? or 20"?

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#7018273 - 12/31/17 12:20 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
HCHunter28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/16
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Heíll be 17-18 next year and hopefully 20 in 2 years.

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#7018274 - 12/31/17 12:20 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
Woj Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/09
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thanks....

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#7018399 - 12/31/17 01:32 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
therancher Online   content
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Registered: 07/09/13
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His coloring suggests early maturity. He's 17" now. It's a crap shoot if you don't know how he got there. If he has no girlfriends he'll try to find them. He got in, he'll find a way out. If I was you I'd take him to the taxidermist now.

His loose curls have people confused. He's at least 17".
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#7018494 - 12/31/17 02:28 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: therancher]
HCHunter28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/16
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Shoot him and tell us the length. Maybe Iím getting confused at my old age but Iíve hunted them on my place for 20 years and Iíve never underestimated a buck by 2 inches. If anything it goes the other way. Iíve shot 20 inch 3 curls and I donít think this buck has 3 curl genes. Your call.

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#7018498 - 12/31/17 02:31 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
His coloring suggests early maturity. He's 17" now. It's a crap shoot if you don't know how he got there. If he has no girlfriends he'll try to find them. He got in, he'll find a way out. If I was you I'd take him to the taxidermist now.

His loose curls have people confused. He's at least 17".


Exactly. If there's no trophy fee to you...boom.

I've watched a feeder hog blackbuck for two sits now. But the LO is quite a bit high on his fee. Still, it was hard not to bust a cap. They are pretty to watch.
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#7018553 - 12/31/17 03:21 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
Woj Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 159
I'm strictly a bow hunter so I guess I'll have to make the decision to let one fly, or keep it in the quiver when the moment of truth comes.

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#7023496 - 01/03/18 04:24 PM Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj]
Da' Hitman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/23/17
Posts: 146
Loc: Fort Worth TX
There was a MASSIVE herd of these less than a mile from my lease but none ever wandered over and i hate that!! Blackbuck is definitely on my wish list right at the top. I would have definitely shot that one
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