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Thanks Txhunter80 #5977161 10/14/15 04:30 PM
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A big shout out of thanks to James Txhunter80 who came on a short notice hunt to fill a last minute cancellation that I had . Was a great hunt full of ups and downs with a thrilling finish, but I will let James tell his story and post photos. Once more thanks for your business it was a ton of fun with a heart attack thrown in .lol

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Some may have read my request for a last minute hunt last weekend. Thank you to all that responded. I ended up speaking with Buck Sunday morning, drove 6 hours, and was hunting Sunday evening. We ended up on a large, scenic ranch near Bandera. Buck said he was covered up with big blackbuck so we decided to try and get a good one. He also mentioned axis as a possibility.

Yesterday, it all came together. We stalked within 300 yards of my blackbuck and just hunkered down until he fed close enough. This was after 3 close calls with others. He ended up taping out at 20" and busting 100lbs. His bases were 5 1/8", which easily pushed him into Gold Medal. That evening we hunted just to see what we would see. As was the norm, blackbuck, axis, and whitetail were all plentiful. My axis stepped out and started walking down a fenceline. I wasn't really planning on shooting anything else but after seeing the axis and Buck's reaction, that all changed. If you guys can pass on an axis like that, you have more willpower than me. He ended up averaging 33". After shooting, we saw one right behind him that was at least as big.

We hunted 2 1/2 days. I would guestimate that we saw 40+ blackbuck over 18", with probably a dozen over 20". We saw 3 that would bust 22-23". We also saw alot of axis. We saw about 10 that would go over 30". I know there are at least 3 more that are 32"+ and 1 that is at least as big as mine. I couldn't have had a better hunt. There was a ton of game and they were not pressured. Buck is a great guide and really went the extra mile to make sure I had a good time. With a hunt like I had, I can promise you I will be back. Buck, that wide, heavy horned, 35" axis already has me wanting to plan another trip.


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Re: Thanks Txhunter80 [Re: rbw1] #5977842 10/14/15 11:59 PM
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It was a pleasure will keep you posted on bigger critters. Thanks again.

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Lucky 7 Exotic Ranch located in Eden, Tx. Well managed self sustaining herds roaming our 3,000 acre ranch. First Class Lodging, Ranch style meals and qualified guides. 40+ species.
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awesome !

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Awesome!

Re: Thanks Txhunter80 [Re: rbw1] #5978244 10/15/15 03:01 AM
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Congrats on great trophies! cheers

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Re: Thanks Txhunter80 [Re: rbw1] #5978631 10/15/15 02:19 PM
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Congratulations!!!! I really like that blackbuck. Did they all have nice dark capes like that?

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Two great animals, congrats guys up


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Congrats to all on great Trophies! Those Blackbuck bases!
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Great hunt and good trophies..CONGRATS.

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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
Congratulations!!!! I really like that blackbuck. Did they all have nice dark capes like that?


There were a bunch that were darker already and some that were still lighter. This old guy just happened to be one I really liked and we could get close enough to. The 22-23" we tried to get on was still a little lighter. I've never seen that many Blackbuck on a ranch, which is a blessing and a curse. There are plenty of really good ones to go after but there are that many more eyes on you. It's a good problem to have. Thanks for the kind comments.

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beautiful trophies, congratulations

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