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What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? #7018249
12/31/17 06:03 PM
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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.

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018257
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Hes not quite there yet.....but he would taste good!

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018263
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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.

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018267
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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"?

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018273
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Heíll be 17-18 next year and hopefully 20 in 2 years.

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018274
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thanks....

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018399
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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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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.

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: therancher] #7018498
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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.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7018553
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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.

Re: What is considered a mature / trophy Blackbuck? [Re: Woj] #7023496
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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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