Where to hunt Blackbuck
Blackbuck is a graceful, spiral-horned antelope that originates from the Indian Subcontinent. Across its original range its numbers have been greatly decimated by habitat loss, and no Blackbuck hunting is allowed in India, Pakistan or Nepal. Fortunately, Blackbuck have been introduced to the USA, Argentina, Mexico, and Australia, where populations with sufficient numbers and genetic diversity exist for future reintroduction attempt - or for sports hunting.
Female/cull blackbuck hunts start at about $500, and the price for a trophy blackbuck hunt across its range of distribution may vary from $1,500 to $4,000. Please note that some outfitters charge the trophy fee according to horn size. Hunts priced over $5,000 will typically be combination hunts with other species or bird hunting.
When to hunt Blackbuck?
Blackbuck being an introduced / exotic species, there’s no closed season for hunting it, and hunting opportunities exist year round. The best time for blackbuck hunting, in terms of both meat preservation and better visibility with lower vegetation, is in the winter months, December to February in the Northern and June to August in the Southern Hemisphere.
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In the old days the Maharajas pursued Blackbuck with specially trained Cheetahs, and the British colonials found it a perfect alternative to deer stalking back home. Spot-and-stalk is by far the best method for blackbuck hunting. The antelopes are diurnal, and graze in the mornings and evenings. Having spotted a buck that looks like a good trophy, the hunter tries to approach it, which, given the blackbuck’s acute senses and exceptional wariness, sharpened by millennia of evolving on open plains, is easier said than done.
Why hunt Blackbuck?
Hunting introduced/exotic animals carries a certain stigma with some hunters. It is undeniable, however, that the introduction of endangered species on game ranches and farms and careful regulated hunting creates an efficient scheme for keeping sufficient stock of the animals to save them from the threat of total extinction. And in most cases introduced or exotic species are every bit as challenging to hunt as any local animals. Pursue a blackbuck on the open plains of Texas or Argentina, and you’ll soon be able to associate with that young English officer trying desperately to get within the range of this careful and fleeting creature.
Exotics Hunt United States
We offer you the opportunity to hunt for Blackbuck Antelope, Axis Deer, and Fallow Deer. Your Exotic Package will allow you to harvest any one of these animals during your hunting adventure, letting you choose which species you would like to harvest. Your Exotic Hunt package is a semi-guided 3 day, 2 night hunting trip with food and lodging included, and a very knowledgeable staff that will take care of you and your party. You will be hunting in strategically placed hunting stands throughout the ranch. Your Exotic Hunt is an all inclusive hunt, including meals, lodging and all transportation around the ranch. Skinning and caping of your Ram is included and the meat will be quartered and frozen for your departure. We can also arrange all of your taxidermy work for you and have the final product shipped to your home. Upon booking your hunt, a packet will be emailed to you with all of the details of your hunt. We will also send driving directions, hunting schedule, all FAQ’s of the ranch, and a list of what you will want to bring for your hunting adventure!
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 1 Feb 2021
Water Buffalo + Blackbuck + Doves Argentina
El Aguara Lodge is located in La Pampa Province, only 140 miles from Bahia Blanca city. The hunting operation is Free Range. Estancia El Aguara is a 36.000 acre agricultural and stockbreeding farm that combines flat areas, forests, low hills, and an incredibly challenging landscape that any hunter would love to face. This farm is a natural habitat for Red Stag, Fallow Deer, Axis Deer, Blackbucks, Wild Boars, Water Buffalo, Mouflon, Four Horned Sheep, Scottish Black Face, and Wild Goat among others. It is one of the most remarkable hunting regions in Argentina with excellent big game options and also with the chance to do High Volume Wingshooting from the same lodge in less than 60 miles radius. In this case, you will have 5 days of big game hunting, and 2 days for High Volume dove shooting or partridge shooting with dogs (for the price of doves). Accommodation in a double room based. The recommended duration of the hunt is 7 days. Other species can be added as per price list. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Jun 2020 1 Jun 2021
Blackbuck and 2 Stags Package - 2021 Argentina
The package includes 1 Free range red stag non score limit + 1 free range management red stag + 1 free range Blackbuck up to 60 7/8 inches + 5 days hunting 1x1
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2021 31 Jul 2021
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