February 24, 2014 at 12:47pm
Hunted the King Ranch for nilgai las week. This is the 600 lb result. These things are very challenging to hunt by any means, but especially by spot-and-stalk through the high grass and shooting from sticks. This one fell to my 375 H&H (270g Hornady SP-RP in the chest) at about 225 yards. These animals have free reign in south Texas; no fence can hold them as they can jump most cattle fences and dig tunnels under higher fences. I saw a group of nilgai cows and a bull running full speed across the praire and dive under a fence and pop out on the other side without even breaking stride. They graze along Highway 77 at night making for some spectacular vehicle encounters. I highly recommend hunting these spooky, skittish antelope in free-range, fair chase conditions. You will love it. Just be prepared to run and gun.