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  • South Texas Nilgai Antelope

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    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.
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    Hunting Texas
    Interesting looking animal.....I have seen a lot of African animals but not that one....Texas is a great place to go for their abundance of free ranging species...Not everyone can afford a trip to Africa lol...Congrats on your trophy and thanks for sharing!!
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    Nilgai
    Hey, thanks. These things are actually native to India and Pakistan. They used to be endangered but now there's a big population wherever there are farms over there.
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    Hunting
    Thanks for sharing that information. I didn't take the time to research their native ground. I assumed it was Africa since Texas is home to so many of the African species. One of my bucket list hunts is a bowhunting safari trip to Africa but I knew I had never heard or seen one of those animal before...That is neat how they have made a comeback...Again thanks for posting your trophy...
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