Tips For Trophy Black Buck Hunting

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Texas is very well known for its hunting and fishing opportunities that abound within the state. However if you really want to go for trophy animals, especially the exotics, it is essential that you select a hunting ranch that is dedicated to the management and responsible conservation of the exotic herd. Escondido Ranch, located in the Hill Country of Texas, is one managed hunting ranch that definitely meets this criteria. Hunting in a managed game ranch not only assures you that the species you are after is there, but it also allows you to have access to trophy sized bucks that are only harvested under careful conservation considerations.

Trophy black buck hunting is a hunter's dream come true. These wily and very agile medium sized antelope are native to India and Pakistan but have definitely made a home on game ranches in Texas. Since the terrain, climate and conditions within this area of the state are very similar to their native range, black buck antelope continue to thrive and multiple, providing hunting opportunities year round. Trophy black buck hunting is a terrific option for hunters that want a pre-whitetail season hunt or even to hunt throughout the year.

One of the most amazing things about black buck antelope is the athletic ability that they posses, almost from the time they are born. It is not uncommon for a full grown black buck antelope to run at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, so getting off a shot once they start moving is going to be a challenge for any hunter. In addition they can jump both high and long, easily clearing average sized fences or even brush piles. They are graceful in their movements but very streamlined when they are in motion, adding again to the challenge of getting in a kill shot.

Since black buck antelope are an exotic species the hunting of the herd on Escondido Ranch is carefully monitored and controlled from season to season by the game manager. Typically any trophy black buck hunting will include horns on males that are between 18 and 28 inches, although since they are rare and definitely unique even much smaller horn lengths make great trophy mounts. Full head or horn only mounts are one of a kind for that conversation piece you have been looking for. Full head mounts allow you to display the beautiful markings and colorations on the bucks, especially the dramatic white rings around the eyes that provide a contrast to the dark black and brown colors of the muzzle, forehead and cheek area. The corkscrew type horns combined with the circular ridges also make an interesting and unique presentation, one that is sure to draw questions and attention from even experienced hunters.

One of the advantages to trophy black buck hunting on Escondido Ranch is the riverbed areas that are favorite grazing and drinking spots for these animals. The blinds are set up in the most commonly accessed areas and guides are able to help you get to the spot you need to be to bring home just the black buck antelope you are looking for.

For your next hunting adventure, family vacation or a corporate retreat, bring your entire family, friends and business associates to Escondido Ranch.