My first exotic

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Turkey season opened up last Saturday in the county where my cousins place is, he was on spring break from college, so I just took a few days off work and we headed down to his place to try our luck with the gobblers. Got there late Sunday night and that is when it started raining and the wind blowing, never real let up much and the sun didn't shine and the wind didn't stop blowing until about the time we where packing up our stuff to head back home Wednesday around lunch time.

I ended up getting my first blackbuck Monday afternoon and while I was napping Tuesday afternoon wishing the wind would lay down a little and it would stop raining and the sun would come out, my cousin went to check his camera and came back with a pretty good gobbler, 22.5 pounds, 9 inch beard and 1 and 1 1/4 inch spurs. Not sure how to score the blackbuck, but one horn is 21 inches and the other is 21 1/2 inches. Sure wish I wouldn't have been napping, but I have until May 11 to get me a few gobblers, and maybe the weather will feel a little more like turkey season come opening day in the county where my place is next Saturday.








 



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That is a great blackbuck! Very beautiful animals. Hope you are getting it mounted.
CONGRATS!
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DEERSLAM @ Mar 22 2008, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
That is a great blackbuck! Very beautiful animals. Hope you are getting it mounted.
CONGRATS![/b]
Thanks, when I get the shoulder mount back I will post up some pics
 

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Congrats on the BB tonya! A nice trophy, with 4 turns on the antler.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lan-Lord @ Mar 22 2008, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Congrats on the BB tonya! A nice trophy, with 4 turns on the antler.[/b]
Thanks, can you tell me how to score blackbucks. Some people have told me you just measure the straight length of the horns others have told me you have to measure the length around the curls.
 

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You score a BB around the spiral of the horns then add base measurements. The 4 twists on your BB tell me he's a dandy!
 

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trophy for sure!! that is definetly a beauty of a blackbuck!!! congrats
 

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Sounds like a nice hunt. And that is a very handsome buck, how does the meat taste?
 

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Not sure how the meat taste yet, but will find out soon.
 

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great black buck, I've heard the meat is awsome, let us know what you think, and cant wait to see the mount.
 

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Nice blackbuck!

I don't know much about scoring, but I can tell you firsthand that the meat is awesome! When you look at these things, you kinda expect it to be like a goat, but the meat is a lot more like really good venison.

Enjoy!
 

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Smelled kinda like a billy goat while I was cleaning him, but the meat that I ate a little while ago sure tasted better than any goat that I have ever tasted
 


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