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What is a Trophy Blackbuck

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by antlerlogan, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. I'm about to go Blackbuck hunting and i am wondering what would be considered a trophy.
     
  2. El Cascabel

    El Cascabel New Member

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    Bronze, Silver or Gold and which scoring system? A really nice one will have 5 spirals/twists in the horns and 25 or more inches on each horn. I know there are 28s out there. Bases are 4 to 4 1/2 inches. Also the adult males will be glossy black. Younger ones or a few individuals with something amiss in genetics will be brown. Most of the ones my clients bring are in the 22-24 inch range with 3 or 4 spirals. Anita
     

  3. Not any scoring system, at the price i am paying i dont expect to get a gold medal or any thing, i just meant what would be worth mounting. minimum
     
  4. El Cascabel

    El Cascabel New Member

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    They make very nice mounts, even the smaller brown ones so I might not be the one to answer that. They are one of my favorites to mount. I'm sort of fond of them anyway. Blackbucks are one of the few that can lay their ears WAY down past the side of their neck in an aggressive or courting pose, which I hope to do on my next BB. There are lots of forms out there too, even smaller ones. Anita
     
  5. weaver

    weaver New Member

    straight tape over 18
     
  6. RumRunner

    RumRunner Nicholas Dugas, (337) 205-1269

    In this case, I think it depends on what YOU think is a 'trophy'.
     
  7. gab

    gab Active Member

    thay's EXACTLY what i was going to say,though i'd rather have a 17 with lot's of mass than a spindly 18.
     
  8. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    i consider anything my customers bring me as a trophy.....so since you can't run up an measure the horns prior to the kill just pick out the one with the best color and length
     
  9. thanks for the idea i know its to interpretation but i dont want to take the runt on the first day and then see much bigger ones
     
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    21 1/2" straight tape a trophy by any standard
     
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    16.5" with some mass
     
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    21 1/2" with good mass
     
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    19"
     
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    16"
     
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    20"
     
  16. That helps ;D
     
  17. Brian Reinertson

    Brian Reinertson Well-Known Member

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    Man, after seeing these I'm pumped. I'm going on a blackbuck hunt Oct 7th. They do make beautiful mounts.
     
  18. bucknduck

    bucknduck Member

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    A trophy black-buck is the one that's lying at your feet:) Don't worry about the size of horns and such, if you get one, feel blessed.
     
  19. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    On the bucket list!
     
  20. Im going hunting today ill post what i get ;)