Blackbuck hunts in Texas – Korey and the 1 mile Blackbuck
Korey came with his dad on his Sable hunt and was hoping to hunt Aoudad. After a tough go at it and with only a day and a half to hunt we knew the aoudad were going to be tough and after hunting them for 2 half days we decided to change the hunt to a Blackbuck hunts in Texas. Korey’s blackbuck hunts in Texas turned out to be a lot more than we bargained for. After giving up on Aoudad and deciding to switch to blackbuck hunts in Texas we came to the edge of a big coastal field. We spotted a really big blackbuck about 150 yards out ahead of us. Korey got out of the truck and worked his way down to the fence line to try to get a shot. After the shot the blackbuck darted off the field and I could tell it was a clean miss. After a quick look for blood we were back on the hunt. We got on another black buck but couldn’t get a shot. I wanted to find a particular one and after some looking we found him. This black buck is very narrow but he has a funny swoop to his horns and he is very tall 20+ inches. So we stalk in on him and the only shot we had was quartering away at about 100 yards and the result was another miss. At this point the blackbuck hunts in Texas were not going our way, so we decided to go find the Sable for Korey’s dad and shoot Korey’s gun at some point. So after we got done with the Sable hunts and stopped and had some refreshments we were back on the blackbuck hunts in Texas. We ran by the range and got Korey set up and I pulled the old take the bullet out of the gun trick. Well like we suspected Korey had the flinch bug. After we all gave Korey some shooting tips we had him live fire a couple rounds and he was on the money. The blackbuck hunts in Texas was back on. We scoured the pasture looking for the big one and as light was drawing down we found a nice one to try to end Korey’s blackbuck hunts in Texas on. We stalked down the hill and the Blackbuck just stood and stared at us so we were out of brush to use as cover and we were in a good old fashioned stare down with Korey’s Blackbuck. After 10 minutes the Blackbuck finally decided to turn and walk through the clearing Korey had been aiming at. Right there let him stop….. Wham. Ok why didn’t he fall? Well instead of falling to end Korey’s Blackbuck hunts in Texas the blackbuck takes off with his guts dragging the ground. We finally lost the trail and decided we better make a decision. Pull off and come back in the morning or call in the dogs. Well Korey was cool with calling the dogs in so we made some phone calls and got it lined up. Only thing was we would have to sleep on it. The tracker had never run his dogs on exotics and in an exotic ranch who knows what the dogs would do. So we agreed it would be better to run them in the daylight and be able to see them. Boy did Korey take him some jabs and pokes the rest of the evening. After a good dinner and a little sleep we were at the gate waiting for the dogs to arrive. Once we got the dogs we put them on the trail and they did their job. We got all the way to last blood from the night before and Korey’s blackbuck laid dead less than 300 yards away. After some ribbing we took pictures and Korey’s Blackbuck hunts in Texas came to an end. Oh yeah and the mile long blackbuck got his name mile long because he ran almost exactly a mile! Congrats Korey can wait to have you guys back and we can spend a couple days looking for those Aoudad.