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Say you had access to a property in south Texas with free range nilgai!? How would you go about hunting them? Very few trees, lots of mosquite and a few ponds on this property.
Shooting a traditional bow
Fence crossings with a well hidden blind natural or pop up would be my tactic if I didn’t have access to water
yep natural blind works best move in on trails and dung piles, I love nilgai hunting
A very tough animal yo kill, especially with a stick bow. Thick skin, hard to penetrate. Don't shoot them like you would a deer, you gotta hit em forward. Lungs are up front behind their shoulders. Many places in Texas bait em. A lot have been shot from stands over corn. Nilgai don't have to drink everyday, so you could be in for some long waits.
Zebrakiller is a Nilgai killing machine.
Zebrakiller has solid advice. Set up natural blinds on the trails and dung piles can be the best bet for a bull.
The property you described could have bedding areas or possibly food sources.
As far as your equipment goes - use a sharp two blade with good FOC.
A single bevel will be better than a double bevel.
Heavier arrow mass helps but FOC is the best indicator of performance and penetration.
Tight to the shoulder for double lung. Think African critters. Your bow will be enough draw weight with the right arrow setup.
Damn good eats!
Go kill one or three:-)
All great advive patience. jan rut is my favorite time if you seecows get on that trail bull will soon be there
was with my buddy last week shot a giant love nilgai hunting
What does that weigh? Looks to be elk/small moose sized.
all of 700 lbs they are big animals
Beautiful bull, Zebrakiller! Congratulations!
What's an average cost for a hunt?
I hear they are very Wiley and then hard to kill.
If you weighed that bad boy at 700 lbs. register it. That would be the new world record
Old record would be 639lbs
Rk not official but three of us could hardly move him and we broke the winch putting him on back of jeep was biggest bodied bull i have seen, love love hunting them
RK lol weight recorded is 308 kilograms (679 lb). just saw this on web maybe we should have weight him