USA: Addax & Blackbuck Hunt Part Two

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Instead of resurrecting my old thread I decided to start a new one. I got home Sunday night so apologize for the delay. Monday was busy. This will be a short report as the hunt went fast.

Got to the ranch around 11:00 AM on Friday had a snack, sighted in the rifle. Headed out looking for Addax spotted a herd, got into position for a shot, got on a very nice bull but couldn't get a shot as there always was another animal in front or behind. Finally they spooked. We drove around and chased them for a while. Also looking for Blackbuck, which we seen running all the time. Decide to head back to the ranch house to get a drink and let the Addax settle down.

Set out about 3:30 drove looking for Addax spotted a herd got into position for a shot and took a fairly nice buck. I did shoot at a smaller one and not the bigger one, but a nice bull anyways. long but tight horns.
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All the Blackbuck where going at 100 miles an hour we did see 2 nice bulls but didn't get a shot. Saturday morning had breakfast left the house around 7:30 around 7:45 Spotted a nice bull about 150 yards away feeding. Got off the truck and walked about 40 yards to where I could get a good clear shot. Fired and he dropped right there.
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So this is the end of my official hunt with Montgomery Properties Ranch. Yes, its not Africa and in some way was too easy. Last year it took 2 days of really hard hunting to get my Scimitar horned Oryx

As Paul Harvey used to say now for the rest of the story;
First off I am not a shotgun person or a bird hunter, my shotgunning is all 3 gun stuff. the last time I hunted birds other then grouse was 35 years ago. So I have a day and a half to kill. Ty's friend who is a veterinarian phones and wants to go dove hunting. Mitch asks if I would like to go at no cost to me. they will supply the guns and ammo. So we drive to just north west of Witchita Falls to a friends field. in Texas the white wing Dove limit is 15, Ring neck are a invasive species so no limit. I got 3 Ring neck for 60 shots. Ty got 37, Mitch got 42 and Peter got 35. Did I mention I'm not a Shotgunner. Head back to the ranch for a BBQ. next morning head out and do some exploring, Monday head to DFW, Tuesday fly home. I did bring some meat from both animals home with out any problems.
 
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Very nice! Love the shape of both of them
 
Awesome. Very cool animals. I especially like the blackbuck!
 
Some hunts are easier than others. Congratulations.

It is a skill set to shoot a shotgun. At least you got a few and had some fun.

Thanks for sharing your hunt.
 
I dove hunt not far from Wichita Falls as well.
 
Sounds like fun! Glad you had a good trip!!
 

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