Blackbuck Antelope Hunts in Central Texas
Trophy Blackbuck Antelope hunts will take place at either one of our Central Texas Ranches in Copperas Cove or Llano Texas. We offer amazing Trophy Black Buck Antelope hunts, all of our Blackbuck will be of trophy quality and horns will exceed 18 inches straight line measurements. Don’t be surprised to see some Black bucks exceed 23 inches and push 25 inches at our Ranches. We have been selectively breeding our black buck for over 20 years.
You may hunt our Blackbuck Antelope at Rock Creek Ranch using any method you prefer; bow or crossbow, rifle, spot and stalk, pistol, ground blind, or safari style out of a vehicle. Depending on weather and habitat conditions at the time of your hunt, this may change.
Blackbuck Antelope Facts and Hunting Information
Texas Blackbuck Hunting Season: Year round. Recommended during March – May, Cooler temperatures always make for better hunting conditions.
Horn Size: Male: 18-26 inches
Meat: Tender, Lean Excellent
Weight: Male: 70-120 lbs | Female: 40-70 lbs
Recommended Firearm for Blackbuck: .243, .270, .30/30, .30.06, .308, bow, or crossbow
Blackbuck Antelope are an elegant, graceful species originating in India, and run with a herd. The average lifespan is 12 years. The more mature the male becomes the “blond” or “honey” coloring darkens into a chocolate to black color, with the oldest being blackest, retaining the white underbelly of his youth. The two colors are sharply divided by a distinct pale lateral band. Females retain the yellowish-fawn color on the back and on outside limbs; the lower parts are white. The horns, only on the male, grow longer as the Blackbuck Antelope ages with 3 to 5 curls. The average length of horns at Rock Creek Ranch is 21 inches plus.
The blackbuck is of the genus Antelope. Its generic name stems from the Latin word antelopes, a horned animal. The blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra) is an ungulate species of antelope native to the Indian subcontinent that has been classified as near threatened by IUCN since 2003. However, with the help of Safari Club International, Exotic Wildlife Association, and Texas exotic breeders, the blackbuck antelope will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. RCR introduced the blackbuck about 20 years ago and have had profound reproduction and development success.
Adult Blackbuck males range in weight up to 100 lbs.; females can weigh up to 90lbs. However, weights can vary between habitats depending on drought or lush grazing conditions. Only males have horns that are diverging, cylindrical, spiral, and ringed throughout. The turns of the spiral vary from less than 3 to 5. The length of the horn may exceed 28 inches. However, measurement of the length can vary depending on how it is measured. Some measure by curl or straight up from the base to tip.
Blackbucks generally live on open plains in herds with one dominant male and are very fast with speeds up to 50 mph recorded. Young bucks will form bachelor groups, and at maturity (two years old), will split off to win their own herd and territory. Adult males are very territorial and defensive of their herd. It is not uncommon to see aggressive fighting between two males, which is a spectacular sight to witness for the photographer or the hunter. Primarily, they are grazers and like to feed on the open plains, during the day and will bed at night with their herd.
Typical Weekend Hunt at Rock Creek Ranch
- Check in at 12 pm, guest registration and orientation, sight in at the shooting range, afternoon guided hunt. Followed by cocktails, appetizers, and a full dinner.
- Continental Breakfast, morning hunt, followed by full breakfast. Typically go back out and scout for animals have lunch and go back out for the evening hunt, followed by cocktails, fire, appetizers, and a full dinner.
- Continental Breakfast, morning hunt, followed by full breakfast, and then Departure.
- Range Finder
- Bow, Cross bow, or Rifle
- Rain gear
- Boots for muddy wet conditions or snake proof
Blackbuck Antelope Hunt Packages
Trophy Blackbuck Antelope Hunt: 18″-22″: $3,000 | 22+”: $3500
Blackbuck Doe Hunts in Texas: $350
$250 Per Day per Hunter will include:
- Comfortable Lodging
- Home Cooked Meals
- One on One guiding with an experienced hunting guide with full transportation
- Cold Storage walk in cooler
- Complimentary Bass Fishing, Predator and Hog hunts
Deposit is 50% of the hunt. The balance of the hunt is due when departing the ranch. The deposit fee will apply to the trophy fee.
*If a non-hunter comes with a hunter there will be an additional fee of $150 per day.
- Prices are subject to change.
- Management hunts are available.
- Taxidermy and meat processing are available
*If a wounded animal cannot be found, the full price for the trophy fee will be applied.