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#206841 - 05/20/20 08:22 PM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: Franchise]
cmnash
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I never contemplated shooting a nilgai, until I saw one in the flesh. One might find it's way on to my short list someday. They are a unique animal for sure. And a tough handgun trophy no doubt.

I have read in hunting publications, that appropriate rifle cartridges start at .300 Mag and upward, with .338s or even .375s considered ideal. That would make tackling one with a handgun a daunting task. WELL DONE GUYS!

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#206842 - 05/21/20 06:21 AM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: cmnash]
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Nice animals guys

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#206843 - 05/21/20 08:53 AM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: racksmasher1]
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What a good excuse for another XP-100
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#206844 - 05/21/20 08:54 AM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: Ernie]
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Well...I do have a rear grip 300 RUM SP
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#206846 - 05/21/20 03:19 PM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: sixshot]
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
Congratulations on 2 fine handgun trophies! I saw them several times when I lived there but never got a chance to hunt them, seemed to be very spooky. Two with 2 shots is great work on your part, great job!

Dick

I know they are free range in South Texas. Are they also free range in South Carolina?

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#206847 - 05/21/20 03:33 PM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: Willicd76]
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They are not free range anywhere in the US other than in Texas
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#206850 - 05/21/20 11:08 PM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
They are not free range anywhere in the US other than in Texas


I have put in for a couple state sanctioned free range hunts, unsuccessfully. I?ll keep trying.
Not an animal I?m interested in taking in a reserve.
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#206851 - 05/21/20 11:26 PM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: Zee]
Franchise
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A free range Nilgai would be one heck of a handgun hunting trophy...keep trying and good luck.
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#206852 - 05/22/20 11:23 AM Re: Nilgai Antelope - Blue Bull [Re: Franchise]
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Awesome! I've never shot one, but I have eaten them. Delicious!

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