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Old 04-23-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Black Buck and Axis, how often do they breed?

Also, how many babies do they generally have?
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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They don't. Not the same species...




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Old 04-23-2017, 12:12 PM   #3
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Are you asking to explain the birds and the bees?
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:13 PM   #4
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Not with each other.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:42 PM   #5
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Axis can and do breed year round. Never killed one that was not pregnant and/or had a fawn at her side. Blackbuck breed and produce twice per year. The herds I have been around had young in Feb and then again in August. I have only seen single young in each species.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:50 PM   #6
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Axis can and do breed year round. Never killed one that was not pregnant and/or had a fawn at her side. Blackbuck breed and produce twice per year. The herds I have been around had young in Feb and then again in August. I have only seen single young in each species.
Thank you for this information. I'm trying to figure out when my 3 black buck bucks and 10 black buck doe will produce enough to see regular on 110 acres. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:14 PM   #7
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Do you have a predator proof fence?
Seems like this BB babies would be snacks.

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Old 04-23-2017, 03:35 PM   #8
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I believe axis can also drop fawns every 6 months
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:26 PM   #9
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Thank you for this information. I'm trying to figure out when my 3 black buck bucks and 10 black buck doe will produce enough to see regular on 110 acres. Thanks
One ranch I was on started with 3 BB adult doe, 1 yearling doe and 1 BB breeding age male. 5 yr later there were 80+ head on 75-80 acres LF netwire pasture in the ranch. Had a buddy who put the same numbers you did except on 600 HF acres and 5 years later he had over 150 head. In 3 yrs you should have enough to not want anymore young born. I would say if you have no predators you will have more BB than you want in short time.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:40 PM   #10
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One ranch I was on started with 3 BB adult doe, 1 yearling doe and 1 BB breeding age male. 5 yr later there were 80+ head on 75-80 acres LF netwire pasture in the ranch. Had a buddy who put the same numbers you did except on 600 HF acres and 5 years later he had over 150 head. In 3 yrs you should have enough to not want anymore young born. I would say if you have no predators you will have more BB than you want in short time.


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So you're saying a guy with 500 ac HF with 15 female BB & 6+ male BB could have 200+ blackbuck running around in a few more years?
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:57 PM   #11
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Do you have a predator proof fence?
Seems like this BB babies would be snacks.

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It's high fenced property. But I've never seen predator proof fence. I bet bobcats and big cats could always get in.

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Old 04-23-2017, 10:09 PM   #12
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So you're saying a guy with 500 ac HF with 15 female BB & 6+ male BB could have 200+ blackbuck running around in a few more years?
IME, Yes with low predation and good feed/grass it is possible for 15 females + 6 males could be 40+ hd by late this fall or winter with two 100% crops of young ones born into the herd this year. By the end of next year you could have 40+ breeding age females producing by that fall. Every year after that your breeding female herd goes up by a large number and it won't take to long for numbers to get out of control under ideal conditions.
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:02 PM   #13
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So what management methods do these guys use to cull & curb their herd numbers?
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:39 PM   #14
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It's high fenced property. But I've never seen predator proof fence. I bet bobcats and big cats could always get in.
The apron along the bottom of the fences reportedly keep out coyotes.
Bobcats seem easier to control. Wonder if those big white sheep dogs could be employed if you did have a problem.

Sorry OP. But we are considering some BB and there are some big yotes in our area of brown county.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:24 PM   #15
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The HF that I hunt at has the predator fence & it helps some but we still get yotes digging under from time to time
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:36 PM   #16
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Can black buck not jump fences?
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:43 AM   #17
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Can black buck not jump fences?
I think they can but they generally do not.

I have heard people say they will stay inside a good barbwire fence if not pressured.

I am no expert on them so maybe someone with experience will confirm or destroy what I typed
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:49 AM   #18
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I think they can but they generally do not.

I have heard people say they will stay inside a good barbwire fence if not pressured.

I am no expert on them so maybe someone with experience will confirm or destroy what I typed
I have heard the same thing but the population has exploded in central Texas on them and I know of three ranches (all fenced well with 6 strand BW) that have never bought a single one and see them on a regular basis so someone some where jumped a fence.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:48 PM   #19
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We have pretty good fencing on our place, would be cool to have them running around out there controllably of course. Do yall know if they eat everything like a goat?
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:13 PM   #20
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This is very interesting. We just released 6 females to go along with the 2 males that we already had on there. I am curious to see how quickly they populate.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:06 PM   #21
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I have not had the success some of you had. I started with 2 females and 1 male and 8 years later I have 5 females and 1 male. I had to replace the original male from what appeared to be a snake bite would that killed him when he was just about to get to harvest size. We have shot 3 females. I guess bobcats have killed several of the fawns (since I see way more bobcats than coyotes). This is on a high fence place.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:19 PM   #22
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I've heard bobcats take a toll on BB...Buff has this issue at his place unfortunately
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