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Old 10-19-2006, 11:41 PM   #1
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Made a recent trip, or trips, down to hunt a black buck at riverview ranch near Ada OK. Weekend #1 We tried to make a stalk on them by crawling through a creek bed. We got within 80 yards and got busted. I had him at a full draw at about 60+ yards waiting for him to come in a present a better shoot. He would not have it and bolted.
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We went to pick up some hog hunters from their stand and saw them at dusk. We ran about 300 yards to set up on them. They came within 30 yards but, too dark and the camera and my bow lights gave off too much light. Busted again. Back home I go and wait for the next weekend.
Round 2. We tried the creekbed again and did not get as close as we did the last time. Busted.
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We tried to get on them several times but could not any closer than 80-100 yards. Lost them before dark. Back home again and try it next weekend.

Round 3. Set up a ground blind to catch them at a crossing. On our way to the blind they were feeding 30 yards from it. We got busted again. We got in the blind. They later came through and came within 40 yards but would not present a shot. They stared us dwon for several minutes. They were heading for a broadside shot at 35 yards but turned at went another way. They were going to cross a deep ravine and come broadside again at 20-25 yards. For some reason they came up the other side of the ravine and hit the after burners and were gone.
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We tried several attempts to get on them again and no dice. This was my last weekend before deer season so we had to produce something. We set up in a hog feeding area and got in a tree and hoped that they may come in to the feed. Keith, from the ranch, had only see them come to feed once. We said a prayer and gave it a shot. It got dark around 7:30. We decided to sit it out. We had used a "hawg-lite" at night to hunt hogs and made some videos before. We thought what the heck. We had about 30 hogs in on the feed. There was one that was injured and we had decided to take out the poor pig. I had nocked an arrow with an luminock arrow. I was getting ready to let her fly when Keith's brother, Steven, got my attention that the black buck had came in. It was about 9:45. We wanted to get some footage. We waited him out and came within 30 yards and stopped broadside. I pulled back the switchback xt and let her fly. The nock lite up and you coud see it trace through both shoulders and the gear box. He jumped about 6-8 feet straight in the air and took off like lightning. I was concerned about tracking him but he left a huge blood trail and went 100 yards and did the coffee grind. Here he is.

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He ended up being bigger than I thought. He actually had ground swelling instead of shrinkage. He is my best yet. We worked hard for him but it was worth it. Taking him at night was the best. I will put a video together so you can see the action. RR another one bites the dust.

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One of the many stalks

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The search is on.

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Crossing the creek bed.

Ps sorry for the jumbled pics I am trying to get used to this.

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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I could not get my pictures to load help.
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:24 AM   #3
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Sorry for the multiple pics it seemed like they would not take. I will git figured out. God bless.
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:31 AM   #4
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Congrats, Lance!!
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God's keepin' you blessed!
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:43 AM   #5
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Congrats on a black-out Black Buck!
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Old 10-20-2006, 07:46 AM   #6
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Congrats on the blackbuck
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:26 AM   #7
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HOLY COW, thats a nice gold medal bb!!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:32 AM   #8
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Awesome write up Lance, congrats.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:20 AM   #9
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Great job Lance. This Eli
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:25 AM   #10
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Congrats on the great black buck.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:40 AM   #11
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Great recap Lanch. Hell of a BB! Congrats!
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:35 AM   #12
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Congrats, thats the biggest BB I've seen. What did he measure?
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:36 AM   #13
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Sweet BB, that must have been awesome!! Great job all the way around!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:23 AM   #14
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congrats on the blackbuck
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:26 AM   #15
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What a trophy! Any time you shoot a blackbuck with a bow, that is something.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:36 AM   #16
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Is that a kudu hybrid?... WOW!
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:53 AM   #17
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Sergio, we did a rough measurement at the time and he was 24 1/2 inches I have not been able to sit down and get a good measurement since he is at the taxidermist.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:03 PM   #18
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Congrats Lance! That is a beautiful blackbuck!!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:50 PM   #19
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Congrats.

I nominate this for a VE
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:21 PM   #20
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I second the nomination!
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:40 PM   #21
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very nice
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:45 PM   #22
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Congrats on a nice BB
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:30 PM   #23
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Congrats On The Black Buck
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:41 PM   #24
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Great BB Lance....way to go. There must be a bigger one that is dominate because that one isn't real black. now go get him....laffs!
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:37 AM   #25
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That is a beautiful animal. Congrats
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:58 PM   #26
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Congrats Lance on a great Blackbuck and hunt recap!
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:39 PM   #27
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congrats on the the awesome blackbuck. nice write up as well.
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:39 PM   #28
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BLACKED OUT (Stolen from Bowhuntinonly) BLACKBUCK
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Way to go, Brother!
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Old 10-21-2006, 11:07 PM   #29
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that is a monster black buck
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:59 PM   #30
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3 full curls! awesome BB. Well done!
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:10 PM   #31
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Congrats on the Blackbuck! They're still at the top of my list. After adding the Sika this weekend, I'm gonna have to clear out the freezer.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:38 PM   #32
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Very nice Blackuck!
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:45 PM   #33
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Glad to see your determination pay off, congrats.
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:52 PM   #34
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Sweet blackbuck. Congrats.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:36 AM   #35
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Congrats, you worked hard for that one.
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