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The Hunting

Blackbuck Antelope
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Blackbucks were introduced to Argentina and the USA. These populations numbered about 43,600 individuals at the turn of the century. Blackbucks generally live on open plains and open woodlands in herds of five to 50 animals with one dominant male. They are very fast. Speeds of more than 80 km/h (50 mph) have been recorded. They are primarily grazers and avoid forested areas. They require water every day and may move long distances in search of water and forage in summer. Usually, they feed during the day. Their diet consists mostly of grasses. The Indian Blackbuck is considered to be the second fastest in the world next to the Cheetah. The blackbuck is also found in Western Nepal where there are 176 animals in 1991. There were more than 20,000 on record in Texas ranches, in 1988. On the Pampas on northwestern and central Argentina, more than 10,000 animals were available in the 80's.

Blackbuck is a a medium size antelope, which is sexually dimorphic. The males at birth are brown without horns. However, with secretion of sexual hormone, males develop a pair of corkscrew horns and their body color changes to elegant black. The normal lifespan of a Blackbuck is about 12 to 15 years. The average weight of an adult male is 75-110 pounds with horns averaging a length of 14-18 inches. The blackbuck also has unique white rings around its eyes.


The Hunting

Antelopes are animals brought from India perfectly adapted to the large areas of our country. They move in herds and their main defense is their eyesight and also, their escape velocity. Males develop antlers spiral that can reach 60 centimeters. Their weight can reach 50 kilograms and are black on its back and white on his abdomen. Females are born brown and in maturity are light brown.

It is a hunt that requires a delicate approach and a shot from at least 150 meters away. 

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Hunting Season

The season is all year round. The best time to hunt them is during the breeding season in late summer and fall.

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Locations and Lodges

LA PAMPA LODGE. It is located 34 miles from the city of Santa Rosa, in the province of La Pampa, Argentina, and 400 miles from Buenos Aires Capital City. This lodge was established in a location of the Argentine Pampas where the ongoing study and monitoring of species ensures guests the most prized trophies in Big Game Hunting Argentina, but with the most careful consideration of nature and the healthy practice of the sport. 

SAN LUIS LODGE. It is located 6 hours driving from Buenos Aires and only 2 hours by car from the local airport. We can also provide private flight services from any location in the country, direct to the farm. While allowing our visitors to enjoy viewing Argentina's countryside and style of life, there are 21,000 acres essentially for shooting as well as the farming business development. The principal house of this lodge offers facilities such as 4 bed rooms, broad dining room with a fireplace in the lounge, living room with amenities, central heating, Wi-Fi and swimming pool, among others.

Our chef will offer typical meals of the area, like traditional Argentine barbecue, empanadas and locro (traditional regional stew) are included. He will also use our delicious synergetic recipes so that the hunter may taste the best pieces of the species obtained during the journey. The meals will be served with the best wines of the region and home-made desserts.

 

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Rifles and ammo

Rifles available at the lodge: 308 win Mauser; .300 win mag KDF; 7mm wby mag 

*check by email for another special request 45 days prior to your trip. 

*Rifle ammunition goes from U$S 12 to U$S 15 the box.


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