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I have always wanted to harvest a blue bull on the famed King Ranch in South Texas. There are now an estimated 17,000 Nilgai on the King Ranch and most of them are in the Norias Division along the coast in South Texas. We would be hunting the dunes and it was going to be awesome, no matter the outcome. Nilgai are originally from India and were released on the King Ranch in the 1920’s and are thriving on the ranch today. They are an extremely challenging quarry with excellent eye sight, sense of smell, and hearing. They are always on high alert with no sense of curiosity.

 

So after a very successful turkey hunt with my son the stalk was on. After almost stepping on a 7ft rattlesnake and a couple of blown stalks we finally found a great bull in a good spot for a stalk. we only had about 2 hours of light left to get into position. After lots of crawling and sneaking I was able to get into my effective range for my Winchester XPR .300 Win Mag. I took careful aim and was lucky enough to make a lethal hit and the big bull went down in less than 20 yards. What a day with my favorite son in South Texas. One that we will never forget!