The blackbuck antelope is also an Indian species introduced around 1932 in Kerr County. It is one of the most popular exotics and can be quite the spectacle when spotted from the road. With the male's long spiraling horns, they stand out among the scenery. Females typically are hornless but are still hunted for their tasty meat and gorgeous hide. Blackbucks weigh between 43 to 144 lbs with an average weight of 83 pounds for bucks and 58 pounds for females.
The blackbuck is truly a challenge for any hunter so your shot better be on the mark. They are surprisingly fast and have tremendous vision. You will be amazed at their jumps as well. They can leap between four and six feet into the air or over obstacles.
Texas A&M Department of Animal Science has published nutritional data from several exotics compared to domesticated meat sources. Here's how it stacks up for a 4 oz. portion of Blackbuck uncooked meat: