The Blackbuck (Antilope Cervicapra) is a diurnal antelope (active mainly during the day). Blackbuck graze on open fields of low grasses, occasionally browsing as well. Does become sexually mature at eight months, but mate no earlier than year and a half. Bucks mature later, at one-and-a-half years. Like many subtropical game, mating takes place throughout the year. Gestation is typically six months long, after which a single fawn is born. The lifespan is typically 10 to 15 years. They are very prolific and in good years does average 1.5 newborn per year
They have great eye sight and they rely on it much more than their noses that are not as sharp as deer, for example. They are wide open ground animals, avoiding thick wooded areas as much as possible. From Crestones lodge we access some of the finest areas for free range Black Buck and we arrange hunts that can even be done in half a day after an early morning duck hunt. Our leases have antelope by the thousands!