Free Range Nilgai


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Free Range

Nilgai Hunts

Hunting free range nilgai on a ranch of this caliber is one of the most fun rewarding hunts you can experience, especially as nilgai are known for being tough and weary. There is an estimated 10,000 head of nilgai on this infamous 170,000 acre ranch, and you may see upwards of 30-100 bulls a day on this hunt. We have a 100% success rate (shot opportunity). We hunt safari style/spot and stalk. Our nilgai hunts take place from October to April, and we only hunt during the day for this particular experience. We do not chase or shoot at a nilgai while running.

A 50% non refundable deposit is required to book. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the hunt unless paying in cash. It is then due upon arrival for your hunt. Four or more required to book Fridays-Sundays, three or less have to book Mondays-Wednesdays.

Nilgai, also known as the "Blue Bull," are a challenging and unique hunting experience that South Texas is famous for. At CB Outfitters, we take pride in offering high success rate free-range nilgai hunts that test your skills as a hunter. Come hunt with us on one of the top ranches in South Texas for big free range nilgai!

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Hunt Pricing:

Bull Hunt

$3,800/hunter

Cow Hunt

$2,800/hunter

2 Cows

$3,600/hunter

Additional Bull

$3,600

Additional Cow

$1,800

Non Hunter Ride Along

$100/day

What’s Included In This Hunt:

We provide a fully guided 2 day hunt encompassed in the 3 days, starting usually at 1 p.m. the first day and ends 12 p.m. the third day. Customers are welcome to use one of our guns and ammo at no charge. Cape and quarter of your harvest or arrangement to get it to a local processor is included (within hunt time). You will be given a field lunch and non alcoholic beverages, provided by your guide while hunting. Hunters get their own hotel/air bnb and other meals nearby. Kingsville is 20 minutes from the ranch.

What To Bring On Your Hunt:

This is a gentleman’s hunt and we provide just about everything needed to ensure a successful hunt for our clients. However, it is a safari style/spot and stalk hunt, and a lot of walking on sandy ground can be involved when making a stalk on a bull. We want to make sure you come prepared. Below is a brief list of what you need to bring on your hunt.

  • Weapon and ammunition
    • Minimum 6.5 cal. or larger using Barnes TTSX or LRX. The larger the caliber, the better.
    • Ammunition/bullet choice is VERY important on nilgai. An all copper bullet is preferred. Barnes Vor-TX ammo with the TTSX or LRX bullet is our number one choice. The Berger “HYBRID TARGET” and Federal Premium with the gold tip have also proven to work well.
  • Binoculars
    • We suggest bringing 10x42 binoculars or larger.
    • We suggest Leica binoculars.
  • Valid Texas hunting license
    • Item 101 or the “Super Combo” for residents
    • For non-residents item 157- Non-resident 5-Day Special Hunting License ($48)
    • It is the hunter’s responsibility to make sure you have all the correct license requirements prior to arriving for your hunt. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or refer to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website to clarify what license requirements you need.
  • Clothing
    • Bring whatever clothing you prefer to hunt in. We hunt safari style/spot and stalk and nilgai are very weary with great eyesight so camo clothing is a must.
    • Solid tan, green or brown clothing will also do. If you’re looking for a quality brand of hunting clothing, we suggest Kuiu. Prior to your hunt, please check the weather forecast as South Texas weather can be unpredictable.
  • Footwear
    • Bring whatever hunting boot/shoe that you prefer that are good for a lot of walking. We do suggest bringing a pair of comfortable snake boots or snake guards. We drive around in a hunting rig until we spot a worthy nilgai. Sometimes we can get a shot from the rig but most of the time, a stalk will have to be made. The ground on this ranch is very sandy as it borders the coast.
  • Ice chests
    • We work with two local well renowned processors and taxidermists. If you would like to leave your animal with one of them, then you will fill out a form, and the processor you choose will pick up your animal from our cooler on the ranch. Most clients go this route as it is the most convenient. 
    • If you would like to take your meat and hide with you, then bring 2-3 large ice chests for meat and cape transportation. We will cape and quarter your animal.
    For availability and booking, please contact us.