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Location: ralph skrobarcek
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blackbuck

i have heard you can raise blackbuck in a four foot field fence.I was wondering if any one has seen this done and is there any other exotics that will stay in.Thanks in advance

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Location: Texas
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blackbuck

In Texas, raising blackbuck behind short fence happens pretty regularly, but you will find the odd animal that heads to other parts via a good jump. This is especially true if the animal is harassed while standing next to the fence. Where you really have to be careful is with them going UNDER the fence. They will wriggle through even a small gap. Several of the sheep species and most of the other small antelope species can also be raised to some degree of success behind a short fence, but it bettr be a darned good fence.

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blackbuck

Yes you can keep them behind a 4' fence but it a relatively bad idea. For the cost and labor to put up the material you will need to also keep the coyotes out, you can almost put up a full high fence. If your wire is more than 3" apart, the blackbuck baby's can get through it and so can the coyotes. If you have bad coyote problems, then your blackbucks will have a poor chance at survival. They can wreck havoc on the babies and the mothers. There isn't much a problem on the males since they are hard horned and can defend themselves better.

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