Ep 79: Cable Smith On Nilgai Hunting

Today, we’re going to shift gears a little bit and talk about another cool hunting opportunity that you DON’T need to draw a tag for, can be hunted in the USA outside of the normal hunting season window in the fall and winter, AND doesn’t cost a bunch of money to hunt: nilgai. Today, we’re joined by Cable Smith from the Lone Star Outdoor Show. He actually went on a nilgai hunt in south Texas last year and is going to tell us all about this little known species and the cool opportunities that are available to hunt them in the great state of Texas. 

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What We Covered

1) What a nilgai is, where they live, where you can hunt them, and about how much a hunt costs.

2) Story of Cable’s nilgai hunt in south Texas.

3) Things to keep in mind when choosing a cartridge for nilgai hunting.

4) Recommended gear, cartridge, and bullets for nilgai hunting.

5) Other things to keep in mind about hunting nilgai.


1) LoneStarOutdoorShow.com – Cable’s Web Site

2) Facebook and Instagram Pages For The Lone Star Outdoor Show

3) Below is a photo of Cable and his Nilgai

picture of cable smith nilgai


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