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#5542506 - 01/14/15 12:05 PM Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of
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Impala-Graceful and handsome animals and from what I have heard do quite well. Most ranches have just a few males at most or very small herds.

Thomsons Gazelle-Pretty little critters, tender and tasty on the grill.

Springbok-^same as Thomsons

Grants Gazelle-Can grow horns upwards of 22 inches if given enough time. They are decently size creatures too.

PURE Markhor and Ibex-PURE Markhor and Ibex are gorgeous animals with a wild attitude to them. Hopefully the more there are of them the more the price will hopefully drops.

PURE Wild Sheep-That Afghan got me hooked on wanting to hunt the rest of the species in Texas. PURE wild sheep are challenging beautiful game animals and even more wild then whitetail.

Spiral horns-Beautiful game animals and for ones like Sitatunga, Nyala, and Kudu there isn't quite enough of them. Also I would LOVE to see an established herd of either Lesser Kudu or Bushbuck in Texas. smile

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#5542572 - 01/14/15 12:46 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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I would like to see more wild sheep herds and less/no more Corsican, dalls, black Hawaiian, etc

More herds of pure mouflon, red sheep and urials

I would also like to see less ranches with a huge diversity but low numbers and focus on just a few species but have breeding and self sustaining herds
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5542670 - 01/14/15 01:36 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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The one post about the Chamois got me wondering about Himalayan Tahr. That could be a good animal if it doesn't get too hot for them. They have really proliferated in New Zealand and are almost considered a nuisance now, so they are very hearty.

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#5542717 - 01/14/15 01:51 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: txtrophy85]
Kobus Offline
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I would like to see more wild sheep herds and less/no more Corsican, dalls, black Hawaiian, etc

More herds of pure mouflon, red sheep and urials

I would also like to see less ranches with a huge diversity but low numbers and focus on just a few species but have breeding and self sustaining herds

Exactly!!!!

But unfortunately some people will always want to shoot those stupid moronic pets....I heard of a place that was offering PYGMY GOAT hunts.....

How do you imagine that numbers of Corsicans will decrease?

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#5542825 - 01/14/15 02:48 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Originally Posted By: Kobus
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I would like to see more wild sheep herds and less/no more Corsican, dalls, black Hawaiian, etc

More herds of pure mouflon, red sheep and urials

I would also like to see less ranches with a huge diversity but low numbers and focus on just a few species but have breeding and self sustaining herds

Exactly!!!!

But unfortunately some people will always want to shoot those stupid moronic pets....I heard of a place that was offering PYGMY GOAT hunts.....

How do you imagine that numbers of Corsicans will decrease?

Corsicans will always be around. They are reasonably priced, easy to raise and make good looking mounts.
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#5542875 - 01/14/15 03:04 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Kudu. Pere David. Eland. Bongo. Cape Buffalo.
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#5542932 - 01/14/15 03:22 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Originally Posted By: Kobus
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I would like to see more wild sheep herds and less/no more Corsican, dalls, black Hawaiian, etc

More herds of pure mouflon, red sheep and urials

I would also like to see less ranches with a huge diversity but low numbers and focus on just a few species but have breeding and self sustaining herds

Exactly!!!!

But unfortunately some people will always want to shoot those stupid moronic pets....I heard of a place that was offering PYGMY GOAT hunts.....

How do you imagine that numbers of Corsicans will decrease?



I don't expect it but just kill the ones that are now and don't breed anymore

There will always be wild populations of them around west Texas and western hill country
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5543058 - 01/14/15 04:13 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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How the heck do they survive in the wild?

Those things are dumb enough to kill with a rock

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#5543213 - 01/14/15 05:31 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Nyala,Kudu,Sable and Roan. There are examples of all of these in Texas but not enough to make affordable for me!!
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#5543258 - 01/14/15 05:55 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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I think it would be neat to see ranches pick a few species that best fit there properties habitat and create a self sustaining herd. Ex a ranch down in south Texas along the cost could use some lechwe, pere davids, and water buck etc. A ranch out in the Davis mountains could put ibex and markhor etc...... Atleast that is my ultimate dream when I become loaded, just start collecting ranches and stocking them each in an unique way smile

I've always been a fan of blesbok, wildebeest, and red hartebeest. I'd like to see a large ranch in south or west Texas with large herds of these animals.

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#5543260 - 01/14/15 05:56 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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I'd like to see more Ibex, those are so cool. Eland and just about anything else from Africa.
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#5543947 - 01/14/15 11:01 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Ibex and red stag for me
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#5543955 - 01/14/15 11:17 PM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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The very ,very rare... sotp bahsnig ecah ohter.

It takes a lot of courage, will power and inner strength.

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#5544009 - 01/15/15 12:04 AM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Pere david, white lipped deer

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#5544510 - 01/15/15 10:12 AM Re: Rare Exotics You Want to See More Of [Re: Kobus]
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Originally Posted By: Kobus
How the heck do they survive in the wild?

Those things are dumb enough to kill with a rock


Kobus,

Recall our discussion..... you just proved my point.

While I love looking at Afghan Urials, Mouflons, Red Sheep and Transcaspian Urials ..and at 68 I can actually afford to hunt them (but at $15K I still gotta negotiate the TC with the wife first), a lot of other folks cannot. So that's where the Dalls, Black Hawaiians and Corsicans come in. They provide a nice looking trophy and make exotic ram hunting accessible to more hunters.

Also, from what I've been told from folks that breed rams (all types), the wildness of the animal depends a lot on how long it's been in a pasture and how it's treated. I think you need to lighten up.

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