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#6048159 - 11/24/15 05:59 PM first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled
Grosvenor Offline
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I realize there are lots of folks that think it's a great thing, but for many reasons we are less than thrilled about seeing an exotic animal roaming our South Texas ranch. The good news is it's dead. The bad news is, based on what I'm seeing around us, it's probably the first of many. I'm assuming there may be places in Texas where there are similarly minded landowners that have placed a standing kill order on all exotics. That's our plan. It's been awhile since I've looked at the relevant statutes, but I seem to recall that exotics are to be treated like lost livestock and that simply shooting them isn't necessarily the proper protocol. I know we have to have some experts on this subject around here.


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#6048193 - 11/24/15 06:22 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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What kind of exotic is it?
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#6048198 - 11/24/15 06:24 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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Exotics are open season. However, if you know where it came from it will go a long way on neighborly relations to give them a call first.
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#6048262 - 11/24/15 06:52 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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Exotics are open season, if you don't like them, kill them. It's your call, IMO, if they can't keep their animals on their ranch it's their bad and it's more meat for you.

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#6048271 - 11/24/15 06:56 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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What kind of exotics...I'll come help with the eradication.... popcorn
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#6048341 - 11/24/15 07:27 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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You have cattle on your ranch? They are an exotic also grin
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#6048345 - 11/24/15 07:28 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
stxranchman Offline
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There was a law passed years ago about exotics that have gotten out of a ranch. Seems like there is a time frame for it though. Have to Google it.
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#6048503 - 11/24/15 08:21 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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The only thing that I could find is a statement that said to shoot an exotic, you have to have "permission from the owner or the property owner where the animal is located." Sounds like that once something escapes, it then belongs to the property owner. Common sense says if an animal has an ear tag or other marking then it would be polite to try to locate the owner. If there are free-ranging exotics in the area, though, there would be no reason not to take it.

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#6048811 - 11/24/15 10:42 PM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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Well, what in the heck was it? If it's an axis I would be glad to have it since they are great eating. If it's a blackbuck antelope then I'd kill every one you see like you plan to do.

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#6048924 - 11/25/15 05:34 AM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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food worthless
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#6049009 - 11/25/15 07:22 AM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
W44W Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
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Loc: Tx

Found this on tpwd site


Frequently Asked Questions

Hunting

Are exotic animals that happen to show up on my property fair game?
It depends! If an exotic animal has a visible tag, brand, or other identifying mark, a person should contact the local sheriff's office and report the exotic animal. Texas estray laws apply to marked exotic animals and the local sheriff is responsible for their enforcement. Exotic animals that are not marked and are free ranging that have wandered onto private property may be hunted with a hunting license, provided the owner of the property allows hunting. However, if an exotic animal appears on your property and you know that it is privately owned, then the ethical approach is to contact the owner.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/habitats/faq/law_enforcement/hunt16.phtml
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#6049042 - 11/25/15 07:46 AM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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Add me to the list that wants to know what it was
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#6049060 - 11/25/15 07:55 AM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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#6049069 - 11/25/15 07:57 AM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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Suspense...
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#6049086 - 11/25/15 08:03 AM Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor]
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I guess so. Sounds ignorant to me it then again I don't have to worry about them.
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