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#6168798 - 02/03/16 09:01 PM South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch
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Last week, I was fortunate to hunt with some new friends at Laguna Vista Ranch in Pearsall, TX. I have wanted to hunt Laguna Vista's property for some time now, and I will be the first to say that it was worth the wait....and I cannot wait to return for another trip!

Our group had a very successful trip....taking 7 trophy animals over the course of 4 days. Laguna Vista is one of a select few properties in the U.S. that holds a federal CITES permit for hunting Red Lechwe. The ranch has a substantial amount of wetland areas, that provides ample natural habitat for their breeding Lechwe herd. I have wanted a Lechwe for a long time, and was finally able to cross it off my bucket list! I shot a nice old bull off the sticks at 180 yards after a day and a half of unsuccessful stalks.

I also managed to get a great OLD Blackbuck ram with 4 curls....which I just couldn't pass up. The other guys took several animals including Blackbuck, Axis, Pure European Mouflon, Scimitar Oryx, and Bison. The ranch hosts quite a few species of game, but does not utilize feeders like most ranches do. Instead, they have several hundred acres of irrigated fields which provide year-round nutrition for the animals on the ranch....and also provide a much more natural and challenging hunting experience.

I hope you guys enjoy the photos...



















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#6168799 - 02/03/16 09:01 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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#6168801 - 02/03/16 09:01 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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#6168821 - 02/03/16 09:15 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Great pics, thanks for sharing

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#6168906 - 02/03/16 10:03 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Really excellent photographs, what camera?

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#6168910 - 02/03/16 10:09 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Great pics.
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#6168958 - 02/03/16 10:55 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: SouthWestIron]
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Originally Posted By: blazin
Really excellent photographs, what camera?


Nikon D5300
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#6168966 - 02/03/16 11:05 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Nice animals and really cool pictures cheers
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#6169028 - 02/04/16 05:24 AM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Wow that is a nice Lechwe, I've wanted to take one myself for many years. He will make an incredible mount. Thank you for sharing your excellent photos with us. I'm just now planning a trip for this summer with a few folks so and I'll research Laguna Vista. Well done sir!! Baker
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#6169056 - 02/04/16 06:40 AM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Congratulations to you and your buds, great looking animals, excellent pictures cheers
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#6169285 - 02/04/16 09:16 AM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Excellent trophies!!!!

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#6169390 - 02/04/16 10:18 AM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Lechwe is high on my "lifetime" list as well. Gorgeous animals.

Congrats on a good hunt, and nice pics!
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#6169809 - 02/04/16 04:22 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Really great pics. Nice animals as well. Congrats on your memorable hunt with your friends. cheers
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#6169989 - 02/04/16 07:13 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: AXA OUTFITTERS]
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Great pics, thanks for sharing
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#6170061 - 02/04/16 07:54 PM Re: South Texas exotic game at Laguna Vista Ranch [Re: Eland Slayer]
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Looks awesome, congrats to y'all on such great animals!
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