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#6407663 - 08/14/16 12:42 PM Mason Mountain Oryx
SherpaPhil Offline
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Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 76
Loc: Dallas
My brother and I drew permits for scimitar horned oryx at Mason Mountain - North Pasture. Have any of you been on this hunt or have any tips? Any info you could share about what to expect would be greatly appreciated. I've never even been to the WMA. Thanks!

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#6407702 - 08/14/16 01:03 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 12906
Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX
Lucky guys.cheers Good luck. Mason WMA has a great bunk house and personnel. Beautiful place. Great processing area also. Check out the cabin on the lake. Lot of different wildlife take a tele camera lens Best I remember the North pasture is rocky hi hills (from road). The oryx there escaped from the south pasture where the pen are (years ago). The oryx get pretty big in size so be prepared if you shot one in difficult area. They slowly wonder around and should be easy shot if you are in right place. Act somewhat like cattle. Never shot one but have seen many in middle and south pasture when WT hunting. Check out the plywood paneling around the loading shoot in south pasture. LOL cheers


from wiki:
Scimitar oryx

Species

The scimitar oryx or scimitar-horned oryx, also known as the Sahara oryx, is a species of Oryx extinct in the wild since 2000. It formerly inhabited all of North Africa. It has a long taxonomic history since its discovery in 1816 by Lorenz Oken, who named it the Oryx algazel. This spiral-horned antelope stands a little more than 1 metre at the shoulder. The males weigh 140–210 kg and the females weigh 91–140 kg. The coat is white with a red-brown chest and black markings on the forehead and down the length of the nose. The calves are born with a yellow coat, and the distinguishing marks are initially absent. The coats change to adult coloration at 3–12 months old.



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Wikipedia
Lifespan: 15 years (Female)
Scientific name: Oryx dammah
Horn length: 39.37 inch (100 cm) – 47.24 inch (120 cm) (Female, Male)
Gestation period: 243 days – 274 days
Body length: 55.12 inch (140 cm) – 94.49 inch (240 cm) (




Height: 39.76 inch (101 cm)
Weight: 200.62 pound (91 kg) – 308.65 pound (140 kg) (Female)





Biological classification: Species

Belongs to: Oryx
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#6407766 - 08/14/16 02:15 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2068
Loc: Smith County
Congrats. That a tough draw. They will go over everything in orientation at the WMA. Oryx meat is fantastic. Please post some picks!!!

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#6407813 - 08/14/16 02:47 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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Wow! Congrats!

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#6407824 - 08/14/16 02:52 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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That will be fun. I saw plenty of them when I hunted down there 2 years ago.

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#6407851 - 08/14/16 03:15 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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Registered: 11/01/04
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It is amazing to drive down by the lake in the morn/evening and see all the different game that will come out. They have some nice mounts in the Bunk house, satellite dish, VHS, DVD, fireplace, freezer, washer dryer, commercial kitchen appliances, BBQ pit, 100 yds range out back of BH
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#6407913 - 08/14/16 04:05 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 614
Loc: Texas
Great place, great staff, congratulations. If you go into town, avoid Coopers but Willow Creek cafe and the Mexican Food place are pretty good. Willow Creek stays open late for hunters.
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#6407945 - 08/14/16 04:33 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 9005
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Congratulations! But how'd you find out you'd been selected? No sour grapes here, but just checked my status and it still says "Application Received". Maybe they notify selections first, then change "Applications Received" to "Not selected".

At any rate, have a great hunt.
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#6407970 - 08/14/16 04:48 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: Creekrunner]
pkhunter624 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 286
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Congratulations! But how'd you find out you'd been selected? No sour grapes here, but just checked my status and it still says "Application Received". Maybe they notify selections first, then change "Applications Received" to "Not selected".

At any rate, have a great hunt.
The gun Exotic hunts where drawn last Friday all of mine say pending 2nd draw

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#6407978 - 08/14/16 04:56 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: pkhunter624]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: pkhunter624
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Congratulations! But how'd you find out you'd been selected? No sour grapes here, but just checked my status and it still says "Application Received". Maybe they notify selections first, then change "Applications Received" to "Not selected".

At any rate, have a great hunt.
The gun Exotic hunts where drawn last Friday all of mine say pending 2nd draw


Gotcha. I just did the "guided" on those. 'Did do exotic Aoudad in Caprock and it says "Pending 2nd Draw". 'Not gonna start exercising just yet though. grin back
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#6408038 - 08/14/16 05:36 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
SherpaPhil Offline
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Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 76
Loc: Dallas
Creek, we got an email on Friday saying we were selected. The rest of mine all say "pending second draw".

Thanks for the info everyone, I really appreciate it!

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#6408392 - 08/14/16 09:22 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 10303
Loc: McKinney, TX
Congrats, should be a fun hunt!

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#6410269 - 08/15/16 11:30 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
SherpaPhil Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 76
Loc: Dallas
Thanks, guys. Talked to a fella at the WMA today and booked the bunkhouse. Really excited about this hunt and definitely going to take the big camera. Hopefully I'll have some good pics to post when we get back!

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#6410295 - 08/16/16 12:08 AM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
1riot1ranger Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 611
Loc: Occupied Clear Lake City
Originally Posted By: SherpaPhil
My brother and I drew permits for scimitar horned oryx at Mason Mountain - North Pasture. Have any of you been on this hunt or have any tips? Any info you could share about what to expect would be greatly appreciated. I've never even been to the WMA. Thanks!


congrats on the draw. I went last year. Take cattle cubes. I shook out some cubes and was barely back in the blind before the herd found them. Fastest hunt I've ever been on. Facilities, Lodging, crew, and wma are all first class.

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#6423292 - 08/24/16 08:59 PM Re: Mason Mountain Oryx [Re: SherpaPhil]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 1239
Loc: Cypress, Texas
Shoot then next year i won't just put in for the guided one if it's like calling in the cattle with range cubes.

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