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#6439297 - 09/05/16 04:55 PM question about gemsbok
the lab Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 525
I have wanted to hunt/harvest a gemsbok for as long as I can remember. I know the best bet is to hunt them in Africa (sadly not an option at this time, or for the foreseeable future). I know these are a spendy animal to hunt in Texas and once I figure in airfare, car rental ect it has just always been unachievable. That said I see photos "fairly" regularly of people that were able to take animals with broken horn/horns. My questions is does anyone have recommendations for gemsbok in general and does anyone have a approximate cost on a broken horn gemsbok hunt? Thanks for any info

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#6439309 - 09/05/16 05:00 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
Lazyman Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 3377
Loc: Hamilton
Mulie Mike usually has one for New Mexico but not sure what time of year..
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#6439313 - 09/05/16 05:03 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7199
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Where are you located? There are some draw hunts for gemsbok with the TPWD and the most well-known is the federal hunt at White Sands in New Mexico. Odds might be long, but I'd start putting in right now, if you want one bad.

Maybe an outfitter will chime in here soon on something they might have.
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#6439327 - 09/05/16 05:16 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Smith County
I hunted them with Mulie Mike in New Mexico a few years ago. They are free ranging Gemsbock that are on private ranches adjoins military bases. The hunt was great and the terrain very similar to gemsboks native desert habit in Southern Africa. Mikes company is West Texas Hunt Organization. He has always treated me right.


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#6439337 - 09/05/16 05:30 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County


This is the Gemsbock I got with Mike.


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#6439343 - 09/05/16 05:37 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: Creekrunner]
the lab Offline
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I live in Washington state so I will be driving or flying depending on time and state

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#6439760 - 09/05/16 09:40 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
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Registered: 04/24/13
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Interesting shot placement there, Erny. Beautiful Gemsbock.

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#6439791 - 09/05/16 09:48 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
Texas Tatonkas Offline
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Registered: 09/14/12
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Loc: Las Cruces, NM
That's near the same spot I hit my gemsbok...
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#6439793 - 09/05/16 09:49 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: maximus_flavius]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County
Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Interesting shot placement there, Erny. Beautiful Gemsbock.
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I hit him several times. That shot was with him quartering away at 400+ yards and was the one that put him down. Yes I do get more comments on the shot placement than the Gemsbock. They are tough beautiful animals!! Oh and the meat is wounderful tablefare, I would drive so you could easily being the meat home.

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#6439800 - 09/05/16 09:50 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
WBT Offline


Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 283
Loc: Dallas
I suggest looking for a hunt in New Mexico. You can also apply for the hunt in Texas, but you have a better chance of winning the lottery.

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#6439871 - 09/05/16 10:27 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
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Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11396
Loc: Katy, TX
Nice dead one.

To the OP, I have not seen any advertisement for cull gemsbok, as I don't think there are many culls to be had. BBD84 shot one a couple of years ago, but I'm not sure where. Just saw the pics on here. Forister Exotics is one of my favorite ranches but I dunno if he has any-cullable gemsbok. Ox Hunting Ranch and Star S Ranch are also good options, based on what I've read.
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#6439904 - 09/05/16 10:49 PM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
ParkCountyElkDestroyer Offline
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Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4190
They taste super good, and I shot one many years ago in Africa. That's about all I got for you.


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#6440104 - 09/06/16 07:56 AM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
okiehuntr Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 709
Loc: SE Oklahoma
They can be had for 5K in texas, got my 42.5 inch with pope bros, best meat you''ll ever eat.
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#6440106 - 09/06/16 08:01 AM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
okiehuntr Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 709
Loc: SE Oklahoma
OR, you can contact Mike at Chalk Creek they have been selling cull Oryx at a very fair price, GREAT people to hunt with!
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#6440353 - 09/06/16 10:23 AM Re: question about gemsbok [Re: the lab]
TxHunter80 Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 215
Pope Brothers is a good suggestion. If you end up spending in the $3k-4k range plus a plane ticket, you're not as far from Africa as you may think.

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