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#6928492 - 10/21/17 10:54 PM Spiral Question
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When most people talk African spirals they talk about the slam with the greater kudu, eland, bushbuck, and nyala, ever now and then some will talk about the lesser kudu, bongo and sitatunga but no one ever talks about the addax as one of Africa's spirals. Why is that? Is there a scientific reason, I know very little about African game just wondering if some may know or that's just how it's always been.

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#6928698 - 10/22/17 09:16 AM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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Good question, don't know about a specific reason, but I will take a guess at why its not included in the "spiral horned group", foremost its not a specie that can be legally hunted inside its original range, which makes its less desirable to the cronies as SCI, two, the vast majority of addax that are hunted are taken here in Texas USA on high fenced ranches where the species has flourished due to the hunting and funds generated by us hunters and ranchers. They are expensive compared to other species of exotics, but are available and should be a major contender in the spiral horned group, most large well established ranches will have a herd of addax for hunting.
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#6928725 - 10/22/17 09:51 AM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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I never saw any Addax when i was their and hunted several different ranches

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#6928741 - 10/22/17 09:59 AM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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I'd very much like a lesser Kudu on my next trip to Africa, but I think they're very location dependent.
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#6928742 - 10/22/17 10:00 AM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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I have saveral trophy Addax (24"+) available if anyone is interested
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#6929045 - 10/22/17 04:19 PM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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Thanks D Cav. hadn't even considered their limited range and how few there were left in Africa. Makes me wonder why more game ranches there aren't breeding them and selling hunts. Seems given how rare they are the first outfit offing a spiral slam including Addax would do well.

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#6930582 - 10/23/17 06:50 PM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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When people refer to the spiral horned antelopes, they generally are referring to a specific subfamily of antelope that includes the kudus, nyalas, bushbucks, elands, sitatunga and bongo. While addax have horns that spiral, the horns are also ringed (whereas the spiral horned antelope are not). Addax belong to another subfamily which includes the sable, roan and the various oryx. They are most closely related to oryx.

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#6932284 - 10/24/17 08:33 PM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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Thanks Virginia. I knew there had to be more to it. Appreciate the insight.

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#6963926 - 11/17/17 12:58 PM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Txhunter65]
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Loc: Round Rock, TX
Addax are considered critically endangered in Africa and limited to very small regions, most of which are in areas where safari hunting is either illegal or not viable due to the small populations and/or potential threat to western hunters. You're probably more likely to encounter trophy Addax in Texas, and have more access to hunt them (and pay less) than you would in Africa.

Years ago I was hunting a ranch in Dripping Springs that has a great Addax herd and the ranch owner had a pet one that had been bottle raised. It used to follow the old man around and every guest hunter was carefully instructed about it! shocked
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#6964397 - 11/17/17 08:33 PM Re: Spiral Question [Re: Exiled]
therancher Offline
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Actually addax are cheaper here than any of the species listed above. Not saying they are cheap, but trophies of the other species listed bring more $.

About 3 months ago there were only 3 addax left in their native range. Thanks to you hunters there are huntable populations here.
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