All, I own about 400 acres South of Freer Texas in Duval County. The property is primarily dense brush with a rich sandy soil and high protein plants. We have three water holes with water year round. We have three feeder pens and free choice Purina Record Rack Protein year round. We have a strong whitetail herd that we manage and a heard of Scimitar Oryx. We started with two female and two male scimitars about four years ago and now have about 20. Ten of these have Horns over 35". Some over 40".
I would like to have a broker dart and buy about Ten scimitars. What would be a fair price for these?
I would also like to bring in a couple more exotic species. I need help understanding What animals would thrive in this area of Texas like our Scimitars? Our Neighbor has a similar setup and has Aoudads, black Bucks, Fallows, and Axis. The Coyotes and bobcats have killed four black bucks and 7 Aoudads so far. Aoudads and Black Bucks are ruled out due to they do not have enough open pasture to defend themselves from predators.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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