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Nilgai distribution map... #3052037
02/28/12 11:41 PM
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Has anyone ever seen an accurate distribution map for Nilgai (free range) in the state of Texas?

I know where they occur the most (along the coast from Corpus down south through Kingsville to the Laguna Atascosa)....I was just curious if anyone (such as TPWD) has ever released a distribution map.

If anyone knows of one, please post a link.


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I've never seen a map, been curious about that as well. I know they are steadily moving west of 77 more and more every year, not sure if they've crossed 281 yet. Never heard of any free range sightings north of Corpus. Lots of reports coming out of the valley these days and I believe I heard of some in old Mexico.


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I live down here in McAllen tx. They have moved as far as la Gloria tx which is about 38 miles west of 281. Roughly 70 miles from 77.



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I ve heard of one sighting south of Laredo on the Mexican side, near colombia bridge I used to lease there and the owner had a good story about one.


Re: Nilgai distribution map... [Re: Eland Slayer] #3053652
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Originally Posted By: Eland Slayer
Has anyone ever seen an accurate distribution map for Nilgai (free range) in the state of Texas?

I was just curious if anyone (such as TPWD) has ever released a distribution map.

If anyone knows of one, please post a link.


There are maps for other Exotics in Texas? Are they on TPWD's website?



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Re: Nilgai distribution map... [Re: Black02z28] #3053753
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At our ranch in Falfurrias we sold just right south of town on the west side of 281 about 20 miles back in their every once in a while u might see one. But the ranch the was out neighbor to the south had tons of them.


Re: Nilgai distribution map... [Re: Black02z28] #3053765
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Originally Posted By: Black02z28
Originally Posted By: Eland Slayer
Has anyone ever seen an accurate distribution map for Nilgai (free range) in the state of Texas?

I was just curious if anyone (such as TPWD) has ever released a distribution map.

If anyone knows of one, please post a link.


There are maps for other Exotics in Texas? Are they on TPWD's website?


I remember seeing a distribution map for Axis somewhere....but I don't think it was TPWD. I believe it was in a magazine article.


Re: Nilgai distribution map... [Re: Eland Slayer] #3053771
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Originally Posted By: Eland Slayer
Has anyone ever seen an accurate distribution map for Nilgai (free range) in the state of Texas?

I know where they occur the most (along the coast from Corpus down south through Kingsville to the Laguna Atascosa)....I was just curious if anyone (such as TPWD) has ever released a distribution map.

If anyone knows of one, please post a link.


TPWD doesn't have a map for exotics in Texas. The Texas Animal Health Commission may.


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They are past 281 and in Old Mexico a friend of mine was fishing near El Mesquital about 5 years ago and saw some nilgai cows. That place is about 50 miles south of the river. I've also heard about a few south of the colombia bridge. Those escaped form a high fence ranch.


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There was at least one a few years back north of the Nueces River in La Salle county. He was seen on a helicopter survey on LF property. Never seen it from the ground or that it was killed that any one new of. Could have been more at that time but not likely.




Re: Nilgai distribution map... [Re: kyotee1] #3054294
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Originally Posted By: kyotee1
Originally Posted By: Eland Slayer
Has anyone ever seen an accurate distribution map for Nilgai (free range) in the state of Texas?

I know where they occur the most (along the coast from Corpus down south through Kingsville to the Laguna Atascosa)....I was just curious if anyone (such as TPWD) has ever released a distribution map.

If anyone knows of one, please post a link.


TPWD doesn't have a map for exotics in Texas. The Texas Animal Health Commission may.


I never said TPWD had maps for exotics....

When did I say that?? scratch


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Wade - I wasn't saying you did say that, we haven't had a map of exotics and their distribution throughout the state. I reckon I could have worded it differetly so it would not have come across as it did - didn't mean anything by it. Actually, wish we did have one to offer.


Re: Nilgai distribution map... [Re: kyotee1] #3095271
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I have seen Nilgai on a ranch in Free, actually I may be able to find pictures from one of the cameras.


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I KNOW SOME GOT LOOSE FROM A RANCH IN FREER FROM A FRIENDS RANCH WHEN THE PIPELINE CAME THROU AND LEFT A GATE OPEN ! THEY GOT ON SOME STATE LAND SO WE WILL HAVE THEM BEFORE LONG.


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I haven't seen any maps for game distribution from TPWD.
It shouldn't be too hard for TPWD to create an approximate one using harvest reports.

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We have a few on our Mexico place and its 20+ miles in from the river


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We have a few on our Mexico place and its 20+ miles in from the river
hope they show up on our place we will be eating good.

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There have been quite a few around in the last few years, rebounded after the government killed them off due to disease concerns. I have seen many between Los Fresnos and SPI in the flats, as tough as they are I would thing they would be able to expand into most of south TX.

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They said 77 was the western boundary and then it was 281. 285 was the northern boundary

I sold a Ranch just East of 281 and about 2 miles south of 285 thst bordered the mariposa thst was loaded up with them.

Have a client with a big Ranch just north of McAllen thst has none


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There are some Nilgai free roaming at Kickapoo Cavern state park just north of Bracketville just north of 90 ..I found some droppings on trail , checked with park staff they told there are some Nilgai..

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Nilgai distribution is only limited by their access to fresh water and are considered nomadic. So conceivably they could wander just about anywhere there is water.

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I was there on the bow hunt last season park ranger said they killed one there the year before and they had spotted another there last season.

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Originally Posted By: JOBK
There are some Nilgai free roaming at Kickapoo Cavern state park just north of Bracketville just north of 90 ..I found some droppings on trail , checked with park staff they told there are some Nilgai..


I hope the roam a little East, I'm not far from there!

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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
They said 77 was the western boundary and then it was 281. 285 was the northern boundary

I sold a Ranch just East of 281 and about 2 miles south of 285 thst bordered the mariposa thst was loaded up with them.

Have a client with a big Ranch just north of McAllen thst has none



I hunt the Mariposa a couple times a year for them, and they are loaded! Seen several on the surrounding ranches over the years as well, especially to the North and West.

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Saw one a little west of San Isidro a couple years ago.

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