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Austria vs Texas (pic heavy) #4666568 10/16/13 09:30 PM
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I know this forum is for hunting in Texas, but because the animals we hunted are familiar to everyone - I thought I would post on here. My wife and I have been talking for quite a while about hunting fallow deer and mouflon. I know there are a million ranches in Texas that offer both of these animals, but we wanted part of the hunting experience to be seeing these animals in their native land. So, after a little research, we booked a hunt with reputable outfitter in Austria (he has a booth every year at DSC if anyone is interested).

We staid in a hotel in a little town called Puchberg. The first two pictures are from the hotel.








My wife and I were both successful with our hunts. Here are a few pictures of my ram:








Here are a few pictures of my wife's fallow:








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WOW!!! Very nice animals. Sounds like a great trip. That Fallow looks H-U-G-E!!!

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Those are very impressive trophies, especially considering the location.


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Originally Posted By: Bowhunt Only
WOW!!! Very nice animals. Sounds like a great trip. That Fallow looks H-U-G-E!!!


The pictures don't do the fallow justice. The palms are cupped and they just don't come out well in the pictures. It is quite impressive in person.

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Congrats on some great animals and pics.


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How long was the mouflon and how much did the skull of the fallow weigh?

That's how they measure those animals in Europe anyway for the tailkickers.

CIC measuring system makes the B&C's look easy.

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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Those are very impressive trophies, especially considering the location.


Best fallow in the world are in Hungary and the best mouflon on are in the Czech republic.

Austrians generally have very good everything except roe deer.

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Originally Posted By: Roo Basher
How long was the mouflon and how much did the skull of the fallow weigh?

That's how they measure those animals in Europe anyway for the tailkickers.

CIC measuring system makes the B&C's look easy.


The mouflon was a hair over 90 cm (35.5 inches) and the fallow was 4.2 kg.


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Waidmannsheil, nice animals by the way.

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Those are some great animals taken in a country that I would love to visit. If you dont mind me asking though I know huting in europe is very expensive, what was the cost of the trip.

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Thanks, Roo Basher - you know your stuff.

bghunter - this hunt was a pay by the size hunt (in Euros), so its hard to give you an exact feel. Average mouflon are between 80 cm and 90 cm and the price range is around $4,800 - $5,800. The fallow deer was $3,800. The cost of the hotel and food for the week around $1,700, but my wife and I don't drink. Honestly, the hunt was amazing! If you are even thinking about it, you should do it!

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Those are very nice animals. Those main beams on that fallow are very long. Congrats!

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The greenery in his mouth is in honor of the animal I believe.
Nice touch, great animals.

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super trophies, and it sounds like priceless memories, congratulations

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You know from the looks of the trophies and the prices it really is not as bad as some I have seen. Either way it is a trip of a lifetime and the fact you could take it with wife is even better.

I have been fortunate to go to Africa and New Zealand with my wife and even though she does not hunt I love travelling with her and she enjoys the trips.

Now the beer part is where I think my bill get out of hand in Germany, as and my wife like good beer smile

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Very nice!



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Can you post who the outfitter was?

Two terrific animals, by the way. Most Fallow in Texas are scrubs compared to the ones I see coming out of Europe.

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Congrats bud on some nice animals!

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Very nice!! That Mouflon is a true beast! Congrats to you both

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Nice RAM and fallow

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Tremendous animals!! Thanks for sharing the photos....

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Congrats on two beautiful animals. Thank you for sharing your trip details and photos with us. That's a dream trip for sure! Baker


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Any ram over 85 is a nice old ram, and a FOUR POINT TWO KG FALLOW IS FREAKING HUGE!

I have hunted in Germany, Spain and Italy never Austria. He may not score well as you say, but his true numbers are through the roof.

I have cold sweats thinking about a fallow buck that big.

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How long was the mouflon and how much did the skull of the fallow weigh?

That's how they measure those animals in Europe anyway for the tailkickers.

CIC measuring system makes the B&C's look easy.


The mouflon was a hair over 90 cm (35.5 inches) and the fallow was 4.2 kg.

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Congratulations.


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Awesome Mouflon and HUGE fallow!
I think I need to go there now...lol

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