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first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled #6048159 11/24/15 11:59 PM
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I realize there are lots of folks that think it's a great thing, but for many reasons we are less than thrilled about seeing an exotic animal roaming our South Texas ranch. The good news is it's dead. The bad news is, based on what I'm seeing around us, it's probably the first of many. I'm assuming there may be places in Texas where there are similarly minded landowners that have placed a standing kill order on all exotics. That's our plan. It's been awhile since I've looked at the relevant statutes, but I seem to recall that exotics are to be treated like lost livestock and that simply shooting them isn't necessarily the proper protocol. I know we have to have some experts on this subject around here.

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Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor] #6048193 11/25/15 12:22 AM
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What kind of exotic is it?


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Exotics are open season. However, if you know where it came from it will go a long way on neighborly relations to give them a call first.


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Exotics are open season, if you don't like them, kill them. It's your call, IMO, if they can't keep their animals on their ranch it's their bad and it's more meat for you.

Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor] #6048271 11/25/15 12:56 AM
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What kind of exotics...I'll come help with the eradication.... popcorn


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Re: first exotic on the ranch, not thrilled [Re: Grosvenor] #6048341 11/25/15 01:27 AM
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You have cattle on your ranch? They are an exotic also grin


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There was a law passed years ago about exotics that have gotten out of a ranch. Seems like there is a time frame for it though. Have to Google it.


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The only thing that I could find is a statement that said to shoot an exotic, you have to have "permission from the owner or the property owner where the animal is located." Sounds like that once something escapes, it then belongs to the property owner. Common sense says if an animal has an ear tag or other marking then it would be polite to try to locate the owner. If there are free-ranging exotics in the area, though, there would be no reason not to take it.

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Well, what in the heck was it? If it's an axis I would be glad to have it since they are great eating. If it's a blackbuck antelope then I'd kill every one you see like you plan to do.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are exotic animals that happen to show up on my property fair game?
It depends! If an exotic animal has a visible tag, brand, or other identifying mark, a person should contact the local sheriff's office and report the exotic animal. Texas estray laws apply to marked exotic animals and the local sheriff is responsible for their enforcement. Exotic animals that are not marked and are free ranging that have wandered onto private property may be hunted with a hunting license, provided the owner of the property allows hunting. However, if an exotic animal appears on your property and you know that it is privately owned, then the ethical approach is to contact the owner.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/habitats/faq/law_enforcement/hunt16.phtml


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I guess so. Sounds ignorant to me it then again I don't have to worry about them.

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Warthog?

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I saw this just now. i guess warthogs are in South Texas. I'd like to know what kind of person thought it would be a good idea to bring warthogs into the state.

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My guess is the exotic was of the rare and tagged kind. The kind of value. popcorn


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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
You have cattle on your ranch? They are an exotic also grin


It was, in fact, a cow of sorts. And if it were up to me, the cattle would be dead too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are exotic animals that happen to show up on my property fair game?
It depends! If an exotic animal has a visible tag, brand, or other identifying mark, a person should contact the local sheriff's office and report the exotic animal. Texas estray laws apply to marked exotic animals and the local sheriff is responsible for their enforcement. Exotic animals that are not marked and are free ranging that have wandered onto private property may be hunted with a hunting license, provided the owner of the property allows hunting. However, if an exotic animal appears on your property and you know that it is privately owned, then the ethical approach is to contact the owner.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/habitats/faq/law_enforcement/hunt16.phtml


That's consistent with what I remembered reading a few years back. In this case, it was not a tagged or branded animal. It was actually a red stag cow that a guest shot early in the morning thinking he'd shot the biggest mutant whitetail doe of all time. This was unexpected to say the least. I'm not sure what to make of the last sentence from the TPWD webpage. If I encounter an exotic on our property, even if I have a good idea where it came from, I think I would be inclined to kill it. Not so much because I want to shoot someone else's "privately owned" animal, but more because I don't want nonindigenous animals taking up residence, competing with the native game (and effing hogs), and reproducing.

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