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What Is Your Favorite? #7057102
01/29/18 05:32 PM
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Im curious to see what everyones favorite exotic is? Our most popular hunts are Blackbuck by far. We offer a variety of species on ranches in South Texas and the Hill Country. I wanted to share a few of the hunts we did this past deer season. We are gearing up for Spring and Summer hunts now, granted we will not be the cheapest but you will be apart of a quality hunt and we will have a great time.

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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7057265
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I think I like the sheep best. I have a black Hawaiian and a Catalina goat on the wall. Big Mouflon, a Corsican and Blackbuck on the bucket list for sure.

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I like chasing aoudad the best. It's just a different style of hunt than what I've done my whole life. Axis, nilgai, and blackbuck aren't far behind and are definitely better table fare

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I have only had a chance at elk and shot 2 aoudad. Elk was in horse back in mountains and snow, was pretty awesome. The aoudad was with mike and running around the west Texas mountains and was a blast as well. I would definitely do both of those again, but I would say anything in my price range where I can get out and stalk and see the country side.

I would say

Aoudad
Elk
Axis
Blackbuck

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7057953
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Anything with spiral horns. I'm a sucker for big curls!

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7058217
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Elk, muley and pronghorn are my three favorite, but have really enjoyed hunting, aoudad, axis, fallow, blackbuck, whitetail, pheasant, oryx, addax, and stag.....


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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7058384
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Axis is number one. Great eating, beautiful capes and amazing antlers. They are also fairly affordable, and when you are in a place that has a lot of them, it's an amazing time looking for the best one!!!

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Be hard for me to pick just one. My bucket list for exotics is very long. Blackbuck is near the top though.

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060104
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Eland have always been my favorite (I know imagine that)....but I am in the minority I'm afraid.

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060210
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Aoudad has to be my favorite. But I think it has more to do with the country they live in than the animal itself.

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060327
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I see Rudy and Mati cheers

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060439
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Sable #1
Gemsbok #2

I've killed some outstanding trophy...

Blackbuck
Axis
Fallow
Scimitar Oryx
Red Sheep
Corsican
Mouflon
Aoudad
Blesbok
Addax
Eland


Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060489
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Aoudad, "Barbary where I come from" then Gemsbok.


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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060704
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I'll have to say Axis and BB cuz that's all I've killed




I would like a big White Fallow or Texas Dall.

Not really into Elk (Northern States) or African game. Although true African plains game hunting is just like hunting in Texas, High fenced giant private, ranches. Plus a very LONG, EXPENSIVE plane ride. Now a REAL Safari for Buffalo, Leopard, Eland, Kuda, in a REAL, wild Safari Camp for a month would be about the coolest hunt ever. You know, where there is stuff that will kill and eat you if you ____ up...

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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7060968
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Urials.... they are just so handsome

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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7062555
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I can't say because I haven't killed them all. One animal I've got a hankering for is a Gemsbok but instead of paying 5K in Texas I think I'll wait till I get to the dark continent and pay 1K and then hunt some others. I will admit to being an Axis junkie.


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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7062753
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That is a heck of an Axis Roland

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I guess I am a little biased but these are my favorites.

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Bongo and Nile Lechwe. If I ever won the lottery, those are top of the list.


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Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: STXHO] #7064364
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2 blackbuck we killed last week.

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Sable.

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: don k] #7074304
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Originally Posted By: don k
I guess I am a little biased but these are my favorites.


What is this?

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Elk for North American game, i just love that style of hunting, wish list for Afica would be Sable

Eland was probably my favorite hunt while i was their in SA, they were far more elusive and graceful than i imagined for being that size.

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Originally Posted By: don k
I guess I am a little biased but these are my favorites.


Do you have to put hay or alfalfa out for them in the winter?

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I guess I am a little biased but these are my favorites.


What is this?


Nubian ibex

Re: What Is Your Favorite? [Re: EddieWalker] #7075254
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Originally Posted By: EddieWalker
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I guess I am a little biased but these are my favorites.


Do you have to put hay or alfalfa out for them in the winter?
No, not the males like this. The females are in about a 20 acre trap so I do feed them alfalfa during the winter.

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My favorite exotic is probably the aoudad.

Love those things

2nd are axis or Sika.

Mouflon are a 3rd

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My favorite would be Bongo. I have not killed one yet, but it would look great on a pedestal. So far I have killed Nilgai, Scimitar Oryx and Blackbuck, out of those three my favorite is definately the Scimitar.

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This is a tough one. But if I had to chose one it would be Axis. Beautiful animal and great eating.

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Originally Posted by don k
[Linked Image]I guess I am a little biased but these are my favorites.


Beautiful animal Don!


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Axis without a doubt.

I could probably live on Axis and Sandhill Crane as my only protein sources.

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Blackbuck...

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Free range aoudad and axis for me. HF "hunts" for African game and elk is not for me , and neither is the beyond ridiculous pricing the HF TX outfitters charge.

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Originally Posted by Eland Slayer
Eland have always been my favorite (I know imagine that)....but I am in the minority I'm afraid.



Eland was my funnest hunt in South Africa we chased the crap out if them for 2 days, their suprisingly graceful for their size, they were also the best eating their.

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Kudu and Bushbuck. Anything in South Africa.

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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Free range aoudad and axis for me. HF "hunts" for African game and elk is not for me , and neither is the beyond ridiculous pricing the HF TX outfitters charge.



agree J,


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Red Sheep for me....I have been addicted for years!!


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Originally Posted by EddieWalker
Axis is number one. Great eating, beautiful capes and amazing antlers. They are also fairly affordable, and when you are in a place that has a lot of them, it's an amazing time looking for the best one!!!



Second that!

Axis first
Mouflon
Red Stag
Stone Sheep

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Blackbuck for me. Pretty animals and really good eating.


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