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Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) #7751058 02/20/20 03:27 AM
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Drum roll....Ok guys here is Part 2. Similar to Part 1, l will need everyones participation, but responses are even more important with this one. The more responses l receive the better the “Grand Reveal” will be which l will post up 1 week from today

Below is a run down of the information that should be contained within your replies and some basic ground rules:

Requested Info Overview

Only using the three animals that were finalized during Part 1 (Axis, Aoudad, and Black Buck) reply back with the County name and animals from this list that you have either seen or harvested in a free range environment. Whether it was seen vs killed does not make a difference and counts all the same so there is no need to specify which applies. Also l still want responses if “None of the above” applies

Basic Rules

1) Pics on “YOUR” game camera but not seen in person COUNTS!
2) Second hand stories, online pics, Facebook, etc DOES NOT COUNT
3) No duplicate posts. If someone has already posted that county and animal then no need to repost

Ok sure there will be other questions but that’s it for now. Let it begin!

Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751063 02/20/20 03:32 AM
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Actually l will go ahead and start:

Lavaca - None of the above
Uvalde - Axis and Aoudad

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Gillespie County- Axis and Blackbuck


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Mason county - Axis and Blackbuck

Saw Audad about a mile from our place in Llano county

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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751074 02/20/20 03:39 AM
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Mills - blackbuck
Tom Green - blackbuck, axis

Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751135 02/20/20 05:07 AM
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Val Verde County has all 3 of them.

Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751142 02/20/20 05:24 AM
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Clay county- none of the above
Archer county- none of the above

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Free range seen and harvested in Bandera county:

Axis, sika and aoudad. I killed the # 28 SCI Sika with a bow in Bandera county. If they would properly classify them it would probably be # 1 for a jap sika.

Seen and shot axis in Comal and Kendall County.


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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751411 02/20/20 03:32 PM
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Concho County (2017 - 2019)

1. Axis - Zero
2. Aoudad - Zero
3. Black Buck - Three total (2 male 1 female) spotted in 2017 and 2018 - not seen at all in 2019 and I suspect the tall broomweed everywhere allowed the coyotes to kill them all

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Llano County, Seen all 3, killed aoudad and Axis
Kendall county - Killed Blackbuck
Kimble - Killed Axis
Presidio - Saw Aoudad

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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751434 02/20/20 03:57 PM
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Sutton - killed axis (10+) and bb (5+); saw aoudad (fallow, too)
Brown - none of the above
Coleman - aoudad (1 time; game cam)

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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751439 02/20/20 04:00 PM
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Armstrong, Donley, Briscoe, Hall - Aoudad
Llano - axis
Burnet - axis, blackbuck
Lampasas - axis
Williamson - none
Mason - axis, blackbuck
Kimble - axis, blackbuck
Menard - axis, blackbuck
Kimble - axis, blackbuck
Sutton - axis
Crockett - axis, aoudad
Freestone - none


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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7751491 02/20/20 04:39 PM
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Lampasas - Axis

Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7753911 02/23/20 01:50 AM
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Aoudad-Young County


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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7753992 02/23/20 03:46 AM
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Interesting post. I would love to see a map of the range of exotics. I missed part 1, is this for a study?
Mason, Menard and Bandera have been covered.


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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7754016 02/23/20 04:40 AM
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Kimble- Killed axis and blackbuck. All 3 on camera.

Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: HVILLE HNTR] #7754043 02/23/20 08:36 AM
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San Saba
Axis 0
Blackbuck 1
Aoudad 1

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Palo Pinto-Aoudad
Young-0 that's deer also lol


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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: snake oil] #7754239 02/23/20 05:23 PM
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Not sure what you want on "none of the above" but I have never seen one at all and ive hunted Williamson, Travis, Burnet, Gillespie, Pecos, Brewster, Smith, Frio, Webb, Lasalle, Shackleford, Throckmorton, Cottle. For what its worth the Hill Country counties were all a long time ago.


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Re: Free Range TX Exotics (Part 2) [Re: freerange] #7754344 02/23/20 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
Not sure what you want on "none of the above" but I have never seen one at all and ive hunted Williamson, Travis, Burnet, Gillespie, Pecos, Brewster, Smith, Frio, Webb, Lasalle, Shackleford, Throckmorton, Cottle. For what its worth the Hill Country counties were all a long time ago.


Thank you. Good question and l should have clarified this up front. If your going to provide this answer then it needs to be a county that you have spent a decent amount of time hunting within. So a one time hunt in that county or just saying you drive through would NOT qualify as having enough field experience to respond “none of the above” which essentially rules out a free range population of these animals. On the other hand, going under the assumption of “Where there’s 1 there’s more where that came from” so one time hunts and we will call it repeated sightings while driving (for which you are certain are within a low fence) would in fact qualify for responses on counties that confirm the free range existence of these animals

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Aoudad in Fisher and Knox .

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Aoudad in Cooke County
I do believe a lease guy killed the last one spotted though several years ago. The story is a GW or someone from TP&W released a few in the area many years ago.
Haven't seen any in many years.

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Stephens County - All three...Axis was a road kill!

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Edwards county
Axis
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Black buck

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