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Aging exotics #7900593 07/14/20 08:50 PM
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We recently purchased a ranch that is loaded up with exotics. They are relatively young as far as we can tell and according to what the previous owner told us. We have a little bit of everything and the one’s i think i will have trouble with is black bucks and oryx.


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I hate to bring up the tired old subject, but I don't mean anything by it one way or another - high fence or low fence? My friends on here have told me blackbuck breed like flies. And by, "oryx", I assume you mean Scimitar horned oryx?

By trouble, you mean aging or keeping them in? Either way, sounds like you have some fun problems!


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To me age has nothing to do with exotics if you are going to market them. The quality and size of horns and antlers is where the money is.

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I have to assume this is a high fence property.
Age doesn’t mean much, what’s on top of the head? That’s all anyone cares about.
Are you planning to sell hints or is this a private/family place to enjoy?


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Re: Aging exotics [Re: cibolo] #7903612 07/17/20 05:31 AM
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high fence and we will be selling some hunts to supplement feed costs. I understand with exotics it is what kind of headgear they have but to get that headgear they need some age i would think. then aggain we have a fallow that is a moose and he is young. you look at his parents that he came from and they are twice as big but i would shoot him right now and be completely happy with him. the oryx are schimitar and those are all new to me as well.


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A 5 ft fence is high fence to a black buck or schimitar.


Cibolo- on oryx only way I’ve been able to tell is when they hit over the hill and body degrades or over 35”


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Trap out what you don't want and keep the better genetics.


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Originally Posted by TenTenWhitetails
Trap out what you don't want and keep the better genetics.



We are talking to a few outfits to see if they want to buy everything but the axis and fallow


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Oryx are tough and can be aggressive

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