By Martha Gail-Moore
The Texas hunting scene has long been some of the best in the States, but exotic animal hunting has steadily increased since the 1950s.
Although exotic game animals were first brought to Texas in 1930, it was during the 1950s that really established the market for exotics as hunters became more interested in trophy hunting. An exotic animal is defined as any animal that was brought here from a foreign country.
With the passage of the 2014 Omnibus Bill, three key antelope species will once again flourish on Texas hunting ranches as a result. The addax, scimitar-horned oryx, and dama gazelle, are once again exempt from the U.S. Endangered Species Act .
Most Texas hunting ranches are members in good standing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, SCI for Hunters, Texas Trophy Hunters Association, and the Exotic Wildlife Association. As any successful rancher knows, the most important variable is the management of the land the animals live on. Knowing how to maintain the animal’s habitat is primary for successful herds.
Here’s a partial list of the wide variety of exotic animal hunting available on Texas hunting ranches:
- Catalina Goat
- Corsican Ram
- Fallow Deer
- Grant’s Zebra
- Four-horned Sheep
- New Zealand Red Stag
Exotic animal hunting at five-star lodges in Texas, makes for a memorable outdoor adventure. Hunters have been enjoying hunting and great outdoor vistas with friends and family for generations. Visit one of the many hunting ranches in the Hill Country such as Stone Creek Hunting Ranch (schuntingranch.com), and start a tradition.
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Martha Gail-Moore is a web content manager and copywriter. In the interest of sparking the best collaborations possible, she keeps it fun and, therefore, calls her business Playfulworks. She’s interested in children, art, and healthcare for everyone.