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Old 07-20-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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Anyone heard of any feral "wild" cattle hunts along the Mexican boarder?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:18 AM   #2
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Yea saw it on some hunting show last year. Retired fighting bulls.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:20 AM   #3
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I was told one time there are some ranches in s. tex and in w. tex that there are free-ranging wild cattle - cattle that have been breeding in the wild for generations. They are suppose to be wild as heck and some what dangerous to hunt.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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I have always wanted to kill a cow. They have ruined a many of a hunt of mine over the years.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:22 AM   #5
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We hunted Javvy's one year near north of Del Rio on the border. He had some wild cattle he said we could shoot for $300 each. And let me tell you they were as wild as any wild animal out there. They ran when they saw us from 100's of yards away.
Never heard of anyone just running cattle hunts but it might just be fun.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:22 AM   #6
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I remember reading stories about the Burnham brothers hunting em years ago.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:24 AM   #7
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I remember reading stories about the Burnham brothers hunting em years ago.
Murray Burnham is who told me about it years ago. I just never followed through to get the details.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:30 AM   #8
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Sounds like it would be fun. I may have to research it.

Heath, I couldn't have said it better myself!!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:31 AM   #9
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Sounds like it would be fun. I may have to research it.

Heath, I couldn't have said it better myself!!!
I have always said that win I win the lotto, I am going to buy myself a big ranch and put a single cow on the place. When it comes through my setup it is getting a slick trick through it.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:34 AM   #10
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Can I run the camera?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:44 AM   #11
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Razor, I thought you was talking about the bull hunts in Mexico,sorry.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:54 AM   #12
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I read a story one time about hunting wild bulls. They were worried about the bull charging out of the brush and ramming the jeep they were riding around in. Sounds like a poor mans cape buffalo to me if they are that mean.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #13
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Sounds like somebody needs to get a horse and a rope, catch'em and haul'em to the sale.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:38 AM   #14
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With cattle prices low, and the drought, I'll be ready to sell you some "Wild Cattle" hunts.

All you need to do is conceal yourself in a hay bale, then shoot one as it approaches.
If you want a more exciting chase, put yourself between the animal and the hay and see if you can take it before it goes around/through you.

Let me know and I'll give you a photo, the ear tag number and "Trophy Fee". (Taxidermy services not included).

Bring several Ice chests since these things are 800-1200#.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #15
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ROFL tberg. it might just be worth a wallmount of ol bessy to take some payback from them bastages!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #16
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I have always wanted to kill a cow. They have ruined a many of a hunt of mine over the years.
Thats funny right there and so true!

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Sounds like somebody needs to get a horse and a rope, catch'em and haul'em to the sale.
My son and some of his friends would love this!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #17
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I've heard of it in TX, but don't know anyone who's done it.


Here's a video of a Wild Cattle hunt in Hawaii.....
Hawaii Wild Cattle Hunt Video





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Old 07-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #18
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I have always wanted to kill a cow. They have ruined a many of a hunt of mine over the years.
U nailed that one!!!
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If you want a more exciting chase, put yourself between the animal and the hay and see if you can take it before it goes around/through you.
LOL!!! Good one!!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #19
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Sounds like a poor mans cape buffalo to me if they are that mean.
Kinda what I was tinking ... could be kinda fun!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:30 AM   #20
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Just watched the video. Should I ever go on a wild bovine hunt, I sure hope I see something other than a white-faced hereford!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #21
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Just watched the video. Should I ever go on a wild bovine hunt, I sure hope I see something other than a white-faced hereford!

LOL.....I was thinking the same thing........ I bet they escaped from the Parker Ranch.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:35 AM   #22
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I've been on one and had it mounted.....

































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Old 07-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #23
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Cattle were first brought to Hawaii by Captain George Vancouver in 1793. The breed is not known, but they were believed to be of Spanish descent and probably resembled the longhorn, although there is evidence that they were black in color. King Kamehameha put a kapu on the animals that lasted almost 30 years. When the kapu was removed, the interior plain and three mountains of Hawaii were full of animals. The estimated cattle population on Hawaii in 1851 was 8,000 tame, and 12,000 wild animals. By 1904, 10,000 wild cattle were present on Mauna Kea.

Parker Ranch wild cattle are descendants of the animals introduced by Vancouver and others, and inhabit the forested areas of the Ranch. Bulls weigh up to 1,000 pounds. Hunting pressure makes them “wilder and smarter”, presenting a real challenge to the Parker Ranch wild cattle hunter.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #24
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Kinda what I was tinking ... could be kinda fun!
Freudian slip?
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:22 PM   #25
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I've heard that cow meat is pretty good. Tastes kind of like beef!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #26
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Ain't heard of any near the border. I've have seen a few shot on Ft Hood. Nothing like a 120m/m cannon on an M1A2 tank. Beats a 7 mag or a 300 mag any day.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:13 PM   #27
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How would you call them rascals in?? Hmmmmm??? And could you use jerky for a cover scent or an attractant?
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:24 PM   #28
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I've heard that cow meat is pretty good. Tastes kind of like beef!
Taste like chicken
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:26 PM   #29
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How would you call them rascals in?? Hmmmmm??? And could you use jerky for a cover scent or an attractant?
Go with old reliable...........Whhhooooooaaaaa.....soook..sooo k..soook
works every time out at my families place. If that fails get a 5 gal bucket, put a few handfuls of cubes in it and combine the previous audible sounds with shaking of the bucket. Should have them runnin all over ya in no time.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:27 PM   #30
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.........They are suppose to be wild as heck and some what dangerous to hunt.
X2 Thats what they say!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:30 PM   #31
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I was told one time there are some ranches in s. tex and in w. tex that there are free-ranging wild cattle - cattle that have been breeding in the wild for generations. They are suppose to be wild as heck and some what dangerous to hunt.
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did TexasTaxi do that???? how much did he pay you?



just kidding. he's good!






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did TexasTaxi do that???? how much did he pay you?



just kidding. he's good!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #32
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I remember reading stories about the Burnham brothers hunting em years ago.
I read the same story. Hunting in thick cane along the Rio Grande.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:47 PM   #33
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I raize the mexican corriente cattle breed here in east Texas & have 5 or six bulls that have gone wild . In the brush & woods they are almost impossible to catch horse back. I have been thinking about trying to get some pics of them & sell hunts for them, they would make cool mounts with the big horns & all. My web site is www.doubleccattleco.com the cattle in the pics are tame but the bulls im wanting to hunt are not.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:56 PM   #34
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should be easy to hit one with an arrow. ya think?
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:11 PM   #35
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One time my brother and I was quail hunting out at Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and we saw a wild bull roaming around way out in the middle of nowhere. Looked like one of those fighting bulls.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:12 PM   #36
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That might be an interesting sport. Put on RED and go after wild bull. Or they come after you. Should be exciting.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:16 PM   #37
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You crack me up.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:33 PM   #38
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I have heard of helicopter round ups of semi-wild cattle but have never heard of hunting them.


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Old 07-20-2009, 07:37 PM   #39
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cane breaks below Del Rio south, they did this north of Eagle Pass 25 years ago and they are wild and will hunt you down if cornered
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:44 PM   #40
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I saw a hunting show years ago about hunting nilgai and these wild cattle that they called "Brazos bulls". They were rifle hunting with.375 H&H's so they had plenty of respect for them. The one they killed was spotted like an Appaloosa horse.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:58 PM   #41
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It sounds pretty awesome...i guarantee it will get your adrenaline goin!
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #42
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Hunting cows? What's next......hunting horses and chickens? Seems kinda weird to me. Maybe I'm missing something.
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on the Sportsman Channel, the show is Maxium Archery, They are doing this right now
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #44
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on the Sportsman Channel, the show is Maxium Archery, They are doing this right now
Watching it too.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:42 PM   #45
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How would you call them rascals in?? Hmmmmm??? And could you use jerky for a cover scent or an attractant?
blow the truck horn always worked at my grandfathers place

A guy that use to hunt on our lease told my cousin all he shot this year was a pig and feral cow on his new lease in Lampasa county
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:45 PM   #46
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Hunting cows? What's next......hunting horses and chickens? Seems kinda weird to me. Maybe I'm missing something.

I guess you find no sport in hunting hogs either?

The hogs you hunt are "FERRAL" hogs. This means they were once tame (several generations ago) and have reverted back to a wild state. No difference in these wild cows. It is one thing to go kill farmer Brown's prize bull while he lazily chews his cud under a tree. It is an entirely different situation when a crazed, snot blowin, wild eyed FERRAL cow is trying to stomp your butt in the ground
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:50 PM   #47
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on the Sportsman Channel, the show is Maxium Archery, They are doing this right now
Must be on Direct I can't find that channel on Dish
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #48
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Cable, Time Warner
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:57 PM   #49
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I'm watching maximum archery rite now and they are hunting them. What a trip!!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #50
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Hunting cows? What's next......hunting horses and chickens? Seems kinda weird to me. Maybe I'm missing something.
You are ibet if you tried it you'd change your mind this breed of cattle are extremely dangerous.
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