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Old 11-04-2019, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default Free range spot and stalk Scimitar Oryx down

After a full day and a half of stalking with 15 miles of hiking it all came together to down this Oryx! Since these guys don't occur naturally in Texas I thank the game fence guy that did not keep his holes plugged!
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:26 AM   #2
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Way cool. I bet that was some fun stuff. Congrats !!
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:26 AM   #3
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Way to go!!


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Old 11-04-2019, 11:45 AM   #4
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Nice congrats! What county?
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:47 AM   #5
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After a full day and a half of stalking with 15 miles of hiking it all came together to down this Oryx! Since these guys don't occur naturally in Texas I thank the game fence guy that did not keep his holes plugged!
haha well played

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Old 11-04-2019, 11:48 AM   #6
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That's fantastic! You should get a special recognition for protecting native Texas wildlife!
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:48 AM   #7
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Awesome!!!!! Congrats..
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:49 AM   #8
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Awesome

Didnt the state try to do something with this species a couple yrs ago... I seem to remember they wanted a good chunk of change so several land owners just let em out or stopped selling hunts
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:49 AM   #9
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Wow....what a trophy!!!
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:52 AM   #10
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Thats a great bonus
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:56 PM   #11
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Congrats. I've heard there are some loose on my lease. I hope to send an arrow through one
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:00 PM   #12
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Awesome

Didnt the state try to do something with this species a couple yrs ago... I seem to remember they wanted a good chunk of change so several land owners just let em out or stopped selling hunts
The State required a special permit a few years ago to harvest but that program backfired. Due to the pain in the arse to do and pay for the paperwork it slowed down the market for the Oryx. Ranchers were getting stuck with too many animals that too few hunter were willing to go thru the paper and fee process to harvest. This caused an expense without a way to recoup the expense so ranchers lost the main reason to support this animal on their land. The State did away with the permitting process and fee and now Texas Scimitar Oryx are good for land owners and hunters!

Another example of controlled hunting helping a species survive due to a mutual benefit for both landowner and hunter. For the record: No Non-Hunting Group stepped up to help or donate money to this cause!
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:11 PM   #13
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Awesome!!!! Congratulations!
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:19 PM   #14
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Awesome!!
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:23 PM   #15
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Thats awesome congrats! so i am guessing since animals like that arent native to texas no license required (besides basic hunting) to shoot one if it pops out in front of you?
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:32 PM   #16
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awesome, congrats!!

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Didnt the state try to do something with this species a couple yrs ago... I seem to remember they wanted a good chunk of change so several land owners just let em out or stopped selling hunts
scimitar-horned oryx, the addax and the dama gazelle, received full protection under the Endangered Species Act. it became illegal to kill them. that was then relaxed a bit with special permits that were a "pita" to acquire. then finally put back to pre endangered species act.
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Old 11-04-2019, 01:54 PM   #17
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The State required a special permit a few years ago to harvest but that program backfired. Due to the pain in the arse to do and pay for the paperwork it slowed down the market for the Oryx. Ranchers were getting stuck with too many animals that too few hunter were willing to go thru the paper and fee process to harvest. This caused an expense without a way to recoup the expense so ranchers lost the main reason to support this animal on their land. The State did away with the permitting process and fee and now Texas Scimitar Oryx are good for land owners and hunters!



Another example of controlled hunting helping a species survive due to a mutual benefit for both landowner and hunter. For the record: No Non-Hunting Group stepped up to help or donate money to this cause!


This, except it was the feds instead of the state.


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Old 11-04-2019, 02:04 PM   #18
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That's awesome!
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