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Old 11-30-2022, 08:37 PM   #1
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If you got offered these two options which would you pick?

A.) Nilgai hunt at king ranch. Guided, lodge, and chef with meals.

B.) High fence ranch with your option of scimitar oryx or gemsbok. Awesome accommodations and everything on your schedule. If you picked this which critter would you choose and why.

Iíve never shot any of these critters but these are my options, free to me. I donít see a bad choice but looking for feedback on best choice.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:38 PM   #2
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Id choose the HF scimitar oryx is great eating
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:39 PM   #3
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Gemsbok are my favorite animal in the world. Be hard to beat that in my mind but I know some guys love the Nilgai. Definitely don't make as nice a mount as a gemsbok.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:40 PM   #4
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Never shot either but both on my bucket list. Tough one to choose for me. Nilgai or Scimitar, I would have to do a coin flip.

I do have a Gemsbock from RSA!
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:42 PM   #5
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Gemsbok hands down. The Nilgai Would be cool on the king though.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:44 PM   #6
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:44 PM   #7
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Gemsbok. It’s the most expensive animal to hunt in Texas of the three.

If you want the others pay for them yourself.

You can hunt Nilgai on the King Ranch for as little as $1,200.

Show me a Gemsbok for that price.


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Old 11-30-2022, 08:45 PM   #8
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I would never consider the HF hunt over a Nilgai on the King Ranch. The history of that ranch means something and the Nilgai is just such a cool animal.

No brainer for me.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:46 PM   #9
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I'd like to hunt The King. Species is secondary.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:47 PM   #10
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Nilgai hands down. Hunted the Kennedy several times but never the King.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:50 PM   #11
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Gemsbok. I’ve killed a nilgai, oryx don’t do anything for me and gemsbok are beautiful and tasty!
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:52 PM   #12
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King for me
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:53 PM   #13
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Hunting the King would be bad azz, but shooting a trophy gemsbok for free is the way I would go. Dont think you can make a bad choice either way.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:54 PM   #14
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Nilgai for me. I just went on my first Nilgai hunt a few weeks ago. Super cool animals and bigger than I thought. Have fun no matter which you choose.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:57 PM   #15
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Financially the gemsbok. Makes a beautiful mount, tasty.That's a expensive animal to shoot.

Hunting the KR would be cool, but I love hunting nilgai. Beautiful animals and tasty to


I'd flip a coin.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:58 PM   #16
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Gemsbok. Itís the most expensive animal to hunt in Texas of the three.

If you want the others pay for them yourself.

You can hunt Nilgai on the King Ranch for as little as $1,200.

Show me a Gemsbok for that price.


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No brainier straight facts.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:59 PM   #17
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Gemsbok. Itís the most expensive animal to hunt in Texas of the three.

If you want the others pay for them yourself.

You can hunt Nilgai on the King Ranch for as little as $1,200.

Show me a Gemsbok for that price.


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This is a huge factor to me. Iím not a wealthy man but I get stuff like this through work. So, Iíd keep the cheaper options to finance for myself on the bucket list for later.
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:59 PM   #18
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If you got offered these two options which would you pick?

A.) Nilgai hunt at king ranch. Guided, lodge, and chef with meals.

B.) High fence ranch with your option of scimitar oryx or gemsbok. Awesome accommodations and everything on your schedule. If you picked this which critter would you choose and why.

Iíve never shot any of these critters but these are my options, free to me. I donít see a bad choice but looking for feedback on best choice.

Bow hunting? Gemsbok for the beauty.


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Old 11-30-2022, 08:59 PM   #19
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Gemsbok. One of the coolest hunts Iíve ever been on, best eating meat, and a beautiful mount to go with it. Nilgai are great to eat, but as stated above, you can shoot those relatively inexpensively, and the mounts arenít nearly as pretty. I had a similar opportunity 2 years ago, and have zero regrets on my decision. They werenít easy to hunt, even on 3k acres of high fence.






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Old 11-30-2022, 09:00 PM   #20
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It would be rifle.
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:06 PM   #21
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No brainer, Gemsbok
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:20 PM   #22
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Gemsbok for sure
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:25 PM   #23
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Gemsbok for the win... Thats a $7,000-$10,000 hunt. Then for ****s and giggles I would book the King.
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:30 PM   #24
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King Nilgai
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:35 PM   #25
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:40 PM   #26
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Gemsbok without batting an eye.
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:42 PM   #27
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Iíd pick ďAĒ because Iíve already gotten both critters in ďBĒ.

Out of those 3, nilgai is by far the best table fare.

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Old 11-30-2022, 09:45 PM   #28
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King Ranch. Cause it's the king ranch

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Old 11-30-2022, 09:55 PM   #29
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After seeing the side view pic of the Gemsbok that made up my mind.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:01 PM   #30
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Gemsbok. One of the coolest hunts Iíve ever been on, best eating meat, and a beautiful mount to go with it. Nilgai are great to eat, but as stated above, you can shoot those relatively inexpensively, and the mounts arenít nearly as pretty. I had a similar opportunity 2 years ago, and have zero regrets on my decision. They werenít easy to hunt, even on 3k acres of high fence.






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Thatís a big smile. Lol. I think Iíve got my choice. Thanks to all!
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:03 PM   #31
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Nilgai at the King
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:17 PM   #32
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Man thatís a tough one, the nostalgia of going to the king chasing blue blues is pretty awesome. That said some of these guys that posted above know way more about the value of each hunt so I say go for a and do b later on your coin! But if if it was a hypothetical only one time deal Iím going to the king!
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:19 PM   #33
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Nilgai on the king would be very memorable


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Old 11-30-2022, 10:24 PM   #34
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King, for whatever. I will admit a bias against high fence hunts generally ( though I have for javis )
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:26 PM   #35
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Nilgai on the King Ranch
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:34 PM   #36
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Gemsbok for the win... Thats a $7,000-$10,000 hunt. Then for ****s and giggles I would book the King.
For that price excluding airfair I could have a heck of a safari in RSA for several critters.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:43 PM   #37
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I would prefer doing the King in big style like that. Just for the history. There are lots of cool high fence ranches in Texas that have all kind of exotics but I think I want to kill a Gemsbok in Africa one day......or New Mexico on the White Sands in NM.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:49 PM   #38
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Gemsbok is a bucket list animal for me.

I will hunt Nilgai on the King one day but they are much more affordable than the Gemsbok.

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Old 11-30-2022, 10:57 PM   #39
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Nilgai for me only because I have already shot a Gemsbok in Africa.
They are a really cool animal though and if I did not already have one the Gemsbok would probably be my choice just based on looks alone.

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Old 11-30-2022, 10:58 PM   #40
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I would do the Nilgai hunt mainly due to it being on the King Ranch. HF hunts just don’t have the same appeal to me but I wouldn’t say no to either opportunity.
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:07 PM   #41
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The hunt is a freebee, $10,000 vs $1200. No brainer
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:07 PM   #42
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B) Gemsbock

Absolutely beautiful and majestic animal! If you haven’t seen one in real life you are missing out!
The mount x20 over the nilgai
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:32 PM   #43
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I’d go nilgai, just so I could see if you really need a howitzer to kill one.
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:41 PM   #44
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Gemsbok for me. Way good eating and way cool mounts. This one was a free range New Mexico gemsbok.Name:  A2851C0E-E086-4F5D-AC0D-8547B2606465.jpg
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Old 12-01-2022, 01:05 AM   #45
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If you pick the king, try to go during jan or feb, thats when they are rutting but also the whitetail will still have their horns so thats a bonus to look at
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Old 12-01-2022, 01:20 AM   #46
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Gemsbok. Itís the most expensive animal to hunt in Texas of the three.

If you want the others pay for them yourself.

You can hunt Nilgai on the King Ranch for as little as $1,200.

Show me a Gemsbok for that price.


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I think you might be a little low on the price of the nilgai on the KR. Last time I looked the day hunt is 2500, and the weekend hunt is 4200. 1200 is just the deposit on the day hunt.

However if it really is 1200... can I get a contact? Ha ha.



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Old 12-01-2022, 01:25 AM   #47
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I think I would choose the Nilgai hunt. Mainly for the opportunity to hunt the King Ranch!
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Old 12-01-2022, 01:29 AM   #48
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Nilgai, and it ainít close.


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Old 12-01-2022, 01:39 AM   #49
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Gemsbok. Iíve killed a nilgai, oryx donít do anything for me and gemsbok are beautiful and tasty!

Oryx and gemsbok are **** near the same thingÖ


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Old 12-01-2022, 01:49 AM   #50
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Gemsbok and oryx are gorgeous animals, there is no question either looks better on the wall than a nilgai. I understand they are fine eating as well.

Nilgai are south Texas brush bulldozers, and better eating.

Itís The KingÖ.go to the King, experience the KING!

You can shoot the others anywhere in a high fence, or feed one from your Kia in Glen Rose.


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