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Old 01-03-2019, 03:04 PM   #1
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Well this is my first time posting to Texas Bowhunter and I have only looked around a little so I am sorry if this is out of place. But I was hoping to get some advice for our property on how to manage the llamas.

I am originally from NC and made my way down here so I am still pretty new to private land(we had a ton of public land). I am also new to the world of llamas. We have a lease in central Texas(Eden area) that has llamas on it. They arnt the land owners, they arnt ours and they arnt from the guy who leases cattle on them. The land owner says they have been there since he bought the ranch probably 10 years ago. I guess they finally ****** him off enough for him to ask us to deal with them. We split the property and he just dosnt want them near his feeder anymore since they hang around there and the front part of our lease.

So what would yall do with them and can we legally just shoot them whenever or do we have to do something special for it? They do harass the feeders and are general *** holes so I dont feel too bad shooting them with a bow. But I just wanted to make sure our bases were covered before we did anything. Or if yall have a suggestion besides shooting them I am open to suggestions. Also does anyone eat llama and do you have suggestions for that? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:20 PM   #2
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Lol I have no advice but I'll definitely hang around for the ride! Good luck!

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Old 01-03-2019, 03:22 PM   #3
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I dont have any advice either but please keep us updated. This might get really good!
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:23 PM   #4
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Just shoot them. Then hunt coyotes over them.
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:25 PM   #5
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Believe it or not there are some "llama rescue" outfits around that take llamas that people bought as pets and don't want them around anymore. Yours may be too wild to catch but it might be worth a try....
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:29 PM   #6
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:43 PM   #7
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We need a live trapping thread.
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Old 01-03-2019, 03:55 PM   #8
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We need a live roping thread
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:10 PM   #9
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:11 PM   #10
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A friend of mine had a donkey problem and they killed them and donated them to a big cat rescue. They tied the quarters from the donkeys up in trees and let the tigers eat them. I do not remember where the big cat rescue was but there might be something like that in your area.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:12 PM   #11
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Iíll come shoot one. Donít have one of those mounted yet.


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Old 01-03-2019, 04:33 PM   #12
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Friend just showed me a video of him visiting with five. Only one would allow him to pet it. He says they were super laid back, and love carrots........
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:37 PM   #13
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I bet they'll eat pretty good. Lol. You should at least be able to make jerky with them.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:40 PM   #14
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http://www.southeastllamarescue.org/team.html

They will come and trap them.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #15
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They will spit a wad of crap on you that Babo won't wash off. I would contact the game warden and if he has no problem with it, just shoot them.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:44 PM   #16
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Where are they located?
I might be able to come get them
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:49 PM   #17
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Your first post is one of great potential! I'm in to see the outcome.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:37 PM   #18
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If catching them is an option I would try that to get some money for feed

If it turned into a big ol cluster I would shoot them

How many you talking about ? 3? 30?
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #19
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If catching them is an option I would try that to get some money for feed

If it turned into a big ol cluster I would shoot them

How many you talking about ? 3? 30?
Big difference between 3 and 30.

I dove and quail hunted a place in the Panhandle that had wild cows. {About 30}
They were like deer. See them zipping across a trail at 150 yards. Had to shoot the dirt in front of a couple of bulls that decided to charge. Wild is wild......
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:08 PM   #20
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:15 PM   #21
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:39 PM   #22
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Check the laws before shooting them. It might get you in trouble........a lot of trouble
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:43 PM   #23
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I would find out what the legalities were, but I'd try and catch them and sell them to someone that will pay top dollar! Could pay for a lot of corn!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:45 PM   #24
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I’m sure there are some local cowboys willing to catch them and haul them to the sale barn. Talk with the local feed store and they should be able to set you up.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:48 PM   #25
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Check with your neighbors to see if they are missing them. Llama's run with goats to protect the herd. Not sure if they are considered livestock.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:29 AM   #26
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Big difference between 3 and 30.

I dove and quail hunted a place in the Panhandle that had wild cows. {About 30}
They were like deer. See them zipping across a trail at 150 yards. Had to shoot the dirt in front of a couple of bulls that decided to charge. Wild is wild......
Exactly

A few might be easy to deal with, 30 might take 10years to round up
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Check with your neighbors to see if they are missing them. Llama's run with goats to protect the herd. Not sure if they are considered livestock.
He said they have been there over 10 years
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Old 01-04-2019, 08:02 AM   #28
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1. Determine the alpha llama.
2. Get him tied up on a short halter.
3. Get your face as close to his as possible.
4. Maintain deep, direct eye contact.

This may take several attempts. Once he accepts you as a kindred spirit, you will basically have a herd of trained llamas ready to do your bidding.
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1. Determine the alpha llama.
2. Get him tied up on a short halter.
3. Get your face as close to his as possible.
4. Maintain deep, direct eye contact.

This may take several attempts. Once he accepts you as a kindred spirit, you will basically have a herd of trained llamas ready to do your bidding.
Hump it untill .. ....


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Old 01-04-2019, 10:54 AM   #30
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My fil used to ride horses and bulls, I might have to prove my man hood this way. Might take a case of pbr to work up the stupidity level required.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:56 AM   #31
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I bet they'll eat pretty good. Lol. You should at least be able to make jerky with them.
I work for a South American company and a lot of people have eaten them. But they recommend Alpaca over llama for the meat quality. I guess its our Axis vs whitetail.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:57 AM   #32
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Where are they located?
I might be able to come get them
Appreciate it but we are trying to handle it ourselves for now. At least until we make total fools of ourselves.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:58 AM   #33
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If catching them is an option I would try that to get some money for feed

If it turned into a big ol cluster I would shoot them

How many you talking about ? 3? 30?
We think 6-10.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:59 AM   #34
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Check the laws before shooting them. It might get you in trouble........a lot of trouble
Thats the thing. I didnt exactly see something that mentioned them other than nuisance animal since they are technically farm animals.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:01 AM   #35
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Check with your neighbors to see if they are missing them. Llama's run with goats to protect the herd. Not sure if they are considered livestock.
We think they are from the last owner. He used to have sheep, llamas, and other wool bearing animals. Its a pretty big thing or used to be a pretty big industry in the area. We burned a couple bags of super old "shavings" or whatever you call the stuff after you sheer an animal.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:02 AM   #36
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They are live stock for all intent purpose . If you want to shoot one or all have at it .. I hear they taste good . Tons of recipes for the meat .

Not much sport int it but then again some high fence places are about the same so . have at it .
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:02 AM   #37
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:03 AM   #38
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I tried to but I think it said I couldnt because my post count is under 15. I appreciate the offer though! But we are trying to make fools of ourselves first before we bring someone else on the ranch. I was just looking for advice first.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:04 AM   #39
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Appreciate it but we are trying to handle it ourselves for now. At least until we make total fools of ourselves.
Looks like a solution my friend.... better than just shooting them????? Orrr??
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:42 AM   #41
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:46 AM   #42
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:06 PM   #43
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Lama are great live stock guardians. They cost a pretty penny also. Most are not real friendly but that is what makes them great live stock guardians. They will stop predators into a mud hole.

Which is worse for the ranch. Predators, or corn stealing lama's. If you trap one i will take it.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:50 PM   #44
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Talked with a buddy of mine who is a GW down in STx. Here’s his response when I asked if there are any laws/regs against shooting wild llamas:

“Wild llamas? I can’t think of any. But be careful, I don’t believe they are listed as a domestic farm animal in the law, but people commonly use them for agricultural purposes and show them, so this can be used as a defense in court if u kill someone else’s that escaped and appeared to be wild. Killing someone else’s llama can definitely lead to problems since in Texas you cannot kill someone else’s livestock and carries high penalties. If they are wild or not, and causing property destruction, nuisance or depredating, and you cannot or have not been able to get the owner to take action to prevent this, you can protect yourself, your livestock, your property and yourself. In addition to this, if they appear to be wild, but are owned by someone else, those may be personal property so just be careful. At the end of the day, if they are wild, I don’t see a problem with it”

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Old 01-04-2019, 01:57 PM   #45
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If they've been there for 10 years, they belong to the landowner. He said to deal with them, so go for it.
I'd come shoot one or two for Dog Food. Or come pick them up once shot. (depending on location)
Might get western trying to catch them alive.
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Talked with a buddy of mine who is a GW down in STx. Hereís his response when I asked if there are any laws/regs against shooting wild llamas:

ďWild llamas? I canít think of any. But be careful, I donít believe they are listed as a domestic farm animal in the law, but people commonly use them for agricultural purposes and show them, so this can be used as a defense in court if u kill someone elseís that escaped and appeared to be wild. Killing someone elseís llama can definitely lead to problems since in Texas you cannot kill someone elseís livestock and carries high penalties. If they are wild or not, and causing property destruction, nuisance or depredating, and you cannot or have not been able to get the owner to take action to prevent this, you can protect yourself, your livestock, your property and yourself. In addition to this, if they appear to be wild, but are owned by someone else, those may be personal property so just be careful. At the end of the day, if they are wild, I donít see a problem with itĒ

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I appreciate you asking him about it! They arnt wild per say. But the land owner didnt bring em on. I guess they are the farm animals but they have just been there for so long. We have a high fence on one side that is from a game ranch and their black bucks come over all the time. They would have had to cover some serious ground and 5 foot fences to get from the other neighbors that are about a mile away. But we will definitely ask around and have him check before anything gets shot.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:20 PM   #47
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If you are going to do anything other than shoot them then this needs to turn into a live thread and remember - pics or it didn't happen
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:01 PM   #48
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llama problem>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>yote problem
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:05 PM   #49
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Sounds like they should be getting pretty old, but I don’t no “spit” about a Llama. Good luck with whatever y’all decide on.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:22 PM   #50
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I wouldn't shoot them if it was my place, but that's just me. I would find a rescue (one posted here) or take the offer posted by a member to come get them. But it sounds like the OP just wants to shoot them since he won't accept help.
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