While hunting whitetail with guide Josh Johnson David saw this impressive oryx bull and it didn’t take long for him to switch gears and add this 43 inch oryx bull to his trophy room!
Congratulations to our hunter for taking two spectacular animals with guide Jordan Moore!
This time Mark had a little better weather with Jordan as his guide. They were able to harvest this 21 inch straight tape free range Blackbuck on the first day of his hunt! Congratulations Mark looking forward to seeing you this fall for a Pronghorn Antelope!
Mark was all set to come and hunt a Pere David bull and a whitetail and maybe get a crack at a few predators. I thought I had the Pere David covered. We had been watching a particular bull right up until Mark showed up and it started raining. Well the bad news was by the time we could get in the ranch the bull had shed. We changed the plan no worries mate and Mark harvested a beautiful Barasingha, an exceptional Black Buck, a good Mouflon, a mixed bag of predators, and we scored on this wide South Texas Whitetail! Can’t wait to get over to that side of the pond and see all my Aussie friends!
We had a great mixed bag with some great new friends over several hunts this past fall. All I can say is no more Tito’s! Looking forward to taking all of these mounts to Florida this summer and doing some fishing!
great 40+ Transcaspian
350 elk Bull!
32 inch Aoudad
35 inch Afghan
Trophy Axis Buck
2 great Rams!
Guide Jordan and hunter Mark scored on this top 5 SCI free range axis buck! What a monster Marks first trip out in 2015 was plagued by rain and he went home without a buck and feeling a little bummed. However on our Special package hunts we allow our hunters to return for $200 per day until they kill. Well to his surprise look what he had waiting in store on the first day of his second trip! Congrats Mark and looking forward to many more trips in the future.
Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunts in Texas –
James called and told us he would be in the area for a day or two and would like to try to find a broke horn Scimitar horned Oryx bull if we had any we could discount or anything like that. We told him we had a couple of Scimitar Horned Oryx bulls we were looking to take off the herd that we would discount if he could make it in to hunt. Well it came down to James driving in on a Sunday afternoon and not having a ton of time to hunt. Well no problems there we thought we should be able to get in and get out pretty quick and get James a nice Scimitar Horned Oryx Bull. We took off on the buggy down into the pasture and once we found the herd of Scimitar Horned Oryx we knew it might take a couple of attempts to get the bull we were looking for to give us the right shot. All the Scimitar Horned Oryx were up on the hill so the first pass we pushed them down into the valley and we were able to find the bull we were looking for just to far for James to get a shot with his TC muzzle loader. Second try we set up and the ranch foreman pushed the Scimitar Horned Oryx right past us but our Bull ran by in a big group and didn’t offer a shot. Now the Scimitar Horned Oryx were heading into a part of the ranch we didn’t want them to go so at the end of drivable road we set out on foot. We had the Oryx at 40 yards and again they walked through the set up but where to bunched up to get the shot off. But we had gotten the Oryx headed back into an area of the ranch that was much easier to hunt them. As we mad our way back up the hill on the buggy we were not ready or expecting the bull we were after to be standing right in the road at the top of the hill so we missed the best opportunity we had gotten so far. We could see the herd all together around the next clump of brush and we knew with 80-90 pair of eyes watching us it was going to be difficult to stalk in. We had an idea that maybe we could pull to the edge of the brush on the buggy and maybe they would stand long enough for us to get our Scimitar Horned Oryx Bull picked out and get a shot. Of course we pull up and half of the herd starts to run. Well we look to our right and the Bull we were after is standing looking at us at 50 yards. James quickly got on him and pulled the trigger. I was worried shooting black powder but the bull ran about 50 yards and piled up. We gave him a couple of minutes to expire not wanting to push him if he wasn’t totally done. As we pulled around to him we knew the bullet had done the trick and James stood over a nice 39″ Scimitar Horned Oryx Bull. Congrats James and once your Taxidermist gets him fixed up I know you will be proud of your Bull.
Axis Hunts in Texas-
After a long day of hunting we decided to break out the spotlight and see what was on the oat field First deer we see is this nice Axis Buck. David made the first shot and the Axis deer ran across the field into the brush. We gave him a few minutes as we thought we heard the deer crash and go down in the brush. It was kind of a rainy nasty night and I was afraid any blood would quickly be washed away so we made the decision to try to get on the trail and track him instead of pulling out and giving him time to expire. We found a small amount of blood when we first got in the brush and once we got in going up the hill we could see the Axis buck slowly walking down a trail ahead of us. We knew he was hit pretty good but we didn’t want him to get over the top of the hill we were on so we made our way closer to him and David’s second shot did the trick. Now to get the Axis buck off the hill!!! What a day of hunting and for it to all come together like it did.. Congrats David on a nice Axis buck.
Aoudad hunts in Texas –
David was in from Cheyenne Wyoming with his brother in law and good friend Mark. In 2013 the group was in and David took a really nice Axis and wanted to come back for Aoudad. So on the first day of the hunt David was on the ledge blind and had a respectable ram come in, with it being the first day of the hunt David decided to pass on that ram. The second day we all went to another ranch and spent the day looking for an axis buck for one guy and we needed to shoot 2 aoudad with this group. So after a few close calls and a couple of great stalks that ended with a swirl of the wind or a ewe snorting at us we had dropped the axis hunter off in a spot that the axis had been making their way through avoiding the truck and we continued to drive to find the group of Aoudad rams and hopefully push an axis buck in front of the other hunter. We were driving down the back fence line and came around a corner and there he was standing broadside 30 yards away looking right at us. There was no time for a stalk or to get out of the truck I told Dave who was on that side to get ready and them one in the middle of the 3 rams was the best one. Dave quickly got the Aoudad in his sights and made a great shot. We knew the ram would be laying right in front of the brush that he jumped through and much to our surprise he was not!! the blood trail was amazing and I do not know how the Aoudad ran as far as he did but he couldn’t of had an ounce of blood left in him. We finally got down the hill into the creek bed and there he was piled up in the cedar. A nice Aoudad down and now it took the 4 of us there to carry him back to where we could get him with the truck. Man what a toad this aoudad was we decided to put him on the scale and he topped out at 340 lbs live weight. Great Aoudad Dave and we look forward to you guys coming back in 2015!!