Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunts in Texas – James Thins the Herd

Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunts in Texas –

scimitar horned Oryx

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.


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