Texas Exotic Hunts
With no closed season, or bag limit, Texas Exotic Hunts are a year around event! According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department “the term exotic refers to medium to large sized non-indigenous or non-native mammals and birds that landowners have introduced onto Texas ranches and properties in either a confined or free-ranging status.” In 1930 the King Ranch became the first ranch to release exotics when they released a group of nilgai antelope. Today there’s an estimated 67 different species of exotics with over 160,000 animals in 137 of Texas’ 254 counties. Approximately 68% of these exotic animals are in the Texas Hill Country, and I’m fortunate to have access to some of the best exotic game ranches in the Texas Hill Country , and be able to offer some of the best Texas exotic hunts in the state.
In 2015 my hunters harvested the new #7 (TGR) all time fallow buck as well as the 13th largest axis buck, for the year, taken in Texas!
Texas Exotic Hunts – General Information
When hunting exotics you pay a daily rate plus a trophy fee for animal(s) harvested. Trophy fees can vary greatly from ranch to ranch, so make sure you do your homework and compare animal sizes. The old adage of “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” definitely applies to trophy fees for Texas exotic hunts. If, for example, the majority of ranches are selling axis bucks for $2500 and you find a hunt for $1500 it would probably be worth your time to compare success rates and average sizes of their trophies before you book your hunt.
Texas Exotic Hunts – Daily Rates
Daily rates will vary from ranch to ranch, but are typically $250/hunter/day depending on amenities and services included.
Included in daily rates for all Texas Exotic Hunts:
- Transportation around the ranch
- Field care of your trophy animal(s)
Not included in daily rates for all Texas Exotic Hunts:
- Valid Texas Hunting License (Non-resident 5 day Special Hunting License – Type 157 – $48)
- Transportation to ranch
- Caping hide off of the skull and freezing for transport home
- Export permits (CITES and/or USDA vet certificates) for non-US hunters
Additional services available for all Texas Exotic Hunts:
- Non-hunting guests – $150/person/night
- Airport pickup – $150/person (minimum 3 people)
- Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $100/animal
- Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $50/animal
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Texas Exotic Hunts Pricelist
All animals below can be hunted year round U.N.O.
Axis Deer: $2,500+ (best May – August)
Blackbuck Antelope: $2,500
Black Hawaiian Sheep: $1,500
Blue Wildebeest: $6,000
Catalina Goat: $1,500
Common Eland: $5,500
Corsican Sheep: $1,500
Fallow Deer: $3,250+ (September – February)
Jacobs 4 Horned Sheep: $2,000
Japanese Sika Deer: $2,500 (September – February)
Red Sheep: $3,000
Red Stag: $4,250 & Up (September – February)
Scimitar Horned Oryx: $4,500
Prices subject to change without notice.
Call for availability of other animals.
Deposit – $500/Hunter