Best Zebra Hunting in Texas
In Texas, the Grant’s Zebra is the most common subspecies of zebra we hunt and if you’re looking for a big, trophy zebra stallion, I’ve got them! The Grants zebra is a very beautiful zebra and they make a beautiful mount for the wall or a beautiful rug. Texas has a healthy population of zebra and every year we have some great zebra stallions available. Since there’s no closed season in Texas for zebra you can find good trophies 12 months out of the year.
Most of my zebra hunting is done by a combination of safari style hunting and spot and stalk hunting, but I will also hunt out of blinds as necessary.
Zebra Hunting Texas – Who is this hunt for:
Zebra are considered an “exotic” in Texas and there’s no closed season on hunting exotics in Texas. Because there’s no closed season on exotics in Texas we have great hunts 12 months out of the year.
Depending on your experience level, we can either shoot using shooting sticks or from a blind. Experienced hunters will enjoy the thrill shooting off of shooting sticks after tracking your kudu cross country. For hunters with less experience, or hunters who are not comfortable walking longer distances across rocky terrain, we can post up in a blind. We will wait there for the kudu to come to us and take a shot from a much more controlled environment. With a wide variety of hunting methods, I can accommodate a wide range of hunters.
Zebra Hunting Price: $5500-$6000
Daily Fees for Zebra Hunt:
Deposit – $1500/Hunter
Make sure to read my FAQs before you book. It has all the details about my hunts.
Included in all Zebra Hunts:
- Transportation around the ranch
- Field care of your trophy
Not included in Zebra Hunts:
- Valid Texas Hunting License (Non-resident Special 5 Day Hunting License – Type 157 – $48)
- Transportation to ranch
- Skinning, caping, quartering of your trophy
- Drinks besides water and coffee
Additional services available for all Zebra Hunts:
- Non-hunting guests – $100-$250/person/night depending on the ranch
- Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $200/animal
- Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $75/animal
- Numerous other exotics species are typically available as well
Zebra Hunts – Animal Specifics:
The Grants Zebra is one of seven subspecies of plains zebra. These zebra have vertical stripes on the front, horizontal stripes on the legs and diagonal stripes on their flanks and rump. Grants zebra typically don’t have shadow stripes or the shadow stripes are faint. Grants zebra stand 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 feet tall and weigh 600 to 700 pounds. Male zebra are stallions and female zebra are mares.
Zebra Hunting Texas:
Most of my zebra hunting is done with a combination of safari-style hunting and spot and stalk. We drive around until we locate a nice zebra stallion, and then try and stalk into position for a shot. For those that aren’t as able to spot and stalk I’ll also hunt out of blinds overlooking feeders or a natural food source.
A typical day hunting zebra begins before daylight with a quick easy breakfast of coffee, fruit, pastries and breakfast bars. After breakfast, we load up in my Jeep and head out looking for a big zebra stallion. I’m a big fan of letting my hunters look over numerous zebra stallions so they can get a good idea of which one they would like to go after.
Zebra are active most of the day, but we typically head back to the lodge for a hearty brunch/lunch mid-day. Early in the afternoon, we’re back in the Jeep looking for more zebra until we find the trophy stallion you’re after. If we’re hunting out of a blind, we head to the blind early in the afternoon in time to let everything settle down for the afternoon hunt. If we’re trying to spot/stalk zebra, once we locate the zebra stallion you’re after, we grab the shooting sticks and the stalk begins. After a full day of chasing zebra, we head back to the lodge for a great dinner hot off the grill and the chance to re-live the day’s events before heading to bed to do it all again the next day.
Zebra Hunting Packing List:
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You can hunt zebra 12 months out of the year in Texas, so the weather will vary greatly throughout the course of the year. If your zebra hunt is in the spring or summer it’s going to be warm/hot, so you will want clothes that breathe and are well ventilated and keep the sun off of you. If you’re hunting zebra in the fall & winter it’s going to be much colder and you are going to want to dress in layers so you can dress and undress as the temperature and activity levels dictate.
For my hunts in the late spring, summer, and early fall (Axis, Blackbuck, late-season Turkey, early-season Elk, etc) one of the products I’ve found to be extremely important is Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent.
We spend a lot of time walking/stalking through tall grass and with Sawyer Permethrin I don’t have to worry about getting chiggers or ticks on me. You spray it on your clothing, and once it dries it’s odorless and colorless. Chiggers itch so bad that they can really ruin a hunt, but with Sawyer Permethrin you don’t have to worry. I LOVE this product, and literally never leave home without it!
Here’s my suggested packing list:
- Valid TX hunting license
- Rain gear
- Backpack – a water bladder in your pack is helpful
- Comfortable boots/shoes
- Snake boots (I typically wear snake boots to keep the cactus/thorns/brush off my legs)
- Jeans/Pants/Insulated Overalls (Lighter weight pants for the Spring/Summer and heavier weight for the Fall/Winter)
- Camo shirts: Long Sleeve Shirts & Insulated Long Sleeve Shirts
- Hunting Gloves
- Insect Repellent Sawyer Permethrin
- Rifle & Ammo or Bow & Arrows
- Uninsulated & Insulated underwear
- Darn tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion socks are my favorite. They last close to forever!
- Comfortable camp clothes
- Personal Toiletries & Medicines
Also make sure to take a look at my recommended hunting gear list.
Zebra Hunting Texas Regions:
Zebra can be found in the Texas Hill Country, Edwards Plateau, and South Texas, but the majority of my Zebra hunting occurs in the Hill Country, in the Kerrville and Fredericksburg areas. If you are flying in, San Antonio International Airport is the closest major airport and from there it’s typically about a 2-hour drive to any of my ranches.
Zebra are beautiful animals and a great hunt for the experienced, as well as novice hunters. Don’t wait too long, my Zebra Hunts in Texas fill up quickly and you should reserve your spot as soon as possible.by