“I’m trying to make it look as good as it can.”. We didn’t see hundreds of deer on the Ox Ranch, we saw thousands of deer! You will see thousands of wildlife free ranging on over 18,000 acres of Texas Hill Country.

There were white elk and eland, impala and Arabian oryx.

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One of the hogs Daniel shot twitched and appeared to still be alive, until Mr. Hromadka approached with his light and his gun.

Larry Hromadka, a hunting guide, fires his pistol to end the suffering of a feral hog shot and wounded during a night boar hunt. “Most hunters in general are more in line with conservation than the public believes that they are.”. But ranchers and wildlife experts said that Texas has more exotics than any other state. Mr. Watson inspects an Axis buck shot the day before by an 8-year-old boy. Zebra mares forage here near African impala antelopes, and it is easy to forget that downtown San Antonio is only two hours to the east. Hunting advocates disagree and say the breeding and hunting of exotic animals helps ensure species’ survival. Ox Ranch may primarily be a hunting ranch; however, our lodgings and accommodations rival many of the world’s finest resorts! Ox Ranch offers a wide range of activities, Tank Driving, Machine Gun Shooting, Photo Safaris, and much more! The guides make sure no one shoots an exotic animal accidentally with a stray bullet, and that no one takes aim at an off-limits creature. If you have any questions or special requests please don’t hesitate to contact us.

To many animal-protection groups, such management of rare and endangered species — breeding some, preventing some from being hunted, while allowing the killing of others — is not only repulsive, but puts hunting ranches in a legal and ethical gray area. We have over 18,000 Acres Filled With Giraffes, Zebra, Buffalo, Ostriches, Wildebeest, & More!

I thought I had died and gone to bowhunting heaven. “We don’t hunt giraffes,” Mr. Watson said. The following video contains hunting and shooting that is educational in nature, but may be offensive to some people. Wildebeest run free on the Ox Ranch’s rangeland. “We knew the gun people would come out,” said Todd DeGidio, the chief executive of DriveTanks.com, which runs the tank operation. Meg Rowland, a newly hired assistant, works on a customer order in the workshop. The Giraffe is the perfect model to demonstrate the way in which hunting works as a conservation tool. An Arabian oryx is $9,500; a sitatunga antelope, $12,000; and a black wildebeest, $15,000.

At the Ox Ranch, it shows. Truly a bowhunters heaven! “I ask people, who do you think is going to manage it better, private organizations or the government?” Mr. Molitor said. — On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, a hunting guide spotted her cooling off in the shade: an African reticulated giraffe. What to expect when hunting Giraffes! Because the industry is largely unregulated, there is no official census of exotic animals in Texas. He said the animal mounts he makes for people were not so much a trophy on a wall as a symbol of the hunter’s memories of the entire experience. You will see thousands of wildlife free ranging on over 18,000 acres of Texas Hill Country. “Buttercup will live out her days here, letting people take pictures of her. To ensure a healthy herd, the Ox Ranch introduces fresh blood lines using animals bred on other ranches. — On a ranch at the southwestern edge of the Texas Hill Country, a hunting guide spotted her cooling off in the shade: an African reticulated giraffe. She can walk around and graze off the trees as if she was in Africa.”. Aided by their night-vision goggles, they passed by the giraffes before rattling up and down the hilly terrain. He has a mount of a Himalayan tahr he shot in New Zealand that he said he cannot look at without thinking of the time he spent with his son hunting up in the mountains. Daniel fired at hogs from the passenger seat with a SIG Sauer 516 rifle, his spent shell casings flying into the back seat. Trophy carcasses are hung in a cooler room before being transported from the ranch. We typically hunt Giraffe Safari Style, Spot and Stalk, or by Still Hunting if you are a Bow Hunter. A few of the species you will encounter on your visit include giraffes, zebras, kangaroos, axis, bongo, kudu blackbucks, elk, hogs, red stags, and of course record … “It’s God’s creature,” he said. State hunting regulations do not apply to exotics, which can be hunted year-round. Himalayan tahrs, wild goats with a bushy lion-style mane, are far cheaper. Viewer discretion is advised.Due to the policies of mainstream social media platforms not supporting our outdoor lifestyle, please subscribe to our website www.highroadhunting.com in the event that our accounts are removed. “Depending on what facility it is, there’s concern when animals are raised solely for profit purposes,” said Anna Frostic, a senior attorney with the Humane Society of the United States. Brian Gilroy, the owner of exotic ranching business Wildlife Partners, feeds giraffes in Mountain Home, Texas, in fall 2018, when photographer Mélanie Wenger visited game ranches across Texas. For Keith Warren, outdoor icon and host of The High Road, it’s hard to beat hunting the Dark Continent for plains game species. A survey by the state Parks and Wildlife Department in 1994 put the exotic population at more than 195,000 animals from 87 species, but the industry has grown explosively since then; one estimate by John T. Baccus, a retired Texas State University biologist, puts the current total at roughly 1.3 million. “They’re old lone bulls. Keith Warren is that person for both aspiring and avid outdoorsmen alike. Don’t forget to visit our website www.highroadhunting.com where you can register to win great outdoor gear and hunting trips.Keith currently hosts The High Road with Keith Warren and Keith Warren's Deer \u0026 Wildlife Stories, nationally broadcast on the Pursuit Channel. We promise to keep your email information confidentialClick here to Subscribe! OX Ranch is the finest hunting ranch I've ever seen! “My main business, of course, is white-tailed deer, but the exotics have kind of taken over,” said Browder Graves, the owner.

The Ox Ranch needs no local, state or federal permit for most of their exotic animals. For a moment, at least, he had all the power. Exotic-game ranches see themselves not as an enemy of wildlife conservation but as an ally, arguing that they contribute a percentage of their profits to conservation efforts. In a three-part safari special, Warren embarks on an adventure-filled journey in the Eastern Cape of South Africa with Huntershill Safaris. The animal was caked with dried mud, an aging male that lived away from the herd. Keith has hunted everything from deer, bear, and hogs with air guns, pistols, rifles, and thermal gear. White stags and white elk graze on the ranch at sunset. Ranchers in the nation’s top cattle-raising state have been transforming pasture land into something out of an African safari, largely to lure trophy hunters who pay top-dollar kill fees to hunt exotics. Water buffaloes walked across a dam at the Ox Ranch. Mr. Watson petted Buttercup the giraffe. An ostrich and grazing fallow deer are illuminated by the headlights of a ranch vehicle. Kudu, Giraffe, and Baboon Pursuit | The Adventure Concludes - … https://www.youtube.com/user/outdooradventures?sub_confirmation=1Website: http://highroadhunting.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/keithwarrenoutdoorsInstagram: http://instagram.com/highroadhuntingTwitter: http://twitter.com/thehighroadtvGoogle+: http://plus.google.com/+Highroadhuntingtv/postsEvery successful person has a mentor, a coach, someone they can trust and turn to for guidance. A few of the species you will encounter on your visit include giraffes, zebras, kangaroos, axis, bongo, kudu blackbucks, elk, hogs, red stags, and of course record-breaking whitetail deer. Tag along with Keith as he hunts across America and around the world, providing tips, how to’s, and incredible hunting action with one goal: to help make YOU a better outdoorsman. Mr. Molitor said more government oversight was unnecessary and would drive ranchers out of the business. “It is absolutely absurd that you can go to a canned-hunt facility and kill an endangered or threatened species.”. It is a variety packed plains game adventure that you won’t want to miss.The High Road is brought to you by:Timber Creek Outdoors: http://bit.ly/2LWixO8Pulsar NV: http://bit.ly/2Mz8XjSSightmark: http://bit.ly/2Kbxfi4Wildlife Research Center: http://bit.ly/2GHCnZpPyramyd Air/ Air Venturi: http://bit.ly/2YoGYdRLiberty Safe: http://bit.ly/2Kf0oclLegends Ranch: http://bit.ly/2MkO2keLucas Oil Outdoor Line: http://bit.ly/2Kovk8HShadow Hunter Blinds: http://bit.ly/2KbrW25Reconyx: http://bit.ly/338ZN3qRecord Rack: http://bit.ly/2ZrNlcLUVC Powersports: http://bit.ly/31909VOSuperior Outfitters: http://bit.ly/2Ymt77KAmmo Inc.: http://bit.ly/2ZtCizJSilencer Shop: http://bit.ly/2YFmkWaDiamond Blade Knives: http://bit.ly/2GGrC9qConroe Taxidermy: http://bit.ly/2KeCtZaTannerite: http://bit.ly/2LXEMmWIf you'd like to hunt with Keith Warren and The High Road team, visit the Texas Hidden Springs Ranch website! Phone: (830) 275-4962 | [email protected]/*

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