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Nobody interested in Exptic anymore?

Think What's up here? It seems there hasn't been any activity on this website for a couple of weeks! sad

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Nobody interested in Exptic anymore?

I'll answer that. I love living in texas, it is almost as good hunting as Africa. Can't say i would want to live in Africa as yet, but maybe. I find it interesting to read a lot of the hunting articles where people are almost obsessed with one species, whether it be whitetail, mule deer, elk. I love going out on the exotic ranches and being able to see axis, fallow, sika, gemsbok, wildebeest, zebras, barasingha, aoudad, mouflon, hogs, waterbuck , whitetail, elk etc all in one place. I may not be able to shoot them all but enjoying their grace and beauty while waiting for the chosen animal of whichever species to show, in my opinion, is more fun than chasing a whitetail and maybe seeing a few does, a skunk and a porcupine, throw in a few squirrels. Don't get me wrong, I still go after the whitetails every year and the javelinas and the turkeys. But it is so exciting to make a turn on the sendero and see a group of blackbucks or exotic deer standing in the open in all their glory or to spook up a flock of aoudads and watch them stream away into the brush. That sure livens up a hot afternoon of stalking thru the brush of south Texas. And you do not even have to pay an entrance fee to the zoo, where they really live in cages. You even get to stalk up on the elands and scimitar horned oryx for fun and see how close you can get. Like them or not, exotic ranches have a lot of charisma. Just driving up the highways, you can often get a glimpse of some exotic back in the brush and the excitement returns with the meories of some past hunt. Fortunately, we are still relatively free to pursue and enjoy our passions for hunting, for whatever we like. Just do it!

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I hope this stirs some interest in the topic. I shot this blackbuck from 120 yards, 7mm-08, 140 gr. He is a beauty.

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Nobody interested in Exptic anymore?

Is this a trick question?

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sorry, i did not realize the picture would come out upside down but if you invert it, it is a great blackbuck, just a little more exotic than usual.

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Here is the blackbuck correctly placed

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Ah, Thanks!
That is a nice Black Buck.
I'll try to locate the pic of my wifes buck that she took in Argentina.

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more exotics

here is the water buffalo picture, using astgeyr .376 and 270 gr hornady ammunition

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exotics

here is my eland, shot in texas with a .375 H&H, one shot, at 70 yards. Great tasting meat and about 1200 pounds

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Location: Marfa, Texas, USA
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Exotics going extinct

When all the true exotics in Africa have become extinct through mismanagement, you will find that "Africa" has relocated to Texas. Specifically this place is determined to have self sustaining herds.

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