one of our members at DRSS, killed one of the simitar horned Oryx, at the ranch where we hold our two anual member hog hunts, and left the meat for the Jan hunt last year. Chris is the importer for Heym double rifles, and took a representative from the Heym factory down there to hunt one.
The meat was aboslutely the best wild meat I've ever eaten, other than Hogs! Like Kevin says, Eland is good, but S.H. Oryx is better!
The ranch has an exotic section behind high fence, but we don't hunt hogs inside there, smply because there are no hogs in there!
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...