Where to hunt Scimitar Oryx
Scimitar Oryx once dwelled all over Northern Africa, but in the year 2000 was announced extinct in the wild. Fortunately, a sizeable herd remained in captivity on game ranches, including in Texas, and were used for a reintroduction program in Chad. However, Scimitar Oryx is still endangered, and relies on captive herds to survive. Quite a few of such herds are financed by trophy hunting of selected individuals, and opportunities for such hunts exist in South Africa and the USA.
Scimitar Oryx shooting fees on South African operations start at about $2,000. Add to that daily rates (on the average, $300 a day), and perhaps a few other species (few people go to hunt in Africa for just one animal), and the bottom line will probably be in the $3,000-$5,000 range. Scimitar Oryx hunts in the USA will cost you about $4,000.
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When to hunt Scimitar Oryx?
In both South Africa and the USA Scimitar Oryx hunting opportunities exist a year round. Any months can be a good months, but the summer months may be a bit too hot in Texas, and many South African outfitters insist it’s better to hunt in November – April, where flourishing vegetation of the bush makes stalking easier.
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The most popular way of hunting this antelope is by the classic African spot-and-stalk. In Africa hunters typically cover ground in vehicles, glass for animals, and stalk them on foot once they are located. While on some game farms and ranches it may dwell in bush and scrub country, usually Oryx is a creature of wide open spaces, and is blessed with keen eyesight and natural wariness. This adds challenge to the hunt (and calls for a long-range, flat-shooting rifle).
Why hunt Scimitar Oryx?
The graceful lines and long curving horns of the Scimitar Oryx have long attracted people, stirring the desire to hunt the antelope and to keep it in captivity. This came in handy when the animal was practically extinct in the wild, and today captive herds form the basis of reintroduction programs. No zoos can support a population with sufficient genetic diversity; keeping enough of the animals is possible only on game farms. Whatever one’s opinion on game farming, it’s undeniable that hunting a few selected individuals and using the proceeds for the well-being of the herd is a proven, sustainable, and successful conservation model. If free wild herds of Scimitar Oryx are to roam the deserts of Northern Africa, it will only be due to high fence game farms and ranches. That’s so far as conservation aspect goes, but what about the hunt itself? An open plain where you can see every movement of the wary animal, the highest degree of tension at every moment of the stalk, and a lasting memory in the form of a couple of beautiful horns. Enough to make any hunter want to hunt this antelope.
Tsessebe / Red Lechwe Combo South Africa
PACKAGE INCLUDES DURATION: All inclusive 7 days (6 nights) - 5 x full hunting days, 1 x arrival and 1 x departure day HUNTERS: 1 x Hunter x 1 Professional Hunter TROPHIES: 1 x Tsessebe and 1 x Red Lechwe Tailor made packages with other species available on request We are totally committed to ethical and sound. Hunting is done by means of walk and stalk, which makes for a more thrilling safari. Tracking down your game on foot is the best way! With over 45 species of game, South Africa is truly a world in one country. We give the trophy hunter an opportunity to collect game species which are endemic to most of Africa. Please choose the number of hunting days and species you wish to harvest from the trophy list and then inquire about available dates. African species (Elephant, Leopard, Hippo, Cape Bushbuck, Vaal Rhebuck, Grysbuck and more) not on our price list can be arranged at alternative hunting areas within South Africa or neighboring countries, such as Botswana, Namibia or Zimbabwe. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quote and the hunting date.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2021
Ranch Trophy Whitetail and Exotics Hunt United States
The ranch offers Texas deer hunting packages for a variety of free ranging game including Whitetail deer. The ranch offers Texas deer hunting packages for a variety of free ranging game including Whitetail deer, Axis deer, Black Buck antelope, wild hogs and Rio Grande turkey. Texas deer hunting packages for super trophy animals is available in portions of the ranch under high fence including trophy whitetail deer and exotics such as Axis, Fallow, Blackbuck, Red stag, Ram (Aoudad, Corsican, Black Hawaiian, Barbados), Scimitar Horned Oryx, Gemsbok, Sika deer, wild boar and Others. There is significant game across both the low and high fence areas of the ranch providing excellent opportunities for every hunter. Ranch daily fee (includes lodging and kitchen, transportation on ranch, walk in cooler and access to rifle/bow blinds and feeders) 125$ per hunter and $50 Per non hunting guest. Optional meals $50 Meals and snacks per day per person. All white tail hunts and select exotic hunts require a guide and the guide will determine the animal for harvest (trophy, management or cull) Guide Fee's: $100 per day per guided hunt includes skinning and quartering of game Minimum $500 cost per hunter regardless of trophy fee's
Trip duration: 2 - 7 days
Hunting season: 1 May 2020 28 Feb 2022
Eastern Cape Trophy Hunt 1x1 South Africa
We offer our clients access to the best hunting areas in South Africa. We believe in ethical hunting and pride ourselves in offering the client just that. Paperwork for firearms is available and temporary import permits will be arranged before arrival. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 3 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
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