Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunts in Central Texas
Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunts at Rock Creek Ranch will take place at both locations, in Llano and Copperas Cove, Texas. Rock Creek Ranch allows the opportunity to hunt and harvest the Trophy Scimitar Horned Oryx you have always been wanting. There are no Seasonal restrictions on hunting Scimitar Horned Oryx. The Scimitar Horned Oryx that we hunt are Male (bull) and Female (cow) they both have horns which range from 30 inches to 45 inches in length. The weight of the animal’s average over 350 lbs. The meat is considered one of the best tasting exotic table fares available. Rock Creek Ranch will ensure you to a great experience in hunting these fine animals in the Texas Hill Country.
You may hunt Scimitar Horned Oryx at Rock Creek Ranch using any method you prefer; bow or crossbow, rifle, spot and stalk, pistol, ground blind, or safari style out of a vehicle. Depending on weather and habitat conditions at the time of your hunt this may change.
Scimitar Horned Oryx Facts and Hunting Information
Texas Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunting Season: All Year round.
Horn Size: Male: 30-50 inches
Meat: Excellent, lean dark red meat, one of the best table fares at Rock Creek Ranch.
Weight: Male: 200-450 lbs
Recommended Firearm for Scimitar Horned Oryx: .300 mag, 7mm mag, .30.06, .308, bow, or crossbow
A most beautiful and hearty antelope is the scimitar horned oryx, which was once also called the Sahara oryx, now extinct. However, with the help of the Exotic Wildlife Association, Safari Club and dedicated exotic wildlife breeders in Texas, the scimitar is thriving and reproducing. The scimitar oryx formerly inhabited all of North Africa, though originally from Africa and Asia.
As with all antelope, the scimitar oryx has hoofs and hollow horns, but the difference with this antelope’s horns is a tight spiral with long length. Males dominate in size over the females averaging weight of greater than 400 lbs. and females up to 300lbs. Both sexes have horns, but those of the females are more slender. The horns are thin, and symmetrical; curving backwards reaching over 40 inches, on both the males and the females. The animals are large in comparison to other antelope with a white color, large head and unique honey to light brown coloring on the neck.
The scimitar horned oryx forms herds of mixed sexes usually guided by the bulls and maintain a tight familial relationship with the herd. The scimitar are more curious than other species, inhabiting semi-desert areas, as well as deserts and are adapted to living in the extreme heat, with very low water requirement. Scimitar oryx feed during the night and early morning on foliage and more tropical plants than do cattle or sheep. The terrain and climate of Central Texas has proven to be an exceptional habitat for this species. Their gestation period is eight to nine months. One calf is born, rather than multiples. Normally calving is between March and October. Both males and females reach sexual maturity at 1.5 to 2 years of age.
Rock Creek Ranch participates in the federal captive breeding program and has dedicated our ranch to the preservation of the scimitar oryx. With the help of land and animal management programs in the exotic breeders industry, Exotic Wildlife Association and Safari Club International, this species should continue to thrive for the benefit of future generations.
Typical Weekend Hunt at Rock Creek Ranch
- Check in at 12 pm, guest registration and orientation, sight in at the shooting range, afternoon guided hunt. Followed by cocktails, appetizers, and a full dinner.
- Continental Breakfast, morning hunt, followed by full breakfast. Typically go back out and scout for animals have lunch and go back out for the evening hunt, followed by cocktails, fire, appetizers, and a full dinner.
- Continental Breakfast, morning hunt, followed by full breakfast, and then Departure.
- Range Finder
- Bow, Cross bow, or Rifle
- Rain gear
- Boots for muddy wet conditions or snake proof
Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunt Packages
Scimitar Horned Oryx Hunt: $4000
Scimitar Horned Oryx Broken Horn Hunt: $2000
$250 Per Day per Hunter will include:
- Home Cooked Meals
- One on One guiding with an experienced hunting guide with full transportation
- Cold Storage walk in cooler
- Complimentary Bass Fishing, Predator and Hog hunts
Deposit is 50% of the hunt. The balance of the hunt is due when departing the ranch. The deposit fee will apply to the trophy fee.
*If a non-hunter comes with a hunter there will be an additional fee of $250 per day.
- Prices are subject to change.
- Management hunts are available.
- Taxidermy and meat processing are available
*If a wounded animal cannot be found, the full price for the trophy fee will be applied.