Scimitar Horned Oryx Harvest

Discussion in 'HUNTING' started by ScottF, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. ScottF

    ScottF Junior member

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    Well, I have been raising some Scimitar Horned Oryx for about 3.5 yrs now and they have our place WAY overgrazed. We decided it was time to sell the three offspring and ground check the two oldest (the breeding pair).

    I invited Bret down to help out with this task and let him shoot the cow in exchange for all the times he has taken me fishing and hunting. He gladly accepted.

    He showed up about 6.30 am and we put out some alfalfa and oats for the oryx to feed on while we could get a decent shot. Thanks goes out to Charles Helm and Whacker for all the good advice on shot placement to make this task a little easier.

    We were going take simultanious shots, but we could never get both animals in the right place at the right time.. So I told Bret to take the cow as soon as he has a clean shot. He lays one off with the .300 Win mag and get a great shot. Both front legs disabled and both lungs hit. It goes down right where it was standing. Of course, the others flee up the creekbed. We decide to go load the downed animal on the trailer and see if the others are close by.

    The others are still close by and I was able to shoot the second animal off hand at about 45-50 yards. Both lungs hit. It ran about 40 yards and went down no problem.

    Both animals on the ground by 7.30am... not bad. Pic taken, animals field dressed, (those guts sacks had to be at least a hundred lbs each) and off to the market we went. Great morning it turned out to be.

    The cow went 37 inches 175 lbs dressed and the bull went 36 inches 185lbs dressed.

    First pic is Bret with his Oryx
    Me with mine.

    Scott
     

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  2. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    Scott, Thanks for the invite and for allowing me to help harvest your oryx.
    Cant wait to see what the meat tastes like. Oh yeah, Thanks for posting the report too.
    Welcome to 360...........
     

  3. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Welcome aboard ScottF and thanks for your report and pictures.

    Congratulations to both of you.
     
  4. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Welcome aboard Scott.
    Those horns will look good on the wall.
    I'm with Bret as to wondering how the meat is.
     
  5. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    . I'm with Bret as to wondering how the meat is.

    The processor should be done by Turkey day, so I will report back after the taste test.
     
  6. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    The processor should be done by Turkey day, so I will report back after the taste test.

    Need any help with that taste test? ;)
     
  7. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    Scott! You beard is longer than the goats! hehe.. Nice animals. Almost looks as if yall are on an african safari hunt. Some nice photos to frame!
     
  8. ScottF

    ScottF Junior member

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    Thanks Ronnie... I have to keep it trimmed down for work, so it is usually a bit longer.

    Snagged, we will be having a wahoo and oryx and pig cookout on Thanksgiving weekend. I still have one big steak from the monster you caught at the Round up. I have been saving it for a special occasion.

    We will let you know how the oryx turns out.
     
  9. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Thanks Scott.
    If it's good can I steal a small steak?
     
  10. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    I'll get some to you.. Granzin's called Scott yesterday and said his meat was ready. I had some breakfast sausage made up so mine will probably be ready tomorrow.
     
  11. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Thanks Bret. Just a single small piece so I can try it.
     
  12. PiePuncher

    PiePuncher Senior Member

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    Tight pictures and thanks for the report. Brett, That is one heck of a smile!!!
     
  13. ScottF

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    Snagged,

    Sorry it took so long to respond... You bet... Bret and I will make sure we get some meat to ya.

    Scott