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Don't worry about not being able to see animals on your Texas Scimitar Oryx hunt. Black Water Guide Service will show you more in one day than most will see in a lifetime!
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About our Texas Scimitar Oryx Hunts

A majestic red and white beauty with samurai swords for horns and meat like beef is what you can expect on a Texas Scimitar Oryx hunt with Black Water Guide Service.

With a herd of over 300 Scimitar Oryx, BWGS offers our clients that ability to choose exactly the animal they want to hang on their wall. Safari style is the preferred method on our Texas Scimitar Oryx hunts but spot and stalk hunting is not out of the question for our braver clients. Although we were afraid at one point that Scimitar Oryx hunts in Texas were over for good, BWGS has a thriving herd and the hunts are here to stay. Don't miss your opportunity at this beautiful addition to your trophy room!

Texas Scimitar Oryx Hunt Pricing and Features

Our Texas Scimitar Oryx hunts consistently produces oryx in the 35 - 45 inch range making our herd of animals one of the most sought after to hunt in the state.

  • Cost $250 per day for lodging, meals, guide, transportation, and game care
  • $3500 trophy fee for bulls
  • $3000 trophy fee for cows

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More Facts about the Scimitar Oryx

The scimitar oryx or scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah), also known as the Sahara oryx, is a species of Oryx once widespread across North Africa which went extinct in the wild in 2000.

It has a long taxonomic history since its discovery in 1816 by Lorenz Oken, who named it the Oryx algazel. This antelope stands a little more than 1 metre (3.3 ft) at the shoulder. The males weigh 140–210 kg (310–460 lb) and the females weigh 91–140 kg (201–309 lb). The coat is white with a red-brown chest and black markings on the forehead and down the length of the nose. The calves are born with a yellow coat, and the distinguishing marks are initially absent. The coats change to adult coloration at 3–12 months old.

The scimitar oryx formed herds of mixed sexes of up to 70 members, usually guided by the bulls. They inhabited semi deserts and deserts and were adapted to live in the extreme heat, with their efficient cooling mechanism and very low requirement of water. Scimitar oryx feed on foliage, grasses, succulent plants and plant parts during the night or early morning. Births peak between March and October. After a gestation of eight to nine months, one calf is born. Soon after, the female has a postpartum estrus.

The scimitar oryx was once widespread across northern Africa. Its decline began as a result of climate change, and later it was hunted extensively for its horns. Today, it is bred in captivity in special reserves in Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal and on private exotic animal ranches in the Texas Hill Country. In 2016 a reintroduction program was launched and currently a small herd has been successfully reintroduced in Chad. In 2017, according to World Wide Fund for Nature the IUCN red list will downgrade the scimitar oryx from 'Extinct in the wild' to 'Critically endangered' and remove it from the Extinct in the wild list after the small herd was reintroduced in Chad.

The scimitar oryx was domesticated in Ancient Egypt and is believed to have been used as food and sacrificed as offerings to gods. Wealthy people in Ancient Rome also bred them. The use of their valuable hides began in the Middle Ages. The unicorn myth may have originated from sightings of a scimitar oryx with a broken horn.

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