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#1681502 - 09/19/10 01:46 PM Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt
MikeBuck Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 19
Hi to all,

In the late 90s I noticed that some breeders were mixing Oryx species, usually Gemsbok x ? else. They looked alot like bantam-weight Gemsbok. I was wondering if there any Texas game farms that will provide a hunt for one of these Oryx crosses...Thanks for any leads...Mike


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#1681650 - 09/19/10 02:57 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: MikeBuck]
Eland Slayer Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/03/08
Posts: 4483
Loc: Conroe, TX
Mike,

I just hunted a Scimitar Horned Oryx bull back in July on a ranch that does exactly what you mentioned.....crossing Scimitar Horned Oryx females with Gemsbok males. They call the offspring "Scimbok". They now have a herd of about 60 "Scimbok" which are breeding as well. They charge $3,500 for a trophy bull. Here is the website of the ranch: http://www.eightpointranch.com/

Also.....here is a picture of a "Scimbok" I took while I was at the ranch. I hope this helps.



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#1682044 - 09/19/10 06:40 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: Eland Slayer]
MikeBuck Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 19
Yes, bullseye, I'll check them out, thanks....did you mount your animal? IF so Id love to see it, please post a pic. Thanks much..Mike


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#1682126 - 09/19/10 07:18 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: MikeBuck]
Eland Slayer Offline
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Registered: 06/03/08
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Loc: Conroe, TX
My Oryx is at the taxidermist right now.....having a wall pedestal done.

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#1682768 - 09/19/10 10:39 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: Eland Slayer]
MikeBuck Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 19
Awesome....


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#1683122 - 09/20/10 08:04 AM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: MikeBuck]
Mike Savoy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 447
Mike
I dont have any hybrids right now to hunt. But, I do have cows for 1500 and some young bulls for 900.


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#1684869 - 09/20/10 07:04 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: Mike Savoy]
MikeBuck Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 19
Interesting looking animals!!!! Duck would you also sell them as breeders? Do you have a website I might look at? Mike


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#1684880 - 09/20/10 07:13 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: MikeBuck]
Mike Savoy Offline
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Registered: 08/05/10
Posts: 447
Mike
We are only doing hunts at this time.


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#1685196 - 09/20/10 09:01 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: Mike Savoy]
AXA OUTFITTERS Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 308
Does any one know how the cross is made? Is the gembok the male & the scimitar the female or is it the other way around? Thank you


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#1685411 - 09/20/10 10:03 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: AXA OUTFITTERS]
Eland Slayer Offline
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Registered: 06/03/08
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I was told to get a "Scimbok".....they cross a male Gemsbok with a female Scimitar. They said if you do the cross the other way.....the offspring often have crooked horns.

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#1685492 - 09/20/10 10:25 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: Mike Savoy]
MikeBuck Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 19
Too bad but no matter, I will start saving my pennies and maybe get down next year to hunt one of your little bulls.

You know I was reading just today about Federal Legislation and lawsuits aimed specifically at prohibiting hunting of American raised Scimitar Horned Oryx and Addax. Could the way to preserve exotic hunting in the US (because there is SURELY more nonsense bad science legislation to follow) be to create breeding populations of "genetically blurry" animals, such as your Scim-boks? I know that many hooved exotics have close genetic relatives: Eland and Kudus, Wildebeasts, Bronteboks and Blesbok, Oryxs and Addax, Bison bison, domestic cattle and Musk Ox. I have a good mind to go out and mix me up a Giant Pleistocene Bison sprouting 12 foot horns. Heck they'd probably legislate against that too...


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#1687826 - 09/21/10 07:08 PM Re: Looking for Oryx Hybrids to Hunt [Re: MikeBuck]
AXA OUTFITTERS Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/29/10
Posts: 308
Eland Slayer, Thank you


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