USA: Texas Hunt Gemsbok/Scimitar Oryx Cross

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  1. buck wild

    buck wild SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    ok all you purist, don’t flame me. The gemsbok and scimitar horn oryx are apparently kissing cousins and can produce a hybrid offspring- in Texas referred to as a Scimbok. These do not occur in the wild as the two animals are thousands of miles apart on their natural environments; however in Texas they often come mingle. I’ve been intrigued by them for 10 yrs and since I have both a gemsbok and scimitar I figured this was the perfect compliment. I ran across a place doing management hunts for broke horn bulls. The price of a trophy scimbok bull has kept me from pursuing in the past. Over the weekend I finally got to check this one off. I was able to find a very colorful cross. Enjoy... or not

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    I found the body size to be closer to gemsbok along with gemsbok facial markings and ear shape. The body color has the orangey tinge hide and no brown patch over the tail from the scimitar characteristics. The horns have a slight curve but look more gemsbok shape them scimitar but less mass than gemsbok .
     

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    Nicely done. Where in Texas did the hunt take place?
     

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    Congrats bud! Thanks for sharing!
     

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    Interesting looking critter! Congrats!
     

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    North Hill Country- that's where most of these occur since there are a large amount of ranches in that area that carry these Texas "super exotics" thus resulting in unintended crosses. Most of the purposeful cross breeding I see are with the sheep species as they try to develop large horned specimens through crossing with bighorn, argali and urial.
     

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    To me, the best part would be being able to fill the freezer with that delicious red meat... Congrats on the hunt btw
     
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