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Among the many deer species on the North American continent, whitetail deer rank among the most popular. These excellent specimens are well known for the fabulous taste of their venison meat and the impeccable shape of their horns. A whitetail buck will typically weigh between 130 pounds and 220 pounds. Female whitetails can weigh between 90 pounds and 200 pounds. The lifespan of a whitetail can range between 8 years and 15 years.
One of the most fascinating aspects of this species is that they are able to regrow their antlers on an annual basis. A whitetail’s antlers will begin growing in late spring. During this time, the antlers are covered with a tissue referred to as velvet. A buck will have an antler arrangement that may be typical or non-typical. A typical antler arrangement will be symmetrical with points extending straight from the main beam. A non-typical antler arrangement will be asymmetrical with points formed at any angle off the main beam.
The inside spread of a buck’s antler arrangement can range between 3 inches and 25 inches. Bucks will typically shed their antlers after all of the females have been bred. This usually occurs between late December and February. Female whitetail deer may birth between one and three fawns in the mid-to late spring. Whitetail deer use a variety of methods for communicating with one another, including scents, sounds, markings, and body language. While females and fawns bleat as a form of communication, bucks will usually make a grunting noise. Whitetail deer also often use a blowing sound to communicate the presence of danger.
At Red Stag Ranch, Texas whitetail hunting ranks as one of the most popular sports. Make sure you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate in this season’s Texas whitetail deer hunting.
Among the many species of antlered animals on the face of the planet, Red Stags are considered by many to be the most exquisite. These fascinating animals make for truly amazing trophy animals and serve as an excellent addition to any hunter’s collection. Mature Red Stags may have a dozen or more points that can measure a minimum of 36 inches in length. Red Stags are among the largest of all deer species and can weigh between 300 pounds and 530 pounds. The meat produced from a Red Stag hunt is known as venison and is considered to be such a delicacy; it is served in the world’s finest restaurants. Venison is also considered to be a healthy eating choice as it is lower in fat and higher in protein than either chicken or beef.
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The Gemsbok species ranges in color from a light brown to tan. This species features a thick neck and muscular shoulders with a black stripe that runs from the chin all the way down the neck. A male Gemsbok will typically weigh between 500 pounds and 550 pounds, while a female Gemsbok will weigh between 440 pounds and 460 pounds. Gemsboks will stand between 4 feet and 5 feet in height and can achieve running speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Both the males and females of this species have long, straight horns. When the Gemsbok is intimidated, their horns can prove to be deadly. This species makes an excellent trophy animal on any Texas Gemsbok hunt.
Black Buck Antelope
The male black buck antelope is black in color along the upper body with white in the chest area. The white rings around the eyes and long, ringed horns that can reach up to 28 inches in length give this trophy animal a highly desired, distinctive look. Male black buck antelopes can stand up to 32 inches in height and weigh as much as 95 pounds. Females are smaller in body size and stature and are usually light brown or tan in color. While females typically do not have horns, if horns are present, they do not have the spirals like their male counterparts. As one of the fastest animals in the world, black buck antelopes can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour when necessary. The primary diet for the black buck antelope is comprised of pods, leaves, grass, flowers, shrubs, and fruit. These beautiful animals make their home in scrublands, dry thorn, and open grasslands. The average life expectancy for the black buck antelope is about 12 years, but these animals have been known to live up to 16 years. The venison from a trophy black buck hunt offers a superb taste and is featured in the finest restaurants in the world.
Native to India, where it is known as the "chital", the axis deer was introduced into Texas about 1932 and is now the most abundant exotic species in Texas.
The axis features a reddish fawn color and white spots. An Axis will shed its antlers yearly. The reproductive pattern in axis deer is similar to that in domestic cattle. In the wild, bucks with hardened antlers and in rutting condition may be found throughout the year. Each buck seems to have a reproductive cycle of its own which may not be synchronized with that of other bucks in the herd. Consequently, when some bucks are coming into rut, others are going out or are in a non-breeding condition, with no antlers and with their testes quiescent. Likewise, females experience estrous cycles throughout the year with each cycle lasting about 3 weeks. Gravid females may be found throughout the year, but the major breeding season lasts from mid-May through August with a June-July peak in activity. The bucks make no attempt to collect or retain harems of does, but instead they seek out and service the does in each herd as they become receptive. Axis antlers typically are three-pronged and feature a curved lyre shape that can extend up to 2 ½ feet in length. This species can reach up to three feet in height at the shoulders and weigh as much as 240 pounds. The life span of an axis ranges between 10 and 20 years in the wild and 25 or more in captivity. Normally, only one fawn is produced per pregnancy after a gestation period of 210-238 days. Reflecting the summer peak in rutting activity, nearly 80 % of Texas fawns are born in early January to mid-April, although fawns may arrive in all seasons. An Axis will feed on shrubs and tall grasses and will travel in herds of between 10 and 50 animals. Of all mammals, axis meat is the leanest. Axis venison is 99.8% fat free." Absolutely Beautiful Animals"
Description. A medium sized, "rangy" deer; adult males with large palmate antlers. Bucks develop "spike" antlers beginning in their first year and until 3-4 years old, grow and cast only antlers comprised of beams and simple points. At 3-4 years of age males may develop antlers with broad, palmate areas that measure 8-25 cm in width; total length of antlers is up to 39 cm.
Fallow Deer are native to Asia and Europe and feature a range of coat colors, including fawn, chocolate, and white. These deer tend to range over spacious area and will only spend a short period of time in one location. A young fallow deer will begin breeding at about 18 months of age. The fallow mating season, sometimes referred to as the rut, will begin in late September and reach its peak in October. Does typically give birth to single fawns between late May and mid-June. These animals are browsers and grazers. The life span of a fallow deer is between 12 and 16 years. Male fallows can reach up to 230 pounds, while does can weigh between 55 and 150 pounds. These beautiful deer make excellent trophy animals and provide delicious venison.
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