Hunting Exotics

What is an Exotic?
"Exotic" refers to non-indigenous or non-native mammals that landowners have introduced to Texas Ranches. The first release of exotics into Texas occurred around 1930 when a group of nilgai antelope were released on the King Ranch in South Texas. As of 1988, based on a state-wide survey conducted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept, there were over 160,000 exotic game animals of 67 different species found in Texas. Texas Exotics can be found in 137 of the 254 counties in the State, and 68% of those exotics were to be found in the Texas Hill Country.

Hunting Exotics in the Texas Hill Country
Hunting Exotics in Texas is a year-round event. There are currently no season regulations or limits on Exotic Game animals in Texas with the exemption of the Aoudad Sheep occurring in the Palo Duro Canyon area. We hunt Exotics and Whitetail Deer on multiple ranches in the Texas Hill Country mainly in Kerr, Gillespie, and Kimble Counties...all 30 minutes from the Texas Hunt Lodge.  

How we Hunt
All Exotic hunts with Texas Hunt Lodge are fully guided and we hunt these game animals by way of spot and stalk, safari style or still hunting. The hunts are fair chase on our network of large ranches in the Texas Hill Country and South Texas.
Hunting with rifle, bow, handgun or black powder is welcomed.

Hunt Packages
The majority of our hunting packages are 2-3 nights at the Texas Hunt Lodge, and 2-4 trips out in the field to search for and harvest your game animal, custom hunt packages are available upon request

Your Hunt Package includes:
  • Private Suite Accommodations at the Texas Hunt Lodge
  • Trophy Fee and Guide Fee for your Hunt
  • Cleaning and Transportation of your animal to Taxidermist/Meat Processor
  • Transportation from the Texas Hunt Lodge to the hunting ranches
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Stocked Bar at the Texas Hunt Lodge
  • Private Access to the Guadalupe River for Fishing, Swimming, Canoe, etc
  • Optional Extra Nights at the Texas Hunt Lodge with Family and Guests
  • Optional Airport Transfers from San Antonio, Texas
  • Optional Additional Hunting for other game animals during your stay with us

Our Hunt Packages

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