Exotic Animals

Deer, Antelope, or Sheep Species

Deer, Antelope, or Sheep Species: Name Those Animals

Time for a pop quiz! Think you know your deer, antelope and sheep breeds? Well, we’ll see won’t we! We’ll show you a picture and you guess what it is. Then, we’ll provide you with the right answer and some additional fun facts! Ready, set, go!  Read More…

Exotic vs. Invasive Species

Exotic versus Invasive Species

Let’s start with what native species are so we can get that portion out of the way. Native species are those that are indigenous to an area. These are white-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep and pronghorn antelope, for example. Now that we know what native species are, we can dive deeper into exotics …

Exotic versus Invasive Species

Best Taxidermists for Exotic Trophies

Best Taxidermists for Exotic Trophies

“When taxidermy is done well, it’s an amazing piece of art.” – Amanda Seyfried Finding a taxidermist for your exotic trophies isn’t as easy as walking into your local sporting good store or McDonalds. In 2016, there were only 513,071 taxidermists in the US. And, after eliminating shops that aren’t near your area of town, …

Best Taxidermists for Exotic Trophies

Addax Antelope

Addax Antelope: Everything You Need To Know

The addax is also called the white antelope or “screw horn” antelope because of its white coloring and corkscrew looking horns. These twisted horns can range from 22-32 inches on females and 28-33 inches on males. Longest horn length recorded for an addax? 43 inches! Wow, right?  Read More…

Field Judging an aoudad

How to Field Judge an Aoudad

Field judging an Aoudad is not as easy as sizing-up a Blackbuck or Axis. Although, there are lots of theories on how to best field judge these exotics like counting curls, using ears to measure horn length and body size and coat color, we’re going to focus on the “poor man’s Bighorn.”  Read More…

Native Texas Species vs Exotic

Native Species vs. Non-Native: The Who’s Who in Texas Hoofstock

When talking about animal conservation, you often hear people refer to native vs. non-native species. In other words, a non-native species is an exotic animal not indigenous to a region. One of our Association’s missions is to encourage and expand the conservation of both native and non-native hoofstock and protect the rights of private property …

Native Species vs. Non-Native: The Who’s Who in Texas Hoofstock

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