Forister Exotics Mouflon Hunts
The Judge has been taking a few animals off the old bucket list and this trip it was a Trophy Mouflon Ram. After looking over several specimens we finally decided to take “A SHOT” at this great Trophy Mouflon and the Judge made a heck of a shot and dropped him. Congrats Judge on great Trophy Mouflon and I know you will enjoy him hopefully for many more years!
Forister Exotics Exotic Sheep Hunts
Keith made his way out to the ranch this weekend and we had a few animals on the menu and got right down to it taking a nice Chocolate Fallow buck the first evening. Somehow we managed not to botch the pictures and got him skinned and taken care of before we figure out the pics where not good. So lesson learned there but we had other animals on the agenda and we hit the ground running Saturday. I put Keith in a box blind anticipating the Iranian Red sheep coming into bow range. After a while they came in and nosed around the corn a bit butt never got into comfortable range so as the started to leave the decision was made to take one with the rifle. Nice quartering away 100 yard shot and this awesome Iranian Red Sheep was down. We got pictures and got this Iranian Red Sheep in the cooler and proceeded to hunt for something that would go good on Keith’s wall. The day was winding down and we were getting ready to call it a hunt and head back to the lodge and have a nice dinner when we spotted a nice herd of Mouflon out on a grass flat. We picked one out and got a range of about 245 yards and knowing the weapon and his abilities Keith let his .308 loose and made a great shot dropping this Mouflon where he stood. Congrats Keith on a couple fine trophies and another great weekend at Forister Exotics.
Forister Exotics Mouflon Hunts
Les Contacted me back in September looking for a Trophy Mouflon hunt for his wife. Didn’t take long and we had the dates set up. Well Sunday November 23 rolled around and Les his wife Paula and son Jacob made their way to the ranch. We discussed some options for their hunt and it was decided it would be fun for everyone to try sitting the first evening together and see what would happen. As with any hunting situation the more people in a blind is usually not for the better. More human odor the urge to talk and laugh and things of that nature is usually not good. But as I returned at dark to pick the Davis Family up they told me they had seen a good number of animals through the evening hunt and even a pretty nice Mouflon Ram. A couple hours later I got the text asking if it was a shooter or not with a picture of a nice Mouflon! Dang cell phone service!! Well we had a good dinner that evening and the group wanted to try their hand at some predator hunting and we did pretty good got a few fox and a ringtail. The next morning we woke to 40 degrees and a slight wind out of the west. I knew the same stand they where in the evening before should be good this morning because I usually see a good number of Mouflon in the are or crossing through it. So around 8 I get a call from Les saying they have a nice Mouflon on the ground. I quickly made my way out to the stand and sure enough they did have a nice Mouflon down. Forister Exotics Mouflon hunts can be conducted in many ways this time it worked out well for a Family to sit together and enjoy watching Paula take her first exotic. Congrats Davis family on a nice Mouflon ram.
Mouflon Hunts at Forister Exotics
After the shot Doug called it my Mouflon Sales tactic, That is to drive around continuously looking at big Mouflon and the hunter or someone in the truck will eventually say ” I’ll shoot that one” !! Well we had been looking for a couple of fallow bucks for a good part of the day for another hunter in the group and we had already harvested a nice Blackbuck. We kept running into a group of Mouflon and this time I guess they were just tired of running away from us and we got a chance to really look at them and pick out a good old Mouflon Ram. Once we had our Mouflon Ram picked out Doug was quick to pull the trigger and made a tough quartering shot that stopped the Mouflon in his tracks. Once we got up on him we quickly realized we had a a pretty nice old Mouflon on our hands. Congrats Doug and this one will go great on the wall.
Forister Exotics Sika Deer
Keith and Joe had booked a hunt back in August for this past weekend. Keith has hunted a few times over the summer and harvested a few animals on a mission to train his new blood dog TJ. After deciding we might like to look for a big Mouflon possibly for both hunters we made our way around the pasture in the rain looking for the biggest Mouflon we could find. After a couple of almost shot opportunities we were set up on the herd trying to pick the biggest one when Keith asks ” Hey what the heck is that coming out in the back?” I quickly shifted my binoculars to the back of the herd and there was this Impressive Sika Buck working his way along the cedar line at about 200 yards. Keith quickly got the deer in focus and made what we thought was a pretty good first shot on the Sika Buck. We gave him a few minutes and with TJ in tow we set out before the rain could was the blood and scent away. As we approached where the Sika buck went into the cedar at TJ quickly picked up the trail and before we knew it he had jumped the big Sika Buck and the chase was on. We quickly caught up to the next cedar break and TJ had lost the Sika Buck. As we watched him work the trails TJ locked on again and Keith was able to get another shot off on the Sika buck. This time the Sika buck went down for good and we let TJ finish tracking him out. What a great learning experience for TJ who is showing signs of being a valuable asset for Keith hopefully for many years to come. Oh yeah and Keith had his hands on a very impressive Sika buck to boot. Congrats Keith on an awesome hunt and finally getting a good work out for TJ.
Exotic Meat Hunt with SSS
I had the distinct honor of hosting the 1st hunt with the Sharp Shooting Shikaris Hunting Club based in the greater Houston area. When I booked the hunt I had no idea what I was in for but I am glad the group was able to make it out and hunt with Forister Exotics. We started the weekend Friday afternoon at the gun range sighting in rifles and then had a small tutorial on animal species and pricing and what they could shoot and what not to shoot. After everyone was comfortable and ready to go hunt we made our way to the blinds for the first evening. Many animals where seen the first evening and the guys where able to get a few animals down including a nice Aoudad ram. After a little sleep we made our way back to the blinds Saturday morning. The group wanted to experience a few different methods of hunting so over the weekend we hunted from blinds, Safari Style and tried a few spot and stalk hunts. The group ended up with a good amount of meat to take home and they also learned a lot about the animals and hunting in general. After a great hunt the guys had one last meal at the lodge and loaded up to head home. This was a fun hunt for me and I also enjoyed seeing the different cultures the group brought to the hunt. Hopefully we will have them back out for a deer hunt when the season rolls around. Big thanks to Usmon for setting the hunt up. Congrats to all the hunters on their successful hunt at Forister Exotics.
First I would like to thank Dave and Dan from New Mexico for coming down and hunting with Forister Exotics. They got to the ranch Thursday night and the plan was to hunt Friday and Saturday. We discussed a game plan to go to the ranch in Real county to start with to look at an Addax, the big Elk, maybe a red sheep and an axis buck would not be passed if the opportunity presented itself. We woke Friday to extremely nice weather calm winds and overcast skies mid 60’s temps. Wow is this mid July in Texas? As the day went on it never got over 85 degrees and was pleasant most of the day. We left the lodge about 5:45 and made the short ride over to the other ranch. I was hoping to find the Addax Bull quickly and see if Dave was going to be happy with him and once we found him it didn’t take long for Dave to make his mind up and make a quick stalk on him. Dave made a good shot and we were standing over a nice Addax Bull prepping for pictures.
After a quick stop at the skinning pole we were back out driving looking for the Red Sheep originally but we came down a hill and jumped this nice Axis buck. Dan was quick to get the rifle on him and get a shot. So there was a major bullet problem here with this deer and after Dan finished him off we took some pictures and got him gutted.
Dan was shooting a STW armed with a berger bullet be aware this bullet did not do the job as advertised. The bullet blew up on entry and did not penetrate at all. Man we all felt bad watching this Axis buck expire and wondered what went wrong. Once we got his guts out we found out the bullet did not perform so Dan thought best to head back to the main ranch and get his other rifle loaded with a different bullet and try to round-up some lunch. After a quick bite we decided to go look at the Mouflon in the main pasture. We came across a big group of Mouflon rams after a few laps and Dan decided the leader of the pack was the one he wanted. As we tried to get a range on the herd Dan knew the big one he wanted was about to hit the brush and made a great 200 yard shot. We marked the spot visually and made our way over to find him.
What a beautiful Mouflon. Again we made our way over to take some pictures and to the skinning pole. Once we were done we decided to run in and find something for dinner. After dinner we had time for another ride through the main ranch and Dave would like to shoot a good Axis buck if we could find one. After seeing a few good ones this nice buck stood still long enough for Dave to decide he wanted him and get a shot. After the shot it quickly got dark and we were having trouble finding blood. We kept looking and after a few minutes I rounded a corner of brush and shined the light and low and behold there was Dave’s Axis buck tucked away in a clump of trees. Since it was dark we figured we would get him gutted and posed in the walk in cooler so we could take some pics in the morning. What a fun Friday of hunting! Dave and Dan are 2 great guys from Clovis NM and if you are ever in Clovis stop in DC Tactical (Dan’s gun shop.) Thanks again guys we hunted hard but got it done and had a good time to boot. Looking forward to having Dave back in November for an Elk hunt and Dan wants to come back and shoot a good Fallow. Can’t wait!!