Forister Exotics Armenian Mouflon Hunts –
The Judge has made his way out to Forister Exotics a couple times the last few years and well he just has the luck on his side! He always knows what he’s after and comes well prepared! After talking to him for about a year and talking him into waiting and giving this particular Armenian Mouflon another year to grow we finally set a date for the hunt. Going back to the first phone conversation I had with the Judge I knew that the Armenian Mouflon was one of his all time animals that he would hold near and dear and cherish for as long as he could still gaze upon him in his trophy room. It is that kind of hunter that keeps us all going and raising these awesome animals. Armenian Mouflon are on every sheep hunters list and finding a good one isn’t always easy. Well our date with this beautiful Armenian Mouflon finally came around and when the Judge got to the ranch we decided to shoot his rifle and make sure it was on. After that we made the 20 mile trek to the ranch in Real county to begin the hunt. We got into the pasture with a couple hours of daylight left to hunt and made 2-3 stalk attempts but with hunter, guide and camera woman it just wasn’t working. We decided to fall back into an ambush position and wait for the Armenian Mouflon to make their way to water. We set up in a perfect position and the Armenian Mouflon filtered across a road about 150 yards away. The biggest ram in the group stepped out and I told the judge that’s him take him when he stops. The Armenian Mouflon didn’t know what hit him when the .243 barked and found the crease behind his left shoulder. He spun to make a run and fell in his tracks about 3 steps from where he was standing when he was shot. We gave him a few minutes just to be sure and then we made our way down to inspect the Judges trophy Armenian Mouflon. After a few pictures we made our way back to the skinning shed to prepare the animal for the Taxidermist. Congrats Judge on another awesome trophy taken at Forister Exotics!
Forister Exotics Fallow Hunts
Bobby contacted me back a few months ago wanting to take his son on a Fallow Buck hunt for Christmas. We worked out the particulars and he put his deposit down. We planned to hunt the weekend before Christmas so Bobby and his son made it up Thursday afternoon to get his Fallow hunt started. We got the guys settled in and about 4 that afternoon we made a lap around the pasture to see if we couldn’t find a good Fallow Buck safari style before I put them in a stand I knew the Fallow deer had been coming to. As we got to the back fence line I spotted a small Fallow buck and a bunch of females and I knew the bigger Fallow deer had to be in the area. So instead of spooking them with the jeep I decided to go ahead and stick the hunters in the blind close by and told them they where looking for a big spotted Fallow buck. As I pulled away I spun the feeder a few times on the front of the jeep and headed to the house to wait and listen for a shot. Well I guess it didn’t take very long because before I got to the house they shot and I didn’t hear it due to noise of the jeep and bouncing around in the rocks. I had another group of hunters hunting in the next pasture over and at dark I went to pick them up and sent my Ranch hand Valdo to pick up the Fallow hunters. As I picked up the other hunters they said they heard a shot early so we made our way back over to the house about the same time Valdo was pulling up in the jeep with a nice Spotted Fallow Buck on the rack! As we got out and started to listen to the story it was just a matter of minutes from the time I dropped them off that the Fallow buck came in and this proud young hunter dropped his first Fallow deer in his tracks. You can tell from the video the young man was pretty excited! Congrats and merry Christmas to the Whittington Family santa came a few days early for this young man!
Forister Exotics Corporate Exotic Hunting
Jamie with Houston Controls brought a group out last month and we put them on some good hunting. The second fall trip was set for this past weekend and early in the week Jamie forwarded me the guest list. 12 hunters and a couple extra maybe to shoot a doe if they can. Ok no problem we got this. first day we wanted to spread everyone out and try to get some animals down and we started quickly. by the end of the first evening we had a few nice Blackbuck down. Second day brought a few more whitetail and Exotics in to the skinning shed. Saturday night we made a few laps with the spotlight and found 1 good axis buck lurking around. Sunday morning we where able to finish up the hunt with a couple of nice whitetail, a fallow buck and a stag. Congrats to all of these great people for their trophies and we thank Houston Controls for another great weekend of hunting and fellowship with some excellent folks.
Forister Exotics Elk Hunts
Dave came back to Texas to celebrate his 60th birthday and I had his present wrapped up with a bow on it. This was a great elk that we where able to make a great stalk on and with one shot from Dave’s new .280 this Elk dropped in his tracks. An incredible Elk for a great hunter. Congrats Dave on a great Elk hunt at Forister Exotics.
Blackbuck Hunts at Forister Exotics
Doug had a couple of his clients out at the ranch yesterday in search of an Exotic. With multiple animals on the menu we decided to hunt Safari style and just see how it played out. We Looked at some good Mouflon Rams and passed on them and saw some excellent Axis bucks that we just never could get a shot at. After lunch we decided to go back and look for one of the Blackbuck we had see earlier in the day. After looking at him closely we decided to take him. Well you know how that goes about the time you decide to shoot everything runs off! So we tried to keep up with him and eventually lost track of him. As we approached a big clearing where the road forked we noticed a few Blackbuck females crossing and so we figured the buck had to be close. We moved in to get a close look and as we did we found the Blackbuck we were after fighting another male 50 yards in the brush. We waited a few seconds for them to move into a clearing and Eric made a heck of a shot free handed and dropped the Blackbuck in his tracks. Great Job Eric and Congrats on your first Exotic Trophy.
Iranian Red Sheep
Chuck was down with the LGI group and Doug on their annual hunt and he had harvested a Red Stag last year so we had talked about a couple options one being Scimitar Horned Oryx one being Iranian Red Sheep. We decided to run by the other ranch and just look at some sheep everyone said Chuck likes him some Sheep. We made our way over and looked at some sheep. Once this giant showed himself there was no doubt the hunt was on. The sheep where feeding across an opening and this one knew where to stand and position himself with smaller Iranian Red Sheep either in front or behind him so we could not shoot. As they turned and where about to run he cleared for a fraction of a second and ol’ Chuck let him have it. One shot and this great Iranian Red Sheep was down for the count. It was a quick hunt but as we made our way to the Iranian Red Sheep we knew we had one for the books. Once we got him skinned and ready to go in the freezer I measured him and he is #7 all time in the Trophy Game Records Of the world. Congrats Chuck on a great Trophy Iranian Red Sheep.
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.