African Game Hunting in Texas

Cotton Mesa Ranch is home to some large herds of African wildlife. Many hunters in Texas and beyond don’t realize the rich landscape of African game hunting opportunities right here in our state. Think of just about any African game animal from an Addax to a Zebra and we have it here on our ranch. 

Exotics Game from Africa to Hunt in Texas

  • Wildebeest: Blue wildebeest roam in large populations on our ranch, offering a thrilling hunt with a nice prize.  
  • Aoudad: These wily, hardy sheep will have you on your toes but an Aoudad trophy ram is well worth the effort and challenge!
  • Eland: This majestic species is one of the biggest prizes in African game hunting, and you’ll have the opportunity to claim your trophy eland right here in Texas.
  • Addax: This elusive antelope is the quintessential African exotic – screwhorn antelope trophy bulls are rare and worth seeking. 
  • Oryx: Pursuing this African exotic can prove challenging but isn’t that what a real hunt is all about? Our scouts will get you right in close for success.
  • Kudu: As one of the most sought-after exotic species to hunt, kudu are a prized trophy on many bucket lists.
  • Impala: Speed and agility merge in this gorgeous specimen, providing a true challenge for skilled hunters.
  • Gemsbok: With striking horns and impressive stamina, gemsbok are some of the most challenging and exhilarating exotics to hunt at Cotton Mesa – one that is on par with the African savannah  
  • Watusi: If size is what you’re after, a 1600-lb watusi bull with impressive horns is the way to go!
  • Waterbuck: Cotton Mesa’s breeding population offers a few trophy bucks a year and their gorgeous spiral horns make a great-looking mount.  
  • Zebra: This classic African species is available to hunt right here in our own backyard, without all the stress, time, and money of getting around the globe!

There are many advantages to hunting African game in the Lone Star State. For one you get to keep your meat from your harvest! Many times in hunting adventures in Africa you get to eat some of your meat there but a majority of it goes to the local villagers.

The second reason to consider an African animal hunt in Texas is the total cost of the adventure. Now while you can get some great hunting rate deals in Africa, it’s the international airline travel, meals and lodging that can be the most expensive part most of the time. The biggest objection to hunting abroad in Africa is usually two things: time and money. An in-the-States hunting adventure solves both these problems! Getting here in a short amount of time is relatively easy and the cost is usually less in the grand scheme of things when pricing out the entire adventure from start to finish in Texas versus Africa when you total each one out. Why travel halfway across the globe when the ultimate exotic animal hunting experience awaits right here in Texas?

Exotics Species from India to Hunt in Texas

  • Nilgai: A 700-lb mature blue bull is a big take-down, as these skittish exotics from India prove to be a challenging prey
  • Blackbuck: Their distinctive spiral horns and swiftness make for an exciting hunt and an impressive mount
  • Axis: Originating from India, Cotton Mesa Ranch now has a thriving population of axis deer, offering the opportunity to pursue this fine species 

Exotic Game from China

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Exotic Animals from Europe to Hunt in Texas

  • Fallow Deer: The wide open country at Cotton Mesa is reminiscent of the fallow deer’s original European countryside, providing an engaging hunting experience to take down a prized trophy with unique antlers 
  • Red Stag: The true Texan hunting experience is a trophy red stag hunt and we have thriving herds at Cotton Mesa – we’ll ensure you get them in your sights

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Free Range Exotic Hunts Texas

Book your exotic game hunting experience now with just a call – true trophy hunting awaits you, with quality animals, friendly staff, and cozy lodging on our 4,200 acre ranch! 

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Cotton Mesa Trophy Whitetail
9066 FM 3194 Richland, TX 76693

Phone: (903) 654-3416
Fax: (903) 874-4399