Hunting Antelope On The Serengeti Of...Texas? How This Works
Not everyone has the time or money to get a passport, make travel arrangements, and fly to Africa to hunt antelope on the Serengeti. In addition, there are many dangerous places in Africa you do not want to go, and it is not just the animals that will harm you. Dictators, war-torn areas, rivalries for countries, and more, are all possibilities when you want to go on safari in Africa.
Thankfully, you do not have to go through all of that just to hunt some antelope or other exotic big game. There are many ranches in Texas where you can hunt blackbuck antelope, axis deer, fallow deer, red stags, and other game, and it will not cost you nearly as much as an African safari trip. Here is how this kind of hunting trip works.
Find the Ranches and Book Online
A simple online search for a blackbuck antelope hunting ranch or other big game ranch will turn up what you are looking for. Read through the websites to see which ranches offer hunting trips. You can book online, reserving your trip with a valid credit card, or call the ranch if you have additional questions.
Usually, there are different packages available to choose from, including your selection of game. Some ranches may also offer a sort of "a la carte" hunting option whereby you select your dates, your choice in game, and whether or not you want to camp out under the stars during your trip or stay in a room in a cabin. You can also choose to hunt with just the guide or with a group of fellow hunters who have chosen the same package as you.
No Passport Needed, but Pack Your Gear
No passport is needed, of course, but each ranch tends to send guests a list of gear that they need to bring with them. The ranch may also advise you as to what guns work best to shoot your chosen prey. If you do not own such a gun as they recommend, you do not have to go out and buy one. The ranch often provides the guns that are most suitable to hunting each of these members of the deer and antelope family. A lot of walking and hiking is common, so be prepared with the correct footwear, and bring any items to bandage feet against blisters if you are not used to walking and hiking much.