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Old 04-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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Re: New mexico oryx

Applied for Stallion Range Jan 10-12 2014...
Any info on range (distance) and caliber for these animals?
I harvested a NV bull Elk this past Nov with a hand loaded 200gr NAB, out of a Savage long range hunter 300WINmag. Stay the same or to heavy?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Re: New mexico oryx

Your 300 win mag loaded with 200gr NAB will do just fine. You can actually hunt them with .25 caliber rifles and above but I would stick with 30 cal or higher. They are pretty tough critters. These animals are hunted pretty much every month out of the year because they are pretty plentiful and they are trying to keep them under control. So..with that being said, they KNOW that when they see a truck getting close that they need to run. You would be SUPER lucky to get a 100 or 200 yard shot. Most likely you will have a 300 yd and beyond shot. The meat is outstanding. No game taste whatsoever.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:23 PM
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Re: New mexico oryx

Definitely use the 300. I drew a once in a lifetime tag last year and hunted december 1-3. We saw a decent amount, but a lot were broken horns, and they would take off if they saw you even a long way off, so getting close was tough. It took me three stalks to harvest a 39' cow on the second afternoon with a 487 yard shot. We stalked it almost 3 miles to get that close. I hit it about an inch behind the shoulder and it took it like nothing happened. Luckily it ran over a ridge a stopped. Went after it and it dropped on the second shot at 322 yards. If you do draw on range I'd recommend an outfitter as its a short timeframe and a lot of land. I used Antler Addiction Outfitters as I hunted with them before and became friends with the owner. I didn't know it, but they have a reputation as one of the best for oryx.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:59 PM
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Re: New mexico oryx

The off range hunts are a lot of luck to find an animal.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:30 AM
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Re: New mexico oryx

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Definitely use the 300. I drew a once in a lifetime tag last year and hunted december 1-3. We saw a decent amount, but a lot were broken horns, and they would take off if they saw you even a long way off, so getting close was tough. It took me three stalks to harvest a 39' cow on the second afternoon with a 487 yard shot. We stalked it almost 3 miles to get that close. I hit it about an inch behind the shoulder and it took it like nothing happened. Luckily it ran over a ridge a stopped. Went after it and it dropped on the second shot at 322 yards. If you do draw on range I'd recommend an outfitter as its a short timeframe and a lot of land. I used Antler Addiction Outfitters as I hunted with them before and became friends with the owner. I didn't know it, but they have a reputation as one of the best for oryx.
How many years did you apply before you drew?
Game retrieval? 3 miles is a long pack out...
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:51 AM
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Re: New mexico oryx

I drew out after 13 consecutive years of not drawing. And I drew a off range hunt when I had been trying for a on range hunt prior to that.
The off range animals are getting hunted almost year round. If you get a off range hunt be prepared to work for it and maybe not even see a animal. If you are coming from out of state I would recommend either a guided off range hunt or a on base hunt
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