The December off range oryx hunt was no shooting fish in the barrel hunt. As others have said, many miles, and lots of time afield will yield the success. I got into them on the 12th of December. I had a close encounter with no horns, broken horn, and handlebar horns as we suprised each other at 20 yards. It was like "holy crap oryx!" from me and "holy crap hunter!" from them. I did not have a shot I liked so I passed on them. On the 16th, I found one all alone and decided to take a long range shot. I took a shot at 700 yards. I missed. Just under him. On the 23rd I found a pair of oryx and these had decent horns. I had a clean standing broadside shot at 375 yards and what should have been a slam dunk was a miss. I went to the range to verify and the scope was indeed off about 7" at 100 yards. I cleanly missed at 375. While I was at the range, I brought the Oehler 35P along and found my guestimate was a little off for the 338 Lapua. I adjusted my Shooter program and tried a shot at the range and was on target with the new setting. Oh well. With the upcoming weather forecast I did not want to hunt the later part of this week. Today, I got to my hunting spot and saw this guy looking at me. The distance was close enough and I sent a 180 gr Core-Lokt through his shoulder and heart from my Rem 700 300 Wby. After I got him to the truck, and started field dressing him, I see his buddy looking bummed. At least I know there is one left.