Species
Axis
axisThe Axis deer is a native of India. It is also called the chital deer or spotted Indian deer.

A moderately large, spotted deer with three tines on each antler. Native to India, where it is known as the "chital," the axis deer was introduced into Texas about 1932.

In 1988, free-ranging herds were established in 27 counties of central and southern Texas. At this time, it also occurs as a confined animal on ranches in 67 other counties. Axis deer are the most abundant exotic ungulate in Texas.

These animals are gregarious and usually are found in herds ranging from a few animals to 100 or more. In each herd the leader is usually an old, experienced doe. Unlike our native deer, adult male axis deer normally are found living with herds of young and old animals of both sexes. Anatomically, axis deer are more closely allied to the North American elk than to our native deer. Like our elk, rutting male axis deer emit bugle-like bellows, and both sexes have alarm calls or barks.

We harvest our Axis bucks at maturity. All bucks harvested boast a main beam length of 30 inches or better.

Rate: Axis Buck $2,500 for the trophy / $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.
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Blackbuck

black buckBlackbuck is an antelope of India that inhabits open grasslands and in the male has long, spiraled horns and a black coat with white under parts.

The Blackbuck antelope is the most popular hunt on the Franklin Family Ranch.

Much of the terrain is open with scattered oaks, which lends itself to a very difficult hunt.

We work to harvest all Blackbuck at maturity with a minimum length of 18" base to tip.

Rate: Blackbuck $2,000 for the trophy / $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.

 

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Fallow

The Fallow is a small Eurasian deer with a yellowish-red spotted coat and flattened antlers in the male.

The name comes from the middle English for the color reddish-yellow. Both sexes are spotted with white.

The Fallow deer is common in England where it is often domesticated in parks.

Our group of Fallow is the strongest we have ever had. During the 1998-1999 season we are honored to say that we scored high Gold with two beautiful Fallow Trophies.

We expect this season to be even better. We have a great selection of white, chocolate and spotted Fallow available.

Rate: Fallow Buck $2,000 for the trophy / $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.

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Mouflon

mouflonMouflon, also Moufflon, a small, wild sheep inhabiting the mountains of Sardina, Corsica, etc.

Its horns are very large, with a triangular base and rounded angles. It is supposed, by some, to be the original of domestic sheep.

Called also musimon or musmon. Short fleeced.

Our Mouflon Package is three days and two nights. All meals and accommodations are provided as well as a one-on-one guide.

Rate: Mouflon Ram $2,500 for the trophy / $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.

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Aoudad

aoudad1_thumb Aoudad ("Ay-dad") is the Moorish name. Also called Zool ("Zoo-ool").

An African sheeplike quadruped (Ammotragus tragelaphys) having a long mane on the breast and forelegs. It is perhaps the chamois of the Old Testament.

A wild sheep (Ammortragus lervia) of northern Africa, having long curved horns and a beardlike growth of hair on the neck and chest. Also referred to as Barbary sheep.

Rate: Aoudad  Ram $2,000 for the trophy / $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.

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Turkey

The Rio Grande turkey can be found in the arid southwestern United States and northeastern Mexico. It can be distinguished from the Eastern by having tail feathers and coverts tipped with a yellowish-brown or tan color rather than the darker brown chestnut  color of the eastern.

The Rio Grande turkey is gregarious and winters in very large flocks. Turkey legs are pinkish to gray or black and males have spurs (females rarely have spurs). The turkey breast has a beard (bristle-like feathers) that continues to grow throughout its life. The tom struts during courtship and spreads his tail in an impressive fan. The female is considerably smaller, less iridescent, and has hair and fine feathers on her head. The turkey roosts in trees, has keen eyesight and hearing, and is gregarious.

Rate: $250 per bird per hunter, additional day $150 per hunter, $125 per non-hunting guest.

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Whitetail

White tailed DeerThe whitetail is a common North American deer. The tail has a distinctive white underside.

Our whitetail management program is one we are quickly becoming proud of and look forward to studying more each year.

Rate: Whitetail Hunts are $6,000 per spot (only 15 available).  $300 per day per hunter for accommodations / $150 per additional day and a non-hunter of $200.00 per day.

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