H5 Trophy Ranches - GAME PREVIEW:
Regardless of the season, H5 Trophy Ranches offers countless hunting experiences to fulfill your every desire. Here’s a taste of the game offered at the ranch:
North American Bison
The American bison also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. A bison has a shaggy, long, dark brown winter coat, and a lighter weight, lighter brown summer coat. The male bison are slightly larger than the female and, in some cases, can be considerably heavier. Typical weight can range from 700 pounds to 2,200 pounds.
The white-tailed deer is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru. It has also been introduced to New Zealand and some countries in Europe, such as Finland, Czech Republic, and Serbia. The white-tailed deer is one of the most highly sought after game in North America, as it is one of the hardest animals to hunt. The deer's coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside to its tail, which it shows as a signal of alarm by raising the tail during escape. A Whitetail deer weighs 130 to 350 pounds with antlers ranging up to 200+ inches.
The Axis Deer also known as the Spotted Deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and most of India. It is now becoming native to parts of North America, expecially in Texas. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and its under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually typically have three points on each antler. A large buck can weigh 170 pounds to 250 pounds with antlers thirty inches or more in length.
A Simbok is a Scimitar Horned Oryx crossed with a Gemsbok. These hybrids are most prevalent in North America. Their characteristics consist of horns of a Scimitar, face of a Gemsbok and yellowish tint for the coat. Horns range from 30-42 inches and can weigh up to 400 pounds.
The Sika Deer is a member of the deer family Cervidae that inhabits much of East Asia. They are closely related to Red Deer, Central Asian Red Deer and Wapiti. Their coats vary in size and coloration and weight. Sika antlers have 3-4 points branching from a main beam and vary in size.
Blackbuck is a species of antelope found mainly in India, but also in parts of Pakistan and Nepal. The horns of the Blackbuck are ringed with 3 to 4 turns and can be as long as 17 to 22 inches on the straight line measurement. The Adult males can grow as tall as 32 inches and can weigh as much as 95 pounds. In the male, the upper body is black and the belly and eye rings are white.
The Fallow Deer is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. They are solid white, dark brown or red with white spots. They have a height of about three feet, with adult males weighing between 130 to 170 pounds. They can have thick palmated antlers with 20 points or more.
The Aoudad, or Barbary sheep, is a relatively large sheep characterized by large, curved horns and long hair on the throat, chest, and upper parts of the front legs. Their horns are honeycomb-shaped. They are generally brownish-red or grayish-brown in color with patches of white on the inner surface of the legs and the belly. Their weight ranges from 80 to 300 lbs. Their horns can get up to 34”+ in length. They stand 3 to 4 feet tall at the shoulder.
Black Hawaiian Sheep
The islands of Hawaii have black sheep with reddish wool that range in their mountains. The horns grow up, out, down and back out with 25 inch or more curls on record book rams. The coloration is solid black throughout except for a white muzzle. A large ram will weigh 130 pounds.
Jacob 4 Horn Sheep
The Jacob sheep is a rare breed of small, colored with white spots, multi-horned sheep that resembles a goat in its conformation. Jacobs may have from two to six horns, but most commonly have four. The most common color is black and white. It weighs about 80 to 180 pounds.
The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. Merinos are regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Horned Merino rams have long, spiral horns which grow close to the head.
Painted Desert Sheep
This unique breed exhibits a variety of dramatic colors and markings. The most striking feature of this breed is the lovely coloration, with members bearing three or even four distinct colors in a variety of patterns. Representative animals may have dark markings on a light coat, or the exact opposite. Their spots and ovals may be overlapped, nested, or blended together with indistinct boundaries. The typical rams weigh in at between 75 to 200 pounds.
Catalina Goats are always a white color. These goats average weight is 140 pounds. They have impressive horns that grow up and back from its head in large twists.
The common eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. Common elands are spiral-horned antelopes with females being smaller than the males. Their coat differs geographically with elands in North Africa having distinctive markings (torso stripes, markings on legs, dark garters and a spinal crest) that are absent in the south. Females weigh 660–1,320 pounds and males can weigh up to 2200 pounds.
Scimitar – Horned Oryx
The Scimitar Oryx or Scimitar-horned Oryx, also known as the Sahara Oryx, is a species of Oryx now extinct in the wild. The Scimitar Oryx is a spiral-horned antelope that stands just over three feet at the shoulder. Its coat is white with a red-brown chest, black markings on the forehead, and can weigh between 300 to 500 pounds.
The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species of the Cervidae or deer family in the world, and one of the largest land mammals in North America and eastern Asia. Elk are more than twice as heavy as mule deer and have a more reddish hue to their hair coloring, as well as large, buff colored rump patches and smaller tails. Only the males have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter. They can typically weigh between 500 to 700 pounds.
The gemsbok or gemsbuck is a large antelope in the Oryx genus. It is native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert. Gemsboks are light brownish-grey to tan in color, with lighter patches toward the bottom rear of the rump. Their tails are long, black in color, and a blackish stripe extends from the chin down the lower edge of the neck. They can typically weigh between 500 to 700 pounds with a height of 4 feet.
The Red Deer or Red Stag is one of the largest deer species. The red deer inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, Iran, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. Generally, the male (stag or hart) red deer is typically 69 to 98 inches long and weighs 350 to 530 pounds; the female is 63 to 83 inches long and weighs 260 to 370 pounds and can be reddish-brown in their coats for most of the season.
The addax, also known as the white antelope and the screw horn antelope, is an antelope of the genus Addax that lives in the Sahara desert. The addax is a spiral-horned antelope and the coloring of the addax's coat varies with the season in the winter, it is greyish-brown with white hindquarters and legs, and long, brown hair on the head, neck, and shoulders; in the summer, the coat turns almost completely white or sandy blonde. The weight of males varies from 220 to 276 pounds, and that of females from 130 to 200 pounds.
The Bluegill is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream, brim, or copper nose. A defining characteristic of the bluegill is the bright blue edging visible on its gill rakers. The bluegill is noted for the darkened spot that it has on the posterior edge of the gills and base of the dorsal fin. The sides of its head and chin are a dark shade of blue. It has a yellowish breast and abdomen, with the breast of the breeding male being a bright orange. The bluegill typically ranges in size from four to 12 inches, and reaches a maximum size just over 16 inches.
The largemouth bass is a freshwater gamefish, a species of bass native to North America. The largemouth is an olive green fish, marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. In comparison to age, a female bass is larger than a male. It reaches a maximum recorded overall length of 29.5 inches and a maximum unofficial weight of 25 pounds 1 ounce.
The Catfish is characterized by their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, and range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest. Catfish have no scales; their bodies are often naked. The largest catfish caught in the Missouri River on July 20, 2010, weighed 130 pounds. The largest flathead catfish ever caught was in Independence, Kansas, weighing 123 lb. 9 oz.