Nyala are native to Southern Africa and are one of several spiral horned antelope which include Greater and Lesser Kudu, Bongo, Bushbuck, Eland and Sitatunga. Nyala possess one of the prettiest capes in Africa, mature bulls have a grey coat with white stripes along their sides.
They also have white markings on their face also known as a chevron, a mane along the bottom of their neck, front legs and along their top line with a bushy tail. The lips and lower legs are brownish tan. The female nyala will have the same white markings but will remain reddish color as will the young males. Mature bulls will weigh as much as 300 pounds. The horns are spiraled and will get 24” or longer at maturity. We have a growing herd with about a dozen females. They are very secretive and prefer thick brush only coming out to feed very early in the morning and late afternoons. Females and young males will travel in small groups, but mature bulls are mainly solitude animals.
Our hunting styles vary as to method of take and time of year. Most of our guides are not only experienced hunting locally but have international hunting experience as well. We primarily hunt safari style, glassing hill sides and valleys. When they are deep in the brush, we will stalk ridges and glass.
For bow hunters, it is usually a matter of sitting in our world class blinds and patience. We limit our hunting, only taking a few mature bulls per year. We are not going to hunt a bull until he has reached his maximum size. Because of our management and breeding success, Star S Ranch has record class trophy hunting.
You will be staying in our 7,000-foot Waterfall Lodge which was completed in the summer of 2014. The main lodge includes 32-foot ceilings with black walnut walls covered with trophies from around the world. A granite bar top and service area is perfect for relaxing and telling hunting stories. The back porch overlooks a water hole where it is not uncommon to see Sable Antelope, Kudu, Axis Deer, and Whitetail Deer drinking water. There are 4 casitas, each with two rooms which has three queen sized beds and an on-suite bathroom. One room, the lodge and surroundings are wheel chair accessible so all can enjoy the facilities and outdoors. Additionally, you can fly your plane into our 5,000-foot paved Star S Airport which is located in the middle of the ranch.
At Star S Ranch, you will find all the amenities needed for a Corporate Retreat, built around the wildlife and hunting loved by the avid hunter.
If you are looking for a true trophy hunting experience with quality animals, privacy, tremendous facilities, an experienced friendly staff, and among the simplest, fairest pricing in the industry, the 14,000-acre Star S Ranch should be on your short list!
Book your hunt today by calling us at (830) 285-8753 or sending us an email at email@example.com