Texas Exotic Hunts

Alpine Ibex Hunts

Alpine Ibex are native to much of central and northern Europe with some of the largest herds in Switzerland. Extremely rare in the United States, many herds have experienced some hybridization. Alpine ibex are fairly large mountain goats reaching weights of over 300 pounds.

Here at Star S Ranch, we have spent 6 years establishing a breeding population. We released our first billies into the wild in 2013 and with our improved breeding success, expect to continue releasing a growing number of young males annually. Alpine Ibex are beautiful mountain goat with a dark gray coat and extremely heavy horns reaching lengths of nearly 40 inches. Unlike Nubian ibex, their horns tend to rise straight up with only a slight curve which makes them appear even larger than they are. In coming years, we look forward to having hunting some tremendous trophies.

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 ssranch@star-s-ranch.com

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