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How Texas hunting went exotic

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    cfabbro
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    Hah, after reading this article and thinking of you, I was coming here to ping you about it, @hungariantoast. Then lo and behold. I probably should have guessed it was you who posted it. p.s. How...

    Hah, after reading this article and thinking of you, I was coming here to ping you about it, @hungariantoast. Then lo and behold. I probably should have guessed it was you who posted it.

    p.s. How are the Zebras doing? Hopefully this article isn't a hint as to your family's plans for them! :P (unless you plan on getting more of them, so the herd becomes sustainable enough to hunt eventually?)

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      hungariantoast
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      Hi so, just to recap real quick: There are four zebras on the ranch, but one of them was, as the previous owner put it, "kicked out of the tribe", which is why I only have pictures of three of...

      Hi so, just to recap real quick:

      There are four zebras on the ranch, but one of them was, as the previous owner put it, "kicked out of the tribe", which is why I only have pictures of three of them.

      So those three, a male and two females, stick together and stay close to the ranch lodge. They're pretty friendly, enough that we can get close to them, but not friendly enough to let us touch them.

      The fourth zebra is a younger male, and spends most of his time roaming alone in the more remote parts of the ranch. He's not nearly as friendly.

      Right now all four zebras are healthy, and we even think one of the females might be pregnant (which is exciting, but also terrifying).

      We are a bit worried about the fourth zebra being alone though, and my uncle wants to eventually have more brought to the ranch to hopefully remedy that.

      As for hunting them, probably not. Definitely not while we only have four of them, and even if years from now we have a sizeable population, I honestly still doubt it. None of us are really interested in shooting one :)

      Also, I should clarify for anyone else reading this who may not know: this ranch isn't like those mentioned in the article above. First, it's way smaller (600 acres versus 18,000). Second, we're not selling animal hunts, because my uncle bought the place to retire to in a few years.

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      1. cfabbro
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        That's good to hear. I am all for ethical game hunting, especially when done to assist with population control, but pure sport/trophy hunting irks me quite a bit... and those Zebras are such...

        That's good to hear. I am all for ethical game hunting, especially when done to assist with population control, but pure sport/trophy hunting irks me quite a bit... and those Zebras are such beautiful creatures, I would personally be totally happy just to have them on my ranch (if I had one) living the good life too.

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