The Best Zebra Hunts
Starting at $7,500
The most common Zebra subspecies hunted in Texas is the Grant’s Zebra. It’s a beautiful animal that makes a magnifcient mount and a gorgeous rug. Texas has a healthy population of Zebra, and every year we have some great stallions available. So if you’re looking to take home a big, trophy Zebra stallion, I’ve got them!
Zebra are classified as an exotic in Texas and there’s no closed season. We run great Zebra hunts all year round. These hunts fill up quickly, thought, so don't wait too long to reserve your spot.
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WHO, HOW, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE
WHO ARE THESE HUNTS FOR
There’s more than one way to approach a Zebra hunt. One approach is geared for more experienced hunters who are physically fit. The other is geared for novice hunters, and for hunters who aren’t comfortable walking distances across rocky terrain.
Because of these options, I can accommodate hunters with a wide range of experience. These hunts are a good choice for everybody.
HOW WE HUNT ZEBRA
Most of my Zebra hunting is done by a combination of safari style hunting and spot and stalk hunting, but I will also hunt out of blinds as necessary. The best approach for you will depend on your experience level, your physical condition, and your preference.
Experienced hunters will enjoy a safari-style hunt combined with spot and stalk. We drive around until we locate a stallion we want, and then stalk into position and shoot from sticks.
Less experienced hunters (or hunters who aren’t comfortable walking distances across rocky terrain) will shoot from a blind overlooking a feeder or a natural food source. In the blind, we are able to take our shots from a more controlled environment.
A typical hunting day starts before daylight with a quick breakfast, and then we’re off to start the hunt. Late morning we’ll break for brunch/lunch, after which we’ll hunt until late afternoon or early evening. After getting back to camp for the night, we’ll have a hearty, hot-off-the grill dinner and a relaxing evening before heading to bed.
It’s worth noting that I don’t have a big camp where you will be in a lodge with a bunch of people you don’t know. When you hunt with me, you or your group have exclusive rights to the ranch for lodging and hunting.
ABOUT GRANT'S ZEBRAS
The Grants Zebra is one of seven subspecies of the plains Zebra. They have vertical stripes on their fronts, horizontal stripes on their legs and diagonal stripes on their flanks and rumps. Grants Zebra typically don’t have shadow stripes (and when they do, the shadow stripes are faint).
Grants Zebra stand 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 feet tall and weigh 600 to 700 pounds. Just like with horses, male Zebra are stallions and female Zebra are mares.
WHEN AND WHERE WE HUNT ZEBRAS
There is no closed season on hunting Zebras. I do most of my hunts in early April and late November through Christmas.
Zebra can be found in the Texas Hill Country, Edwards Plateau, and South Texas. The majority of my hunts are in the Hill Country, in the Kerrville and Fredericksburg areas.
If you are traveling by air, fly into the San Antonio International Airport. Rent a car there and drive to the ranch.
To prepare for your hunt, take a look at my packing lists. Some of the links on those lists are affiliate links — that means that I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Note, however, that I only recommend products that I use myself. In addition, take a look at my recommendations for hunting gear.
The weather in Texas can be unpredictable, and change quickly and abruptly. Make sure to check the weather forecast and pack appropriately.
Generally, summers are very hot, winters can get quite raw (especially in West Texas), and summer and fall days often have huge temperature swings with cold evenings, nights and mornings, and warm or hot afternoons.
For most hunts, prepare to dress in layers so you can add or take off clothing as temperatures shift throughout the day. For warm weather hunts, pack clothes that breathe, are well ventilated, and keep the sun off of you. For mountain hunts, avoid cotton — wool or synthetic works best.
For hunts in the late spring, summer and early fall, Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent is invaluable. We do a lot of walking through tall grass, and chiggers and ticks can be a problem. With Sawyer Permethrin you don’t have to worry about them. It's sprayed on your clothing and once it dries it’s odorless and colorless. I LOVE this product, and literally never leave home without it!
And one last - but very important - note: Do NOT wear new boots! Make sure your boots are well broken in!
Uninsulated & Insulated underwear
Darn tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion socks are my favorite. They last close to forever!
Comfortable camp clothes
Valid Texas hunting license
PRICING FOR TEXAS ZEBRA HUNTS
Daily rate and trophy fees depend on the ranch
$325 per hunter
$7500 to $9,000 per animal
Zebra Trophy Hunts
$2,500 per hunter
Transportation around the ranch
Field care of your trophy
Valid Texas Hunting License (Non-resident Special 5 Day Hunting License – Type 157 – $48)
Transportation to ranch
Skinning, caping, quartering of your trophy
Drinks besides water and coffee
Non-hunting guests – $100-$250/person/night depending on the ranch
Skinning & quartering of your trophy – $200/animal
Caping & freezing hide for transport home – $75/animal
Numerous other exotics species are typically available as well