Watusi Hunting in Texas

Watusi Hunting in Texas

Watusi Hunting Season:Watusi can be hunted yearround in Texas, and the best part is that their horns never stop growing! 

  • Origin: Africa 
  • Horn Size:  Up to 8 Feet
  • Weight: 900-2,000 pounds
  • Lonesome Bull Ranch Population:32 

The Watusi are native to Africa, commonly known as Royal Ox. Although they can seem very calm, they are very aggressive, especially if they smell blood. We have often had to run them off of a freshly harvested animal and they seem to be driven crazy from the smell of the blood. Some of the Watusi we have harvested here on the Lonesome Bull Ranch could fit 6 men inside the horns!

Interesting Watusi Hunting Information

Texas Watusi Hunting

The Ankole-Watusi derives from central African cattle of the Ankole group of Sanga cattle breeds. Some of these were brought to Germany as zoo specimens in the early twentieth century, and from there spread to other European zoos. Some were imported to the United States, and in 1960 a herd was started in New York State by crossbreeding some of them with an unrelated Canadian bull. A breed society, the Ankole Watusi International Registry, was set up in 1983 and in 1989 a breed standard was drawn up. In 2016 the total number for the breed was thought to be approximately 1500 head, some 80% of them in the United States. 

Texas Watusi Hunt Reservation

Trophy Watusi Hunting

We offer the following hunting methods on our guided Trophy Watusi hunts: Safari Style, Rifle Hunting, Pistol Hunting, Spot and Stalk, Bow Hunting, or From a Blind. Our Watusis are free ranging on over 2600 acres of South Texas Brush Country!

Trophy Watusi Hunt: $2,450 – $3,450 

Included: 1 Day guide Fee & 1 Day lodging   

  • Field Dressing Included
  • 100% Opportunity Guarantee
  • Transportation of your Animal to Meat Processor / Taxidermist
  • Firearm and Ammunition Provided, if Needed 
  • Professional guide service  
  • Access to the Ranch’s fishing (catch and release in our stocked ponds) 

Non-Hunter Per Night (Observing Fee): $210

  • If you shoot a pregnant female of any breed, you will be fined $1,000.

We have full kitchen, cable TV, ice and a fire pit at your disposal. If a chef/cook is requested the usual rate (depending on how many in your group) starts at $125 per day for a group of 4 and up to $295 per day for a group of 20+ plus the price of groceries.

We recommend reserving your Guided Watusi Hunt in Texas well in advance to secure availability. 

Please fill out the contact form below to receive more Watusi Hunt information or Call: (361) 683-9744 or Email: exotics@lonesomebullranch.com

Watusi Hunt Contact Form

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