Just got back from an Oryx hunt in NM. My 13 year old shot a 36" bull & I ended up with a 27"er. My son made a nice 325 yard shot. There were a group of Oryx out at 325 yds. He said the one on the left was the one he was gonna shoot, I was gonna 'back him up'. He fired, I saw the Oryx flinch, I shot. He said 'Dad I didn't see the one I was shooting at go outta there. We got up to them and there were 2 dead Oryx. I told him you didn't see it go outta there cause it dropped in it's tracks. I couldn't see his 'one on the left' and shot a different one. The kid out did the old man and the old man is proud as all get out.
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That is a great story, makes me want to grab my little 3 year old girl and go fishing! Like that commercial on the outdoor channel says "Its the only sport where you hope the rookie beats you!"
As crazy as it sounds its true!
Tony @ Johnson Taxidermy Studio East, Ky
Where you hunting on Rhodes Canyon, I have hunted oryx there before
Yup, we hunted Rhodes Canyon. Great hunt - great time with my boy!