Frequently Asked Questions on Whitetail & Exotic Animal Purchase in Texas

Services:

Yes! We offer delivery services for our customers that is charged per loaded mile. Each delivery is different and for more information or estimates, give us a call at 979-567-2825 or email us at contact@bucktrader.com.

Absolutely! We work with a great team to assist our sellers with darting and trapping. For quotes, contact us today via email or phone.

Whitetail for Sale in Texas:

With 15 years’ experience, we work with some of the best breeders and ranches in Texas to provide you with the best whitetail stock available.

If you are new to the Whitetail industry, we recommend contacting Texas Parks and Wildlife to obtain as much information about what you will need to add or move whitetail to your pastures. Whitetail deer are regulated by Texas Parks and Wildlife and they will be your best source in making sure all steps are done correctly. Contact 512-389-4585 for more information.

No. The Texas Whitetail population is only allowed to be moved within Texas borders as long as all steps have been taken with Texas Parks and Wildlife.

We highly recommend pre-ordering bred doe in November through January. Bred doe are in high demand and we offer packages early to be delivered at the beginning of the following year.

Just like whitetail, the most common ratio needed to start a deer herd and not overwhelm the buck is 1 buck for every 4 does.

Whitetail bucks typically lose their antlers in the early spring and fully grow back before rutting season in the fall. Texas Parks and Wildlife require antlers to be sawed by September each year. This date is subject to change on a yearly basis.

Deer species are grazing animals and need access to brush and small trees. In colder weather they may need hay and good grain in order to meet their nutritional needs. There are many options for deer feeds at your local stores. Introducing higher protein feeds will increase their development.

Exotics For Sale in Texas:

Whitetail deer are the most commonly kept in breeding pens and closed herd facilities. Growing in rapid popularity is also Fallow deer. Most other exotic deer do not come from closed herds with monitored breeding.

Many of our exotics come from the Central Hill Country of Texas but we work with ranches all over the country to provide the best stock for your ranch.

Texas Parks and Wildlife do not have any regulations at this time to move exotic animals within or outside of the state.

Exotics are available year-round.

Exotics like Scimitar Oryx, Gemsbok Oryx, Watusi, Blackbuck and sheep species are ideal additions to a low fence ranch. However, there is not guarantee that they will not seek greener grass and can easily get through a barbed wire fence.

Axis shed and grow antlers on their own time. Hard-antlered, velvet, or shed bucks can be found year-round.

Scimitar Oryx have gained popularity in Texas due to there easy ability to adjust to the climate. Both males and females have slender pointed horns that are hollow and are more susceptible to breaking during harsh winters or summers. Broken or deformed horns are rarely due to genetics.

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Deer For Sale In Texas

Points to remember before whitetails –
1. Check the age of the buck, doe, or fawn.
2. At times, even whitetails get infected. So make sure to get their health status before buying.
3. If you are going to start deer farming then make sure the whitetails have superior quality genes
4. Make appropriate arrangements for their traveling and food during transportation
5. Last but not the least, buy your whitetails from a reliable breeder near you in Texas. So that you won’t compromise on the quality of the animal (in terms of genetics and their health)

It is an open secret that whitetails are herbivores and they prefer leaves, tender twigs, fruits, alfalfa and their favorite food is corn. Don’t miss out on this point!

Whitetails are susceptible to infections if you don’t give them a hygienic environment. The common infections seen in whitetails can be categorized into two groups – Viral and Bacterial agents. Diseases like Haemorrhagic disease & Cutaneous fibroma have viral origins. Whereas, Chronic Wasting Disease, Lyme disease and brain abscess are categorized into Bacterial origin diseases.

Antelope For Sale In Texas

If you are looking to buy an antelope in Texas, then the list is going to be huge enough to make you wonder. Right from Addax to Blackbuck you can almost get all the antelopes in Texas. Be it ranch or your private land, they will make your hunting experience interesting in Texas.

Deer Farming-Related Queries

Deer farming is often practiced by people to sell deer to ranch or for their meat. You can begin your deer farming journey with appropriate space, proper vegetation set up, and other essential requirements which are needed for deer farming. You can read more about deer farming from our blog about – How Do I Start A Deer Farming Business in Texas?

Quality Deer Management (QDM) is a management philosophy and approach practiced by hunters and landowners with the goal of improving the overall health and quality of deer populations on their properties. The ultimate aim of Quality Deer Management is to create a sustainable and thriving deer population, enhance hunting experiences, and promote ecological balance within the larger ecosystem. By adhering to QDM principles, hunters and landowners contribute to the long-term conservation and enjoyment of deer hunting for future generations.