Frequently Asked Questions on Whitetail & Exotic Animal Purchase in Texas

Category: Antelope For Sale

How many types of antelopes are available 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.

Category: Deer Farming

How to start a deer farming?

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?

What is Quality Deer Management (QDM)?

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.

Category: Exotics For Sale

What animals typically have monitored breeding and pedigreed?

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.

Where do our Exotic animals come from?

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.

What steps are needed to move or add exotic hoof stock to my ranch?

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

When is the best time to purchase or move exotics?

Exotics are available year-round.

What exotics can I put on a low fence ranch?

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.

When do Axis have hard antlers?

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

Why did my Scimitar Oryx horn break?

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.

Category: Services

Can we deliver your animals?

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.

Can we assist with darting and trapping?

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

Category: Whitetail for Sale

Where do our Whitetail come from?

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.

What steps are needed to move or add Whitetail Deer?

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.

Can Texas Whitetail be moved out of state?

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.

When is the best time to buy or sell Bred Whitetail doe?

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.

What is the best ratio of males to females when starting a new herd?

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.

When do Whitetail Bucks lose their antlers and when do they grow back?

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.

What do I feed my deer?

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.

What are the important points that one needs to consider before buying whitetail?

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)

What kind of diet do whitetail deer prefer?

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

What are the common infections seen in whitetails?

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 and cutaneous fibroma have viral origins. Whereas, Chronic Wasting Disease, Lyme disease and brain abscess are categorized into Bacterial origin diseases.