Texas Exotic Hunts
Hunters and Protectors of Wildlife and Habitat
Texas Exotic Hunts
Alt. Name: Indian Hog Deer
Length: The hog deer stands 2 to 2.5 feet tall.
Weight: Males weigh 60 - 110 lbs.
Bred at Morani: yes
are very solidly built with a long body and relatively short legs and the line of the back slopes upward from the shoulders to a high rump. The ears are rounded; older animals tend to become light coloured in the face and neck.
The Indian Hog Deer’s coat is quite thick and generally a uniform dark-brown in winter except for the underparts of the body and legs which are lighter in color. During late spring, the change to a summer coat of rich reddish brown commences although this may vary between individuals. Many hog deer show a dark dorsal stripe extending from the head down the back of the neck and along the spine. In summer, there is usually a uniform row of light-colored spots along either side of the dorsal stripe from the shoulders to the rump. The tail is fairly short and brown but tipped with white. The underside of the tail is white and the deer can fan the white hairs out in a distinctive alarm display.
Indian hog deer have pre-orbital glands on the face just below the eyes and metatarsal glands located high on the side of the rear legs. Pedal glands are located between the cleaves or toes of the hind hooves.
The antler of a mature hog deer stag is typically three tined-brow tine with solid main beam terminating in inner and outer top tines. However, antlers with more points are not uncommon. The distinctive features of typical hog deer antlers are the acute angle between the brow tine and main beam and the fact that the inner tops tend to be short and angle back from the main beam and across towards the opposite antler.
Book a Hunt
Morani offers packaged prices for whitetail hunts and daily and trophy rates for exotic and African game hunts.
We offer first-class lodging, including all meals and beverages. All ranch accommodations feature private bedrooms, suites and full-size private baths.
Hunting licenses are required by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for both native and exotic game. You can purchase a license here at the Morani River Ranch or visit their website to purchase a license or call them at 1-800-792-1112.
We hunt 365 days per year, but please note that all hunts are booked on a first come, first served basis. We will make every effort to accommodate your plans and schedules.
Give us a call at 830-278-3807 to book your hunt.
You can fax them to us at 830-278-8248.