Texas Exotic Hunts
Hunters and Protectors of Wildlife and Habitat
Pere David’s Deer
Texas Exotic Hunts
Length: The adult Père David's deer reaches a head-and-body length of up to 1.9–2.2 meters (6.2–7.2 ft) and stands about 1.2 meters (3.9
Weight: Weight is between 135 and 200 kilograms (298 and 441 lb).
Bred at Morani: yes
The head is long and slender with large eyes, very large pre-orbital glands, a naked nose pad and small, pointed ears.
The branched antlers are unique in that the long tines point backward, while the main beam extends almost directly upward. There may be two pairs per year. The summer antlers are the larger set, and are dropped in November, after the summer rut. The second set—if they appear—are fully grown by January, and fall off a few weeks later.
The coat is reddish tan in the summer, changing to a dull gray in the winter. Long wavy guard hairs are present on the outer coat throughout the year, with the coat becoming woolier in winter. There is a mane on the neck and throat and a black dorsal stripe running along the cervicothoracic spine. The tail is about 50 centimeters (20 in) in length, with a dark tuft at the end. The hooves are large and spreading, and make clicking sounds (as in the reindeer) when the animal is moving.
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.