Texas Exotic Hunts
Hunters and Protectors of Wildlife and Habitat
White Lipped Deer
Texas Exotic Hunts
Origin: Eastern Tibetan Plateau
Alt. Name: White Lipped Deer
Length: Shoulder height of around 115 to 140 centimetres (45 to 55 in).
Weight: Males, which typically weigh from 180 to 230 kilograms (400 to 510 lb), are significantly larger than females, at 90 to 160 kilo
Bred at Morani: no
Their hair is coarse and grey-brown over most of the body, fading to yellowish buff on the underparts, with a distinct reddish-brown patch on the rump, and a ridge of darker hair running down the spine. During winter, the coat is paler, and about twice as thick as during the summer, being thicker even that of a moose. The head is darker than the rest of the body, especially in males, and contrasts with pure white markings on the lips, around the nose, and the throat just below the chin. Adult male Thorold’s deer have antlers, measuring up to 110 centimetres (43 in) in beam length, and weighing up to 4 kilograms (8.8 lb). Compared with those of wapiti or red deer, the antlers are flattened with the first and second (“bez”) tines noticeably far apart. The antlers can have up to seven tines, which all lie in the same plane. They are shed annually in March, reaching their full length by late summer. Other distinctive features include longer ears than most other deer, lined with white hair, and large metatarsal and preorbital glands. The hooves are broad and heavy, with unusually long dewclaws. The tail is short, at 12 to 13 centimetres (4.7 to 5.1 in) in length.
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.