Last week I ventured to Uvalde, not far from the Texas / Mexico Border to hunt the Ox Ranch. And while I didn’t have a video crew I did take lots of pics.
Shortly after my arrival I was shown to my cabin by CEO Tony Harden. Tony explained that all of the structures on the ranch were reclaimed or moved from Kentucky by historical log architect Andy Mills. After unpacking, checking out the lodge, and checking to make sure my rifle was still zeroed in, we headed afield.
The ranch is a mixture of West Texas ruggedness, Hill Country limestone, oaks, and cedar, and South Texas scrub. Despite this, there is plenty of water on the ranch with more than 30 live springs and seven lakes.
While driving the 18,000 plus acres in search of ostrich – yep, that’s what I was after - we came across a plethora of game. We saw white buffalo, water buffalo, a one horned scimitar, and this Texas horny toad.
They squirt blood from their eye.
But I was after an ostrich.
That’s not an ostrich track.
It’s a dinosaur. One of many on the ranch.
And thank God.
I’d be seriously under gunned if the ostrich on the ranch got that big!