Oryx

Oryx are a species of antelope that are native to the deserts of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. They are well adapted to the harsh desert environment, with long, slender legs that allow them to traverse the sand dunes, and long, straight horns that are used for defense against predators. Oryx are also known for their distinctive white fur and black markings, which help them blend in with the surrounding desert landscape.

Why hunt

Oryx

with Craig Boddington?

If you're looking for a truly unique hunting experience, consider going after an oryx. Our outfitters offer top-quality oryx hunting expeditions in some of the best locations in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. With expert guides and the right equipment, you'll have the chance to track and take down this magnificent antelope in its natural habitat. Book your oryx hunt today!

Endorsed Outfitters that hunt

Oryx

Diamond Outfitters

Diamond Outfitters is the largest and most successful full-time guide service in North America. This family-owned business is operated by United States Air Force Veteran Captain and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Command pilot, Dan Adler and his wife Terri. Dan and Terri started Diamond Outfitters in 2006 and quickly became the largest full-time outfitter for bull elk, mountain lion, black bear, oryx, and Coues deer in North America.

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Elk, Coues Deer, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Antelope, Black Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Ibex, Oryx, Turkey, Javelina,
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United States Outfitters

George Taulman’s U.S. Outfitters was the first to offer a computerized tag-drawing system. I threw my applications in with them when they started in the early 90s.

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Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Antelope, Moose and many more.
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Game Trackers Africa

Jaco and his team of professional hunters and staff will ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable time of your life in wild Africa, tracking, stalking, and giving adrenaline-pumping opportunities, and creating life-long friendships around heart-warming campfires. Hunt with GAME TRACKERS AFRICA! Live the African Legacy.

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Antelope, Buffalo, Cheetah, Crocodile, Hippo, sitatunga, Dik-Dik.
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Desert Safaris

Hunter Ross of Desert Safaris is an extremely able young hunter and outfitter, operating primarily in the amazingly big mountains of West Texas, with some hunting in New Mexico.

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Deer, Antelope, Elk, Sheep, Oryx
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Chico & Sons Hunting Safaris - TSESSEBE SAFARIS

Chico & Sons Hunting Safaris contributes in Africa the experience of a lifetime hunting and living in the countryside. Chico and his entire family work together to hunt with true hunter friends, always fully integrated in nature, in the correct way, achieving great trophies and better experiences.

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Antelope, Impala, Baboon, Roan, Springbuck, Bushbuck, Rhino, and many more.
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John X Safaris

Carl van Zyl and his team at John X Safaris are a real class act! They're a second generation outfit based in the East Cape, South Africa, specializing in both plains and dangerous game, with a superb Cape Buffalo hunt at their base Woodlands Safari Estate.

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Baboon, other species
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African Echo Safaris

For more than two decades, African Echo Safaris grew into a successful and internationally recognised hunting safari covering most of Southern, Eastern and Western Africa.

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Baboon, Duiker, Eland, Antelope, Deer, Jackal, Grysbuck, Gemsbuck, Hartebeest, Kudu, Lechwe, Nyala, Oryx and more.
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Jamy Traut Safaris
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Africa
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Jamy Traut is a well-know and respected outfitter based in Namibia. Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris is a family-run operation dedicated to providing a small number of clients with an unequaled opportunity to hunt Africa's great game.

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Baboon, cat, Fox, Rhino, Reedbuck Wildebeest, Tsessebe, Kudu, Roan and other species
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Frontier Safaris

Family owned and operated. Burchell Private Game Reserve in South Africa is privately owned land and it is exclusively for our clients.

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Impala, Fox, Giraffe, Blesbuck, Grysbuck, Wildebeest, Cat, Lechwe, Steenbok, Steenbuck, Zebra and more.
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K&K Premium Jagd GmbH
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Europe
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K&K Premium Hunting - Your partner for exclusive hunting tours and safaris worldwide

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Deer, Ibex, Boar, Blesbok, Baboon, Pig, Impala, Fox, chamois and more.
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Eland Safaris

At Eland Safaris, you'll find an oasis in the African bushveld. A family-owned and operated company. Alex & Johnny Thomson with their wives Tamryn and Janeske as well as the professional hunters and staff, will not only ensure your safety, but also share their knowledge of this rich and diverse habitat.

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African wild Cat Baboon, Black Impala, Buffalo, Bushbuck
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Oryx?

The Oryx is a genus of antelopes comprising four distinct species, characterized by their long, straight horns, muscular bodies, and striking facial markings. They are adapted to arid environments and are found in various parts of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

What differentiates the species of Oryx?

There are mainly four species: the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx), the East African Oryx (Oryx beisa), the Scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah), and the Gemsbok (Oryx gazella). Each species has its own unique range and distinct physical characteristics.

Where can Oryx be found?

While Oryx were once widespread across Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, their habitats have shrunk. Today, they are found primarily in the grasslands, deserts, and arid regions of East and Southern Africa, with the Arabian Oryx found in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula.

What is the diet of an Oryx?

Oryx are mainly grazers but can switch to browsing if necessary. They can eat grass, herbs, fruits, and even tree leaves. Remarkably, they can survive without water for extended periods, obtaining moisture from their food.

How do Oryx adapt to their hot environment?

Oryx have a unique ability to raise their body temperature during the heat of the day to prevent perspiring and conserve water. They are also known to dig holes with their hooves to access cooler ground to rest.

Are Oryx territorial?

Oryx are not strictly territorial. While males can be aggressive, especially during the mating season, they generally live in mixed-gender herds or separate male and female herds, depending on the species and time of year.

How are Oryx in conservation?

The conservation status varies. The Scimitar-horned Oryx is considered extinct in the wild due to hunting and habitat loss but is part of reintroduction programs. The Arabian Oryx was once extinct in the wild but has been successfully reintroduced.

Is it legal to hunt Oryx?

In some countries, hunting Oryx is permissible with the correct licenses and during specific seasons. It's essential to research local regulations and always opt for ethical hunting practices.

What's the significance of the Oryx in Arab culture?

The Oryx is deeply ingrained in Arab heritage and mythology. Its image is believed to have given rise to the legend of the unicorn. Today, it's a symbol of survival and endurance in the harsh desert environment.

Can Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters facilitate Oryx safaris?

Yes, Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters can organize trips for those interested in observing or hunting Oryx, ensuring responsible and ethical hunting practices are always followed.

The CBEO Experience

At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.

What Does the CBEO Endorsement Mean?
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  • Endorsement by Craig Boddington, a hunting legend with over four decades of experience in outdoor journalism, is a testament to the quality and reliability of the hunting outfitter.
  • Our boots on the ground vetting means each endorsed outfitter is ensured to offer top-notch, expert knowledge, and a high standard of animal welfare and conservation.
  • Craig's endorsement are not influenced by sponsorships or partnerships. They are solely based on Craig's honest, personal experience and assessment.
  • Craig's endorsement outfitters understand that pricing is more than just a cost - it's the value you receive from a meticulously planned and executed hunt.
Booking and Pricing:
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  • We connect you with the outfitter directly for pricing and details. This ensures a personalized service tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
  • We ensure that all pricing is fair, competitive, and representative of the top-tier service offered by our endorsed outfitters.
  • By dealing directly with the outfitter, you avoid any third-party fees or commissions.
  • We are not a booking agency and accept no commissions. This means there is NO MARKUP on your hunt.
At CBEO, we're here to guide you to the right outfitter for your next great hunt. It's about more than cost - it's about Trust, Trophy Quality, Safety, and Your Reputation.