These are now extinct in the wilds of their native area of northern Africa. Just a few years ago there were 75,000+ in Texas with some being transplanted back to private land in Northern Africa. When PETA filed lawsuits to stop hunting them in Texas, the ranchers started selling the heck out of the hunts so they wouldn't "get stuck" with inventory. The oryx numbers dropped to 13,000 before PETA realized they were doing more harm than good. Something changed as the numbers of oryx are building back up in Texas. My son, Sam, chased this one in a HIGH FENCE RANCH for 3 1/2 days. He and his guide walked 9 miles Fri, 13 miles Sat, 9 miles Sunday. Brush country in Tx means you can't see 30 yds into the brush. Several times close to a shot but the oryx wouldn't be still for long. Got a rush shot at dark on Sunday, not a fatal shot. Got two catahoula dogs on the trail for three hours with no luck. Sam had a sleepless night Sunday night. Monday, daylight at 7, they took the high rack truck to the last area the oryx was headed. After two hours of glassing they got on it and after several shots the oryx was down.