Ostrich Hunting Prices in Africa and Texas
The average cost for an trophy ostrich hunt averages between $500 and $1500, which is considered very affordable for an exotic animal. The final total depends on the trophy fee, rifle or bow hunt, number of days, taxidermy fees, guide fees, quality of accommodations, amenities and services available.
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Hunting Trophy Ostrich
Because of its height, an ostrichs head is usually at least nine feet off the ground, with has eyes 2-inches diameter ; the largest among land vertebrates. These factors combine to make it easy for them to see a long distance, easily picking out hunters and predators.
When faced with danger, the ostrich will usually run – able to reach speeds of 40 miles per hour, making it extremely difficult to hit on the run. If cornered, the ostrich will fight using its powerful legs to strike its opponent. In some cases, it will seek cover or press itself flat to the ground to hide.
Typically, a male ostrich will stand between 7 to 9 feet tall and weigh between 139 and 320 pounds. The females are usually a bit shorter, standing anywhere from 5 feet, 7 inches to 7 ft.
An ostrich also sports a wingspan of around 6 feet, 7 inches, and it has a wing chord measurement that is right around 35 inches ; giving them wings that are roughly the same as flying birds, despite their being flightless.
The feathers are mostly black on adult males, though they do have a white tail and white primaries. The younger males and the females are a bit lighter, with a greyish-brown coloring that is trimmed in white. The neck and head thins down, without full feathers. The females have pinkish gray skin on their legs and necks, and the males are darker, with more of a blue-gray tone in many cases. These birds live to be 40 to 45 years old.
Origin, Native Habitat and Countries
The ostrich is native to Africa and lives in areas where the temperature difference from day to night can be as much as 100 degrees – so it does very well in Texas.
It mainly eats plant matter and invertebrates, often looking for areas with good plant growth and a water source that keeps invertebrates close at hand.
An ostrich will live in a group, and these groups can have as few as five birds or as many as 50. Males are territorial, and theyll create harems with as many as seven females. When other birds enter the area, the males will fight.
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