Ostrich, Hardest exotic on the ranch to harvest once they put them on the menu.
They are like wild turkeys x 1000. Stalked for 3 days on chopped fields and never got within 700 yards. They would run from one side to the other and always be out of range. Got lucky one day and caught this lone female in the middle of a chop at approximately 375 yards. Lined up for a upper leg shot and hit the target several inches low but caught the femur which put it down immediately. These birds are about 9' tall and if you hit them in the body you destroy all the delicious meat. We and my 8 year old son watched the bird struggle for a few minutes, then stalked in to around 120 yards when I utilized his 22/250 and finished it off with a neck shot. Great day and many memories were made. Ideally you make a neck shot just like a wild turkey, but that 2 inch target is very difficult at long range. Very lucky and an awesome experience. Very Grate full for Grandpa allowing us to have this moment.