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Wild Game on the Menu? You Might Have This Pioneering Texas Company to Thank for That.In Texas, native, hoofed ruminants—white-tailed and mule deer—are held in a public trust, meaning they are owned by the people of Texas. It is illegal to sell the meat of those animals in a restaurant, so if venison is on the menu, it is exotic—and probably from Broken Arrow Ranch.Established in the 1980s, Broken Arrow Ranch is headquartered in Ingram, in the Hill Country. The company sells blackbuck antelope, nilgai antelope, axis, and other game to more than eight hundred restaurants across the country. One of its notable clients is the French Laundry in Napa Valley, which has three Michelin stars.But the road to getting Texas’s wild game on menus has been a nearly one-hundred-year journey.In the early 1900s, Caesar Kleberg was a ranch foreman…

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