Texas Aoudad Sheep
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Without question West Texas is home to the finest free range aoudad sheep hunting in the world. This species was originally brought to Texas after WWII by soldiers stationed in their native ranges of North Africa. Once introduced the aoudad flourished in the arid mountainous environments, creating one of the finest hunting opportunities in all of North America.
This ranch totals over 150,000 acres of ideal habitat comprised of mountainous topography broke up by intermittent flats and canyons ranging from 4,500-6,500 feet in elevation. Water is the name of the game in this portion of Texas as very little natural water sources exist. On this ranch you will find an extremely developed water network comprised of stock tanks filled by pipelines as well as earthen dams ensuring the aoudad have no reason to leave the ranch.
Hunting aoudad closely resembles hunting many of the wild sheep species of the world in the fact that much of the day is spent on high vantage points glassing. In a day’s hunt it is the “norm” to spot over 100 aoudad ensuring the day has very few dull moments. One can expect to spot multiple shooter rams (28+ inches) each day. The road system on this ranch allows hunters to utilize UTVs and pickups to travel efficiently from one glassing point to the next. For those looking to test themselves physically you may strap on a backpack and hike into remote, roadless portions of the ranch. Once a suitable ram is found a stalk will be planned to get within reasonable shooting distance. Archery hunting is an option as is switching from archery equipment to a rifle part way through the hunt.
Aoudad are classified as a non-game species in Texas allowing for a year round season. Hunts are primarily conducted in the months of November through February making this the perfect option to extend your hunting season. From the seasoned sheep hunter to the Midwestern whitetail hunter looking for a new challenge, the pursuit of aoudad should be on almost everyone’s bucket list.
5 day 1X1 hunts- $5,500 (includes meals & lodging)
Hunts are available in November of 2019 and February of 2020. Dates are flexable within these time periods.
Lodging consists of a four bedroom home located on the ranch. A full time cook will be present on the hunt serving hearty, delicious meals.
Hunters must arrange flights arriving into El Paso, TX. where you will met by the outfitter or guides and transferred to camp.
Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost
Texas Type 157 License (Valid For 5 Days)- $48.00
Physical Requirement Level
Level 2 - These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope; additionally, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.These hunts can require little to no walking or be as physically demanding as one desires. Hunts will be tailored to individual clients physical abilities. Those hunters whom are less mobile should be capable and expecting shots in the 300-500 yard range.