Texas Aoudad Hunts
Texas aoudad hunts are much like hunting bighorn sheep.
Aoudad hunting in Texas is a special opportunity. These animals have a large wild population even though they’re an introduced species…and hunters are the benefactors. It’s a chance for the average hunter to go on a true mountain sheep hunt at a fraction of the cost.
Patience is a virtue, as long periods of glassing is required to spot sheep that blend in amazingly well with their surroundings. Guides will spend as much time as necessary locating a mature ram. Once a good ram is spotted, it requires a successful, well planned stalk to get within shooting range. Texas aoudad hunts are one of the most challenging hunts out there.
TEXAS AOUDAD HUNTS
Aoudad hunting in West Texas is a true, free range mountain hunt for a fraction of the cost.
- Free Range, Fair Chase Hunts.
- Our West Texas aoudad hunters have had 100% shot opportunity the last few years.
- 28 to 30+ inch rams are a realistic expectation. A 32+ inch ram was taken a few years ago.
- It’s common to spot 10-30 rams in a day.
- Stay in a comfortable Western-style bunkhouse.
Typically, you’ll leave camp with your guide on a side-by-side ATV and drive to one of the glassing points. You’ll be glassing canyons searching for rams. Be warned, aoudad are very difficult to spot. They blend into the landscape of West Texas nearly perfectly.
Usually we’ll spot a ram or a group of rams, and then plan a stalk if there is a trophy ram in the group. Your guide will know how to field judge aoudad, and help you choose a nice ram with long chaps and big, heavy horns.
Once a good one is spotted, you’ll begin your stalk. West Texas aoudad hunts can be done with any weapon you choose. While archery hunting is possible, and an experienced bowhunter can get within bow range, bowhunting for aoudad is tough.
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Our Texas aoudad hunters have taken some giant rams!
The ranch that I hunted on had a lot of game on it. The quality of the animals (aoudad) was very good, I would highly recommend this ranch and outfitter to anyone.
My outfitter did everything he said he would do on my aoudad hunt. He got me within a 50 yards with my bow on a free range trophy aoudad (no fence, no feeder, no blinds). We also had multiple opportunities if I had been a rifle hunter (150-470 yards ). Very comfortable lodge, hot shower and good food. Excellent cable TV.
I would rank this hunt as one of my all time favorite hunts, it is definitely the most rewarding because I earned every inch of this magnificent 32 ¾” trophy. I learned so much of my physical condition and where I need improvement, this has motivated me to get back into the shape I thought I was in. Aoudad are tough!!! It took six shots, most of them good to put my ram down. The hunt of a lifetime.