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Aoudad Sheep

Postby TradRag » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:06 pm

Has anyone taken an Aoudad with traditional gear? I hear their they are tough chase and climb straight up.

Just curious.
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Re: Aoudad Sheep

Postby Newkirk Jerry » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:41 pm

Bet they can't go very high in Texas, that's where I've seen them advertised. What is there "natural" environment? Good looking animal to chase, I want one in a European mount.
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Re: Aoudad Sheep

Postby Greywolf » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:47 am

They are from Africa..to the best of my knowledge. They are tough critters. There is a couple of public hunting lands in Texas where they run wild.(or escaped from a ranch)

Even at a ranch they are tough to get up on.
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Re: Aoudad Sheep

Postby Ironwood » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:27 am

We have Aoudad in several parts of Texas. There are several draw hunts for them every year. Of course your chance of getting drawn is pretty slim. I've been putting in for the hunt at Caprock Canyon State Park for several years. Caprock Canyon is part of the Palo Duro Canyon system which is the second largest canyon in the US after the Grand Canyon. Some draw hunts will be conducted in the Palo Duro Canyon State Park this year also.

There are also lots of Aoudad down on the Edwards Plateau of South Texas. Most of that part of Texas is all private ranches. I saw 17 Aoudad jump over a 4 strand barbwire cross fence one after the other. Like you expect to see sheep do. :D

This is a shot taken down in the Palo Duro Canyon, Aoudad Country.

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Re: Aoudad Sheep

Postby Outdoor Success » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:12 pm

I agree I would love to hunt one!!!! and from what I've been told great table eats as well!!
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Re: Aoudad Sheep

Postby JMartin » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:12 am

We hunted them in Texas hill country one time years ago. Probably in the late 70's. Low fence, free range. We didn't really know what they were, never heard of 'em. After half a day of trying to slip up on the dang things, and getting busted every time, my buddy said they should rename the things Awwman, instead of Aoudad, because every time we got to where we thought they should be.....we would look, and they would be 300 yards away staring at us. I would say "aww man...not again" Never even got close, we were young and inexperienced, but we had a lot fun.
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