Aoudad Hunting In Texas
Texas Public Land
DescriptionAoudad hunting could once only be done in the mountain ranges of North Africa, but today the best opportunities are found in Texas. The aoudad, aka the Barbary sheep, was brought to America about sixty years ago. It was released into the wild and immediately adapted to its new environment: the steep, arid mountains of the Trans-Pecos. Today it’s an enormously popular game animal, and many consider this to be the best sheep hunt in the U.S. When you hunt with this outfitter, you gain access to over a quarter of a million acres of private land ranging across half a dozen ranches in three counties. This land has one main purpose: being the perfect aoudad hunting ground. The rugged mountains are very similar to the Barbary sheep’s original home of North Africa, and this is a true free-range hunt. You won’t be disappointed by the challenge, the trophy, or the beauty of your surroundings. Add to that the fact that it’s much more affordable than most other sheep hunts and you have a nearly perfect hunting experience! Hunting AoudadThis outfitter boasts a success rate of almost 100%, and the rams bagged by their clients average 30 inches—half again the 20 inches often considered normal for the species! It’s no surprise that this outfitter has been featured in numerous hunting magazines and TV shows. This family-owned outfitter maintains such a high success rate by spending enormous amounts of time in the field every year, keeping tabs on the best hunting spots so that you can go directly to the finest trophy rams. This is their profession, not just something they do on the side, and they are devoted to providing you with the best experience, the best memories, and the best trophies possible. The effort they put into client satisfaction is demonstrated by the fact that 4 out of 5 clients return to hunt with them again. Lodging Since this outfitter covers such a large area, there’s a variety of lodging facilities. Recently, renovations have been made on many of the lodges to provide you with the most comfortable stay possible, with private bedrooms, full bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, central air conditioning and heating and satellite TV. At other times, you may stay in ranch houses or motels that are closer to the best trophy rams; wherever you stay, you can rest assured that the facilities will be comfortable and clean. Getting Your License Texas Aoudad Sheep HuntingIf you were born on or after the September 2nd, 1971, you’ll need to possess a state hunter safety card before you can hunt, whether or not you’re a resident. Children must be at least 9 years of age to take this course. To go aoudad hunting with this outfitter you’ll need to have the type 157 non-resident hunting license for exotics. This costs $48 and will cover the full length of your hunt. If you wish to do additional hunting outside of the trip or to pursue Carmen Mountain whitetails as targets of opportunity, you may need to purchase an additional license. You can buy your license by phone before you arrive for your hunt—have your social security number, driver’s license and credit card on hand. Call today or fill out the form below and let us know what type of aoudad hunting experience you are looking for. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you. Hunt Duration- Hunts are four days. Hunting Methods- Spot and Stalk. Rates- Four day 2x1 hunt for $4,500.00. Rates- Four day 1x1 hunt for $6,350.00. Seasons- Year round Accommodations- Ranch Style Lodges Includes- The price includes four days of aoudad hunting and lodging for five nights, along with three meals a day. It also includes one guide per two hunters and field care of all Barbary sheep trophies. Javelinas and Carmen Mountain whitetails are available as targets of opportunity and may be harvested on a trophy fee basis. Not Included- Texas hunting licenses, the costs of expediting your trophies, and trophy fees for javelina and whitetail are not included in the price, nor are the costs of pickup from the airport, tips and gratuities, or alcoholic beverages. License & Permits- See above Travel Specifics- If you’re arriving by air, you’ll fly to either Midland or El Paso, depending on which area you’ll be hunting. From there it’s a drive of two to four hours to reach your camp. Additional Info- For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Derek Amadio at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 705 or 307-277-3832.
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