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A great opportunity to hunt Aoudad (Barberry Sheep) in Texas! Don't let the name fool you- it's not really a sheep! Aoudad have traits of both sheep and goats. Aoudad are native to the Atlas Mountains of North Africa and were first brought into South Texas and New Mexico after WWII. This desert region is much like their native country and they did so well that more were brought in to different desert regions of Texas. Aoudad Sheep continue to thrive in south Texas and now occupy mountainous regions from West Texas to Del Rio to the Texas Panhandle. This is a fully guided 3 day hunt including all meals and lodging. This hunt will be conducted with 1:1 guiding, unless larger groups are booked. There will be 2 guides for groups of 3 or more.
- Species: Aoudad Sheep
- Average Classification: 27 - 36
- Shot Opportunity: 90
- Weapon: Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: RB20521-01
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Mature rams are targeted for this hunt. Male horn size is 14"-36". Female horn size are 12"-27".
Hunters need to be prepared to shoot 200-400 yards.
Additional Day of Hunting
October 01, 2022 - March 31, 2024
- Member Price: $3,750.00
- Non-Member Price: $4,200.00
Hunting licenses not included in the hunt price.
Option for an additional day of hunting. Option for a non-hunter.
Del Rio, Texas, United States of America
Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.
Aoudad are tan with a large neck mane on the front and back of their necks. They have unusual tufts of hair, called chaps that encircle their front legs. The average male weighs about 200 pounds but can easily weigh over 300 lbs. The females typically weigh between 90-125 pounds. Both male and females Aoudad have horns which are very impressive with a wide base backward curl that goes upward and outward and the horns are rigid on the front surface. Male Aoudad horns range from 14" to 36" while female horns range from 12" to 27". These animals are tough and totally unpredictable! They're also pretty tough to glass! Aoudad hunting is quite different from Whitetail Hunting. This hunt is a very challenging but fun hunt! This is a free-range hunt. The terrain is very rough and rocky so come prepared to hike while carrying all your gear. Aoudad prefer steep walled canyons and rim rocked plateaus in some of the roughest country in Texas. Being in good physical condition is a key factor for a successful hunt. Be prepared to shoot at least 200-300 yards. The Aoudad have tremendous eyesight which makes it almost impossible to get any closer than 200-300 yards. Their soft spongy hooves provide necessary traction to climb the steep and rocky terrain. They have the agility of a goat, making them very elusive in the rough, rocky hills where the hunt will take place. They have no fear of heights, have heavy muscular forequarters that give them the power to climb while their light rear-quarters give them the ability to spring effortlessly from ledge to ledge. Aoudad are highly intelligent and resent any potential threat near their comfort zone. The slightest hint of movement on the hunter’s part may result in a “stare down”. Hunting Aoudad sheep demands the highest respect from sheep hunters. This is a fully guided 3 day hunt including meals and lodging. Most hunters will hunt Friday-Saturday. Outfitter will provide airport pick up and drop off from the Del Rio Airport. There is opportunity to hunt other species at the high fence operation. Outfitter also has blackbuck, axis, scimitar oryx and trophy whitetail.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Hunters will stay in a nice lodge with bunk style accommodations. All linens will be provided.
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
More information regarding the menu and food available upon request from your Personal Concierge Adventure Advisor.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Hunters can expect light to moderate hiking for the hunt in steep and rocky terrain. Hunters should be prepared for 1-2 miles of hiking per day. Outfitter can accommodate for all physical ability levels.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Final flight destination is Del Rio, Texas. Hunters can fly through Dallas.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Hunters will have access to free range aoudad on 500 private acres. Outfitters will set up hunters to catch aoudad as they cross the ranch canyons looking for water. All meals and lodging are supplied for this hunt. Aoudad are generally hunted in the cooler part of the year, but hunters must be prepared for warm weather. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Expert Guide Service
- Field Transportation
- Airport Pick up & Drop off from Del Rio Airport
- Caping and quartering of Trophy
- Spotting Scope
- Private Land
What to Bring
- Durable & Comfortable Hiking Boots
- Light to moderate weather hunting clothing-layering system recommended
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme Men's
- Mountain Guide
- Women’s Mountain Extreme
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
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