New Mexico Aoudad Hunts
There are 6 draw units for aoudad (barbary sheep) in New Mexico. The rest of the state offers over the counter tags. This is a year-round season and a great hunt to gain some experience as a hunter! Expect to harvest a 22-26″ ram in the over the counter (OTC) units. The draw units are divided into two sections; unit 29 and unit 30, and the other section is comprised of units 32, 34, 36, and 37. These draw units hold the biggest trophy barbary sheep! Our hunters typically kill aoudad in the low 30″ range with mid 30’s being world class.
Beginning in 2019, aoudad hunting season will be broken out into multiple months. There will be a 10 day season in October, during the rut. There will be a 15 day season in December, and another 15 day season in January.
Our New Mexico aoudad hunts are 5 day hunts during one of the open seasons, with the option to buy additional days up to 10 days.
Texas Aoudad Hunts
Our aoudad hunts in Texas take place on a private, 35,000 acre ranch. You’ll stay in a first-class, 5-star lodge that is 2 stories with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms! We have a lot of flexibility on dates for these hunts. We require a minimum group size of 2, and we can accommodate up to 6 hunters max. You pick any 4 consecutive days for your hunt, and we’ll drive over from New Mexico and guide you during your stay. You’ll arrive at the lodge mid-day, get adjusted and settle in, then hunt the evening. Then you hunt the next 3 full days. On the last day, you’ll hunt for a half day, then pack up and leave. Our hunters typically fly into Midland, Texas. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive to our ranch from there. This makes for a comfortable itinerary where you’re not tired out or rushed from late or early arrivals.
This is a rifle hunt, but we would consider guiding archers that are up for a challenge. The ranch has several ponds and “drinkers” (watering stations). We don’t shoot rams less than 30″ on this Texas aoudad (barbary sheep) hunt. Most of our hunters kill 30-33.5″ rams. Exceptional rams are 35″ (the world record is 39″). Hunting method usually consists of driving around in a UTV (side-by-side) where stop to glass. Once we spot an animal worth pursuing, we’ll stalk on foot from there.
How do I get a license for an aoudad in Texas?
A non-resident is only required to purchase a $48, 5-day, exotics license. These are readily available over the counter at any place that sells hunting licenses in Texas. Or, you can purchase a texas hunting license online.
Barbary sheep are amazing animals… this is a must do hunt! Contact us today to schedule a hunt with us!