New Mexico and Texas Aoudad
February 1 - March 15
Open Year Around
All Aoudad in both states are free ranging on working cattle ranches. Aoudads in New Mexico are listed in the hunting proclamation as Barbary Sheep.
Aoudads were introduced into New Mexico and west Texas in the 60’s, they have adoptive well and some would say too well. They offer a great hunt after most of the seasons have closed thought out the west. With no draw for the hunts and your license can be gotten over the counter last minute hunts can be put together. For hunters living in snow covered cold county, short days and just waiting for spring turkey Aoudad offer a challenging let winter hunt.
New Mexico Barbary Sheep/Aoudad
The hunt takes place west of Roswell New Mexico on private ranches totaling over 90 thousand acres. Hunter success is high, most years having 100% success on mature rams. Make your flight arrangement into Roswell where we will be glad to pick you up. Other airports would be Lubbock Texas, El Paso Texas or Albuquerque New Mexico. For these airport arrivals you will need to rent a car and drive to the ranch. I will send a detailed map and directions to the front door of camp. Lodging will be taken on the ranch in what was once the headquarters and has now been converted over to a hunting lodge. Provided with your hunt is meals, lodging and guides, one guide for two hunters. If you wish a one on one hunt this service is available for an extra charge. Four Hunting Days
West Texas will be the location of your Texas Aoudad near the town of Marfa in the Chinati Mountains. Make your flight arrangements into El Paso or Midland Texas drive time from either city is about 2 /12 hours. We will meet you in Marfa and make the 33 mile drive to camp. We will be staying on the ranch at what once a cow camp from where the ranch was once worked by the ranch cowboys. Lodging is not fancy but is clean and dry with a hot shower and flush toilets power will be provided by a generator, the generator is turned off in the evening making for a very quite camp. Included with your hunt meals, lodging and guides, one on one hunt can be had for an extra fee. Your hunt will be four full hunting days.
Game To Be Taken
One Aoudad ram one javelina, varmints and feral hogs. Being Aoudad can be hunted year around this lends itself for the opportunity to combination hunts. Aoudad can be combined with whitetail, mule deer and antelope. When combining with any of these three the $315.00 dollar license is required. As for size of rams taken, every effort is make to not take rams smaller than 27 inches, most rams taken are from 28 ½ to 30 ½. Hunter success is high with most years having 100% success.
How Far is the Ranch?
Once to Marfa, Texas it is another hour and a half to the ranch.
El Paso Airport to Marfa: 190 Miles
Midland/Odessa Airport to Marfa: 183 miles
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