Origin: North America
Horn Size: 29-35 inches
Weight: 100-300 pounds
Season: Year round, however we recommend hunting Aoudad Oct-Feb since this is when they’ll be herding with the Ewes and much easier to spot.
Estimated World Population: 30,000
Ox Ranch Population: 400+
Aoudads are one of the most challenging species to hunt at Ox Ranch! Aoudad sheep have a keen sense of smell, incredible hearing, and a sandy-brown coat that doubles as camouflage. Hunting Aoudad sheep at Ox Ranch is a unique and rewarding experience thanks, in part, to our large Aoudad population and over 50 miles of scenic mountain roads!
You may hunt our Aoudad sheep using any method you prefer, including Spot and Stalk, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Pistol Hunting, Safari Style, or from a Blind. Our Aoudad are free ranging on over 18,000 acres of mountainous terrain and will never be a canned hunt!
Aoudad Hunting Package: $4,500
*Field Dressing Included
*100% Opportunity Guarantee
*Transportation of Your Animal to Meat Processor / Taxidermist
*Firearm and Ammunition Provided, if Needed
*Access to the Ranch’s 5,800-foot Paved and Lighted Runway (contact us for charter services)
*Additional Non-Hunting Guests ($150 a day)
Aoudad Hunting All Inclusive: $5,500
Our All-Inclusive Aoudad Hunting Package Includes All of the Above as Well as the Following…
*3 days / 2 nights of hunting and activities
*Award-winning Chef who Prepares Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
*Additional Non-Hunting Guests ($150 per person a day)
*Complimentary 2 hours Night Vision Hog Hunting. We Will Drive You Around the Ranch Hunting Without the Use of Any Lights! Or You Can Hog Hunt From Our Hunting Blind That Holds 10+ People. This Blind Has a TV That Receives Live Game Camera Footage, a Poker Table, Air Conditioning, and a Fully Stocked Bar
Interesting Aoudad Hunting Information
- Aoudad sheep go by many names including aoudad goat, barbary sheep, waddan, arui, and arruis.
- Despite being native to the rocky mountains of North Africa, they are more likely to be found in Texas than they are in Africa.
- It is believed that their population in Texas has increased 1800 percent since 1963 to 25,000.
- Aoudad sheep can jump up to 7 feet high from a standstill!
- Their coat gets darker with age, but you can expect a light sandy-brown color (as they come from sandy mountains in Africa).
- Aoudads have long hair hanging from their chests and forelegs that is referred to as “chaps.” These chaps allow them to be taxidermied into beautiful half-body mounts.
- They are most active at dawn and dusk to avoid the heat of day.
- Aoudad sheep create dirt beds high in the mountains to sleep on.
- The species are more closely related to wild goats than to sheep.
Aoudad Sheep Hunting Reservations
We recommend making Aoudad Hunting reservations well in advance to secure availability.
Please call: (830) 275-4962