Aoudad Hunting

Aoudad Hunting Season: Aoudad can be hunted 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.

Origin: North America
Horn Size: 29-35 inches
Weight: 100-300 pounds
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 Trophy Fee: $5,500

*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

Aoudad Hunting All-Inclusive rates:

Weekday Hunting Package $1,250
Weekend Hunting Package $1,500
One Discounted non-hunter guest per hunter $400 a night 
Additional non-hunters $625 weekday / $750 weekend per night

Our All-Inclusive Aoudad Hunting Package Includes all of the Above as well as the Following…

*3 days and 2 Nights of Lodging  (additional nights $625 weekday / $750 weekend)
*Meals Included and Prepared by an Award-Winning Chef
*All-Inclusive Beverages
*Experienced Hunting Guide
*Trophy Bass Fishing, Cave Exploring, and Numerous other Free Activities
*Night Vision Hog Hunting up to two hours per night.  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.

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
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  • Benjamin
    Best Trip Ever Our guide was very knowledgeable and worked hard to get the Aoudad I wanted to harvest. I will definitely be hunting again at Ox Ranch!
  • Woody Hollis
    Awesome hunt My Oudad hunt was amazing. Our guide Sam knew exactly what he was doing. We drove around the ranch in the Jeep and spotted numerous groups of sheep but no shooters. I thought several were shooters but Sam knew better and held me back. Then he spotted a group of Oudad 1900 yards away with his kick ass pair of binoculars and the stalk was on. We drove for probably 20 minutes off of our mountain and over to the sheep mountain. Then we got out of the Jeep and me, my son and Sam stalked up to them and after a bit they got spooked and all gathered up and ran about halfway up the mountain and sort of stopped. Walking around mixing up to where I had a hard time staying on the big one but Sam kept me in line and I got back on him and with a standing up hill quartering away shot I put one through his pump station with my .257 Weatherby Mag. He ran a few yards and fell over backwards. We got great photos and loaded him on the Jeep and headed back. What a great memory.

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