Our Aoudad Hunts take place on the 3,000 acre Lucky 7 Ranch. Where we pursue self sustaining herds of Aoudad roaming our ranch. We begin at daylight glassing for Trophy Rams.
Trophy rams can weigh between 200-275 pounds. The aoudad is a strongly built animal, with a short mane on the neck and shoulders and long, flowing hair on the throat, chest, forelegs (where it forms chaps) and tail. Overall coloration is sandy-brown with the under parts paler.
Native to the desert mountains in the Sahara region of northern Africa. In 1924, aoudad were released on the Hearst Ranch-mostly unfenced-in San Luis Obispo County, California, and have since populated nearby areas, where they have been hunted. Introduced in 1950 in the Canadian River Canyon in New Mexico by the state game department, with hunting by drawn permit. Also found in the wild in southeastern New Mexico, mainly as the result of escapes from private enclosures. Occurs in the wild in Palo Duro Canyon south of Amarillo, Texas, as a result of state-sponsored releases, also elsewhere in Texas from private releases. The aoudad is a superb game animal, exceptionally challenging.
Due to Conservation efforts by a number of Texas ranches the Aoudad thrives. Aoudad Hunting is one of the success stories of Texas conservationist who help insure a strong stable population of this beautiful wild sheep.
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