Sitka Mountain Gear
Bow hunting Aoudad
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
furhound 25-Feb-18
Treeline 25-Feb-18
tkjwonta 25-Feb-18
splitlimb13 25-Feb-18
furhound 25-Feb-18
furhound 25-Feb-18
wifishkiller 25-Feb-18
Forest bows 25-Feb-18
furhound 25-Feb-18
Zebrakiller 25-Feb-18
furhound 25-Feb-18
Buffalo1 25-Feb-18
jims 26-Feb-18
njbuck 26-Feb-18
Forest bows 26-Feb-18
Bowfinatic 28-Feb-18
bpettet 28-Feb-18
Treeline 01-Mar-18
t-roy 01-Mar-18
dmann 01-Mar-18
Forest bows 01-Mar-18
njbuck 01-Mar-18
Treeline 01-Mar-18
StickFlicker 01-Mar-18
Bowfinatic 01-Mar-18
jdee 01-Mar-18
Charlie Rehor 01-Mar-18
Scoot 01-Mar-18
Treeline 01-Mar-18
Forest bows 01-Mar-18
M.Pauls 01-Mar-18
furhound 02-Mar-18
Eric Vaillancourt 02-Mar-18
Forest bows 02-Mar-18
t-roy 02-Mar-18
Bowfinatic 02-Mar-18
Treeline 02-Mar-18
dave K 02-Mar-18
Ambush 02-Mar-18
dave K 02-Mar-18
The last savage 02-Mar-18
wifishkiller 02-Mar-18
Forest bows 02-Mar-18
krieger 02-Mar-18
Bowfinatic 02-Mar-18
Forest bows 03-Mar-18
Treeline 03-Mar-18
Ambush 03-Mar-18
Eric Vaillancourt 03-Mar-18
wifishkiller 03-Mar-18
Forest bows 03-Mar-18
dmann 03-Mar-18
Forest bows 03-Mar-18
Ambush 03-Mar-18
Boreal 03-Mar-18
Charlie Rehor 03-Mar-18
deerhaven 03-Mar-18
Robear 03-Mar-18
The last savage 03-Mar-18
Treeline 03-Mar-18
Eric Vaillancourt 04-Mar-18
t-roy 04-Mar-18
brooktrout59 04-Mar-18
StickFlicker 04-Mar-18
Nick Muche 04-Mar-18
BullBuster 04-Mar-18
Kurt 04-Mar-18
Ambush 04-Mar-18
BullBuster 04-Mar-18
Medicinemann 04-Mar-18
Buffalo1 04-Mar-18
Forest bows 04-Mar-18
ELKMAN 05-Mar-18
dave K 05-Mar-18
Bigpizzaman 05-Mar-18
Ambush 05-Mar-18
The last savage 05-Mar-18
BullBuster 06-Mar-18
ACB 06-Mar-18
smarba 06-Mar-18
From: furhound
25-Feb-18
Interested in advise for Aoudad hunt south Texas. I've read both opinions as low success rate to easily can get 30-40 yard shot. Don't want to be disappointed but looks like great hunting experience.

From: Treeline
25-Feb-18
Two very different options-far west Texas and central Texas hill country. The ones out in west Texas are extremely tough to hunt on big empty ranches. Central Texas you can shoot them coming in to corn feeders from a box blind at 10 yards

From: tkjwonta
25-Feb-18
I've only hunted Aoudad once, so far from an expert, but spot and stalk with a bow would be extremely difficult. The terrain is typically quite open and they have great eyesight. If you have a place where they are coming in to water/feeder then you'd have a much better shot with a bow.

From: splitlimb13
25-Feb-18
Treeline nailed it.

From: furhound
25-Feb-18
Thanks guys!

From: furhound
25-Feb-18
I checked out the Bow Ranch website. Its south central Texas. Not sure how rough the terrain there but sounds like plenty of Aoudad and maybe a hog or two.

From: wifishkiller
25-Feb-18
The bow ranch is a good place to shoot one from a stand.

Treeline nailed, but it still isn't easy! Been 5 times and shot two.

From: Forest bows
25-Feb-18
I'm hunting them next weekend.

From: furhound
25-Feb-18
Where you going Forest bows? interested to here how it goes. (yeah that rhymed)

From: Zebrakiller
25-Feb-18
Recordbuck ranch has a great hunt

From: furhound
25-Feb-18
Thanks Z i'll check it out

From: Buffalo1
25-Feb-18
Contact Skylar Stark with Diamond C Bowhunting Ranch, Caddo, Tx 1-801-550-1525

From: jims
26-Feb-18
As Treeline mentioned above a lot depends upon the property and how you intend on hunting. It can often be super tough harvesting aoudad with a rifle spot and stalk! Many TX ranches use feeders which is often a matter of sitting and waiting. Either high fenced or not it can be super challenging harvesting an aoudad with bow spot and stalk!

From: njbuck
26-Feb-18
Free range Aoudad is on my short list of hunts to do in the near future.

From: Forest bows
26-Feb-18
I'm heading to Texas to bow hunt them. I'll let you guys know how it goes

From: Bowfinatic
28-Feb-18

Bowfinatic's embedded Photo
Bowfinatic's embedded Photo
My dad just shot this west Texas all spot n stalk Shot it on day 5 had a few other very close encounters. It can be done without bait or sitting on water

From: bpettet
28-Feb-18
Huge respect to your dad on his success. That's a tough bow hunt. How far was the shot?

From: Treeline
01-Mar-18
Awesome job on a tough critter! Congratulations to your dad!

From: t-roy
01-Mar-18
Congrats to your dad! Looks like a dandy to boot!

From: dmann
01-Mar-18
Have always wanted to bowhunt aoudad. Good luck guys, keep us updated.

From: Forest bows
01-Mar-18
Just landed in Dallas. Will be hunting this afternoon!

From: njbuck
01-Mar-18
Good Luck Forest!

Bowfinatic, congrats to your father on a great ram!

From: Treeline
01-Mar-18
Good luck, Forest!

From: StickFlicker
01-Mar-18
Congratulations on what looks like a hard-earned ram, and good luck Forest!

From: Bowfinatic
01-Mar-18
Around 45 yard shot I believe it was a 37.5" horn

From: jdee
01-Mar-18
Congrats to your dad ...that’s a trophy with a bow

01-Mar-18
Get er done!

From: Scoot
01-Mar-18
Go get 'em, Forest!

From: Treeline
01-Mar-18
That is an awesome auodad for west Texas! Great job hunting them with a bow in that country!

From: Forest bows
01-Mar-18
Saw two nice rams! Will get on them in the morning.

From: M.Pauls
01-Mar-18
Keep us posted!

From: furhound
02-Mar-18
Nice ram! Gets a guy excited to go after one!

02-Mar-18
Good luck, Forest.

From: Forest bows
02-Mar-18
No Aoudads seen yet this morning. 8:50

From: t-roy
02-Mar-18
Good luck!

From: Bowfinatic
02-Mar-18
29.5" on the aoudad for my dad.... fake news ??

From: Treeline
02-Mar-18
Justin, any aoudad with a bow - spot and stalk in that rough, rocky, noisy, prickly west Texas country is an awesome accomplishment. Bumpin' 30" is kind of comparable to a 180" whitetail.

Good luck Forest! Hope you get a big one!

From: dave K
02-Mar-18
I have been lucky enough to take two free range DIY with bow one in tx and one NM;but it took 6 attempts to tke the first one

From: Ambush
02-Mar-18
Go Forest!! And send some pics as you progress. Maybe the first ever "Live" Aoudad hunt on Bowsite!?!

Aoudad is a hunt I probably could afford and would really like to do. WAY cooler than the other sort'a feral sheep, goats. ( to me anyway)

From: dave K
02-Mar-18

dave K's embedded Photo
Finally Got one! This was my first stalked him feeding in some mesquites...25 yd shot.
dave K's embedded Photo
Finally Got one! This was my first stalked him feeding in some mesquites...25 yd shot.

02-Mar-18
NICE!! Good luck guys...!!

From: wifishkiller
02-Mar-18

wifishkiller's embedded Photo
wifishkiller's embedded Photo
wifishkiller's embedded Photo
wifishkiller's embedded Photo
They are so much fun!

From: Forest bows
02-Mar-18
Haven't seen any today, but they should start moving soon. 4:36.

From: krieger
02-Mar-18
Good Luck Forest ! Hopefully I'm there next Jan.

From: Bowfinatic
02-Mar-18
Great aoudad guys!

From: Forest bows
03-Mar-18
Have a ram spotted.

From: Treeline
03-Mar-18
Get him, Forest!

From: Ambush
03-Mar-18
Yes!!

03-Mar-18
Suspense must mean he is still on a stalk.

From: wifishkiller
03-Mar-18
Good luck man!

From: Forest bows
03-Mar-18
Blood on the ground! Look good

From: dmann
03-Mar-18
Awesome!, hope to see ram pics soon

From: Forest bows
03-Mar-18

Forest bows's embedded Photo
Forest bows's embedded Photo
So awesome!

From: Ambush
03-Mar-18
That is awesome!!!

From: Boreal
03-Mar-18
Congrats Forest! That's quite an accomplishment.

03-Mar-18
Good for you! Enjoy!

From: deerhaven
03-Mar-18
Congratulations!! That's a trophy to be pretty proud of!

From: Robear
03-Mar-18
Good on ya Forest

03-Mar-18
RIGHT ON FOREST !!!!!

From: Treeline
03-Mar-18
Congratulations!

04-Mar-18
Well done!

From: t-roy
04-Mar-18
Awesome job! Congrats.

From: brooktrout59
04-Mar-18
Forest Bows- you are the MAN!!!! Congrats- Johnny P

From: StickFlicker
04-Mar-18
Great job!

From: Nick Muche
04-Mar-18
Congrats man! Let's hear the story, stalked him or stand? He looks like a heavy aoudad!

From: BullBuster
04-Mar-18
Totally doable up in the steep rocks if u are in shape. I had multiple close encounters on bedded down rams. None were big enough to shoot but loads of fun.

From: Kurt
04-Mar-18
Great animals.....Dave, Forest, Justin's Dad! Neat critter, would be fun to hunt sometime. How are they to eat??

From: Ambush
04-Mar-18
Maybe one of you Aoudad killers could start a thread and the others can pile on with pics and comments of their hunts?? They really are quite spectacular animals!

From: BullBuster
04-Mar-18

BullBuster's embedded Photo
BullBuster's embedded Photo
Texas

From: Medicinemann
04-Mar-18
Well done, Forest. I have the same question as Kurt.....how are they as table fare?

From: Buffalo1
04-Mar-18
Great going there Forest ! Congrats

From: Forest bows
04-Mar-18
They taste like a goat

From: ELKMAN
05-Mar-18
Very cool! Congrats!

From: dave K
05-Mar-18
As far as eating goes therte is huge difference in nannies as table fare and rams. Nannies arent bad. but Rams stink,as does their meat, and are tough. And they are actually more closely kin to a goat as I recall. Anyway after two rams, I sort of quit hunting them, and took up chasing free range axis instead for my off season pursuits as all axis I have taken have been extrodinaly to eat .They remind me of little elk with their roars etc..ps big Congrats to Forest ...great Ram...

From: Bigpizzaman
05-Mar-18
Congrats Forest Yeah Jake they taste like sheet!!

From: Ambush
05-Mar-18
"Meat lasts but for a season. But horns last forever."

05-Mar-18
Man the meat tastes bad?? Damn you boys had my as s half way to Texas.....thats disappointing !!!!!! I want to hunt one..

From: BullBuster
06-Mar-18
They stink for sure

From: ACB
06-Mar-18

ACB's embedded Photo
ACB's embedded Photo
Those things are everywhere. Saw this one yesterday in Tennessee.

From: smarba
06-Mar-18
Meat tastes great, but is tough as a board. I grind EVERYTHING as burger, even backstraps. It is very mild and top notch table fare so long as you take care of it properly like all game meat: skin, keep clean, get cool/cold ASAP.

Between me, my hunting partner and our kids we've killed/eaten over a dozen free range Barbary sheep from ewes to big rams and they've all been great.

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