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Free range Audads
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Forest bows 23-Jan-19
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Treeline 23-Jan-19
ELKMAN 23-Jan-19
Charlie Rehor 23-Jan-19
Ambush 23-Jan-19
longspeak74 23-Jan-19
Brotsky 23-Jan-19
Forest bows 23-Jan-19
M.Pauls 23-Jan-19
EmbryOklahoma 23-Jan-19
8point 23-Jan-19
Forest bows 23-Jan-19
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Treeline 23-Jan-19
GF 23-Jan-19
Charlie Rehor 23-Jan-19
EmbryOklahoma 23-Jan-19
t-roy 23-Jan-19
Quinn @work 24-Jan-19
BULELK1 24-Jan-19
ELKMAN 24-Jan-19
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320 bull 24-Jan-19
HUNT MAN 24-Jan-19
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njbuck 24-Jan-19
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Rackmastr 24-Jan-19
Shiras42 24-Jan-19
Forest bows 24-Jan-19
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kakiat kid 24-Jan-19
Nick Muche 24-Jan-19
boothill 24-Jan-19
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HUNT MAN 24-Jan-19
BigOk 24-Jan-19
GhostBird 24-Jan-19
smarba 24-Jan-19
MPN 24-Jan-19
Treeline 24-Jan-19
Thunderflight 24-Jan-19
njbuck 24-Jan-19
Brotsky 24-Jan-19
Rackmastr 24-Jan-19
nmarchr 24-Jan-19
Ambush 24-Jan-19
Charlie Rehor 24-Jan-19
Trial153 24-Jan-19
SDHNTR(home) 24-Jan-19
lamb 24-Jan-19
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Forest bows 24-Jan-19
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kota-man 24-Jan-19
otcWill 24-Jan-19
Treeline 24-Jan-19
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From: Forest bows
23-Jan-19

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Started a free range Audads hunt yesterday. Was very windy. I saw about 30 and figured out really quick it's going to be tuff to get close. It's very cold this morning. Nothing moving yet.

From: Forest bows
23-Jan-19

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I feel like they knew when I got out of bed this morning.... They are hanging out on this small Rocky hills. From the top the can see 360 for ever.

From: Treeline
23-Jan-19
Cool! Where are you hunting? Aoudad can be tough to get close to! Good luck!

From: ELKMAN
23-Jan-19
Their vision is second to none.

23-Jan-19
Good luck and have fun!

From: Ambush
23-Jan-19
Make it look easy Forest! Audad is the one exotic on my list. Such a unique looking animal, lots of horn and a great hide. Good luck!

From: longspeak74
23-Jan-19
Good luck! Where are you hunting?

From: Brotsky
23-Jan-19
Good luck Forest! These are on my short list to hunt soon!

From: Forest bows
23-Jan-19
Oklahoma

From: M.Pauls
23-Jan-19
Good luck Forest! X2 Ambush, not much interest in exotics but free range audad has intrigued me for sure

23-Jan-19
Oklahoma has free range Aoudads? Hmm, never knew.

From: 8point
23-Jan-19

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Got pics of these guys near my friends property in Texas

From: Forest bows
23-Jan-19

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Tuff day. Found a big group an hour before dark and couldn't get on them. Try again tomorrow

From: Forest bows
23-Jan-19

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From: Treeline
23-Jan-19
Whew! This rounded rocks look like Holey HELL to move around in! Ankle twisters and leg breakers!

Be careful up there man.

Cool country.

Look for a saddle or cut somewhere that you can set up for a shot as they travel through. Maybe set up on one side of the hill and see if your guide/helper can give them a bump to come your way.

Good luck! Hope ya get a big ram!

From: GF
23-Jan-19
I’d be happy to hunt just about ANYTHING so long as it’s free-ranging, legal and either tasty or useful.

Can’t think of anything I’d say no to, actually, other than tame livestock or an endangered species.

Hope this one becomes a bunch of great memories for you....

23-Jan-19
Ambush?? I like Treeline’s thinking.

23-Jan-19
That looks like the land around Ft. Sill. or Altus area. Good luck.

From: t-roy
23-Jan-19
Down by Lugart, Mangum, Granite area possibly?

I saw a big ram running down an oil lease road when I was checking wells north of Clinton, Oklahoma back in the late 80s. Don’t know if he was an escapee or just lost. Very cool looking animals for sure.

Agree with others above. They are one exotic that is on my short list, along with an ibex in NM. Good luck Forest!

From: Quinn @work
24-Jan-19
Good luck Forest. Thanks for posting your hunt, look forward to the next update.

From: BULELK1
24-Jan-19
Thanks for keeping us in the Loop Fb.

Good luck, Robb

From: ELKMAN
24-Jan-19
Hopefully today is the day!

From: Forest bows
24-Jan-19
Arrow in Audad! Looked good will update when I can. God is good!

From: longspeak74
24-Jan-19
In for the pics!

From: Treeline
24-Jan-19
Awesome! Sticking by for the follow up!

From: Paul@thefort
24-Jan-19
Man, I can see a Bowsite Audad hunting in the future. Good luck Forest. Paul

From: 320 bull
24-Jan-19
That was fast! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

From: HUNT MAN
24-Jan-19
Hope this one turns out better than the moose. Good luck

From: Brotsky
24-Jan-19
Awesome! Way to go Forest! Now my watch begins......

From: Bowfreak
24-Jan-19
Wow! Awesome Forest. Can't wait for pics!

From: njbuck
24-Jan-19
Get one!

From: ELKMAN
24-Jan-19
Awesome! How did it happen?

From: Beav
24-Jan-19
Can't wait to see pics and read the story!

24-Jan-19
Good luck on the retrieval!!!

From: Rackmastr
24-Jan-19
Awesome!!! Cant wait to hear. Those critters are tough to get close to!

From: Shiras42
24-Jan-19
Jeopardy theme playing...Good luck and can't wait to see the pics.

From: Forest bows
24-Jan-19

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Any guesses on size....... God is good!

From: Forest bows
24-Jan-19

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From: Forest bows
24-Jan-19

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From: t-roy
24-Jan-19
I’d guess...plenty big enough. Congrats, Forest!

From: Quinn @work
24-Jan-19
Very nice Forest! A free range Aoudad with a bow is quite the accomplishment. Was it spot and stalk?

I have no experience estimating Aoudad but would guess 27"?

From: kakiat kid
24-Jan-19
Are they good eating??

From: Nick Muche
24-Jan-19
Excellent and great shot! Congrats!

From: boothill
24-Jan-19
The pack out won't be near as grueling as the mountain goat last fall! Congrats Forest

24-Jan-19
Cool looking animals. Congrats! Is this on the No Mercy properties?

From: HUNT MAN
24-Jan-19
Congrats . Good shooting!

From: BigOk
24-Jan-19
Congrats!!

From: GhostBird
24-Jan-19
Congratulations... very cool.

From: smarba
24-Jan-19
God is good indeed!

Is that a ewe or a ram? If ram my guess is 21-22". Any free range Aoudad/Barbary sheep with a bow is a well-earned trophy! Congrats!

Aoudad/Barbary sheep are good table fare but meat is tough as a board. I grind everything including backstraps and tenderloin. As burger they are delicious.

From: MPN
24-Jan-19
Nice, congrats. I have only eaten it once. Was the meat in a spaghetti sauce , tasted great .

From: Treeline
24-Jan-19
Congratulations! Awesome job man! A spot and stalk free range Aoudad/Barbary Sheep is a tough one with a bow for sure!

Smarba has it pretty close but I’m gonna go with 22-24”. X 2 on table fare. Very mild but very chewy if not ground up.

24-Jan-19
Awesome!!! Congrats!

DonV and I are headed to NM in Feb to hunt barbarys

From: njbuck
24-Jan-19
Great one!

From: Brotsky
24-Jan-19
Awesome Aoudad! Congrats Forest!

From: Rackmastr
24-Jan-19
Congrats!!! What an amazing looking animal, and awesome to get it done with the bow!!!

From: nmarchr
24-Jan-19
Awesome!!! Good job and congratulations!!! Free range archery Aoudad’s are no joke!!

From: Ambush
24-Jan-19
So you did make it look easy, thanks!! That may be the encouragement I need.

Congrats on a fun hunt and a beautiful trophy! The only problem with audad is that almost demand, at the minimum, a half body mount. Suggest gorgeous hides!

24-Jan-19
Congrats! Fine accomplishment for sure. C

From: Trial153
24-Jan-19
Congrats, nicely done!!. Thats an awesome hunt and great country, I cant wait to get back out there.

From: SDHNTR(home)
24-Jan-19
Wow, bucked the odds for sure on this one. Cant wait to hear more details. congrats!

From: lamb
24-Jan-19
not many people do that!!! great job

From: elvspec
24-Jan-19
Congrats! Thats awesome! Heck, I didn't even know they had Aoudad in Oklahoma, was just there on a duck hunting trip over the holidays.

From: Forest bows
24-Jan-19

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Found the group Yesterday. Set up this morning under a saddle and they feed to us. 6 in the group I shot the biggest one at 30-35 yards. Shot was a little back ( they are more like African animals) but went less than a hundred yards. Pass through with a Vortex 2". She is a ewe just shy of 24" I'm in South West Oklahoma. I'm hunting this evening and trying to shot a real big ram we have been seeing. Pm me questions if you would like.

From: smarba
24-Jan-19
24" is HUGE for a ewe. Ewes rarely get over 20". Great trophy, congrats, now go get the big ram you're after!

From: kota-man
24-Jan-19
Congrats Forest...That's awesome...

From: otcWill
24-Jan-19
Badass! Congrats

From: Treeline
24-Jan-19
That is a Booner ewe! Looks like you got set up in a great ambush location! Hope you whack that ram!!!

From: Forest bows
24-Jan-19
No ram.....

From: Paul@thefort
24-Jan-19
I "like" it. Nice going. my best , Paul

From: BULELK1
25-Jan-19
Hell of a challenge with a bow!!

Congrats Fb

Good luck, Robb

From: deerhaven
25-Jan-19
Congratulations! Great accomplishment!

From: M.Pauls
25-Jan-19
I see what you did there Paul :) congrats Forest, way kool! Looks like you’re making the most of your “sheep shape”!

From: ELKMAN
25-Jan-19
Awesome! That is an accomplishment for sure! Beautiful animal. How much longer you got to hunt?

From: Scoot
25-Jan-19
Congrats! Tough thing to do with archery equipment from what I understand.

25-Jan-19
Congrats Forest!

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