Scorpyd Aculeus Crossbow Spynal Tapp Custom Bolts - 22 inch Rage Hypodermic 125gr 2-blade
My bucket list would be: Aoudad, waterbuck, mountain goat.
Looks to be pushing 32”. Background looks like the Western Hill Country - Edward’s Plateau country.
In most of that hill country, hunting is from a blind with a feeder. Spot and stalk hunting is more prevalent in far west Texas - Southwest Edward’s Plateau out to the Big Bend country and North Texas panhandle.
Where did you kill that Ram??
A good friend has free range Aoudad on his ranch. He shoots a nice ram every year, they hunt blinds with hand corn. He says the big boys are very feeder shy but will come in to the hand corn. I had better take him up on his invites before he stops asking me :)
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Hand corn TX definition, setup a spot and throw corn on the ground. It works best if you can throw corn on the ground a couple days in a row without hunting the spot.
In Texas it is legal to use bait. I would guess the majority of deer and sheep hunters use corn feeders. Personally I don't like hunting feeders but each to their own.
I hope this helps :)
It was a very memorable hunt and I had a blast. This old boy was still the boss and since it was “that time of year” we enjoyed the special treat of getting a few long-distance glimpses of him “defending the title.” He was also a much physically bigger critter than we thought.
Not my first Aoudad - been successful with both bow and crossbow, spot-and-stalk and ambush from blind. In my experience a fully mature, wild/ free ranging Aoudad taken with an arrow is just something special.