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This is a discussion on Giant Aoudad Pics within the Hunting North America forums, part of the HUNTING OUTSIDE OF AFRICA category; One of my Texas outfitters just sent me these pictures a few minutes ago. This thing is a stud of ...

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    One of my Texas outfitters just sent me these pictures a few minutes ago. This thing is a stud of an Aoudad.





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    A stud indeed Tom. That is one impressive animal.
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    looks 34"
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    Nice trophy.
    Looks like he's corn fed and likely very tasty.
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    How many inches, and how much???

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    alright i give up is it a goat or a sheep??
    pretty looking cape on it , where are these things originally from

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluey View Post
    alright i give up is it a goat or a sheep??
    pretty looking cape on it , where are these things originally from
    Barbary sheep (Audad in the states) are originally from northern Africa. They make real nice mounts, especially on some of the new full shoulder forms that incorporate a lot of leg and really show off those "chaps".
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    thank you diamond hitch

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    AND he is free range in SW Texas. This is no "guaranteed" hunt but he and a few of his buddies are this big. I can post the details if someone is interested but basically the hunt on 10,000 free range acres is $3,500.
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    Nice Ram Tom I see he's found the food despencer.
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    They won't stand around there all day.

    He did not get that big being stupid...
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    We have some of those in southeastern Spain.

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    Tom, this is a hunt that I've been looking at doing, trying to combine it with our annual visit to the States during the convention period.

    I went ahead and organised something different for this coming year but would certainly be interested for next year.

    I will send you a p.m.

    Cheers, thanks for posting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM View Post
    AND he is free range in SW Texas. This is no "guaranteed" hunt but he and a few of his buddies are this big. I can post the details if someone is interested but basically the hunt on 10,000 free range acres is $3,500.
    HAH tom why does he keep coming in for his photo same pose etc?

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    Not trying to rain on the parade, please know, and that is a stud of a ram. However, hunting aoudad with feeders present doesn't do this animal justice. A true free range, wild, spot and stalk, no feeder or food plot hunt is a fantastic experience. I've been able to partake on cull hunts out in W TX for over 30 years and have probably killed 100 of the beasts myself, and personally guided other hunters on another 50 or so. It can be a world class spot and stalk hunt if done correctly (not that this isn't).

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    as Tom mentioned it is a stud and im sure used just for breeding , you can see by the skin quality and condition its a fed animal, i too would never hunt such an animal but in the opening post nobody said its for hunting in the first place... thanks Tom for posting these pics of such a beautiful specimen.

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    Guys, i cant say it enough...he is free ranging...no fences. This particular aoudad has only been seen on trailcam pics. I could send you after him but who knows if you would ever see him. 10,000 acres of free range is a pretty big area to find one specific ram. I would say your probability of taking a 30" plus ram on this open range ranch are around 50%.
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    My point was that he's in the broad daylight under a feeder. That' doesn't do this great animal justice IMO.

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    And thats a very good point. I agree.
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    beautiful creature indeed.

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