Giant Aoudad Pics

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  1. TOM

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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???:wow:
     
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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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    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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    HAH tom why does he keep coming in for his photo same pose etc? :p
     
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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.

    regards Mike
     
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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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