USA: West Texas Aoudad Hunt January 2017

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  1. Cecil Hammonds

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    Had a great hunt on the Gage Ranch in the Glass mountains of west Texas. Outfitter was Wildlife Systems and my guide was Jackie Murphy. A truly exciting and challenging experience. Saw tons of elk, deer, turkey, pronghorn and javelins. We stalked this guy for 2 miles and could only get within 800 yards. Fortunately they browsed our way until they were within 300 yards and I dropped him there. IMG_20180120_124935505.jpeg IMG_20180120_135800401.jpeg
     
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    Javelinas not javelins, damn autocorrect
     

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    Congrats!
     
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    WOW one fine auodad! Congratulations! Your Camo looks perfect for the terrain!
    What town is the Gage Ranch near?
     

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    That is a fabulous free range area and hunt that doesn't get enough attention. Congrats on a great ram.
     
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    Thanks. The nearest town is Marathon, home of the historic Gage Hotel.
     
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    Awesome free range Aoudad! Them West Texas hunts will give ya a real run for your money. Great shooting and closing the deal on a great ram.
     
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    Beautiful Ram . Forrest
     
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    Very nice sir!
     

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    Congrats on the ram and thanks for sharing!
     
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    I'm thinking about a West Texas Aoudad hunt later this year. Out of curiosity what size was / is yours?
     

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    He was right at 30 inches.
     

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    Congrats , a free range 30" ram is awesome!!! Surprised that you saw elk, doesn't look like typical elk habitat.
     

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    My guide told me from the start that he was very picky, and that he wouldn't put me on one under 30. On the other side of the mountain it's a bit more like elk country, more trees.
     

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    Beautiful country.............I like hunting that kind of terrain...........what rifle, cart, bullet did you use?..........fine ram!.............FWB
     

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    Thanks. I used a Tikka T3 in 300 win mag. Hornady SST super performance 180 grain.
     

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