FREE RANGE AOUDAD
Aoudad (Barbary Sheep) hunting can be a tough, yet rewarding adventure. Our goal here at HWO is to give you the trophy you’ve only dreamed of and the hunt of a lifetime. When hunting free range aoudad in West Texas we have access to multiple different private ranches totaling over 1,200,000 acres of sheep paradise! When you book a hunt, we will discuss the options each ranch has to offer to fit your personal needs. Each ranch boasts a large population of aoudad, with equal trophy opportunity. Some ranches offer a tougher, more challenging hunt, while another may offer a more relaxed hunt.
The low fence properties we hunt are mainly located in the High Desert of the Trans-Pecos region in West Texas, but not to exclude the coveted Devils River region. Our properties are scattered from Sierra Blanca, all the way down to Comstock. For traveling, the nearest commercial airports will be El Paso or Midland (Depending on the ranch we hunt). Once landed, you will rent a car and travel 100-200 miles out of El Paso or Midland to the location we are hunting. One of our team members will be arranged to meet you at the nearest town, and lead you out to the hunting grounds safely. We prefer arrival to be around noon prior to the start of the hunt.
Aoudad are exotic animals to the U.S., which means in Texas there is not a season. However, we hunt aoudad from August-October and February-April. On a fall hunt a client may expect to see the rut in full swing, and during the spring hunts we will be hunting bachelor groups of Rams. Either time frame has been successful for us in the past.
Here at HWO we offer a 1x1 guided 3 ½ day package, and are capable of running hunts for any group size within reason. Our customers will receive top care in camp, and experienced guides in the field to ensure your comfort and success. We have been blessed with extremely high success rates on the magical 30”+ benchmark in the past, with several rams in the top of the SCI record books. Come and see why Free-Range Aoudad hunting is a top hit in the sheep hunting world today!
Included in price:
3 ½ day hunt/4 night lodging
3 meals per day
Full guide services
Field care of animal
Drop off to our taxidermist
Not included in price:
Texas 5 Day Special Hunting License
Shipping of trophy
Transportation from airport
Recommended Gear List:
Mesa Precision Arms 6.5 cal. or larger
Federal Ammunition Trophy Tip or Edge TLR
Kuiu Insulated Clothing (Winter, early Spring)
Kuiu Raingear (Chugach)
Kuiu Super Down PRO Jacket (Winter, early Spring)
Kuiu Peloton 240 Vest (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Kuiu Tiburon Clothing (late Spring, Summer, Fall)
Kuiu Lightweight Jacket (Fall, Spring)
Kuiu PRO 3600-6000 Pack
Kuiu Super Down Sleeping Bag 30 (Ask prior to your hunt)
Yeti Hopper Two 30 (If flying with cape)
Yeti Panga 50 Duffel Bag
Yeti Rambler 26oz Bottle
Swarovski Spotting Scope
Hiking Boots (Kennetrek Mountain Extreme)
Texas General Big Game Hunting License (Desert Bighorn, Mule Deer, Pronghorn, Whitetail)
Non-Resident 5-Day Special type 157 (Aoudad, Exotics, Elk)
This is a real sheep hunt, so your gear list can be very important for your success and comfort. One can expect long range shots ranging from 250-500 yds. Practice shooting before you come!!!