View Full Version : 28.5 inch aoudad

November 18, 2008, 12:03 PM
Well, I got a chance to go on my first Aoudad hunt yesterday on a private ranch. The owner brought the ranch about eight years ago and had a few Aoudad on it. He never hunted them and now the heard is up to about 100 with a few well over 30 inches. We spotted the heard right away at 7:00 a.m. and started stalking them. Of couse they would always see us first and start a stampede. About an hour later and two unsuccesful stalks, I spotted some straglers moving up the hill side at a slow pace. When they finally came into a clearing, there were four smaller ones around this one. After glassing him and deciding he was a good one, I waited about five minutes untill he walked away from the other four and turned to look back in my direction. I then squeezed the trigger and down he went. It was a high lung shot at about 200 yards with a .338wm 200 grain interlockt. Bullet was recovered on opposite side under hide and must have weighed all of 40 grains. He measured 28.5 inches and 12.5 inch bases. Yes, he is already at the taxidermist and after spliting a 12 pack with the owner afterwards, I have been invited back. Don't worry, he will be getting some free ranch work out of me for sure!

November 18, 2008, 01:10 PM
Great job! He looks like he was a heart thumper. That terrain and vegetation looks like Texas.

The Terminator
November 18, 2008, 01:18 PM
Here you go.


November 18, 2008, 02:30 PM
Your right about Texas. Sorry forgot to mention it was 10 miles north of Eagle Pass Texas on the Rio Grande.

November 18, 2008, 02:42 PM
What's with the hat?

November 18, 2008, 02:46 PM
BLASPHEMY!!!:mad: Them 2 letters and camo are a cardinal sin when on the same item of clothing...
Nice goat you got by the way...

November 18, 2008, 02:49 PM
Get a rope

November 18, 2008, 02:56 PM
I know! I know! The cap was a gift and I am cheap! But I should have turned it around. My apologies to my fellow Texans.

November 18, 2008, 03:00 PM
Pert near anyone out side that place with the exception of a handfull of cities...:rolleyes:
I ain't a texan but as a southerner I had no clue anyone had the nads to make such a cap:eek:!!! Jist ribbin' ya' as it is yours and you have to make the ultimate decision... I do got a metal barrel and some ol' sour gas if'n ya wanna over fer a bar-b-que

November 18, 2008, 03:03 PM
If you burn the cap while saying the Texas motto I'll fergive ya.

Nice Aoudad. My FIL was the state record holder and had #6 in the country at one time. I have no idea what it's status is now. The curl almost choked the beast and left deep scars in the tissue. Majestic creature.

November 18, 2008, 05:18 PM
Here in Texas there needs to be a "D" between those 2 letters ....No D$#n Yankees!

Great lookin Aoudad too. Gonna go for the half body/foreleg mount? I would

November 18, 2008, 05:54 PM
I wanted the half body mount but I am just lucky the wife will let me hang a shoulder mount in the house. Gotta compromise if'n I still want to go back out.;) Also, the hat has been burned and burried while singing the Eyes of Texas.

November 18, 2008, 06:58 PM
I'll have the governor do the paperwork.:)

A pardon is forthcoming.

November 18, 2008, 07:00 PM
Hahaha, anyone wanna rumble with NY I'll take you on one at a time or all at once, it makes no difference to me nor the outcome!


November 18, 2008, 07:02 PM
OMG, how freaky, that was my 911th post!!!

I swear that was NOT planned!!!!

Edited to add a pic of it...

November 18, 2008, 07:02 PM
My fight is with the hat or at least what's left of it.

November 18, 2008, 07:07 PM
That hat is like a flag...so put em up...put em up!! :D