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Aoudad Hunt

from $3,500.00

Hunting Season: Year-Round

Male Horn Size: 14″-36″

Female Horn Size: 12″-27″

Be prepared to shoot 400 yards.  The Aoudad has tremendous eyesight which makes it almost impossible to get any closer than 400 yards.  Their soft spongy hooves provide necessary traction to climb the steep and rocky terrain.  They have the agility of a goat, making them very elusive in the rough, rocky hills where the hunt will take place.  They have no fear of heights, have heavy muscular forequarters that give them the power to climb while their light rear-quarters give them the ability to spring effortlessly from ledge to ledge.  These sheep are gregarious in nature and approaching hunters must use extreme caution.  They are highly intelligent and resent any potential threat near their comfort zone.  The slightest hint of movement on the hunter’s part may result in a “stare down”.  Hunting Aoudad sheep demands the highest respect from sheep hunters.

 

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All about the Aoudad Hunt.

ALL OF OUR AOUDAD HUNTS ARE COMPLETELY FREE-RANGE AND 100% FREE CHASE!

WHAT IS AN AOUDAD?

 

It’s actually called an Aoudad Sheep or referred to as a Barbery Sheep.   But, it’s not really a sheep!   They have traits of both sheep and goats.  Aoudad’s are native to the Atlas Mountains of North Africa and were first brought into Texas and New Mexico  WWII.    This desert region is much like their native country and they did so well that more were brought in to different desert regions of Texas.  Aoudad Sheep continue to thrive in Texas and now occupy mountainous regions from West Texas to Del Rio to the Texas Panhandle.

 

Aoudads are tan with a large neck mane on the front and back of their necks.  They have unusual tufts of hair, called chaps that encircle their front legs.  The average male weighs about 200 pounds but can easily weigh over 300 lbs.  The females typically weigh between 90-125 pounds.  Both male and females have horns which are very impressive with a wide base backward curl that goes upward and outward and the horns are rigid on the front surface.  Male horns range from 14″ to 36″ while female horns range from 12″ to 27″.  These animals are tough and totally unpredictable!  They’re also pretty tough to glass!

 

Aoudad hunting is quite different from Whitetail Hunting.  This hunt is a very challenging but fun hunt!  Unlike whitetail hunts that we offer, this is a free-range hunt.  The terrain is very rough and rock so come prepared to hike while carrying all your gear.  Aoudad’s prefer steep walled canyons and rim rocked plateaus in some of the roughest country in Texas.  Being in good physical condition is a key factor for a successful hunt.

 

The hunt package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this hunt?Items that are included in the cost of hunt price.

This Hunt Packages includes very comfortable, extremely clean quarters with all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.   An experience hunting guide will be provided.  Transportation to and from hunting grounds/blinds.  Harvested animals are cleaned and quartered and prepared for you to transport home.  Please bring your own coolers.  (Ice will be provided)

  • Professional hunting guides
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners & snacks
  • All accommodation including Lodging
  • All transportation to and from hunting area/blind to camp
  • Cleaning of animal
What is not included in this hunt?Items that are not included in the cost of hunt price.
  • Valid Texas hunting License
  • Tips for Guides
  • Tips for Cook
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gun and ammo or Bow
  • Personal Articles of clothing (Ex: Jackets, boots, pants, shirt, gloves, etc.)
  • Rangefinder (if you would like one)
  • Personal Toiletries
  1. Day 1 Friday
    • Arrive at Ranch around noon on Friday
    • Check into the Lodge and assigned rooms
    • Meet the Guide – go over hunting guidelines and required docs
    • Snacks and drinks provided
    • Sight in rifles
    • Head to the hunting stands
  2. Day 2 Saturday
    • Head to stand for early morning hunt
    • Photos with harvested animals
    • Guide cleans/quarters harvested animals & packs in coolers
    • Breakfast served at lodge
    • Lunch provided at lodge
    • Afternoon activities:  Pool, fire pit, cards, darts, horse shoes, etc.
    • Head to stands for late afternoon hunt
    • Photos with harvested animals
    • Guide cleans/quarters harvested animals & packs in coolers
    • Dinner served at lodge
  3. Day 3 Sunday
    • Head to stand for early morning hunt
    • Photos with harvested animals
    • Guide cleans/quarters harvested animals & packs in coolers
    • Breakfast served at lodge
    • Check out time is at 12:00pm
Dead Man's Pass Ranch

 

Dead Man’s Pass Ranch is in south central Val Verde County, Texas. The Pass consists of a massive limestone base that underlies flat to rolling terrain, forming a deep and winding canyon. The soils in this area are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay foams that support oak, juniper, grasses and mesquite.  A perfect terrain for hunting whitetail, wild turkey and more. To further improve the habitat, the staff of Dead Man’s Pass Ranch has undertaken a project of constantly grooming the terrain, such as trimming and clearing the underbrush of the Cedar trees to provide shade for the game.  Dead Man’s Pass Ranch includes over 2,200 acres of high fenced prime managed country. It consists of 5 runs of hills and is 3 miles x 2.5 miles, with a differential in elevation of roughly 400 feet.

The Lodge

The lodge sleeps up to 10 comfortably. It has two bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi tub, full kitchen and a large great room. To enjoy some of the milder evenings, you can grill outside and eat in our screened-in eating area.

The lodge is equipped with satellite TV, with almost all the movie channels.  Internet access is available, so you can e-mail your trophy pictures to your envious friends before you leave.

If you enjoy sunsets, the US Business Report, confirms that Del Rio is the best place in Texas to experience the grandeur of a Texas sunrise or sunset. Not to mention the brightest star gazing.

Our Facilities

For the hunt, we have ten 3-man hunting blinds. Each blind has two padded chairs to ensure a comfortable hunt. For your security, our property is completely surrounded by an 8-1/2 foot game fence.

To guarantee a great trophy, we have 16 breeding pens, all with water troughs, shaded areas and feeders.

Our facilities are fully equipped to process your trophy. We have a skinning rack with hydraulic wench, fully lighted for late night returns and warmed by a pot belly stove. We also have a large walk-in cooler and meat prep room.

 

Recreational Activities Include:

  • Darts
  • Pool
  • Ping Pong
  • Poler
  • Ladder Toss
  • Horseshoes
  • Washers
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Swimming (in season)
Welcome to Dead Man’s Pass Ranch
Ranch Compound
Come Enjoy our Living Room
Rustic Galley Kitchen
Big Table for Big Meals
Master to call your own
Deer Master Bedroom
Guest Bedroom #1 Sleeps 4
Guest Bedroom #2 Sleeps 4
Ranch Style Outdoor Kitchen
SWIMMING POOL

Yes.  In order to hunt at our location, you will need a valid Texas Hunting License.

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete hunter education. Minimum age for certification is 9 years and cost is $15.

● under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*. ● age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete hunter education, OR you must be accompanied.

● age 17 and over, you must successfully complete hunter education; OR purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral,” and you must be accompanied.

Yes, we are more than ready to handle your corporate event or outing.

Yes, Dead Man’s Pass Ranch includes over 2,200 acres of high fenced prime managed country. It consists of 5 runs of hills and is 3 miles x 2.5 miles, with a differential in elevation of roughly 400 feet.

Yes, our ranch offers a shooting range to site in your gun.

Accompanied means: By a person who is at least 17, who is licensed to hunt in Texas, who has passed hunter education or is exempt (born before Sept. 2, 1971), and you must be within normal voice control. Proof of certification or deferral is required to be on your person while hunting. Note: Proof of certification is not required to purchase a hunting license.

Any person 17 years of age or older who has not completed hunter education may defer completion for up to one year. A deferral may only be obtained once and is only valid until the end of the current license year. You must be accompanied while hunting if you have a deferral. Note: The one-time Hunter Education Deferral is available at license vendors (ACADEMY OR YOUR LOCAL SPORTING GOODS STORE AND MOST WAL MARTS) and costs $10. A person who has been convicted or has received deferred adjudication for violation of the mandatory hunter education requirement is prohibited from applying for a deferral.

You may now print a copy of your certification https://tpwd.elementlms.com/

Failure to carry proof of certification or deferral while hunting is a Class C, Parks and Wildlife Code Misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine not less than $25 nor more than $500.

A typical tip for a hunting guide & cook is between 10-20% of your hunt.  Tipping your guide is not required but is very much appreciated.

Overall Rating
5/5
Ronnie
Reviewed On 21/10/2018
5/5

Everything was fantastic and our Aoudad Hunt on Devils River was awesome!

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