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Posted 02/12/13 - 08:33 PM
I wish I had pursued them years ago. Where else can you hunt a free ranging elusive sheep and depending on the ranch and trophy quality hunt for under $5000 including airfare , license and tips after our regular hunting season is over with just purchasing an over-the-counter 5 day license costing $48.00. Throw in the fact they are challenging and exciting to hunt and it's a win.
The Ranch I hunted is located in the rugged Mountains of Southwest Texas south of Juno and north of Comstock. The ranch consists of thousands of acres of the most inhospitable, rocky, cactus sticker heaven i've ever hunted except for maybe South Africa.
For the most part the sheep country on this ranch must be accessed by foot, as there is very limited road access. The hunt was tough from a physical perspective especially if you're not used to hiking up bed rock mountains with loose rock under almost every step. If you like physically challenging hunts with lots of glassing and stalking this hunt is for you. If you are not in good physical shape or up there in age this is also a good hunt with enough ranch roads to cover but not getting way back in the deeper bowls. This hunt is entirely free ranging and if You go and hike and climb you will earn your sheep. I went mostly the spot and stalk route We glassed with binoculars and spotting scopes to locate the herds. If and when we spotted the herd before they spotted us the stalk was on. If you are in good shape and you are patient you should get a real good ram.
I shot this ram at 422 yards with a 270 Weatherby Mag and a 140 Grain Barnes X. It took 5 solid hits before he finally laid down.
If anyone has any interest I would highly recommend this hunt PM me for more details.
This is a photo from where I shot him. He was in the top center of the photo about 10 yards down from the horizon.
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Posted 02/12/13 - 09:04 PM
Thanks for sharing. Great pictures & story. Did you eat? If so taste good?
I didn't eat this guy.
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Posted 02/13/13 - 06:03 AM
Good job and a beautiful Aoudad.Is that a mark v fibermark?Looks like rattlesnake country did you bump into a lot of them
Mark V Ultra Lightweight. G
Glad to report no rattlers on this hunt were seen.
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Paul M. Ross
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PAUL THE PAINTER
ALL TYPES OF PAINTING
Posted 02/13/13 - 07:14 AM
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