If you are thinking of traveling to Africa in the future these prices and the travel, gun permits, legalities, travel nightmares, required vaccinations beginning 6 months before you leave the US, hunt complications and rifle travel, these hunts are about 1/10 of the price and are hunted in a similar way. Instead of the high priced Africa trip you will be hunting in the beautiful Texas Hill Country the number 1 desired place to hunt in Texas, USA. Hunt on 500 to 600 acres, almost a square mile, of thick mesquite and scrub brush. Multiple food plots, feeders and water sources. Rifle, muzzleloader, bows and hand guns ok.
Aoudad, or barbary sheep as they are known in New Mexico, are the only exotic that even if raised in captivity and released in 6 months will be completely wild and can be more difficult to hunt than whitetail. I always put aoudad as hunts that are medium to extreme impact due to the steep canyons that you must traverse to get to them, then they quickly slip back up to the top without you even seeing them. They will then run to the next canyon and quickly drop down to the bottom and hide where you will never find them.
Our premier exotic game hunting packages are catered to both families and serious hunters. We are a family-owned and operated ranch and are committed to providing you with a superior trophy hunting experience. With a combination of excellent guest services, exotic game and lodging, you’ll get a hunting experience you will always remember positively.
Because of the treachery of this canyon hunting and the physical requirements to pursue an aoudad in their native habitat this hunt is guided for free and they are on private land as well. Because of the environment and the difficulty traversing the canyons to find these pure breed aoudad on the ranch, the rancher has put up a fence to keep any wild aoudad from getting in with females and getting a mixed strain causing the coats to not be as perfect as these pure breeds. This is the quality and cape that you will want if you are going to have one of these trophy animals mounted for your living room.
One notable trait of these aoudad is their hair and horn quality. Because they are not pursed all the time, they are less damaged by their daily life of survival then other aoudad that you hunt in Texas. Therefore if you are going to have your aoudad mounted, they come out extremely well no matter which taxidermist you take them to. Your taxidermist may also comment on the quality of the cape.
If you have some hunters that don’t want to pursue the aoudad in the canyon then this is the only place where there is the ability to hunt aoudad like whitetail.
1. Two blinds are set on prime game trails that the aoudad use to get to the top of the canyons and on to the plateau for better feeding conditions.
2. There is also the option to hunt the aoudad Safari Style with the guide driving, glassing, spot then get out of the vehicle in a low spot and stalk to the edge of the canyon for a shot.
All these hunts require 2-3 hunters at a time. There is only one group allowed on the ranch at a time, otherwise the aoudad can get too spooky and no one gets a shot. Advance scheduling is needed. Since you can hunt them all day, not just the morning and evening, the hunt is 1 day long.
A scoped .25 caliber or larger with a 120 grain or larger bullet rifle is recommended to be zeroed in for 200 yards. Aoudad is a tough animal and the only thing worse than pursuing an aoudad for a shot is pursuing a wounded aoudad in these canyons.
Keep in mind that aoudad is not the only big game on the ranch and that we are able to get great discounted prices on for a very limited number of each animal on a first come first serve basis until we meet the limited quota. Then they will increase to the regular price. The ranch just wants to take off 10% of each animal each year to continue to have the high quality animals that it is known for.
Short of South Africa, your options are few to put one of these beautiful animals with two jet black horns reaching 30“ up into the sky!
We hunt whitetail deer to meet your shooting and physical ability. We have a lot of deer and what comes by and what you shoot is your choice. There are plenty of whitetail in an assortment of sizes, take your best shot. The bulk of them are 120” or smaller, but if you can pass some you will be rewarded with a real Texas wall hanger.
Aoudad Hunt- Poor Man’s Desert Sheep
The Aoudad sheep hails from North Africa, and is considered by many to be the most challenging species
of sheep to hunt. Both male and female have exceptionally large horns, but a full grown male can weigh over 300 pounds. The Rams taken range from 27” to 34”, but you have the trigger and you own it not the guide. Shoot whatever Aoudad that you wish.
Red Stag Hunts:
New Zealand genetics
The red stag or red deer is famous as being Europe’s version of the elk. Although smaller, the red stag can still grow to be almost 600 lbs. & with its antlers ending in an amazing crown it is considered more impressive than its American counterpart. The Ranch genetics originated from New Zealand stock which was transplanted from the Caspian Sea area to New Zealand by Kings of England back in the early 1700's. These Bulls are well known for their Trophy Quality.
Texas Ram Hunts:
On the property, we have Texas dahl, black Hawaiian, Corsican, mouflon, red sheep and painted ram. These are a great low cost hunt. They are great for a father and youth hunt.
Rio Grande Wild Turkey Hunts
We typically only harvest during the Spring Turkey Season in April & May. Several packages are offered. The most popular package is our two day hunt with lodging and meals, 4 hunters minimum, you call turkey or I call for turkey, semi-guide to honey holes.
North Texas near Lubbock.
Guided private land free range and estate hunts.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Aoudad, oryx , addax, scimitar oryx, gemsbok oryx, black buck antelope, red stag or red deer, whitetail deer, lechwe, axis deer, fallow deer, ibex, barrasingha, blue wildebeest, muflon rams, painted rams, balboa rams, Texas dahl rams, merino rams, Spanish and Catalina billy’s. As for birds there are doves and turkey.
Outfitter provides licenses at extra cost.
One or more per group.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle and foot.
This is considered a low impact hunt meaning easier walking.
See animal sizes in the pricing section.
It has been a 100% success and will continue to be so.
We list the animal that we have on the ground at the time. In rotation as our numbers get lower, we transplant additional animals into to the appropriate habitat, then they move to whatever habitat the others of that type of animals located. Then we grow the herd for that animal. In this way we are always hunting animals that are completely aware of their environment and the danger around people.
A hunting guide is required and typically free for a day on the hunts. Additional days is $400 per day unless voided by the outfitter, including locating, guiding, animal cleaning, transportation during the hunt, transporting game to hunters vehicle, loading game in hunters vehicle, providing all licensing record for transport of this harvest across the state lines.
Lodging in the cabin if available $50/person/night
Free Range Semi-guided:
Package Hunts include: Meals, lodging, transportation on the ranch, capping, quartering, cold storage.
Archery whitetail 3 days $1800 + $1500 kill fee
Rifle whitetail 3 days $3195
Mule deer 3 days $3795
Rifle or bow = 2 days
2 meat hogs and 1 trophy hog $995
Additional hogs: Meat $100, trophy $200
Extra Days $500
Rifle or bow 2 days 2 gobblers $1395
Add a guide $200/day
2 days with guide and dogs $1495
Dove and Varmint 2 days $995
Non-hunting Guest meals/lodging $150
Airport Pickup Round Trip $200
Managed Land Estate Hunts:
Guide, lodging and meals 3 days $1195 plus trophy fee
Up to 22" $1995
Rams (Jacobs, Painted Dessert Corsican, Black Hawaiian, Texas Dahl) $500-$3500 depending on availability.
Whitetail Deer Trophy Fees
8 point or less up to 129″ $1695
Mule Deer Trophy Fees
Up to 150″ $5000
Use the Outfitter Request Form to check on availability, ask questions or book it. Or call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.