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    I agree with jeremy that it is quite easy to draw the tag but it is not easy to harvest when one has not spent much time there. So, it will be imperative to spend some time on researching which will surely help.

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    My dad and my son and I drew an archery aoudad hunt at Devil's River in Texas. We're supposed to be there right now, but my dad had a heart attack a couple weeks ago, and my son had a football game tonight. We had to miss the hunt. (Dad is doing great, but a rugged hunt right now wouldn't be the thing for him to do.) I'd really hoped on just getting another preference point for that hunt, but it didn't work that way. Figures.

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    There is a guy named mulie mike that post on a couple different forums. He has tresspass fee private land aoudad and mule deer hunts in West Texas for fairly cheap.

    Under $2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane13 View Post
    My dad and my son and I drew an archery aoudad hunt at Devil's River in Texas. We're supposed to be there right now, but my dad had a heart attack a couple weeks ago, and my son had a football game tonight. We had to miss the hunt. (Dad is doing great, but a rugged hunt right now wouldn't be the thing for him to do.) I'd really hoped on just getting another preference point for that hunt, but it didn't work that way. Figures.
    I drew the rifle hunt there several years ago. Never saw a ram in my compartment, killed an old ewe. Archery hunting some of that stuff would be next to impossible unless the weather conditions were ideal, and even then difficult. I hunted hard for 2 days before even seeing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doe Nob View Post
    I drew the rifle hunt there several years ago. Never saw a ram in my compartment, killed an old ewe. Archery hunting some of that stuff would be next to impossible unless the weather conditions were ideal, and even then difficult. I hunted hard for 2 days before even seeing anything.
    It would be a very tough hunt for sure. I talked to one of the biologists, and he said that one guy last year killed four aoudad - including a pretty good ram. He found a trail they were using to go to the river to drink and just found a good hiding spot next to it. He kept shooting as they went by. That turned into some serious work, I imagine.

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    Yes and no, since they are exotics the managers don't really care if you recover any or all of the animals. A big ram can get over 300 lbs and auodad are near the bottom of the list of barely edible. They told me in not so many words I could shoot them and leave them lay if I wanted to.

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    I think mulie mike charges a tresspass fee to hunt check him out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doe Nob View Post
    Yes and no, since they are exotics the managers don't really care if you recover any or all of the animals. A big ram can get over 300 lbs and auodad are near the bottom of the list of barely edible. They told me in not so many words I could shoot them and leave them lay if I wanted to.
    Wow. Every draw hunt I've been on, they always require you to bring everything you shoot back to the check station - hogs included. I grew up hunting them in the Panhandle. We ran cattle on a big ranch on the Caprock. The canyons were full of them. I've had aoudad cooked every way imaginable, and it's horrible table fare. I've eaten young ewe to old ram. It's just different degrees of tough and nasty. Heck, I've seen carcasses rot, untouched by coyotes. The only reason to kill one is to mount it, IMO. I don't like to let meat go to waste, but aoudad is one animal I won't eat. I hear people occasionally saying how they love it. More power to them. It's nasty.

    I know TPWD would like to get rid of them since they are non-native. It would be hard to talk people into shooting them if they were required to eat all of them I guess.

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    I know few places which are popular for aoudad hunting in Texas.

 

 

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