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Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by rem243, Jan 3, 2020.
Yes, please give us the details of the hunt.
That looks like the Davis mountains in West Texas, I grew up around that area. Nice kill and stalk.
The Davis Mountains are some of the most beautiful mountains and area to hunt. I have taken many on a private ranch , largest was 34” , took 3 180 gr .300 win mag to the shoulder and still managed to crawl another 100 ft.
Is it a draw, or OTC ? I would love to get an Aoudad.
No tags needed in Texas just a hunting license
Is it a gentlemen's over 60 hunt, or a young guy who runs marathons hunt ?
Beautiful Ram, very jealous, congrats. We are talking about applying in New Mexico starting this year. Hopefully I will get lucky on the draw, sooner than later.
Nice ram. Definitely my second favorite thing to hunt after pigs. And sheep or ram is a fun hunt.
Thanks for all the comments, definitely appreciate it and certainly ready to hike up the mountains agains!
Only you can answer that question. I'm over 60 and over 300 pounds and I don't have a problem. My younger brothers do but they smoke and I do work out. I always train on a treadmill at maximum elevation for one hour.
I've spent some time on a treadmill. If you have your speed set for 3 or higher, that's a darn good workout. Tell us the rest of your story. You must be like 6'8 or something.
aoudad can be found in gently rolling terrain or very rugged, steep country. Some aouda hunting can be done from ATVs. I am 63 and still hunt at 9-10,000 ft in Colorado for elk and have hunted in New Mexico for aoudad.
I like a stair master for training if in a gym but hiking with a loaded backpack is best for training
Have you ever had luck finding them in NM on the general tag? Outside of the draw areas?
Not really, under 6 foot weight gain due to meds (steroid). I start my work out at 2 and 0 degree on tread mill. Every 2 minutes I increase spead by .1 on speed and .5 on incline. After 30 minutes I am already at max incline of 15 degrees and 3.5 on speed. Once my heat rate reaches 180 beats per minute I began to decrease the speed every minute until my heart rate drops between 150 to 160 beats per minute and keep it there for the next 30 minutes and the incline remains at max elevation for the duration of the workout. I normally burn about 1100 to 1250 calories within 55 minutes to an hour. Its more of a fat burning workout than a cardio. I don't go faster because at 300+ pounds I don't want to ruin my knees. I used to run between 40 to 60 miles a week when I was in the army and when I retired I still kept active. I also walk an additional 15 miles a week with my wife in the evenings in addition to my treadmill workout.