Preparing for Aoudad Hunt

TXAoudadKlr

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I’ve killed 24-25 lost count anyway they can be tough bastards for sure very strong willed animals. I’ve dropped some just to watch them stand back up and need a follow up. I’ve used a variety of calibers over the years.

6.5 creed—143’s
270 and nosler silver tips
280-140gr core lokt
7mm rem-140gr Silver tip...do not recommend at all!
7mm rem-160gr A-Frame...big fan and the scirocco 150gr
300AX with 200gr accubond and 181gr hammers
458 socom and 260 CEB Maximus and 300gr TTSX

I learned that I like to drive the bullet through the shoulder, takes out some bone/mobility and results in a clean double lung. Definitely want a bonded or solid bullet to ensure a pass through. I’ve recover quite a few bullets from them. Also want a little more SD to carry through to try and get a blood trail/ exit. In my experience they have typically not bled well.
 

Ole Dead Eye

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Had a friend that took two with his Grendel. I thought I had pictures but can’t find them now? I will continue to look. Good luck and hope it works out
 

mrbigtexan

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Here’s 2 that my son shot with my 7 mag on a youth hunt!! I was shaking worse than he was!!
 

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mrbigtexan

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They are loyalty points, not preference points. IE if you have 4 points, that's 4 entries into the draw. So it's a lottery and everyone has a chance.

I've been pretty lucky.
What hunts have you been drawn for? How long did it take for each category? Any luck? Would you recommend the area? I’ve only been drawn once. My son was drawn 4 times before he turned 16. We got to go to Big Bend Ranch, Colorado Bend twice, and Mason Mountain once. I’ve only got to go to Palo Duro Canyon. I believe I will have 9 points this year for mule deer.
 

Wyo37

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What hunts have you been drawn for? How long did it take for each category? Any luck? Would you recommend the area? I’ve only been drawn once. My son was drawn 4 times before he turned 16. We got to go to Big Bend Ranch, Colorado Bend twice, and Mason Mountain once. I’ve only got to go to Palo Duro Canyon. I believe I will have 9 points this year for mule deer.

Palo duro canyon with 1 point and devils river with 3 points. Killed a good ram at pd canyon (for pd canyon..27" ram). My hunting partners killed a 30" and 29" at the devils (way better geneticsthan pd canyon) . I missed a decent ram the last morning. We killed 8 total at devils and 4 at pd canyon.

True western style hunts. Hike, glass, stalk....rinse and repeat.
 

mrbigtexan

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Palo duro canyon with 1 point and devils river with 3 points. Killed a good ram at pd canyon (for pd canyon..27" ram). My hunting partners killed a 30" and 29" at the devils (way better geneticsthan pd canyon) . I missed a decent ram the last morning. We killed 8 total at devils and 4 at pd canyon.

True western style hunts. Hike, glass, stalk....rinse and repeat.
That’s awesome!!
 

Orange Dust

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Thanks for all the replies. I’ve got a lot of work to do to get ready! 300-500 yards sure seems like a long ways. I’ll have to practice a lot!
Yes, you need to be able to shoot across to the next ridge. Being a flatlander like yourself, I quickly found an issue hunting in mountains I was completely unprepared for. Shin Splints. Happens when going downhill and extending your toes lower than your heels. Walking or running stairs will do nothing to prepare for this. After the misery of my first hunt in the Mountains, I prepared differently. I found a steep hill along the river. It was only maybe 100ft high at the most, but good enough. Started with a backpack and 2 gal of water in it. Emptied at the top and took twice as long coming down as up. Kept at it until I could carry 5gal both up and down the hill without pain or being winded. Enjoyed my next trip out West.
 

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