Origin: North Africa
Weight: 40-140 pounds
Aoudad Hunting Season: Year round
Cotton Mesa Ranch Population: 30+ available all year
The rugged landscape here in Texas offers a diverse range of hunting opportunities, and one of the most exhilarating adventures you can enjoy is an Aoudad sheep hunt. Aoudad sheep hunts are a unique and challenging one, and here at Cotton Mesa, we’ve found the best way to hunt aoudad sheep is from stands and 4-wheel ATVs.
When you choose a hunt at Cotton Mesa, you’re selecting one of the best run outfits in Texas. At our ranch, we want the hunt to be your only hard work, so we take care of all the processing of your game. Plus, you’ll have a comfortable lodge and accommodations to relax in after a long day on the hunt. We guarantee you’ll really work up an appetite, so we offer some of the best dining in Texas, prepared by our very own professional chef. Aoudad hunts in Texas at Cotton Mesa are the perfect combination of relaxation, enjoyment, and of course, fantastic hunting. Our Aoudad hunting prices simply can’t be beat and neither can the experience of hunting these wily creatures on our wild Texas terrain. If you’re ready to create lasting memories in the Lone Star State and take home a prized trophy Aoudad ram, give us a call at Cotton Mesa Ranch today! We guarantee a great time filled with happy hunting!
Aoudad sheep are a wildly fun animal to hunt due to their rugged physicality, hardiness, and tenacity. As some of the most unique and wily game at Cotton Mesa, they offer a challenging hunt that’s worth the effort! Aoudad sheep, also known as Barbary sheep, originate from North Africa, and are actually not a pure sheep but rather feature a mix of sheep and goat. While both the males and females grow horns, male aoudads have much larger horns and feature a long beard on their chest. Males here can grow larger than 30” giving you plenty of opportunities to bag a large trophy aoudad ram.
Cotton Mesa offers some of the best aoudad hunting in the United States and with our large aoudad sheep population you’ll have ample opportunity to get that trophy ram in your sights. Hunting regulations for Aoudad sheep fall under the exotic animal guidelines, meaning they are available to hunt all year. Aoudad sheep are an exceptionally challenging quarry due to their hardiness and wariness. Hunting them will test your skills and provide a true sense of accomplishment. As with most sheep and goats, Aoudads are most comfortable in mountainous and rocky landscapes, so be prepared to move quickly and adeptly in this terrain. To simplify the hunt just a tiny bit (don’t worry, we leave plenty of challenge) we’ll most often hunt from stands in areas where our Aoudads frequent. For a thrilling and exhilarating Aoudad hunt, we always have ATVs standing by, ready for the chase.
-Will and Desiree
-The Utahn’s Adam & Maile
-Todd & Brandy
Thank you Kevin and Robert for allowing me to have a weekend that I will remember for forever. Shooting my first deer with my brother in law and father in law is an experience that I will cherish! Thank yo
-Rene & Amy
-The Bormaster party 12/5/21
Thank you all for the great food great fun and two great whitetail bucks. We had an amazing time and the ranch has it all. I had the best experience hunting I have ever had. I am working on next years trip already. Robert you have a great staff and place.
-Mark and Allison