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West Texas Aoudad Ram Hunt

NEW 1 - 6 People 108 Hours From $5,950

Pricing Matrix

108 Hours
6 People
$35,700.00
5 People
$29,750.00
4 People
$23,800.00
3 People
$17,850.00
2 People
$11,900.00
1 Person
$5,950.00
Pay 50% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Hunting Type

Big Game

Skill Levels

Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

The land between Balmorhea and Fort Davis, the heart of rugged West Texas, feels lost to time. The vertical stone escarpments and expansive mesas of the Davis Mountains tell the tale of a land steeped in western history and expansion. Once dominated by the Comanche, then etched in the history of Texas Cattle farming, and now a stronghold between the oil fields of the Permian Basin and the increasingly popular destination of Marfa, the Davis...

About Your Trip

The land between Balmorhea and Fort Davis, the heart of rugged West Texas, feels lost to time. The vertical stone escarpments and expansive mesas of the Davis Mountains tell the tale of a land steeped in western history and expansion.

Once dominated by the Comanche, then etched in the history of Texas Cattle farming, and now a stronghold between the oil fields of the Permian Basin and the increasingly popular destination of Marfa, the Davis
Mountains refuse to yield.

Similar are the Aoudad that now dominate the region. Bison, elk, and mule deer, the original fauna of the land, were driven out by the likes of the McCutchens and the growing cattle herds of the late 1800s. In their stead, Aoudad, known in their home ranges of North Africa as the Barbery Sheep and in West Texas simply as "sheep", have made a home and thrived in numbers and size.

Hunting these North African mountain climbers through the arid Davis Mountains is a mental and physical challenge, and a visual treat. Days begin in town in either Fort Davis or Balmorhea with a nice warm breakfast. Take your coffee to go and jump in the pickup with Bobby to cruise through some of the most scenic roads in the country.

Peel off into one of the many ranches contributing to Bobby's over 100,000 acres of private hunting property to start glassing ridges, peaks, gulches, and canyons for aoudad herds. Aoudad hunting is a mix of glassing vast mountainous terrain, spotting them with a hawks' eye from miles away, hiking up to their turf (easier said than done), and finally getting close enough for a shot at a mature ram, identified by their spread and mane.

Exhilarating is an understatement, and Bobby is a master at it all. Easy going with a sharp wit and a great eye for finding you the sheep of a lifetime, Bobby is a sheep hunter's sheep hunter.

Following your successful harvest, Bobby will clean and help pack out your West Texas trophy. Aoudad make incredible mounts with their imposing horns and impressive manes, and Bobby has guided many first-time and seasoned hunters to rams boasting over 30" horns. Aoudad meat has a tough reputation, but in the rights hands (and in the right crock pot) Aoudad backstraps can be done right.

Lodging in town and meals are included in this 5-night, 4-day hunt. Long-range rifles (shots can range from 200-600+ yards), binoculars, brush pants, and camo are not provided and are essential to a successful hunt.

While successful hunts can be conducted year-round, mid Sept. - mid Nov. is peak rut, and mid Jan - mid March as another prime time. May - August offer great hunting as well, although summer temps in the desert are something to seriously consider.
Amenities

Hunting Type

Big Game

Skill Levels

Advanced

Game Cleaning

This guide will clean your game for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 30 days before the trip.

Lunch

Lunch / light snacks are included.

Gear

You will need your own guns and gear.

Gun Rental

You will need your own guns.

Kid Friendly

This trip is best for adults.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

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About Your Guide

Captain Bobby

Bobby is a Texas Native with an extensive background in wildlife management, whitetail breeding, Aoudad hunting throughout West Texas and the Hillcountry, and Axis, Turkey, and exotics hunting throughout the Hillcountry. His speciality is guiding for exotic species, aoudad sheep, mule deer, and elk across his vast network of ranches. Bobby has years of experience working many exotic game hunting ranches throughout the state under his belt, and commands a wealth of knowledge he's eager...

About Your Guide

Captain Bobby

Bobby is a Texas Native with an extensive background in wildlife management, whitetail breeding, Aoudad hunting throughout West Texas and the Hillcountry, and Axis, Turkey, and exotics hunting throughout the Hillcountry.

His speciality is guiding for exotic species, aoudad sheep, mule deer, and elk across his vast network of ranches. Bobby has years of experience working many exotic game hunting ranches throughout the state under his belt, and commands a wealth of knowledge he's eager to share.

Beyond the X's
and O's, Bobby's sense of humor, passion for the chase, easygoing demeanor, focus on the task at hand, and respect for the wild animals and places they call home make Bobby a one-of-a-kind guide. You'll leave your hunt with a new long lost friend and a better hunter and person for it.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
Balmorhea, TX, USA
Areas Hunted
  • Davis Mountains

Trip Details & Amenities

Hunting Type

Big Game

Skill Levels

Advanced

Game Cleaning

This guide will clean your game for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 30 days before the trip.

Lunch

Lunch / light snacks are included.

Gear

You will need your own guns and gear.

Gun Rental

You will need your own guns.

Kid Friendly

This trip is best for adults.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Potential Target Species

  • Aoudad

Techniques

  • Rifle Hunting

Everything Else to Know

Camoflauge brush pants, camoflauge hunting shirts and jackets, hunting pack, 3 liter water bladder, sturdy and supportive hiking/hunting boots, walking sticks (optional), binoculars, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, long range rifle. Lunch is provided.
You'll need to buy a hunting license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

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Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!