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Old 08-18-2018, 10:40 PM   #1
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Iíd seen an aoudad or two over the last few years and wanted to shoot one, but never had enough to ever actually get a shot. My buddy suggested I sprinkle water softener salt granules on the ground (not a block unless I want cows everywhere), so I gave it a shot. Literally the next day I had this on my game cam.....







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Old 08-18-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Wow


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Old 08-18-2018, 10:48 PM   #3
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That’s incredible, I’m surprised it was that fast. I may be trying this soon.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:51 PM   #4
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Before long you will wish you didn’t have them.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:55 PM   #5
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thats outstanding. what county are you in?
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:18 PM   #6
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Before long you will wish you didnít have them.


My first thought was ďThere goes the deer hunting in that area!Ē.

They are cool critters, and itís nice to whack a big ram, but I sure wouldnít want them on my property!!!!

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Old 08-18-2018, 11:33 PM   #7
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This may be a stupid question but, is that safe for them to eat ?
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:41 PM   #8
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Safe, yes. Good, no.

I just donít have one and want to shoot it. I assume once the salt is gone, theyíll go with it like they were before. Iíve got a lot of young 8+ point bucks running around on the camera, so hopefully theyíll bring their big brothers with them at some point or else Iíll be shooting some does to fill the freezer and waiting for them to grow up!

Iím excited about taking one of those Aoudad with my longbow from the Ghost Blind. Itís my first year using both. Iíve always had recurves, but this year I got a Bear Ausable longbow for the first time.


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Old 08-19-2018, 05:40 AM   #9
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Get you one of those nasty things and run the rest off before October! Good luck. I hear the bigger rams are more wary than whitetails.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:57 AM   #10
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Get you one of those nasty things and run the rest off before October! Good luck. I hear the bigger rams are more wary than whitetails.


Thatís the plan!
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:07 AM   #11
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My first thought was ďThere goes the deer hunting in that area!Ē.

They are cool critters, and itís nice to whack a big ram, but I sure wouldnít want them on my property!!!!

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You now have a dedicated Aoudad hunting blind!

These things are worse than fleas!

Shoot all of them as fast as you can!
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:52 AM   #12
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You now have a dedicated Aoudad hunting blind!



These things are worse than fleas!



Shoot all of them as fast as you can!


Lol
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:51 AM   #13
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Our state biologist called them pasture maggots and suggested killing all of them on sight.....
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:10 AM   #14
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On that note:
I volunteer my services...Maddog 20/20....low rate of Free.99. I can rapidly deploy a longbow and/or suppressive fire.

Goats and deer compete for the same grub. Goats and sheep destroyed the ecosystem at Big Bend by overgrazing. Killem all.
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Old 08-19-2018, 02:56 PM   #15
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It's a bit tough to agree with the "Pasture Maggot" situation. I do know they can ruin ecosystems, just like feral goats. YET, I just have a fascination with Aoudad, AND they eat just fine. Soak meat, let as much blood out as possible, and cook low and slow. Even large rams can be done this way, and when all else fails use the cajun method- Anything goes well in a big black pot.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:06 PM   #16
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I volunteer my services...Maddog 20/20....low rate of Free.99. I can rapidly deploy a longbow and/or suppressive fire.

Goats and deer compete for the same grub. Goats and sheep destroyed the ecosystem at Big Bend by overgrazing. Killem all.


Lol...theyíve got plenty of grub, but as soon as Iíve cherry picked my ram, itíll be goatageddon.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:21 PM   #17
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2006 we started seeing a group of 6 females and a few rams here and there. They were a novelty and we thought they were cool. The next year their numbers doubled. At some point around 2010 we had a flood that blew out a high fence and a bunch, like 20 rams with tags, started showing up. Now we are totally covered up. They are worse than hogs. A number of our feeders have nothing (like ZERO) except Aoudads coming to them.

They now are camped out at the feeders and run when we are walking to our blindss. They hide for the weekend and come back when we're gone. If you like shooting any of the other animals that frequent your area you need shoot all of them.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:03 PM   #18
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I would love to shoot one!
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:55 AM   #19
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I would love to kill one... an aoudad of any gender is still on my list... but after talking with Bob and a few others... I definitely wouldn't want them on a small place.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:12 AM   #20
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Kill them all before they ruin your place. As my buddy would say "they are hogs with horns!"

Oh yeah, they smell so bad that they also make crap smell like flowers.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:27 AM   #21
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that critters been on my kill list for years...just never could connect...shoot ya 1 or 3
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