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Old 02-23-2017, 08:33 AM   #1
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Default Going live Aoudad Davis Mountians

4 of us headed to Midland as we speak then driving 3 hours south should be hunting by 2pm. Target is trophy Aoudad! I'm told Verizon has some service so hoping to keep it fairly live. I've never done a "mountain" hunt so looking forward to the challenge.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:33 AM   #2
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:34 AM   #3
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:34 AM   #4
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:35 AM   #5
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Rocking the now old school Bison lucky hat!


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Old 02-23-2017, 08:36 AM   #6
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:38 AM   #7
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:39 AM   #8
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Heck yeah. Good luck!
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:42 AM   #9
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What ranch are you all hunting?
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:47 AM   #10
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It has to remain undisclosed for now.


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Old 02-23-2017, 08:49 AM   #11
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good lucK Homie!!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:52 AM   #12
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But it begins right below the i-10 and I-20 split...at the foot of the Davis Mountains....whatever the road that goes to Ft. Davis splits the ranch.


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Old 02-23-2017, 09:17 AM   #13
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Good luck. There are some monsters out there.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:18 AM   #14
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I have see a 37" shot out there and another about the same size shot in Valentine, TX.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:36 AM   #15
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:38 AM   #16
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Bucket List Hunt, good luck
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:44 AM   #17
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:50 AM   #18
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:52 AM   #19
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:11 AM   #20
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Hope you've been exercising in the mountains of Anahuac
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:18 AM   #21
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Hope you've been exercising in the mountains of Anahuac


I walked to the highest slope and back thrice


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Old 02-23-2017, 10:19 AM   #22
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1 hour flight and we are loaded and en route!


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Old 02-23-2017, 10:20 AM   #23
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Bout 12' elevation? Oughta be plenty good
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:25 AM   #24
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:59 AM   #25
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Y'all have an outfitter or is this a private land hunt? My wife wants an aoudad hunt as a graduation gift next year. Trying to get all the info I can on it before then.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:03 PM   #26
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Y'all have an outfitter or is this a private land hunt? My wife wants an aoudad hunt as a graduation gift next year. Trying to get all the info I can on it before then.


Private land deal but I will get info on available outfitters


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Old 02-23-2017, 12:04 PM   #27
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:49 PM   #28
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SWEET!! Good luck and stay safe. A man once told me. NEVER pass up a shot on day one that you would love to have on the last. If it's good enough to make you happy, take it home. :-D
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:10 PM   #29
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:12 PM   #30
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go get em!!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:13 PM   #31
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:15 PM   #32
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It's on like chicken and cone
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:44 PM   #33
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:59 PM   #34
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:03 PM   #35
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Wind is horrible. North of you in Orla. Hope y'all get on em!! PM me info if they want to do another hunt. I don't need to be catered to. Just want to kill a big ram.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:03 PM   #36
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you kill anything yet?
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:23 PM   #37
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Following. West Texas free range aoudad had been on my list as long as there has been a list.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:24 PM   #38
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:24 PM   #39
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It's a good thing you have some young bucks with ya....









To help you off the hill out there.





Good luck to all of you. Take plenty of pics.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:28 PM   #40
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:28 PM   #41
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I have see a 37" shot out there and another about the same size shot in Valentine, TX.

Good lord... any pictures of him?
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:35 PM   #42
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #43
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:44 PM   #44
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drive right by that place going to and from our lease north of Van Horn as well as when I was stationed in El Paso. I saw a huge herd, had to be close to 75 animals standing on the edge of a deep wash. Some really big rams were in that bunch. This was prolly about 2001/2002. Good luck!
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:52 PM   #45
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I love hunting aoudad. Good luck and looking forward to updates
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:52 PM   #46
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What rifle are you shooting? Good luck. I took a nice 29 inch a few years back near Marfa


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Old 02-23-2017, 03:55 PM   #47
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drive right by that place going to and from our lease north of Van Horn as well as when I was stationed in El Paso. I saw a huge herd, had to be close to 75 animals standing on the edge of a deep wash. Some really big rams were in that bunch. This was prolly about 2001/2002. Good luck!
I see them regularly north of the interstate where I-10 and I-20 split.
Not so much south, but have seen some good ones there.

What ranch did you used to hunt north of VH?
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:32 PM   #48
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:37 PM   #49
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Good luck OP.
Beautiful part of the state right there.
They kill some good goats in that area.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:38 PM   #50
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Some fine dusty country have seen 7 rams no shooters yet...my lungs and legs were not prepared!


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