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Old 02-03-2016, 06:48 AM   #1
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Default Palo Duro Canyon Aoudad Draw Hunt

Well the long wait is over and our aoudad hunt starts this morning. I'm loading up a few more things and heading out. Luckily I it's only about an hour drive for me.

I won't have much signal but hopefully I can update occasionally.
I really hope that I've been exercising enough.
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:58 AM   #2
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:59 AM   #3
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Good luck !
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:01 AM   #4
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Kill a big one
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:12 AM   #5
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I've added you to the list of people I hate.



Good Luck on the hunt.Kill a big one!!!


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Old 02-03-2016, 08:48 AM   #6
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:49 AM   #7
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Little chilly this morning
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:50 AM   #8
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Get em!!
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:53 AM   #9
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:54 AM   #10
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:57 AM   #11
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Good luck, in for some LDPs
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:58 AM   #12
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:07 AM   #13
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:10 AM   #14
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Heck ya!!! Shoot straight
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:13 AM   #15
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killed my first ram there two years ago and killed a 150 inch muley this season!! Goodluck, its absolutely beautiful!! Those rams are hard to find!
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:15 AM   #16
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:21 AM   #17
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Little chilly this morning
16 degrees!!

OK,I don't hate you as much now.




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Old 02-03-2016, 09:28 AM   #18
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:33 AM   #19
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Good luck, looks like it will probably be a cold couple of days up there.

I have to ask though, what the heck are you driving? Never seen a set of gauges like that before.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:38 AM   #20
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Awesome! Good luck. I've been applying for that hunt for many years now. Hopefully I wont be too far behind you
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:24 PM   #21
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Good luck, looks like it will probably be a cold couple of days up there.

I have to ask though, what the heck are you driving? Never seen a set of gauges like that before.
It's a Nissan Titan
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:35 PM   #22
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Kill one! dream hunt right there
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:36 PM   #23
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:36 PM   #24
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Today was pretty uneventful. After meeting at the park headquarters and driving around to the south side of the canyon, going thru orientation, we hiked into our compartment.
It took a little over an hour to hike in. By the time we were actually hunting, it was 1 o'clock. We didn't see a thing. We had to start back to the truck around 5 so we could make it out of the canyon by dark. There are a couple of spots where you have to climb up and go around a lake that was formed by a mudslide. It's get pretty sketchy. Lot's of pucker factor. Gonna have to find a different route in tomorrow.

This place is awesome. It has a couple of nice buildings for hunters to stay in. Has a shower, big screen Tv with internet and has WIFI. Pretty cool for being out here in the middle of nowhere.

A couple of aoudad were shot today but I didn't see them. I heard one was decent but they couldn't get it out tonight. They're going back in tomorrow morning to get it.

I do know that I didn't work out near enough getting ready for this hunt !!!!
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:38 PM   #25
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AWESOME>>---> We visited Palo Duro back in the summer, the canyon is amazing and I told the wife then it would be a bucket list hunt.
Best of luck to you.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:10 AM   #26
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Were you part of the group in compartment 4?
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:40 AM   #27
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:54 AM   #28
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Watching this
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:01 AM   #29
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Old 02-04-2016, 02:06 AM   #30
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:56 PM   #31
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Were you part of the group in compartment 4?
Yep. I sure thought we'd find them in there.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:25 PM   #32
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Today was also uneventful till about 30 minutes before dark. We got into a group of hogs and killed 3 of them and then we finally spotted a group aoudad. I really sucked it up and missed a shot at 500 yards.

I was getting discouraged but after finally spotting some aoudad I'm fired up again.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:38 PM   #33
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Lots of people jealous of your draw there. That's quite the potential for adventure! Are you not allowed to stay overnight in the compartments?
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:46 PM   #34
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Tuned in and watching this one, should be a good hunt.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:16 PM   #35
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Lots of people jealous of your draw there. That's quite the potential for adventure! Are you not allowed to stay overnight in the compartments?
You can't camp in the compartments. Most compartments it isn't necessary but as hard as it is to get in and out 4 and 5, they should let you.
It could be pretty dangerous trying to get out compartment 4 in the dark .

I'm pretty sure they took all the standby hunters. I might have to try this hunt again
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:44 AM   #36
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:47 AM   #37
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:37 PM   #38
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Hope you guys get it done today! There was a ton of sheep sign in compartment five. I took a ewe Wednesday afternoon.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:13 PM   #39
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Hope you guys get it done today! There was a ton of sheep sign in compartment five. I took a ewe Wednesday afternoon.
I was walking the top of 5 yesterday and found where you guys cleaned your ewes. Congrats on the kill.

We found some aoudad today but they were right at 1000 yards and heading away from us.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:18 PM   #40
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That is awesome. Congrats.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:09 PM   #41
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Well I made it home empty handed. This is an awesome hunt. The park employees go out of their way to help. The accommodations were way better than I expected.
I met a couple of new friends and I got to hunt with one of my one of my best friends that I met on the first day of kindergarten about 36 years ago. He introduced and taught me how to hunt. We usually only get to hunt together now about every other year, so this was a great trip even before the hunt started.
We saw two decent groups of sheep. A couple of good rams. Had shot opportunities and killed some pigs. I really think we had figured the aoudad out and if the wind hadn't got up to 30 mph Today we would have had a good chance at them.

If you are trying for this hunt, start working out now. It's a pretty physical hunt.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:25 PM   #42
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Dang sucks you didn't get to kill an auodad but at least you got to shoot something for you trouble.

Buddy hunted out there the season before yours and killed a decent little ram, think he was in either 4 or 5. He was saying it was pretty rough getting in and out of there.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:25 PM   #43
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it was just at 19 deg. at 6:00am Thur. morning northeast. I just left the airport today and was wanting to ask about the hunting in the canyon. I will give this a try. sorry you did not score, but I love that place.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:57 PM   #44
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Had fun hunting with T Warren, here's my ewe from Wednesday.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:58 AM   #45
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Had fun hunting with T Warren, here's my ewe from Wednesday.
Congrats Keith. Looked like y'all quartered them out. Let me know how they taste.
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Old 02-06-2016, 06:19 PM   #46
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Will do
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:49 AM   #47
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Lucky!!!!! I put in for this draw but no dice. Definitely going to keep putting in for it! One day I'll draw!
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:29 AM   #48
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Lucky!!!!! I put in for this draw but no dice. Definitely going to keep putting in for it! One day I'll draw!
One of my favorite hunts to date. I'll definitely be putting in again .
If you ever go, have good glass and spend a lot of time looking. You might get lucky and walk up on one but if not expect to spend hours behind the binos .
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One of my favorite hunts to date. I'll definitely be putting in again .
If you ever go, have good glass and spend a lot of time looking. You might get lucky and walk up on one but if not expect to spend hours behind the binos .
A buddy and I drew out this year for PD Auodad! Any advice??
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:42 PM   #50
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A buddy and I drew out this year for PD Auodad! Any advice??
I'll send you a pm when I get some free time.

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