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Old 06-10-2021, 11:28 PM   #1
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Feeders been out a few weeks and have first pics of Aoudad on camera last night.







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Old 06-10-2021, 11:38 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:09 AM   #3
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:35 AM   #4
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What part of the state is this lease located?
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:41 AM   #5
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Not cool....once they are there...they are there to stay and they are worse than pigs in my opinion.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:51 AM   #6
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Not cool....once they are there...they are there to stay and they are worse than pigs in my opinion.
This is a great possibility ^^^^^^^^ They are fun to watch and to shoot, but the bad part is they are destructive and will keep deer run off from feeders. Until you see bigger groups, I wouldn't worry.

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Old 06-11-2021, 05:59 AM   #7
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Tarpley area


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Old 06-11-2021, 06:30 AM   #8
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Prepare to have everything eaten and feeders destroyed.
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:44 AM   #9
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Yup, nothing worse could be at your feeder in my opinion. Destructive little b*stards!
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:12 AM   #10
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they are worse than hogs if u have a lot of them
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:32 AM   #11
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im an okie so not educated on them can yall hunt them? well legally that it is?
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:39 AM   #12
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Big males make nice looking mounts, but not good table fare
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:09 AM   #13
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Hopefully you like summer sausage, that's all I have found the meat to be good for.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:11 AM   #14
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Prepare to have everything eaten and feeders destroyed.

Big Bertha #5 is a beast and will be fine.... would like one for a trophy mount I have to admit.


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Old 06-11-2021, 08:12 AM   #15
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We kill a lot of them on our place and have found they are very good to eat except for maybe the older males. But yes they can be destructive and run the deer off.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:14 AM   #16
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Like others said, they are more destructive than hogs. If you have everything staked down and tough feeders you will be fine. Your alfalfa feeder may be in trouble. Good luck. Hopefully a big one will show up for ya.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:18 AM   #17
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A TPWD biologist in west Texas told us to kill everyone of them we see. So I did and still do. Big rams are fun to hunt if free range in the mountains of west Texas, but they eat everything down to the ground and leave nothing but rocks.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:30 AM   #18
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Like others said, they are more destructive than hogs. If you have everything staked down and tough feeders you will be fine. Your alfalfa feeder may be in trouble. Good luck. Hopefully a big one will show up for ya.
Yep, they seem to like to knock stuff over and are hard headed, obviously. They also like to coax the feed out of the feeders. Kind of like some relatives - they are nice to have over for a few days but they become annoying pretty quickly.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:36 AM   #19
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We lost quite a few of our deer to anthrax so if it weren't for aoudad we wouldn't have much to shoot at besides pigs.
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:00 AM   #20
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I hope you are a good welder! You will need to be if you have aoudad!

I also hope you donít have any ASF stand and fill corn feeders! They will destroy those in one night! Also, if you have protein feeders with extended tubes, be prepared to have to repair/replace every one! Iíve been there!!!!

Other than that, good luck in getting a good one for the wall!

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Old 06-11-2021, 09:10 AM   #21
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Nice! It’s always good to see something new on the game cams. On/Off topic here, everyone that is talking about all the damage they do...why not sell some hunts? I’m sure there are plenty of folks that will pay a reasonable price to shoot a few rams/ewes. That could pay for feed bill, lease dues, land improvements. I get that most people don’t want total strangers showing up and shooting/wounding a bunch of animals but in a controlled environment this would be good for everyone. I know I’d pay for a weekend bow hunt/wife rifle hunt. Seems like a reasonable and lucrative way to control the population.

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Old 06-11-2021, 09:15 AM   #22
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I hope you are a good welder! You will need to be if you have aoudad!

I also hope you donít have any ASF stand and fill corn feeders! They will destroy those in one night! Also, if you have protein feeders with extended tubes, be prepared to have to repair/replace every one! Iíve been there!!!!

Other than that, good luck in getting a good one for the wall!

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We build our feeders to last. No worries there. Hopefully a big ram will come home and hang out on my wall soon...




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Old 06-11-2021, 09:19 AM   #23
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Good luck. Beautiful animals.
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Old 06-11-2021, 09:55 AM   #24
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I had a couple made into tamales and they turned out very good
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:15 AM   #25
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Nice! Itís always good to see something new on the game cams. On/Off topic here, everyone that is talking about all the damage they do...why not sell some hunts? Iím sure there are plenty of folks that will pay a reasonable price to shoot a few rams/ewes. That could pay for feed bill, lease dues, land improvements. I get that most people donít want total strangers showing up and shooting/wounding a bunch of animals but in a controlled environment this would be good for everyone. I know Iíd pay for a weekend bow hunt/wife rifle hunt. Seems like a reasonable and lucrative way to control the population.
I would, but you canít pattern them. They can show up at anytime from week to week.
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:36 AM   #26
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I would, but you canít pattern them. They can show up at anytime from week to week.
Makes sense. I donít know much about them other than they make great mounts, tamales, and are supposedly worse than hogs.
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Old 06-11-2021, 12:27 PM   #27
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We build our feeders to last. No worries there. Hopefully a big ram will come home and hang out on my wall soon...




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I hope you are right! I see the feed tube/bottom of that setup as a weak point that they will bang on and eventually tear up! I have 3 corn feeders and 2-2000# protein feeders in my shop now that they have beat to h-e-double l!!!!!!

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Old 06-11-2021, 03:01 PM   #28
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On another note, I have come up with a way to aoudad proof Lamco 1500# trough protein feeders!

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Old 06-11-2021, 05:50 PM   #29
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Like others have said, more destructive than hogs. The big ones look cool on the wall. But overall, only thing they are good for is bullet test subjects. Maybe jerky the little ones.

REDGUN holds the confirmed kill record on our ranch at 760yds.
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Old 06-16-2021, 10:57 PM   #30
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Old 06-17-2021, 05:06 AM   #31
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I you want whitetails shoot everyone you see.
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Old 06-17-2021, 05:31 AM   #32
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They are considered an exotic. No season on them, you just need a valid Texas hunting license and a legal place to hunt.

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Old 06-17-2021, 07:48 AM   #33
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Goodluck keeping everything functional with them around
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Old 06-17-2021, 08:30 AM   #34
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Not cool....once they are there...they are there to stay and they are worse than pigs in my opinion.
not near as bad as pigs could ever be!! hunted with Aoudad for over 20 years and other than they eat every bit of corn on the ground, they never destroyed one of our feeders like pigs have.

They are fun to see occasionally but you will not see a single deer once they come out to the feeder.
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