They often flee at the first sign of danger, typically running uphill. Beginning in 2019, aoudad hunting season will be broken out into multiple months. , The subspecies are found allopatrically in various parts of North Africa:. Joined Aug 14, 2019 Messages 69. We don’t shoot rams less than 30″ on this Texas aoudad (barbary sheep) hunt. After weighing the options: 1)OTC barbary sheep in NM 2)Leftover Javelina 3)OTC Mule Deer in AZ) it was decided we would try an OTC diy Barbary sheep hunt in Eastern New Mexico; mostly due to proximity to El Paso and slight familiarity with the area. Your deposit will be refunded only if YOU can fill your spot with a new hunter. If planning to hunt within 14 days of online or telephone purchase, hunters may be required to APPLICATION STRATEGY 2018: New Mexico Antelope and Exotics
The species has also been introduced to La Palma (Canary Islands), and has spread throughout the northern and central parts of the island, where it is a serious threat to endemic vegetation. Public Land Barbary Sheep Hunts. For several years, JFWRC and Jesse Novak were teamed up to offer you fully outfitted Trophy Desert Bighorn Sheep hunts and Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Hunts. l. ornatus † I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827A. Barbary sheep were introduced in New Mexico during the 1950s by the New Mexico Fish and Game Department. Joined Jan 28, 2019 Messages New Mexico Aoudad Hunts. You can scout all you want, but Barbary sheep in New Mexico will move miles every day. A group of aoudad is referred to as an "anger".
, Barbary sheep have been introduced to southeastern Spain, the southwestern United States (Chinati Mountains on La Escalera Ranch, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Palo Duro Canyon, the Trans-Pecos, and other parts of Texas and New Mexico), Niihau Island (Hawaii), Mexico, and some parts of Africa. Guided Only Public Land Sheep Hunts - $3,000/hunter. Aoudad ([ˈɑː.uːdæd]) is the name for this sheep used by the Berbers, a North African people, and it is also called arui and waddan (in Libya).
Since that time these rugged adaptive animals have thrived and expanded as a great sport animal here in New Mexico. There are 6 draw units for aoudad (barbary sheep) in New Mexico. They have become common in a limited region of southeastern Spain, since its introduction in 1970 to Sierra Espuña regional park as a game species. The species has also been introduced to La Palma (Canary Islands), and has spread throughout the northern and central parts of the island, where it is a serious threat to endemic vegetation.
We specialize in barbary sheep units 29, 30, 32, 37. The Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia), also known as the arrui or aoudad, is a species of caprid native to rocky mountains in North Africa. We often leave the truck at daybreak and do not return until well after dark. Lervia derives from the wild sheep of northern Africa described as "lerwee" by Rev. 2003. New Mexico Barbary Sheep. Barbary sheep were hunted with over the counter tags until 2010 when the State of New Mexico Game and Fish added them to the list of sport animals residents and non-residents need to draw tags for. l. blainei Rothschiild, 1913A. Our New Mexico Barbary Sheep hunts take place on private ranches and public land. Their food consists of a wide variety of vegetation including grasses, forbs, and shrubs. The species is currently expanding, according to recent field surveys, now being found in the provinces of Alicante, Almería, Granada, and Murcia. When your trophy is down, your guide will handle skinning, quartering, rough caping, and helping pack out your trophy. This is a year-round season and a great hunt to gain some experience as a hunter! We have done a lot of Western Hunting and all DIY hunting. Our public land barbary sheep hunts take place in New Mexico draw units as well as some over the counter areas. Diseases and parasites of the Barbary sheep. County Road E 12 south to the Unit 34/GMU 28 boundary". Barbary sheep are amazing animals… this is a must do hunt! If you are not doing one of our elk hunts, Barbary sheep is a great hunting trip..