Aoudad Hunting in Big Bend Texas
Lajitas has the distinction of offering one of the only mounted Aoudad hunts in the United States.
The World Record for downing the largest Aoudad with a handgun was made right here at Lajitas. Accompanied by a wrangler and licensed hunting guide, you and your party will set out on horseback for an exclusive three-day hunting adventure that will test your riding skills and hunting ability. Hunters will climb 5,000 feet on the rugged mountain trails of the Lajitas Mesa and return with Aoudad and up to two Javelinas (annual quota) during the three-day hunt.
Mature Aoudad males will have a live weight of up to 350 pounds, both Aoudad males and females grow horns, but male's horns grow considerably larger. A respectable free range aoudad trophy sheep will sport horns in excess of 27", and anything over 30" is considered exceptionally good. Additionally, they have a striking long beard which runs from their throat all the way down to their chest, and they also sport long hair as chaps on their front legs, thus they make impressive life-size or half-size mounts.
NOTE: To preserve the herd, hunts are limited to smaller sized hunt parties and are limited to one every two weeks. A Texas state license is required to hunt.
Aoudad Hunting Season is all year with the best months being September-November. Call (432) 424-5170 to arrange your mounted Aoudad Hunt.