Marc Warnke, Mike White, Cory Glauner and OI client Tom Skelly had a blast Texas Aoudad Hunting on a 25,000 acre ranch in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
Day One of Texas Aoudad Hunting
Cory started the action on the first morning with a great 31 1/2″ ram.
Just a little more than an hour into the hunt, Cory took a great ram after a short stalk with little cover and a 325 yard shot. Hit well, the ram ran about 40 yards and went down. What a way to start the hunt!
Day Two of Texas Aoudad Hunting
Day two was Marc’s day to shine with this 29 1/4″ ram… but it was painful.
Cory and Marc hunted together and didn’t see a thing for most of the day… but just before dark they spotted three aoudads feeding with one good ram in the group. Unable to close the distance to bow range before dark, Marc decided to change the bow for the rifle and made a great 300 yard shot. Packing the ram out, Marc tripped off of a boulder and cut his shin. Down to the bone… ouch!
As a bowhunter, I must admit that it felt pretty good to lay down the Thunder with the rifle. It’s been a long time.”
Day Two Continued…
On day two, Marc and Cory came across a group of javelina.
Marc made a few good shots in the wind on this guy (their vitals are tiny… aim small, miss small).
After Marc shot his pig, Cory grabbed his bow and shot one too… kinda handy being able to shoot each others bows.
While they were taking pictures, Cory was able to catch these two baby javelina. They were feisty little buggers… and cute. They took a few pics of them and turned them loose.
Day Three of Texas Aoudad Hunting
Day Four of Texas Aoudad Hunting
Mike ended our hunt with a bang! His AWESOME ram measures 32 3/4″!
Mike and Cory were hunting together and after a disappointing LONG morning hike, they only had one evening hunt left. Luckily they spotted this ram and made a great stalk and a LOOOONG shot to put him down… but not for keeps. Five shots later, this great ram was his.
Aoudad are tough!!! It took six shots, most of them good to put my ram down. The hunt of a lifetime.”
Aoudad hunting involves alot of glassing… and they blend in well.