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    Back from Aoudad hunt. See picture below of my sheep. It was quite a hunt and lots harder than I imagined. The stalks were over very rugged and steep terrain. One horn is 28" and the other 27". I shot him at last light on this past Friday. My son also bagged a very nice ram. We were near Marfa, TX in the Chinati Mtns. only about 10-15 miles from the Mexico border. We hunted under the watchful eye of the Homeland Security blimp.

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    The aoudad were at first on the right side of the canyon but migrated to the other sided. We climbed the mountain on the right side and shot across the canyon. If you look closely on the left slope you will see a white spot about 2/3 of the way up. This was the kill spot. The kill was at last light so we did not recover the sheep until the next morning. The white spot is my son in a light gray tshirt on the mountain side. Everyone worked up a sweat going up the mountain.

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    VERY NICE!!!
    I bet that will look GREAT on the wall.
    CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Marfa was the location for the movie No Country for Old Men. The second person killed in the movie, that the killer made the man get out of the car, was the ranch owner where we hunted. The scene of the lone man under a single tree dying was just outside the ranch gate. All the very first scenes were very near where we hunted. The ranch was 40,000 acres and has been in the family for over a 100 yrs. A neat but rugged place.

    They have employed a lion trapper who has caught 8 mountain lions over the last 1 1/2 yrs. The lions have been playing havoc on the mule deer population.
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    Awesome. He "caught" them? I'd like to see his catching methods. Lol

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    Awesome! We are 8 lions into a 70 season limit (or 50 females). Females are leading with 6 I believe. Too many! Congrats on your trophy!

    Whoops, 14 lions now. That should tell you we have too many!
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    Nice sheep! Growing up in Colorado, I never believed TX had mountains till I hunted that country. We were real close to you last January, but right on the Rio Grande itself. We also hunted quail, and my little Golden got her back wet in that river. The mountains we hunted were rockier, or at least it seems so from the photos, and the yucca was brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    The aoudad were at first on the right side of the canyon but migrated to the other sided. We climbed the mountain on the right side and shot across the canyon. If you look closely on the left slope you will see a white spot about 2/3 of the way up. This was the kill spot. The kill was at last light so we did not recover the sheep until the next morning. The white spot is my son in a light gray tshirt on the mountain side. Everyone worked up a sweat going up the mountain.

    Sounds like a real hunt. What white spot? Do aoudad taste as bad as I think they would?
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    Wow Wayne,Thats what I'm Talking About.

    are ya gonna let Hank have a bite?

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    congrats wayne!!
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