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#5397835 - 11/03/14 11:24 PM Barbary/Audad Advice
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 498
Hey guys. So my wife and I both drew NM tags for Barbary in Units 29 and 30. I've done a pretty good deal of pouring over Google Earth to try and find some nasty terrain to scout if I get the chance before the hunt in Feb. I was curious if any of you have ever hunted those units and if anyone could offer some general advice on hunting these sheep. This will be my first sheep hunt of any type. Thanks in advance.

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#5398080 - 11/04/14 07:31 AM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Cover tons of ground and glass your a$$es off lol

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#5398209 - 11/04/14 08:40 AM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Registered: 10/17/07
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Loc: El Paso Texas
Wind Mountain, and the 2 other large peaks next to it in southern unit 29 will produce for you.
Anything with high hills or small mountains near the Hueco mountains in that same unit also. I have
seen some big rams while oryx hunting out there on both public and private property.
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#5399206 - 11/04/14 08:50 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: mulie_mike]
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Bird Dog

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Thanks mulie mike! That sounds like some great advice.

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#5401456 - 11/05/14 06:55 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Good luck. Sounds like a great time! clap
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#5401572 - 11/05/14 07:34 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 498
Thanks guys. I really hope I get to scout before the hunt. If anyone else has any Barbary hunting tips for a rookie, I'm all ears...

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#5402002 - 11/05/14 10:19 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Registered: 05/18/10
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Please be patient, glass. Glass, Glass.
What caliber are you hunting with?
How far can you shoot accurately?
Their vision is equal to the best binos you can buy, so remember to move very slow, if you have to move at all.
If you are lucky enough to see them and stalk with in range, you must hit them accurately and HARD.THIS IS NOT A DEER, the vitals are forward and low in the torso.
Anyone who has hunted them FREE RANGE can tell you they soak up a lot of lead and they are tough.
I hope this helps, we look forward to lots of pics from your hunt.

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#5402064 - 11/05/14 11:21 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: cazador1022]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 498
Originally Posted By: cazador1022
Please be patient, glass. Glass, Glass.
What caliber are you hunting with?
How far can you shoot accurately?
Their vision is equal to the best binos you can buy, so remember to move very slow, if you have to move at all.
If you are lucky enough to see them and stalk with in range, you must hit them accurately and HARD.THIS IS NOT A DEER, the vitals are forward and low in the torso.
Anyone who has hunted them FREE RANGE can tell you they soak up a lot of lead and they are tough.
I hope this helps, we look forward to lots of pics from your hunt.


I plan on glassing a ton and hunting from daylight to dark every day. I'm going to be hunting with a 300wsm most likely shooting 168gr Barnes TSX. My wife will either use that or more likely carry her 270 shooting 130gr Barnes TSX so I feel like we have enough gun. After reading what you say about where the vitals are, I've been trying to find a picture of where the vitals are located but haven't had any luck yet. I'll keep looking. Thanks.

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#5402065 - 11/05/14 11:22 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 498
Oh and we're going to practice out to 500 yds in case we have to reach out with a longer shot.

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#5403955 - 11/06/14 08:02 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Loc: Albany
Shoot them dead in the shoulder, break it so they can't get away. A vitals shot that doesn't break the shoulder will probably result in a lost animal. They are TOUGH animals and will disappear and die. Do to admire your shot put a second in it immediately, even if he is down.

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#5403983 - 11/06/14 08:15 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: huntwest]
cazador1022 Offline
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Originally Posted By: huntwest
Shoot them dead in the shoulder, break it so they can't get away. A vitals shot that doesn't break the shoulder will probably result in a lost animal. They are TOUGH animals and will disappear and die. Do to admire your shot put a second in it immediately, even if he is down.


exactly my sentiment

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#5404980 - 11/07/14 10:25 AM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 498
Anyone know where to find a pic of their vitals?

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#5405010 - 11/07/14 10:38 AM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
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Registered: 09/17/10
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Loc: Albany
They are right behind the big shoulder bone.If you shoot behind the shoulder you missed.

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#5405142 - 11/07/14 11:33 AM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: ltsheets]
Kobus Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/16/14
Posts: 267
Loc: Kerrville/Del Rio
Aoudad are tougher then any deer you will ever shoot. My ram still didn't give up the ghost even when my shot broke down his shoulder. Had to put a finisher in him.
When he was field dressed the bullet went through both lungs...and that's with a 300.

Also they are super wary...they are NOT your Thomson temple hand fed Corsicans. They are far more wild then any whitetail. They have eyes like a hawk.

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#5406043 - 11/07/14 08:12 PM Re: Barbary/Audad Advice [Re: huntwest]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 498
Originally Posted By: huntwest
They are right behind the big shoulder bone.If you shoot behind the shoulder you missed.


Are you talking the shoulder blades or basically if I hit it like a deer I've missed? I'm thinking so far that I need to follow the front let up and aim in that line no more than a 1/3 up the body. Is that correct?

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