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#5618164 - 02/24/15 04:41 PM One Cold Aoudad Hunt
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My buddy and I went on our annual Barbary Sheep "Aoudad to Texans" hunt west of Roswell New Mexico on a private ranch. And what is usually a rather nice 55-65 degree hunt with occasional winds, was this year 9 bone chilling degrees with snow. But did not stop us in getting our sheep. Thought mine was a young ram looking through the snow and fog, but both were mature ewes right at 20 inches long. Not our biggest sheep but very memorable hunt in the snow.



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#5618274 - 02/24/15 05:19 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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Looks like fun! smile
You going to eat them?

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#5618348 - 02/24/15 05:42 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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We both eat and enjoy Aoudad. This makes number 6 and we have enjoyed them all. I usually reserve the best cuts "backstrap and some cuts off the hind quarters" for steak and the rest goes for ground and sausage. I personally don't know why people knock it, but it does depend on how you care for it. But I have yet to kill an old 30 inch ram. I do let it age for a while before I process it.
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#5618394 - 02/24/15 05:59 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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congrats to you and your hutting buddy

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#5618407 - 02/24/15 06:02 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
Kobus Offline
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Originally Posted By: NMGW
We both eat and enjoy Aoudad. This makes number 6 and we have enjoyed them all. I usually reserve the best cuts "backstrap and some cuts off the hind quarters" for steak and the rest goes for ground and sausage. I personally don't know why people knock it, but it does depend on how you care for it. But I have yet to kill an old 30 inch ram. I do let it age for a while before I process it.

Is it muttony in taste or does it have it's own flavor.

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#5618420 - 02/24/15 06:08 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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It is NOT muttony, I have had mutton and do not care for it. Aoudad has its own taste. I think it tastes a lot like mule deer.
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#5618426 - 02/24/15 06:09 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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If you eat enough of it in one setting it will make you fart like a 3 dollar race horse though. Don't know why unless it is high in protein.
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#5618450 - 02/24/15 06:17 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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Looks like you had a great hunt. Everything makes me fart even water. I cannot even imagine a Aoudad fart though. Hope I can sleep tonight without thinking about that.
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#5618464 - 02/24/15 06:24 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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Here is a picture of our sheep from the same ranch last year. Love hunting those Aoudad's.

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#5618527 - 02/24/15 06:47 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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Congrats on successful hunts!

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#5618666 - 02/24/15 07:36 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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#5618706 - 02/24/15 07:51 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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#5618724 - 02/24/15 07:58 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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cheers
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#5618747 - 02/24/15 08:10 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: G ranch]
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#5618834 - 02/24/15 08:41 PM Re: One Cold Aoudad Hunt [Re: NMGW]
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Awesome!!!

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