I know those who have aoudad think they can be a pain in the arse, but I think they are pretty cool (probably because I don't have any
If we hunted the big ranch I might consider them a pest but they stay up in the hills away from the deer and cattle. They don't seem to compete with anything we have.
I used to think the same thing......you will be surprised how far they move. I watched a herd move down from out of a mountain range into the flattest country around to feed.
I love them personally....I think they are a cool animal. they can take over a feeder however. typically they are smart and if you bust a few ewes at a feeder they take off not to return.
It pains me to see them (big males in particular) shot indiscriminately and them treated like a pest. You do have to control their numbers however because of a lack of natural predators they will propagate at a great rate.