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One Cold Aoudad Hunt #5618164 02/24/15 10:41 PM
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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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Looks like fun! smile
You going to eat them?

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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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congrats to you and your hutting buddy

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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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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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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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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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Here is a picture of our sheep from the same ranch last year. Love hunting those Aoudad's.



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Congrats on successful hunts!

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Awesome!!!

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Two friends enjoying a hunt... Priceless cheers


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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.


Hahaha

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