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Desert Bighorn Sheep #7095388
02/28/18 02:26 AM
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What outfitter(s) offer Desert Bighorn sheep hunts? What is included not included with the pricing? I understand Desert Bighorn sheep are limited in available hunting opportunities regulated by TPWD.

Thanks Deans


Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7095455
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I offer Desert Bighorns in Mexico we are 100% success rate with both rifle & archery. We have permits available every year.

We conduct our all inclusive hunts on
Main land free range
Main Land H/F ranch 20,000 acres plus ranches.
Tiburon Island

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7096778
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Mexicos probably your best bet and bang for your buck

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Kimber 1911 what’s the cost of this kind of hunt? If you want to PM I am curious thanks


Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin.
Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7096877
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60 is pretty much the going rate...

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7097174
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You’ll be looking at anywhere from $40,000 (great price on a cancellation hunt) to $100,000. Almost all of them will be all inclusive once you arrive at Camp. Some will literally be a Camp and some can be a bit more luxurious.

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7097296
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It will never happen, but I am curious how people pay for hunts like that? Do they write a check? Cash? Bank to Bank? Credit Card? How much before the hunt is needed for a deposit, and how to you sleep at night sending huge sums to Mexico months before going there?

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7097934
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wow wow wow , thank goodness for Thompson temple ranch LOL

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: breadman] #7098028
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Originally Posted By: breadman
wow wow wow , thank goodness for Thompson temple ranch LOL


There probably isn’t a bigger difference between two things than there is between a desert bighorn and one of those “hunts”


Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7098165
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ouch.

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Thanks guys.


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A similar “Texas sheep” to a mature 8 year old desert would most certainly be around 10% of the cost. There are several Texas ranches with 40 inch Urails, Stumbergs, and crosses that will range in the 7500-10,000 range. These are great hunts and have done several, but the idea of the hunt and exclusiveness of a bighorn is unmatched. The elite club.

To answer your question: most out of the country trips have a liaison/planner in the states. In my experience I have merely transferred funds to a US bank. Not to scary if you do your homework.

The cost is all relative. 20 years ago, the thought of spending more than $1,000 on an animal was crazy. Sheep are at the pentacle of all of it (in my opinion) with some argyle sheep hunts running $150,000. A desert is on my list and 3-4 years out (unless I draw) of pure saving and planning. How deep is your passion?

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A while back there was a post on the THF for Desert Bighorn x Mouflon rams that were 6/8 bighorn as I recall. Sheephunter harvested one that looked remarkably like a desert bighorn (his pictures so I will not post here). Robert Stuart (KIMBER1911) was the outfitter.

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Robert, You may want to offer up your 6/8 bighorn hybrids as an option

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60k for a desert bighorn huh ?
I will take 3 and gladly pay you Tuesday

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: TonyinVA] #7100614
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Originally Posted By: TonyinVA
Robert, You may want to offer up your 6/8 bighorn hybrids as an option


Thank for your recommendation sir.

Tony is correct I do have some very good looking hybrid sheep. The best time to hunt them is in the summer months.

Here is one that a fellow THF member harvested.

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Here is the pricing for my Bighorn hunts in Mexico. The price includes all inclusive hunt with proper license and tags. It excludes importing of your trophy.

Mainland H/F hunt is $35,000-$45,000

Mainland free range is $55,000

Tiburon Island is $75,000

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Originally Posted By: Kimber1911

Here is the pricing for my Bighorn hunts in Mexico. The price includes all inclusive hunt with proper license and tags. It excludes importing of your trophy.

Mainland H/F hunt is $35,000-$45,000

Mainland free range is $55,000

Tiburon Island is $75,000


The Mexico hunts are about as good as it gets on price without drawing. Have seen awesome deals on last minute hunts or cancellations but those can’t be counted on


Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep [Re: Deans] #7100937
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I agree most of the Texas Tag land owner tags will cost closer to 70k Nathan Olmstead with Profet Muskwa gets maybe 1-2 a year from a landowner I know. High West outfitters gets a tag or so too...or you could go to auctions and take your chances. I was at DSC last year and talked to several guys that had them for around 40k in Mexico...I did mine in 2017 and it was a blast!



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That’s a great looking sheep Ed! Was that a Texas or Mexico?

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He was Taken in Texas.

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That’s incredilbe and gets my blood going! What old and mature ram! Wow!

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Originally Posted By: 505ed
I agree most of the Texas Tag land owner tags will cost closer to 70k Nathan Olmstead with Profet Muskwa gets maybe 1-2 a year from a landowner I know. High West outfitters gets a tag or so too...or you could go to auctions and take your chances. I was at DSC last year and talked to several guys that had them for around 40k in Mexico...I did mine in 2017 and it was a blast!



Ed


That's a good looking ram. Congrats!


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