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Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw #8438034 11/03/21 05:46 PM
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My 16 year old son and I were fortunate enough to draw a spot on the Palo Duro Exotic Aoudad hunt. Does anyone have any pointers or insight in regards to this hunt? Should be an awesome father and son hunt.

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8438121 11/03/21 07:20 PM
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Best advice I can give you.. get into shape!
Here’s a write up I did year before last. Happy to help if you have other questions
https://texashuntingforum.com/forum...033/palo-duro-exotic-success#Post7708033

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8438496 11/04/21 01:18 AM
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Congrats! I have applied for that hunt for 12 straight years and never drawn!

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8438536 11/04/21 02:07 AM
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My ranch is on the Caprock Canyon side and below are some tips I find useful:
-have good glass with you and something to support your Binos or Monocular while you glass as you need to put hours in while glassing
-bring a high caliber rifle (shots can be long distance)
-look for the red berries on cedar bushes (they love them and will flock to those areas)
-auodad can literally be there one day and gone the next or two or three days be prepared to sit and be patient (have a sitting pad)
-they are very hard to see stationary or at a distance
-they see EVERYTHING, their eyesight is uncanny. Camouflage yourself, limit your movements, don’t silhouette yourselves, hunt from the canyon rims and be ready for them to peak up over a ridge at any moment

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8438744 11/04/21 12:48 PM
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Good stuff ^.
One thing I’ll add is that in the morning, they tend to be on the side of the hill that’s out of the wind. Wind out of the west, look on the east side. And when the sun comes up and starts hitting their backs, they’ll start to stand up.

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8438787 11/04/21 01:27 PM
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Grats on the drawing! I’ve been trying for years to do this hunt. How many points did you have?

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8441944 11/08/21 12:06 AM
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It's a western style hunt. Get high, glass, make a move. Good boots, good optics.

Any specific questions you have feel free to pm me.

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8449128 11/15/21 03:47 PM
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Got drawn for this hunt years ago. Get in shape! This a Very physically demanding hunt. We hunted compartment 5 the first day. It was 11 degrees with a sustained 40 mph wind. I found a shed deer antler that I later abandoned because I wasn’t going to carry it out of that hole! Beautiful country. We stayed in the cabins at the state park. Best of luck to you!

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8449131 11/15/21 03:50 PM
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Just tuned back in and would like to thank all for taking the time to provide insight and tips. MUCH APPRECIATED! I expect a demanding hunt and first time on a western style hunt. I'll reach out soon to you guys who have more experience on this type of hunt. Any more insight, please keep it coming. Has anyone specifically hunted this Palo Duro Draw Hunt?

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8450318 11/16/21 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by creflo
. Has anyone specifically hunted this Palo Duro Draw Hunt?

Yes, see my comment above with the link. I may have some of the paper work I can email to you.

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Originally Posted by creflo
Just tuned back in and would like to thank all for taking the time to provide insight and tips. MUCH APPRECIATED! I expect a demanding hunt and first time on a western style hunt. I'll reach out soon to you guys who have more experience on this type of hunt. Any more insight, please keep it coming. Has anyone specifically hunted this Palo Duro Draw Hunt?


Yes. See my post above or pm me.

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8455410 11/21/21 05:33 PM
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Nice congrats

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8456314 11/22/21 06:36 PM
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Thanks again for all info and thoughts. Much appreciated Stevarino & Hunter307.

Re: Palo Duro Exotic (Aoudad) Draw [Re: creflo] #8457003 11/23/21 02:14 PM
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That’s awesome! You guys will have a blast! My private lands aoudad hunt has been my all time favorite hunt ever. They are such cool animals


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