Herd of Aoudad
Herd of Aoudad


Aoudad Hunting Season: Aoudad can be hunted year round, however we recommend hunting Aoudad Oct-Feb since this is when they’ll be herding with the Ewes and much easier to spot.

Origin: North Africa
Horn Size: 27-30+ inches
Weight: 100-300 pounds
Estimated World Population: 30,000

Aoudad sheep have a keen sense of smell, incredible hearing, and a sandy-brown coat that doubles as camouflage. Hunting Aoudad sheep at Covered S Ranch is a unique and rewarding experience thanks, in part, to our large Aoudad population.

You may hunt our Aoudad sheep using any method you prefer, including Spot and Stalk, Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Pistol Hunting, Safari Style, or from a Blind.

Aoudad Hunting Trophy Fee: $5,500

  • Field Dressing Included
  • 100% Opportunity Guarantee
  • Transportation of your Animal to Meat Processor / Taxidermist
  • Firearm and Ammunition Provided, if Needed
  • Access to the Ranch’s Air Strip

Aoudad Hunting All-Inclusive rates:

Weekday Hunting Package $1,250
Weekend Hunting Package $1,500
Additional Non-Hunting Guests $400/night

Our All-Inclusive Aoudad Hunting Package Includes all of the Above as well as the Following…

  • 3 days and 2 Nights of Lodging  (additional nights $625 weekday / $750 weekend)
  • Meals Included and Prepared by an Award-Winning Chef
  • All-Inclusive Beverages
  • Experienced Hunting Guide

Aoudad Hunting Information

  • Aoudad sheep go by many names including aoudad goat, barbary sheep, waddan, arui, and arruis.
  • Despite being native to the rocky mountains of North Africa, they are more likely to be found in Texas than they are in Africa.
  • It is believed that their population in Texas has increased 1800 percent since 1963 to 25,000.
  • Aoudad sheep can jump up to 7 feet high from a standstill!
  • Their coat gets darker with age, but you can expect a light sandy-brown color (as they come from sandy mountains in Africa).
  • Aoudads have long hair hanging from their chests and forelegs that is referred to as “chaps.”  These chaps allow them to be taxidermied into beautiful half-body mounts.
  • They are most active at dawn and dusk to avoid the heat of day.
  • Aoudad sheep create dirt beds high in the mountains to sleep on.
  • The species are more closely related to wild goats than to sheep.

Aoudad Sheep Hunting Reservations

We recommend making Aoudad Hunting reservations well in advance to secure availability.