Barbary Sheep (Aoudad)

Aoudad or Barbary sheep:

Aoudad or Barbary sheep were first introduced to New Mexico in the 1960’s on the Mc Knight Ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Since that time these rugged adaptive animals have thrived and expanded as a great sport animal here in New Mexico. Barbary sheep were hunted with over the counter tags until 2010 when the State of New Mexico Game and Fish added them to the list of sport animals residents and non-residents need to draw tags for. However, like elk and mule deer in New Mexico, hunters can still buy over the counter licenses that allow them to hunt on private deeded lands in the State for Barbary sheep. We offer very little for public land sheep hunts. Truth is, guides and myself don’t really want to guide them because of the low animal numbers on public ground and the nomadic character of these great animals. You can scout all you want, but Barbary sheep in New Mexico will move miles every day. I have seen them stop feeding and walk as far as I could watch them walk with no reason or stopping point in sight.

We offer guided only hunts on private ranches where we control all access as well as numbers of hunters. Our private ranch hunts in New Mexico have been nearly 100% shot and 90% harvest since 2001. We harvest some of the best barbary in the State of New Mexico, with a 27-28” average and every year we will harvest a few monsters in the 29” plus class. We recommend hunters try and draw tags (100% draw with an outfitter in New Mexico) this way you can hunt BLM lands and state lease lands on and around our ranch. You can expect the enjoy the same success rates with over the counter tags. We limit each season to 10 total hunters on 5 day hunts.
Guided Barbary sheep hunts in New Mexico on our private ranch will be based from a small spike camp located on the ranch, or hotels in Roswell, NM. We will have RV’s and tents here for the hunt as well as drinking and shower water. Guides are often the cooks on this hunt to allow a more affordable hunt with a maximum of 2 hunters per 5 days on the ranch. Many hunters will choose to stay in Roswell, NM at their additional expense and eat at local restaurants. Drive time from Roswell to the Ranch is about. If you stay in Roswell guides will meet you at the main gate each morning.
$4000 5 day hunt 1×1 guided (no meals or lodging) lots of lodging choices nearby, most hunts take 2-3 days
$4500 5 day hunt 1×1 guided (ranch spike camp lodging and meals)
*trespass fees, 1×1 guide service are included on all Barbary hunts. NM state tax and license fees are not included.

*1X1 hunters please plan to add $XXX for this service.
Reservation and cancellation policies:

Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages. Full
payment is due before August 5th; all hunts prices are plus NM state licenses and tax.
Your deposit will be refunded only if YOU can fill your spot with a new hunter. Trip
insurance is advisable: hunters that do not show or cancel reservations after the draw will
be billed the full hunt cost. Disputes over billing will be handled in the Courts of San Juan
County New Mexico between March 1st and August 15th only.
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