It was late afternoon in August, high in the Davis Mountains in far West Texas. I was standing high on a ridge glassing a flat off in the distance.
Three of my hunting buddies were behind me glassing other areas. I spotted movement at the edge of the flat. My binoculars were eight power and the figures looked small.
I hurried to find a large rock with a small rock behind it, like a shooting bench. I folded down my bipod. I turned my scope up to 25 power. I spotted three Aoudads beginning to feed. I ranged them at 410 yards. I turned my Leopold scope turret to 400 yards. I picked the largest one and dropped him. Then came the long treck to get to him and cape him out and get back before dark. Barely made it. He’s at the taxidermist now. Can’t wait to get him home. What a hunt for my first Aoudad.
– Ralph Robin