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December 29, 2021

WSF, SITKA United To Research Aoudad Impacts

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) have announced partnering with SITKA and the support of the company’s Ecosystem Grants program to a critical research project on aoudad. Aoudad, endemic to the Atlas Mountains of Northern Africa, are […]
November 18, 2021

A Hunt For Free-Ranging Aoudad (And An Aoudad Recipe)

In 1996 the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) teamed up with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and formed the Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP). Primarily established to counter the declining numbers of youth hunters, the noble […]
August 4, 2020

Big Bend Park To Be Closed Due to Aoudad Cull

The interior of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex will be closed for the safety of park visitors during wildlife surveys Aug. 9 – 16. During the surveys, staff will be counting desert bighorn sheep by […]
August 27, 2019

Aoudad Are Here To Stay

The aoudad (Barbary sheep) is now a part of the Southwestern landscape that will never leave it-at least not until something cataclysmic like a worldwide flood or giant astroid strikes the planet. I’m serious. Imported from […]
March 4, 2019

Hunting Can Take Awhile

I can still remember the day when it all started. It was a cold winter morning hunting in 1972. I was at my uncle’s ranch in south Texas with my uncle and some of my cousins. […]
October 29, 2018

Free-Ranging Exotics In Texas

The rich hunting heritage and ample wild game opportunities and sheer population numbers make Texas one of the go-to states for hunting year round for exotics. No matter what you are hunting in the African game […]
July 11, 2018

Invading Species No One Complains About

“Invasive Exotic.” That term is being used with greater frequency to describe non-indigenous species that often cause great problems for mankind and native wildlife. In the era of 24-hour news and instant information via Twitter, Facebook, […]
August 31, 2017

Tx game animal smarter than a whitetail?

There is an animal roaming freely in the wilds of Texas than is harder to hunt than a mature whitetail deer. In fact, this animal may very well be the hardest game animal to hunt in […]