The Lone Oak Difference:Tracking a wily ram through the wilderness requires patience, skill, and a real sense of adventure. We’ll never take you on a rushed trip to a small enclosure with a cornered sheep, we tailor each hunt to you, and you only. We’ll track the perfect ram and trek with you across the wilderness, sharing stories and tips along the way. You’ll leave with more than just a trophy, you’ll leave with lifelong friends.
- Deliciously prepared meals & non-alcoholic beverages
- Luxury lodging at our ranches
- Field prep and trophy processing
- Good ol’ fashioned camp fire bonding
For added convenience, we are equipped to provide you with a firearm if necessary. However, archery equipment is unavailable at this time. Transportation to a local meat processor and a reputable taxidermist is available upon request.
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Living Waters Ranch
Nestled in the south Texas scrub overlooking the wine tasting Texas Hill Country, lies the prestigious Living Waters Ranch. This perfect getaway features guided exotic Aoudad hunting trips as well as non-hunting activities to ensure your entire family has the time of their life. Our rustic style lodge features over 10,000 square feet waiting to pamper you.
If you’re looking to bag an impressive trophy through hard work and skill, then our guided Aoudad hunts are perfect for you.
Unlike some ‘guided’ Aoudad hunting trips in Texas that hold your hand and all but place a leashed animal in front of you, it takes skill, determination, and a dash of luck to drop a free-range Aoudad. Trekking through the brush with an experienced, professional guide can seem daunting, but the moment you have that trophy Aoudad in your sight, all the work pays off. The tawny coat, golden eyes, and grey horns allow the Aoudad to blend into the background of the rugged, dry Texas landscape. If you’re lucky and there’s a hint of a breeze, the silky hair on their throat and chest give them away. If you’re not so lucky, our guides are extremely familiar and experienced tracking and glassing these masters of camouflage, just in case.
From the elusive hunt to the mounting of your trophy, setting out to bag the mysterious and evasive Aoudad will test every inch of your hunting skill, leading to the adventure of a lifetime.
More About The Aoudad:
Aoudad are omnivores and will eat any vegetation available. They prefer to eat mostly under the cover of darkness and early dawn - when threats are minimal and vegetation is covered with dew. This is how Aoudads obtain much of their water, staying hydrated during times of severe drought. That being said, Aoudads will never turn away from a drink or bath in a stream or shallow pond.
When hunting Aoudad, the preferred method is to spot-n-stalk. A quality pair of binoculars is invaluable to spot the Aoudad, while securing a good vantage point to glass the landscape. This will ultimately prove your best tracking strategy. But don’t be fooled into thinking Texas Aoudad hunting is as easy as spot and shoot. If you see the Aoudad, you can be sure he’s seen you!
The average lifespan of Aoudad is up to 20 years in the wild, with peak mating season during the months of October through November. It’s worth noting that late fall through early spring is considered to be the best hunting – mostly for the hunter’s comfort – although guided hunts on private reserves is allowed year around.
Guided Aoudad trophy hunts will lead you through the rough terrain of Texas, where the Aoudad feel right at home. Rocky canyons and scrubby valleys are where you’ll find this incredible agile and elusive game.
Horns on Aoudad curve backwards and outwards, with the horns on the male being distinctly thicker, longer and ridged more heavily than their female counterparts. The typical trophy Aoudad hunting size of an adult male averages a tape length of 37-35” with a circumference of 12-14”
Due to their excellent eyesight and agility, the Aoudad move around the rough Texas terrain easily and quickly, covering an impressive number of miles in a short amount of time. When threatened, the Aoudad will remain stock-still while their tan coat enables them to camouflage with their surroundings.