Texas Exotic Hunts

Aoudad Hunts

Aoudad Sheep, also known as Barbary sheep, have always been a prized trophy by all hunters in Texas and their guides. There is no more difficult animal to hunt. Originally from North Africa, you will now find them in Europe. They are not quite a sheep and not quite a goat and therefore do not crossbreed.

Inherently nomadic, they move often. In the fall, the rams’ rut and become very territorial. You will see their “dusters” on the ground where they urinate and tear up the ground to mark their territory. Though they will ram horns when fighting, typically, they will stand next to each other and try to hook horns, necks, etc. and drive their enemy into the ground. Rams will weigh upwards of 300 pounds which makes for quite a battle.

Our hunting styles vary as to method of take and time of year. Most of our guides are not only experienced hunting locally but have international hunting experience as well. We primarily hunt safari style, glassing hill sides and valleys. When they are deep in the brush, we will stalk ridges and glass.

For bow hunters, it is usually a matter of sitting in our world class blinds and patience. We limit our hunting, only taking a few mature bulls per year. We are not going to hunt a bull until he has reached his maximum size. Because of our management and breeding success, Star S Ranch has record class trophy hunting.

You will be staying in our 7,000-foot Waterfall Lodge which was completed in the summer of 2014. The main lodge includes 32-foot ceilings with black walnut walls covered with trophies from around the world. A granite bar top and service area is perfect for relaxing and telling hunting stories. The back porch overlooks a water hole where it is not uncommon to see Sable Antelope, Kudu, Axis Deer, and Whitetail Deer drinking water. There are 4 casitas, each with two rooms which has three queen sized beds and an on-suite bathroom. One room, the lodge and surroundings are wheel chair accessible so all can enjoy the facilities and outdoors. Additionally, you can fly your plane into our 5,000-foot paved Star S Airport which is located in the middle of the ranch.

At Star S Ranch, you will find all the amenities needed for a Corporate Retreat, built around the wildlife and hunting loved by the avid hunter.

If you are looking for a true trophy hunting experience with quality animals, privacy, tremendous facilities, an experienced friendly staff, and among the simplest, fairest pricing in the industry, the 14,000-acre Star S Ranch should be on your short list!

Book your hunt today by calling us at (830) 285-8753 or sending us an email at ssranch@star-s-ranch.com

Harvest Photos