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Aoudad Sheep Hunting in Spain

AOUDAD SHEEP HUNT CHARACTERISTICS

Barbary sheep, also known as aoudad or arui, are a big horned sheep which is native to North Africa.  Its thick coat is sandy-brown, which darkens with age, has a slightly lighter underbelly and a dark line down the back.  This color blends perfectly with the rocks of the habitat where it lives.

Aoudad  throat, chest and frontal legs have shaggy, long, smooth hair. Their horns are triangular in cross section, curving first outwards, then backwards and finally inwards and reach up to 30 inches (76 cm) in length. The horns are smooth with wrinkles at the base.

Aoudads form herds of adult males and females guided by a dominant male.  Old males and pregnant females are solitary.  Well suited to their mountain desert environment, they are extremely agile, jumping from stone to stone and climbing steep inclines.  In the evening, they descend to feed in the sparsely vegetated valleys.

AOUDAD SHEEP HUNTING METHOD

Stalking, driven hunt. 

AOUDAD HUNTING SEASON

From September to May. The best hunting season is November and December. The hunting area is at least 1,5 hours from Alicante airport.

TROPHY S.C.I. SCORE

Standard

Bow

Bronze Score

115

105

Silver Score

120 3/8

0

Gold Score

126 7/8

125

TROPHY C.I.C. SCORE

Standard

Bow

Bronze Score

310 to 329’99

Silver Score

330 to 349’99

Gold Score

350


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