Originally from North Africa, Aoudad were brought to Texas in the early 1950s due to their ability to thrive within harsh terrain with little water. Aoudads make for a challenging hunt due to their alertness to danger and advanced sense of smell and hearing. West Texas Sheep Hunts only harvests mature rams with a size over 29 inches. 90% of our rams are over 30 inches. Only a limited number of rams are harvested each year in order to keep numbers of mature rams appropriate.