Barbary Sheep

Russp17

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Hey was lucky enough to draw a Barbary sheep hunt in New mexico for Feb 2018. Should be fun and a good excuse to get out of Alaska in the winter. Draw area is 32, 34, 36 and 37. I guess what I'm wondering about is are any private ranches availble to do trespass fees for a reasonable amount if not I'll just plan on DIY public land.

Any info is appreciated.
 

FLAK

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I did it in 09 I think. Did not kill, but saw some spectacular country.
I love the desert in the Winter.
If you really want to kill a good one, book a trip in SW Texas down near the border.
Marfa/Presidio area. I killed a beast with Desert Safaris in 07.
 

chops24

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I'll be hunting it. Have killed Barbs in NM but never down there. PM me and we can share info


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teamvit

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I've hunted the OTC portion of 34 a good bit. With a draw tag I'm not sure thats where I would start since they are pressured all year. With that said I do not know where in any of the other units you can find sheep.
 

WoodBow

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We have been twice. We rotate who buys a tag. A sheep got to ride home in the truck both years. It is a fantastic hunt. Expect it to be challenging. There is some nasty broken country in there and that's where the sheep like to be. We always find them bedded along or walking along the base of sheer cliffs. Take good glass and use it non stop.
 

boom

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first animal i killed!!

got me hooked on big game. good luck!!
 
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Russp17

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Thank you everyone for the info. Looks like a fun trip for sure. Should be a nice excuse to get out of Alaska and do some hunting.
 
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Russp17

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Just saw this. Had a great hunt. Did DIY public. Spent 9 days hunting and killed the ram on the last day of the hunt. Had a chance a big ram another time but just didn't work out. Got this guy on day 9. View attachment 71117
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jolemons

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That's a unit 32 public land from my secret spot


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Russp17

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Nice ram! I hope to draw again had a great time


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wyben

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I drew a 32,34,36,37 tag. I can't wait till next winter. I've never hunted them before, any advice would be appreciated. Nice Rams.
 
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