Just wanted to say that I'm getting ready to go on a hunt with Mason at Chain Ranch, 5th & 6th of June. Mason has been extremly nice in answering question and helping me in prep for this hunt. Just a great big thanks Mason.
We are starting on May 15th this year. Larry you will have a blast up here and thanks for the plug. I dont remember you mentioning you were on here but thats awesome these guys are great. Smoke what size are you looking for in your Dall? You can go ahead and reserve dates now if you are wanting to hunt specifically with me the third weekend of the month I will more than likely be in TX restocking for the rams. But you can book any dates that you want from May 15th until Sept 1 for right now.
Bull I usually come across a few Mouflons as for the Aoudad well they are a pain in the @$$ to keep in I have a few roaming free range though. One day I will be the first person in Ok to kill a free ranging Aoudad. This is the second yr for the special and I hope to continue it for as long as I am the manager.
They continually roam the perimeter of the fence and if you have an elevation change they will jump it or try to getting out or hanging themselves. Ours escaped by swimming under the fence in the stock tank it only went down halfway instead of to the bottom. How they figured it out I have no idea but they left. Other than that very hardy animals.
I went on an eradication Auodad hunt in South Texas along time back. The new owners didnt want them because they were constantly destroying the fences. They were all pretty small I thought, so I didnt take one. I did however shoot a huge Marino (Rambo) ram. Its been my experience that pound per pound, the rams are the toughest critters around. Ive seen them soak up numerous pistol and rifle bullets and just stand there like you hit em with a bb gun.
I put 2 30-30 rounds from my Contender pistol into mine, and was loading up a 3rd shot when he wobbled and finally went down. He never flinched at the first 2. My Mouflon took 3 hits from my 45 Colt. All in the boiler room. I swear I thought I was missing. My buddy was watching and confirming they were all hits. And these werent those wussy cowboy loads. They were my hot handloads with a Hornay 250gr XTP bullet.