Texas Desert Bighorn Sheep

Desert Sheep hunting is one of the most prestigious hunts in the world, and is something we take very seriously here at HWO.  We take great pride in each clients trophy, and treat them as if it was our own.  Texas boasts a strong population of Deserts in multiple different rugged mountain ranges. The states total population is upwards of 1,500 animals, and the trophy quality is as good as anywhere in the world. All of our hunts are conducted on private landowner tags, which allows the booked client exclusive rights to that certain area.
Sheep hunting is definitely physically demanding, and will require a hunter to be in top mental and physical shape. Hunts are generally conducted in July and September due to the rut of the animals, with the exception of a few our properties that hold the rams in their winter and spring ranges.  Along with the summer hunts, comes the scorching desert heat. A client must be prepared for this mentally prior to the hunt.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife conducts their annual survey to issue permits in August each year. Tags are commonly announced at the end of August or, at the latest; the first few days of September. For example; the tag issued this September will be valid to hunt September 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. The 11 month time span of these tags allows every hunter to be successful.
We will not know the number of tags or be able to guarantee anyone a tag until the TPWD has made their announcement.  We try to keep a list of interested clients ready to book once the announcement is made, and we will promptly set up a hunt date.
Come out and see why Texas is one of the most proven states for their Desert Bighorn, and add to your Grand Slam with us!

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Included in price:

10 days hunting (more can be added if animal not harvested)
2 Professional Guides
Field care of animal
Rifle/Ammo (if needed)
Airport Transportation

Not included in price:

Alcoholic beverages
Texas Hunting License
Taxidermy (Can be added with our assistant guide “Desert Taxidermy”)
Shipping of trophies (Can be added for cost of shipping)

Gear List:

140 grain rifle or larger
Good optics (long range glassing)
Broke in hiking boots
Sleeping bag (Possible)
Texas Hunting License


2 well experienced guides
Trophy rams ranging from 165-175”+
Physically demanding stalks
90-100 degree day time highs

Please inform us before hand if you have any physical disabilities, so we can plan and prepare as needed. The terrain is rough, and the heat can be extreme!

I have been in the business and studied sheep since I was a young teenager, I grew up on a ranch that boasts a large population of this rare species. I have a love for hunting sheep that most people wouldn’t understand. I spend well over 100 days each year hunting some type of sheep, and have all the gear it takes to make your hunt a success. We hope you choose to book your hunt with us here at High West Outfitters. My staff and I are committed to giving you the hunt you deserve and a trophy of a lifetime!

Feel free to contact me for any additional Info/pricing!