The Santa Fe Guiding Company outfits and guides a fantastic hunt in the low desert hills of South eastern New Mexico for big horn Aoudad Barbary sheep on a huge private ranch with great lodging, dining and a challenging hunt. A late winter spring break, winter warm, fun in the sun, a desert hunt for Barbary sheep in southeastern New Mexico is a blast! A hunt for free range trophy Barbary or big horn Aoudad rams on the Felix Canyon Ranch is a fun late season hunt. The Felix Canyon Ranch spreads over 40 K acres of wild rolling desert hills that is easy to hunt for trophy 26- over 30 inch trophy rams. Compared to some of the extremely steep and rugged landscapes that other free range Barbary thrive in, the Felix Canyon is a walk in the park. Early February into mid March is our season, expect day time temps to range into the 70's with bright blue sunny skies and cool nights. Wide open desert hills are great for glassing and spotting then easy to stalk within close shooting range to harvest your fantastic Aoudad trophy.
Barbary sheep are native to North Africa that had been introduced to desert mountain areas of southeastern New Mexico back in the 1950s. Jumping fences as easily as mule deer yet roaming as wide range as elk, you never know quite where a large herd of these desert dwellers will show up in front of your sights. We spend our days covering the landscape from trucks and on foot, glassing the far ridges for trophy rams and then stalking within sure rifle shot. The best of the west long range shooters have a spot here and .50 cal. enthusiast can find this hunt and landscape challenging as well as hunters desiring skilled stalks and close range kills.
The Felix Canyon Ranch has a fascinating western history that includes being home of gun slinger "Billy the Kid" and a future in producing some the finest trophy Barbary sheep on record in north America. We outfit hunters with fine lodging accommodations and excellent dining or out in the wilds in one of our remote camps depending on the hunt parties desires. The ranch covers about 40K acres of very wild desert foot hills territory that is home of large herds of trophy desert mule deer, quail and plenty of the shy and elusive Barbary big horned sheep.
The Barbary trophy sports horns with thick bases that sweep out, back and then down forming a heart shape when viewed head on. They have a rectangular strong face and long pointed ears supported by very deep chest and stocky body covered with copper colored hair and a long blond beard thatruns all way down to their knees forming "chaps". Definitely not of this world.
Make your reservations early for this new and exciting trophy hunt! Licenses are by draw in the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a deadline to apply in early April. We also have private landowner tags available upon request by special arrangement to assure your spot during this unique hunt.
Please call for available dates, rates, hunt packages and to book your upcoming trophy Barbary sheep hunt here in New Mexico.
Bob King - Owner - Santa Fe Guiding Company LLC