Desert sheep are huntable in some of the southwestern states, Texas, and Mexico. They are somewhat smaller than their cousins the Rocky mountain bighorn, weighing in around 220 pounds but they still have impressive horns with some being over 3 feet in length. Their horns often look disproportionately large compared to their bodies especially if you are used to seeing Rocky mountain bighorns. They are well adapted to the desert, as they can go weeks without water due as they are able to get enough out of the vegetation they eat. Legacy Outdoors offers high quality hunts for Desert sheep in North America. We only work with the most reputable hunting outfitters in a region. We have been helping Desert sheep hunters find the best hunts for a long time. We constantly keep up with the outfitters and their hunting areas and many other factors that can affect Desert sheep hunting success. We can help you find the best hunts where you have the best chance of success at harvesting a trophy sheep.
There are lots of options to hunt desert sheep from ranch hunts in Texas and Mexico, to backcountry dessert excursions. Some Mexico hunts may take place from the top of a vehicle and some will take place from a high perch overlooking a vast desert. One thing most will have in common is lots of glassing and sun. Tags are often hard to come by but we can help you find the best opportunities. Mexico often has tags that can be purchased through the outfitters. Legacy Outdoors can tailor a hunt to suit almost anyone. So, whatever your abilities are, after a discussion, we can find the perfect hunt for you. No matter what kind of Desert sheep hunt you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.
Desert sheep can be hunted from early August through March depending on the area. In the lower 48, the rut takes place in November through December, and a bit later in Texas and Mexico which coincides with cooling temps which should make for a more pleasant trip if not more opportunities. Also, there often can be different species added to the hunt such as Coues deer, Mule deer, or several other species, so the timing of the hunt can depend on secondary species that a hunter wishes to harvest and what dates those species are in season.
Arizona and Mexico are the top trophy destinations as they routinely produce Boone and Crockett rams. Mexico is the easiest place to obtain a tag and it’s also possible to take record book Mule deer and Coues deer on the same hunt. Legacy Outdoors represents the best Desert sheep outfitters in North America. We can discuss the type of experience and trophy quality you are looking for and recommend the right hunt for you.
Desert bighorns are huntable in Texas, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and California – the hardest part is getting a tag. We can help you with finding the best opportunity to go on a dream desert sheep hunt. With the ability to offer other species we can help customize your hunt.
For most, this will be the best opportunity to hunt desert bighorn. With seasons running in February and March it can be the perfect time to hunt when most big game seasons are long over and a long time coming. There is an excellent opportunity to harvest an awesome Ram. There are a lot of mediocre outfitters in Mexico and some outstanding ones as well. We only work with the best of the best outfitters. With the ability to offer other species in combination with the Desert sheep, we can customize your hunt.
If you are looking for a great desert sheep hunt, give us a call or fill out the form below and let us help you find the perfect sheep hunt for you.