Texas Aoudad & Mule Deer Hunt – Palo Duro
This Texas Aoudad hunt takes place in the spectacular rough & rugged Palo Duro Canyon in west Texas is known as a smaller version of the Grand Canyon and the location of this amazing hunt. Enjoy access to around 10,000 private acres around and in the canyon near Claude, TX. Since, there is amazing road access into the canyon makes it possible to explore the canyon from top to bottom.
This terrain is ideal for Aoudad & Mule Deer! Both love this rough rugged country so their numbers are high along. Aoudad are very good trophy quality while Mule Deer average 130 – 150 gross B&C. Rifle hunters have enjoyed extremely high shot opportunity on this very high success hunt!
Your lodging is a very comfortable ranch house with a great cook and fun guides. This hunt is best for those that want to participate in the hunt. Therefore, if you have non-hunting guests that want to join you on your stalks that is fantastic!
One of the many things we love about this hunt is that the outfitter uses a large portion of the proceeds for summer camps that he operates. Because of hunters, children that might not ordinarily get to enjoy the outdoors are exposed to the excitement of numerous hunting and fishing activities.
Photo creds to Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Accommodations & Meals
You will enjoy a very nice, comfortable 2-story ranch house during your stay. 2 bedrooms share a bathroom upstairs and 2 bedrooms share a bathroom downstairs. There is 1 bedroom with a private bathroom for couples downstairs as well. There’s a large trophy room/den/dining area that has a large bar, a pool table and a stone fireplace with comfortable seating for all
Tasty home cooked meals and plenty of it! It’s your choice to take lunch with you or come back to the lodge and eat.
This is a spot & stalk style hunt with good roads for easier access for the physically challenged. You and your guide will drive along the canyon ridge tops to different parts of the ranch and then spot & stalk hunt with a lot of glassing into the canyon bottoms. Some areas have access to the canyon bottom so you can hunt down there as well.
This hunt is normally offered either in Feb/March or October/November during the rut. There is some flexibility so call about date options.
There are hunters education requirements here.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
4 days or 8 hunts. So typically a 5 night/4 day trip.
Travel Details & Location
Fly to Amarillo, TX and rent a vehicle for the 45 minute drive to the ranch.
Internet & Communications
Both AT&T and Verizon have good cell service on this ranch. There is no Wi-Fi at the lodge.
Aoudad: $3995 plus $3,000 trophy fee
Mule Deer: $4995 per hunter
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!