Our New Mexico Barbary Sheep hunts take place on private ranches and public land. We specialize in Barbary sheep units 29, 30, 32, and 37.
Our private ranches are some of the best in the state of New Mexico for Barbary Sheep hunting. With large continuous pieces of deeded land, there are no public land checkerboard issues to deal with. We average 25-27 inch rams and we will take 30” rams every year out of our New Mexico ranches. We offer three-day hunts on our private ranches. On one of our unit 32 ranches, we can offer fully outfitted hunts where we stay right on the ranch. The other two ranches are semi-guided hunts where the guest is responsible for their own meals and lodging. Hunters will typically book a room in Roswell or Ruidoso depending on what ranch they hunt. You will have a sheep-savvy guide assigned to you no matter which hunt you decide to book (fully outfitted or semi-guided). There are great sheep numbers on these properties; to keep the population in check we can pair up a ram hunter with a ewe hunter for an additional fee.
Our public land Barbary sheep hunts take place in New Mexico draw units as well as some over-the-counter areas. The draw percentage for the public land units is very good, these hunts will carry some high-quality Barbary sheep. We have a handful of private land Barbary tags that we book every year, these tags are over the counter.
Public land hunts are in units 29, 30, 32, 34, and 37 and are all five-day semi-guided where the hunter provides their own meals and lodging. We will provide a very experienced sheep guide for the entire duration of the hunt. We also provide the use of a guide's truck, UTV, and whatever else equipment needed for the hunt. Public land hunting can be very tough if you don’t have the right guide; all our guides are local and have been hunting the public land areas for many years.
All of these hunts public or private ranch Barbary Sheep hunts can be extremely physical. These sheep live in the steep and rocky country and are constantly on the move. Glassing is the most important and effective way to spot sheep, so hunters need to be prepared to spend a lot of time looking at potentially long distances to find these elusive animals. If you are seeking a challenging hunt this is it, many hunters that have never hunted these animals walk away from a sheep hunt with a whole new outlook and respect for these animals.
Ridgeline Outfitters offers trophy barbary sheep hunts and other quality big game hunting in New Mexico.