Hunting Mouflon Sheep

Hunting Mouflon Sheep In South Africa

About the Species

The Mouflon is a species of wild sheep and as such is one of the Caprinae or goat antelopes. It is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern domestic sheep breeds. It is red-brown with a dark back-stripe, light colored saddle patch and underparts. The males are horned and the females are horned or polled. They originated in South-west Asia, home to the species known as the Asiatic mouflon (Ovis orientalis).

About the Hunt

A flat-shooting rifle calibre is recommended as long shots often occur in the open mountainous terrain. The choice of rifle-calibre for this wild species should be a .270, which will be effective for this purpose. It is not an especially large animal, hence big and powerful rifle calibre are not required for this hunt.


They generally occur in mountainous areas that have both desert and grasslands.

Shoulder Height:  35 inches

Weight:  110 pounds

Horn Length:  22 inches

Hunting Mouflon Sheep In South Africa
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