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#4834909 - 01/19/11 Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico?
MTGunner Offline
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Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 653
Loc: NW Montana
What does anyone know in this regard? MTG
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#4835124 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: MTGunner]
SLM Offline
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Registered: 04/10/09
Posts: 10449
Loc: NM
There is some in the MT Taylor area but are very spotty.

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#4836390 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: SLM]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 1513
Loc: Lost most of the time
Have hunted them several times, but have yet to find them. I know where they are not. I did have a chopper pilot that I got to know, that was doing elk surveys last winter, said he seen about 30 of them, when the snow was very deep. He told me that he would take me to them, but it obviously never worked out. So whether he was FOS or not, I really dont have any idea. I did find the audads very often. I got into those nearly every time that we went.

Toby Joe

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#4836488 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: TOBYJOETRUBY]
JohnMoses Offline
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Registered: 05/23/09
Posts: 18270
Loc: Mississippi
I don't hunt stuff that I can't spell. grin

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#4837003 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: JohnMoses]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
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Loc: Lost most of the time
MTGUNNER, I sent you a PM, and replied to the email.

Toby Joe

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#4837263 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: TOBYJOETRUBY]
SLM Offline
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Registered: 04/10/09
Posts: 10449
Loc: NM
I have seen them once (3) on the far East side but they were not huntable, the Barbary have been pretty evasive also.

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#4837471 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: SLM]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 1513
Loc: Lost most of the time
I have found the sheep every time I have been hunting the tahr, and my wife killed a 30 inch audad 2 years ago. I wish I could change my luck, and find the tahr instead of the sheep. I have killed a train load of sheep, but have never seen the tahr.

Toby Joe

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#4837704 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: TOBYJOETRUBY]
rattler Offline
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Registered: 11/07/03
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Loc: NE Montana
didnt know there were tahr in NM.....

how rough of country are the aoudads in? look like an interesting critter but i cant do to much climbing due to my phucked up knees.....realize monsters are prolly in remote country but say a guy is just looking for an average ram?
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#4837732 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: rattler]
MTGunner Offline
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Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 653
Loc: NW Montana
Toby, got your email and forwarded it to Steve. MTG
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#4837819 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: MTGunner]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 1513
Loc: Lost most of the time
There is some horrible rough crap on that side of MT Taylor. I wouldnt take the chance.

Toby Joe

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#4837848 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: MTGunner]
SLM Offline
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Registered: 04/10/09
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Loc: NM
A good barbary 28"+, is something I really want to kill. The only time I saw the Tahr they were on the land grant.

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#4838175 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: SLM]
Rogue Offline
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Registered: 12/13/00
Posts: 2992
Loc: State of Jefferson
When I went to Afghanistan I was kinda hoping to go way up north to see the tahr and Marco Polo sheep.

Instead I went way down south to Helmand and Kandahar.

I would love to be able to afford to hunt the Asian exotics while still healthy.
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#4838200 - 01/19/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: MTGunner]
scenarshooter Offline
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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 3839
Loc: Montana......NE Corner..
I had to go to New Zealand to find mine...They are a really cool critter!
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#4838847 - 01/20/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: scenarshooter]
SLM Offline
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Registered: 04/10/09
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Loc: NM
They are pretty neat animals, how was the meat?

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#4839354 - 01/20/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: SLM]
fishdog Offline
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Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 162
Loc: Western North Dakota
Where can i find out more details about this? Are they considered exotics so they have a year round season? Someone please pm me with more info

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#4839628 - 01/20/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: SLM]
scenarshooter Offline
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Registered: 10/30/09
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Loc: Montana......NE Corner..
Originally Posted By: SLM
They are pretty neat animals, how was the meat?





I thought it was a lot like deer meat....damn good.
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#4839710 - 01/20/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: scenarshooter]
JohnMoses Offline
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Registered: 05/23/09
Posts: 18270
Loc: Mississippi
Is that those damn things that run everywhere they go? I watched a hunting show and the were hunting an animal similar to that but it may have been larger.

The damn things didn't walk, but ran everywhere they went. The hunters would get up on them and they would just take off for the next zip code for no reason.

JM

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#4840037 - 01/20/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: scenarshooter]
SLM Offline
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Registered: 04/10/09
Posts: 10449
Loc: NM
Awesome animal, thanks for sharing.

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#4840661 - 01/20/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: SLM]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 1513
Loc: Lost most of the time
Yes, they are considered an exotic. They escaped out of a high fence there in Mt. Taylor. (Water Canyon). The Lagunas own the fence now. All you have to hunt them is a small game liscence, or any big game liscence for NM. Like I said, I have hunted them all over that mt, and have yet to see them. Have heard of many being seen, and several being killed. But have yet to lay eyes on them.

Toby Joe

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#4844736 - 01/21/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: scenarshooter]
HUNTS Offline
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Registered: 05/26/04
Posts: 1048
Loc: Montana
Nice one!

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#4848051 - 01/22/11 Re: Himalayan Tahr in New Mexico? [Re: JohnMoses]
AussieGunWriter Offline
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Originally Posted By: JohnMoses
I don't hunt stuff that I can't spell. grin


JM,
You will find "Thar" also spelled "Tahr". Depends on the writer but both seem to be accepted.

JW
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