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 (ä′o͝o-dăd′, ou′dăd′)
A wild sheep (Ammotragus lervia) native to northern Africa and naturalized in the southwestern United States, having long, curved horns and long hair on the neck and chest. Also called Barbary sheep.

[French, from Berber audad.]
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(Animals) a wild mountain sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of N Africa, having horns curved in a semicircle and long hair covering the neck and forelegs. Also called: Barbary sheep
[from French, from Berber audad]
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(ˈɑ ʊˌdæd)

a wild sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of N Africa, having a long fringe of hair on the throat, chest, and forelegs. Also called Barbary sheep.
[1860–65; < French < Berber]
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Noun1.aoudad - wild sheep of northern Africaaoudad - wild sheep of northern Africa  
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
Ammotragus, genus Ammotragus - genus of wild sheep
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In order to update this information and draw up an effective conservation plan for this species, we surveyed areas where aoudads have been reported, identified the main threats to the remaining populations and appraised the results of recent conservation efforts.
Mature aoudads were scarce, but as the second-to-last evening closed, we finally found a good ram and stalked as close as the terrain would allow.
My two most used hunting handguns are a custom 14-inch Thompson/Center Contender chambered in 6.5 JDJ which has been tremendously effective on thin-skinned game from aoudads to zebras while my 7-1/2-inch Freedom Arms .44 Magnum with 240-grain JHPs fills a smaller niche for me, as it is my number one Whitetail sixgun.
We used measurements of harvested males from both species to explore how factors such as population density, environmental conditions and long-term intensive trophy management (11 years for aoudads and 18 years for Iberian wild goats) have affected horn size and the mean age of harvested males.
Priority transplant sites were selected based on potential contact with domestic sheep and goats and free ranging aoudads (Ammotragus lervia), amount and juxtaposition of escape terrain, and water availability.
I have hunted Barbary sheep (aoudads), Sika and Axis deer, black buck antelope, javelina and wild boar.
I have used it on Texas turkeys, Colorado mule deer, exotics such as aoudads and blackbuck and such African game as zebra, impala, gemsbok, waterbuck and scimitar horned oryx.
It sold jaguar cubs, anacondas, margay cats and ocelots, aoudads and addaxes, baboons, pangolins, gibbons, adolescent elephants--importing wholesale stuff for zoos to a warehouse in New Jersey.
OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS, I've spent countless days glassing orange, red, and purple cliffs, and dissecting wind-blown mesas until my eyes watered, searching for aoudads.
We have the 5,000 acre ranch all to ourselves for three days and have a choice of the hunting of hogs, ibex, Catalina goats, several varieties of exotic sheep, aoudads, and if we are so inclined, bison, yak, water buffalo, and Watusi.
Rolling, rocky, brushy, cactus stabbing inhospitable, severe, the kind of country where you fantasize stumbling across the bleached skeletal remains of some other bowhunter who ventured here, where scorpions and huge rattlers live with a now-and-then gaunt whitetail, a smattering of lanky jack rabbits, and the aoudads. The aoudads live here: they love it!