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    Posted: May/16/2018 at 19:54
Best Aoudad I'll ever shoot. Worst hunting injury of my life. 

My cousin and I hunted almost 2 hours north of Del Rio, Texas, for free-range Aoudad. We definitely found them, and they were thick. I was fortunate enough to take a 35.5" ram. My cousin took one that was 33.5" but carried the mass all the way to the tips.



My cousin hit his animal twice in the wheelhouse with a 300 Win Mag. We knew it was down, but we had to look for it. Our guides drew their pistols, and all of the sudden my risk assessment went from focus on my footing to not wanting to get shot with a pistol or gored by a wounded Aoudad. In less than a second, I slipped on a rocky surface and heard the snap. Broke my fibula in two. Ripped the connective membrane all the way down the long axis of my leg and blew out the entirety of my ankle. Spiral fracture. Doc said it was a "Maisonneuve Fracture." You know you're in trouble when they've named the injury.

After putting two long screws through my leg, I spent four months non-weight bearing on a lower leg scooter. The doc took out the screws and I've learned to walk again - albeit with a limp.

Be careful out there. It only takes a second to change the path of your life.

I did get a kick-ass Aoudad. I'm using the screws to hang the son-of-a-b@#$% on the wall.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kickboxer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2018 at 21:10
Nasty... I hope you reach 100% recovery...

Nice Aoudad...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peddler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2018 at 03:57
^^^^^^

What KB said👍.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scrumbag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2018 at 04:09
Well, you earned that trophy! Speedy recover sir!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SVT_Tactical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2018 at 07:43

 You'll never forget that hunt!

 

Nice trophy and hope you get all the way better.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote budperm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2018 at 08:19
WOW, talk about paying your dues.... 

Again, Congrats on a wonderful trophy.  Hope you loose that limp!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BeltFed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2018 at 09:29
Great hunt, bad injury, forever memories.

So what happened with the drawn pistols?
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Is that what they call getting a little Western? Congratulations on the trophy! 
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