I have raised Mouflon Sheep since 1988. Some of you may enjoy seeing some of the rams I have produced. The large ram below measured 38"R and 38"L with a 9-1/2" base at six years of age. To my knowledge the world record is 41". If you don't own a national park - sheep are impossible to raise without fences due to predation. I have lost over a 100 sheep including lambs to dogs and coyotes over the past 17 years. Without captive breeding, the Mouflon will not survive. Care must be taken not to locate them near wild bighorn herds or they will inbreed. The Mouflon is a true wild breed. I plan to have my herd dna tested to determine whether they can be used for record book trophies as European Mouflon. There is only one place in North America that they are currently available, Mauna Loa, Hawaii. See the following taken from the Grand Slam Club/Ovis. Please note, generally I sell breeders not shooters. However, hunting and the Mouflon run hand in hand. They were imported to Austria in 1740 from Corsica to provide hunting in the deer parks where they had been eliminated by over hunting. Hybrid Mouflon may be hunted from Buenos Aries to France, and Hawaii to Texas.
Common Name: Mouflon
Scientific Name: Ovis gmelini musimon
Location: Europe, Hawaii
The mouflon (many prefer “European mouflon”) is a most controversial species. Just because one of these sheep is found in Europe does not necessarily mean it is purebred. The burden will probably lie on the hunter to decide if a particular trophy is in fact a purebred, free range mouflon if taken in Europe. The Ovis World Slam does not accept mouflons from the United States except those taken on Mauna Loa Mtn., Hawaii. The Mauna Loa herd is without a doubt free range and transplanted as a pure animal some 40 years ago. Because of these factors, and considering that the European herds were probably transplants, the Mauna Loa, Hawaii, sheep will be accepted for an Ovis World Slam. The ranch where these sheep are found (Kahuku) was purchased by the U.S. Park Service in 2003, and hunting was halted. Extermination efforts are now in place by the Park Service, so this resource will probably disappear in the near future. The mouflon is a beautiful and spectacular trophy animal. Some consider the mouflon to be the most beautiful of all the world’s wild sheep, especially in their fall mating colors.