You can totally enjoy Black Hawaiian Sheep hunting at our V-Bharre Hunting Ranch but you might run into some controversy on the way. The topic? Just where did these hairy sheep come from? (We know.) Don’t worry. There’s no controversy big enough to get in the way of the adventure you’re going to have when you sign up for one of our Black Hawaiian Sheep hunting packages.
The Black Hawaiian Sheep Controversy
Think the beautiful Black Hawaiian Sheep came from Hawaii? Nope. They came from Texas. Now wait a minute – this is not Texas braggadocio. It’s true. Some very enterprising breeders put a few Mouflon sheep together with a wide range of domestic sheep and a few months later out pops a beautiful black sheep — the pride of any family. However, rumors and legends persist about their origin. “Black Hawaiian Sheep were first introduced to Hawaii by Captain Vancouver in the late 1700’s.” Wrong. Sheep were introduced to the island, but not Black Hawaiian Sheep. “Sailors put these sheep off in the Hawaiian Island so that they could have fresh meat when they returned.” Nope.
To put the matter to rest, here’s the very diplomatic response from the Hawaiian Veterinary Medical Officer from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture-Livestock Division.
“…There exists no native breed of Black Hair or Black Wool Sheep to cross with the Hawaiian feral population of Mouflons in order to create a Hawaiian native sheep. While there may have been found beautiful all black sheep on Hawaii… [we] have no knowledge of any sheep on the island resembling the Black Hawaiian sheep.” Now that that’s settled, on to the hunt.
Texas Black Hawaiian Sheep Hunting
Black Hawaiian Sheep have two coats that they shed – an upper coat of velvety black hair and a black, wooly-looking undercoat which sheds in warm weather. During the summer the black coat may look reddish due to sun bleaching. The average height at the shoulder is 21 to 31 inches for males and 20 to 27 inches for females. The rams weigh between 60 and 150 pounds (the females weigh half that). The big trophy is not only their tasty meat, but the male’s unusual and beautifully curved horns that range from 20 inches to 39 inches. These horns grow back, down, forward and out and are a milky brownish color. They’re a real exotic trophy prize. So pack away your troubles and think about going Black Hawaiian Sheep hunting. You’ll end up with a gorgeous trophy and delicious meat. Don’t even stop to think about it. Just give us a quick call and book one of our Black Hawaiian Sheep packages and then you can brag for real too – just like us Texans.
Black Hawaiian Sheep price – UP to 36″ $2,500
Black Hawaiian Sheep price – 36″ And Up $3,250
Complimentary with All of Our Black Hawaiian Hunts
- 3 days and 2 nights lodging
- Meals and beverages throughout the hunt
- 1 on 1 guide
- Full trophy care (field dressing, capping, quartering trophy for transportation)
- Trophy fishing
- Gun and bow range
NOT Included with All of Our Black Hawaiian Sheep Hunts
- Grauity to your guide(s) and staff
- Airport Trasportation – $200 Round Trip
- Texas Hunting License
- Custom Processing