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Best TROPHY ELk area for New Mexico

Hello i have always applied for

16d- elk 1 -260
16a- elk 1-238
16c- elk 1-252

It seems the only familiar number is the 1-252....

What area should i apply for, looking for a monster rifle or muzzleloader

thanks

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Location: Nevada
Joined: 02/07/2009
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You're on the right track...check out unit 16 as well.

Good luck!

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Best TROPHY ELk area for New Mexico

Thanks but when i go to the online application these hunt locations have either changed or been removed...i cannot find the correct hunt codes????

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Location: Nevada
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Evidently I can't read very well...I mentioned unit 16 and that's what you were asking about...brain dead at that moment, I guess...anyway...see below...I believe some hunt numbers changed this year...there are a few that certainly don't match the draw odds from last year anyway...

Draw Licenses, Seasons for Any Legal Sporting Arm continued
Hunt Area Hunt Dates Hunt Code Fee Type Licenses Bag Limit
Unit 16
16A Mobility-Impaired Only Oct. 10-14 ELK-1-249 Q/HD 25 MB
16A Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-250 Q/HD 75 MB
16A Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-251 S 125 MB
16A Dec. 5-9 ELK-1-252 S 150 A
Units 16B/22
16B/22 (both units) Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-257 Q/HD 160 MB
16B/22 (both units) Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-258 HD 160 MB
16C Youth Only Oct. 10-14 ELK-1-263 S 25 ES
16C Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-264 Q/HD 50 MB
16C Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-265 S 96 MB
16C Dec. 5-9 ELK-1-266 S 100 A
16D Mobility-Impaired Only Oct. 10-14 ELK-1-271 Q/HD 25 MB
16D Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-272 Q/HD 53 MB
16D Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-273 S 50 MB
16D Dec. 5-9 ELK-1-274 S 100 A
16E Youth Only Oct. 10-14 ELK-1-279 S 25 ES
16E Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-281 S 71 MB
16E Dec. 5-9 ELK-1-282 S 75 A
16E Dec. 12-16 ELK-1-283 S 75 A

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thanks thats what i was looking for:

Im still a little confused whats the difference in these ?

16D Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-272 Q/HD 53 MB
16D Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-273 S 50 MB

16A Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-250 Q/HD 75 MB
16A Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-251 S 125 MB

16C Oct. 17-21 ELK-1-264 Q/HD 50 MB
16C Oct. 24-28 ELK-1-265 S 96 MB

The numbers/letters in bold are what i dont understand...thanks again for your help

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Best TROPHY ELk area for New Mexico

The Q/HD stands for quality/high demand hunts. The MB stands for mature bull. These are usually the better hunts cause the bulls are more into the rut. The draw back is there is high demand for these hunts and are harder to get drawn for. Try looking at unit 15 also for a good hunt.

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Are there more permits issued for 15?

thanks again for all your help...i have 10 prefr points in arizona and FORGOT to apply this year.......

Soo im trying for other states!

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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15 is a archery and MZ hunt unit as several are in NM. NMG&F has all info online, but numbers of unit applied for change every year hence the difficulty in figureing odds and such out. I write the odds and unit number down then look up the same for this year....16c 1st rifle date....the hunt dates change also every year. As stated the Q/HD hunts get more apps. than the S or standard hunts,that is what determines it. How many non-residents are applying for a hunt. A hunt I drew last year as a S/MB unit and had drawn easily is going to be a tough draw this year,it went to a HD class. Oh thanks for reminding me I have to get my points in for UT.

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Location: Nevada
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The numbers are the tag quota for the given hunt.

Good luck!

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UNIT 15 NM

I'll be putting in for UNIT 15 here in New Mexico this year for elk. i've never been there. any good spots to check out?

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Location: Albuquerque, NM
Joined: 02/24/2009
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You may want to check out unit 10 as well...not quite as popular and not as many elk as the gila, but I've guided private land that borders the public areas and I've seen quite a few 330+ bulls. Typically they are still rutting pretty good and are bugling during the early october blackpowder hunt.

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