go south of ABQ just past Soccoro (sp) there is a wildlife area by the river, just off the wildlife are is some public land, good area
the other area is by Abaqui lake (north of santa fe) area south to the lake
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...