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Drew deer in NM 29

I just got stationed at White Sands and I drew a deer tag in unit 29.  Anyone have any information on that unit.  I received the BLM maps in the mail for the unit?  I have never hunted out west before as I grew up in east TX and also hunted in Missouri.  Any info would be appreciated.  The hunt is in mid November.  Thanks.

hlm

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I've hunted 29 before. The

I've hunted 29 before. The deer are few and far in between but the ones you'll find should be nice ones. If I was you, I'd stay away from the flat open areas and concentrate on the mountains. That's where Ive seen most of the deer in that unit. Good Luck!!!

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Not to sidetrack your

Not to sidetrack your original question as I have never hunted deer down there, but. Since you are stationed at white sands you should look into the oryx draw for that area next year. The military personel get a different draw I think with much better odds on a onve in a lifetime tag. The odds are only about 5% for the rest us. I don't remember what the cost is for you but it would be a hunt to remember. Just a thought.

Welcome to the forum  btw and I hpoe you get a bunch more good info. We have a few other guys down there that will probably be answering as well.

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Oryx

I am definetly putting in for the oryx next year.  I did not have my orders yet for the deadline of the draw date, so I could not apply for the military hunt.  One of my buddies was stationed here and got the tag and I helped him on the hunt in June.  Hopefully get drawn next year.  The meat is good, and you get alot. 

hlm

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No info on that unit, but I

No info on that unit, but I wanted to say welcome to the site, and congrats on the draw!!!

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