Haven't hunted in there in a lot of years but back in the late 90's took a cow off the rim of Alamo Canyon in the Dome Wilderness. A fire burned through the area in 1996 so it's mostly small trees and high grass. Watched a NMGF officer put down a nice 5x5 bull near Sawyer Mesa (it had been hit in an earlier season and my brother and I found it laying about a 100 yards off the road starving.). The Dome area is usually better for the late hunts (December...) after the elk start to move off the Valles Caldera towards the Bandelier National Monument.
Have also seen elk back up from Coyote/Youngsville but the road gets really rough.
We all think about getting in shape for that up coming big game hunt but what about your truck or suv? Just how much thought goes through your mind on getting it ready for that out of the way hunt that you are heading out on?
The first thing that I usually do is check the tires. If they need replacement think what would happen if you get 50 miles from nowhere and not one but two of them go flat or blow out on you. What are you going to do? When my tires usually get...