Hello I just found out I've been drawn for
a bow hunt in Valle Vidal in New Mexico.
Anyone out there bowhunted this area in the
past? Any suggestions of specific spots to
check out would be greatly appreciated.
I'm a bit out of my league here, but I think the Valle Vidal is part of the Rio Castillo Cooperative Livestock Association meaning you have to get access to certain portions through them. I have their phone number as: (505) 586-0542
Good luck on the hunt, sounds like a nice area there in northern New Mexico....
I put in for that area but did not get drawn.My guide tells me that it was on fire, I am not sure which part?I dont know much about NM, this is my first time out, HOWEVER my guide has guided that area for years and he says there are some huge bulls in there.
Good luck and congratulations!
I hope your part wasn't on fire.
My dad hunted the via vidal two years ago. Once-IN-A-lifetime hunt. He was hunting with a muzzeloader. He was able to get off a couple of shots but he said that the country was so thick and rough, idealy a high powered rifle would be the weapon of choice. He did see many bulls that would have scored in the record books. The hunting conditions can really change in a days time so be carefull.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...