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.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...