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.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.