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First hunt booked - NM

Just booked my first hunt for Pronghorn in NM. I secured a landowner tag for a ranch near Vaughn through the guide I hired. The rifle season is only 2 days (Sept 13-14) where I'll be hunting. Anyone have any experience in NM? Seems like speed goat success rate is generally pretty high. Any advice for a first timer?

Bought a Weatherby Ultralight in .257 Weatherby. Will be shooting 100 grain Barnes TSX.

Thanks!

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First hunt booked - NM

You'll have fun.

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First hunt booked - NM

Welcome to BGH cougar_72!

Pronghorn hunting is a blast, you'll enjoy it! Big smile

Keep us posted and don't forget to take photos.

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First hunt booked - NM

Welcome to BGH! Big smile Congrats on drawing a tag. Pronghorn hunting is a kick.

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First hunt booked - NM

I live here in NM. The area you bought your tag in has excellent numbers and some quality bucks depending on what size a animal your wanting there's a pretty good chance you'll be done around 10am. Especialy if the ranch hands guide you. Good luck let us know how you do.

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Re: First hunt booked - NM
cougar_72 wrote:
Any advice for a first timer?

Yeppers a little advise if you don't mind. Line up a good taxidermist & meat processor. You are going to need it. The .257 Roy with TSX's is a great combination.

Remember you owe us pictures of your hunt.

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Re: First hunt booked - NM
cougar_72 wrote:
Just booked my first hunt for Pronghorn in NM. I secured a landowner tag for a ranch near Vaughn through the guide I hired. The rifle season is only 2 days (Sept 13-14) where I'll be hunting. Anyone have any experience in NM? Seems like speed goat success rate is generally pretty high. Any advice for a first timer?

Bought a Weatherby Ultralight in .257 Weatherby. Will be shooting 100 grain Barnes TSX.

Thanks!

If you are looking for a nice representative animal , you picked a good area. Get a bipod for your weatherby and be prepared to shoot under extremely windy conditions. Good luck and post some pics.

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Location: New Mexico
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Re: First hunt booked - NM
cougar_72 wrote:
Just booked my first hunt for Pronghorn in NM. I secured a landowner tag for a ranch near Vaughn through the guide I hired. The rifle season is only 2 days (Sept 13-14) where I'll be hunting. Anyone have any experience in NM? Seems like speed goat success rate is generally pretty high. Any advice for a first timer?

Bought a Weatherby Ultralight in .257 Weatherby. Will be shooting 100 grain Barnes TSX.

Thanks!

Cougar 72, thought you might like this pic from 07. This buck was taken off my ranch which is within 80 miles of where you are going this year. Sorry if this causes any sleepless nights! I

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