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Gila Wilderness 16B Elk Hunt - Tips/Feedback

My dad, grandfather, and I all drew tags to hunt the "Gila Monsters" this September.  We have the third week of archery (Sept. 19-24) in unit 16B.  We have booked our trip with Gary Webb Outfitters and could not be more excited.  This will be my first trip to New Mexico and first time hunting elk.  I am from southwest Ohio and grew up chasing the monster whitetails the midwest has to offer.  My dad and grandfather have hunted several times out west, primarily in Colorado.  They successfully tag teamed a 4x3 several years ago but it has been a few years since they have hunted elk and will be their first trip to New Mexico as well. 

We will be packing in on horses into the Gila and would love to hear any feedback from hunters who have had the opportunity to hunt 16B or neighboring units.  If anyone has hunted with Gary and his crew we would love to hear your story!  The hunt is months away but the excitement has already started after we drew tags a couple days ago.  If you would just like to post advice or tell your story feel free. Thanks for the help!

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gary webb

I drew a rifle tag in 16B and I am considering hunting with Gary Webb.  He was referred to me by another New Mexico outfitter.  I do not know much about him. How did you find out about him?

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In researching what we need

In researching what we need for the trip and talking with hunters who have hunted the Gila we have met some people who have hunted with Gary in the past.  We have not heard a single negative remark.  Gary seems to have a great reputation.  This is the third year my dad has attempted to book with him but just the first time he drew a tag.  We could  not be more excited!!!

 

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Gary Webb

Thanks for the information.  I have spoken to Gary a couple of times and he seems to be good outfitter. I intend to book with him.

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should be a good hunt!!!

should be a good hunt!!! never hunted with that outfitter but if others tell you to us him, then he probly know what he is doing.   16B is all so part of 22 so you get both units.   the Bulls should be screaming and you better plan on a lot of going up and down the mountian.  Good Luck and hope to see the pictures.

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Best of luck in your hunt. 

Best of luck in your hunt. 

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