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Location: Dayton, TX
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Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

My brother and I were fortunate enough to draw elk tags for Unit 50 in New Mexico for this October. We are looking for information for that unit. This will be our first trip to NM and we are pretty excited about it. I have driven through the area but have not had the opportunity to scout and it looks like we will have to go into it blind this year.
Anyway if you have any info at all or any contacts we can get in touch with we thank you greatly in advance. Good hunting !!

WildThings
Barry

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/22/2005
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Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

Im wondering why so many people apply for tags in areas they have no knowledge of and then start asking about it after they draw a tag,is this normal,I always get to know an area before i would consider trying to hunt there,thats just they way I thought it was done. sad

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Location: Northern New Mexico
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Re: Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

Montoso & Pot mountain are part of unit 50. Those two mountains alone can gobble up 5 days worth of elk hunting. I can't say I know where the water holes are for that place, as unit 52 is my favorite place to hunt. I've seen Elk in unit 50 on three different occasions. Unit 50 is pretty much flat with sagebrush & pinon trees, for the exception of the mountains I named. If there is an elk hunt going on 5 days before yours starts, then thats when I would scout unit 50 to the fullest. I seen out of state hunters do this, plus I've done it also! It seems to help because you get to see where other hunters are camped walking hunting etc. You also get to hear there stories & recommendations. Plus Elk might just plow past you while scouting because of the hunting pressure. Let's just say by the time your hunt starts, your confidence should be greater. If you need a forest service map for Taos county, call: (505) 758-6200

Josh

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Location: Dayton, TX
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Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

Thanks for the info Josh. We are going up 7 days earlier to scout but just cannot get away ahead of time. The guys we were going with are not going this year and normally they put in for unit 52. Unit 50 was our 3rd choice and we're are excited about going. We have hunted CO for the last 10 years and decide to try a new venue. Best of luck to you and thanks again

WT
Barry

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Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

I too was lucky enough to be drawn for Unit 50. I am in the same boat as you. It was my third choice. My uncle has hunted Unit 51 the last few years. He has hunted in the Canon Plaza area. I was hoping to draw a tag in that area, but I'm just happy to be going on my first elk hunt. I am hunting the second rifle season. I was hoping to go early to scout the area out, but the rest of my party doesn't have as many vacation days as I have so we may only be getting there a couple days before our hunt begins. I thought about going early by myself, but a 1200 mile road trip by yourself doesn't seem all that fun. Half the fun is the trip there with your hunting partners.

Have you been able to get any more info on where the productive areas are in that unit? I can barely afford to make the trip so I won't be looking to hire out a guide. Any info you can share is greatly appreciated. Thumbs up

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Location: Dayton, TX
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Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

Rob P

sent you a pm

WT

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Heading to New Mexico Unit 50

Wildthings,
got your PM. sent a PM back to you.

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