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Hunting in New Mexico

Back in 1986 while in the military I got a chance to hunt the mountains around Lordsburg New Mexico.So meeting up with our hunting party we drove out to the ranch we were to hunt.Finally reaching the camp site we scouted the area for the next day.Next morning we were freezing and the truck had ice on the window.But after coffee,off to the hunt.I went down this long road between to foot hills.Not wanting to walk the road anymore I started climbing,after reaching the top I found a good spot to rest.About an hour later I heard alot of noise below me and later watched as a big bear ran down to the road I just walked on,and ran maybe 1/4 mile then turned and ran up the foot hill at top speed.Wow I watched him thru my scope and couldn't believe the power and speed he had up hill.Later on I spotted about 5 blacktails coming down the mesa. They were in the shade as I watched them walking down the side of the hill,but wasn't sure which was a buck or a doe.Finally the sun came out and I got sighted in on a nice buck.As he was coming down the trail he presented me his side and i popped him in the heart.Bang ! a nice 8 pointer.In two days 6 out of 7 tagged out.What a great time in New Mexico. 

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neat story. i dont thing new

neat story. i dont thing new mexico has blacktails though, were they mule deer? they look similar.

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blacktail or muley's

You may be correct,it has been along time ago. That old bear was right where I climbed thru to go up the hill. Wasn't expecting bears that day. 

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I can only imagine, I had a

I can only imagine, I had a bear in my camp a few years ago, I got back from a morning hunt to find that big boar (325-350lbs) 25yrds from my tent.

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I know someone who hunts that

I know someone who hunts that area, and he's extended an invitation to have me down there whenever I want.  I should take him up on it one of these years.

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go for it

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

I know someone who hunts that area, and he's extended an invitation to have me down there whenever I want.  I should take him up on it one of these years.

And you're waiting because.... ha If I had an offer like that I would be jumping on it. I really need to start looking for hunting opportunities outside of Colorado. It just gets really complicated when you start applying in a million states with different regulations and deadlines. But its probably the only chance of drawing good tags with any regularity. I guess the cost is a pretty big deterent at this point too. 

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me too

I've been thinking the same thing, I've only hunted oregon and I guess minnesota when i lived there but primarily just oregon, I really want to hunt in CO, MT, WY. and maybe New mexico. but like you said, with all the different regs and deadline and the biggest factor is the cost. if i won the lotto it would be an issue but i havent so it is. but i would say CO for elk with  my bow is on top of my list.

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Well, I am in a little

Well, I am in a little holding pattern.  I have a 4 year old boy, and we just had another boy 9 weeks ago.  So, it's not the best time to be leaving the wife for a week.  Before kids, I hunted mulies in Utah, and elk in Oregon, but since kids, it's mostly staying local.

When my oldest sone gets a few years older, i will start taking him out, so I may have a chance to do some of these hunts.

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cool.

Kids can deffinetly  change ones plans, my oldest isnt in to hunting to much, my daughter is coming with me on my late season hunts. and my youngest is 3 so I'm gonna wait a few more years to take him on my hunts, he already does scouting trips and stuff i just dont think he'd have much fun on a week long trip in the cold.

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southern NM

If you have a chance to go hunt down their do it.Its really nice country and huntin

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Sounds good.  Maybe I

Sounds good.  Maybe I will.....

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