I am from Texas and have been invited to tag along with my buddies on their elk hunts in Unit 53 in New Mexico. Not wanting to just sit by and watch as everyone else gets to shoot something, I purchased a bear tag.
I have been a hunter my whole life. In fact, I've been an elk guide in colorado and a white tail/mule deer guide in Texas. However, when it comes to bears, I know nothing. Any information ya’ll may have regarding that particular unit or the best way for a beginner to be successful would be helpful. We will be there from November 5th to 13th this year.
By the way, I'm not looking for the biggest, I just want a successful hunt whether its an average female or a boon and crocket male.