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Looking for a little help NM unit 13 smoke pole hunt

 Couldn't get drawn for any tags , so we bit the big one and bought landowner tags.  I hunted there 1 season,had a blast. 2 other guys are going with that have not been there before. Any help would be appreciated....

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Location: Los Alamos, NM
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Is the hunt for deer or elk?

Is the hunt for deer or elk?

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Elk, been there once before

Elk, been there once before but didn't see much of the unit.

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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If you drew elk then pray for

If you drew elk then pray for rain and glass a bunch. Find the water tanks that are still holding and hunt surrounding areas. Huge unit,I hunted it last year and it was a tough hunt for everyone,even outitters. If you have LO tags then the rancher should have water too and that land to hunt also.

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The year we went things were

The year we went things were green, much out of the norm. I don't think it has rained yet this year, the ranch tanks might be a great idea, need to do a lot more research. Will keep up the prayin....

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very dry and no water to be

very dry and no water to be found.  have money to hunt land owners land.  just prey for rain!!!

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Hope you guys get enough for

Hope you guys get enough for the fires,  maybe things will change a little between now and then, good luck with the fires...

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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Monsoons have started

Monsoons have started here,but not enough yet,hit and miss.At least the smoke has not been too bad lately.Hope for more rain and they open the forests,as all roads closed as of last week. Bad news is there have been lightning fires starting now.

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We've got 3 Tags first Muzzleloader Hunt

I had a friend that was drawn, my Dad and I were able to buy Unit Wide Tags from and outfitter/friend.

I'll be out glassing and setting up trail cams this weekend.

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Let me know how the weekend

Let me know how the weekend went, good luck!

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I'd call the Magdelena FS

I'd call the Magdelena FS office and ask about road closures before coming all the way....They where all closed still last week,and if they are open,be preparred for muddy roads.Some areas have gotten rain and some none.

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