I've had it with the east coast. As they said, "Go West Young Man". Well, I'm not so young any more, but I'm moving to Chama, NM in the spring of 2012, or sooner.
I'm looking for information on the area. Any intelligent info on the following will be appreciated:
- types of game I'm likely to encounter (including predators)
- contacts for season info and legal issues
- suggestions for weapon types, setups, & calibers (money is an issue). at present all I own for hunting is an unscoped .22 caliber revolver
- info on what to expect regards weather and terrain
As stated, I have roughly a year to prepare and gear up for my move. I will be living "off-grid" and have only vague ideas of what to expect.
I'm not a trophy seeker. What I hunt I will use for sustenance and clothing. Waste not, want not. My goal is to go as prepared as is possible for the more likely needs I will realize. Your help will be invaluable. I always listen to experienced resources.
Thanks for your input. firstname.lastname@example.org please put "New2NewMexico" in the subject line. Cheers.