found out today i drew a new mexico elk tag in unit 17 for archery sept.11th thru18th. as luck would have it i also drew a Nevada Big horn sheep tag too, so far. any suggestions for hunting info/guides for unit 17??
never been in that area except to drive through it. working on getting some maps together and have been talking to several guides trying to get a feel of what the area is like. i see there are two wilderness areas (the witthington and the kid apache). have been told that access is reasonably good for the majority of the area and that it is a mixture of topography. some rough, some relatively easy. it's going to be guided for me, i just would like to be able to keep my costs at a minimum and maybe just hire a guide for calling and locating the elk. i have a toyhauler and an ATV so i can be self sufficient. i also have a wall tent and plenty of gear.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...