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New Mexico Barbary Sheep

This year I drew a Barbary Sheep tag in New Mexico's units 29 and 30. Any info on where I should start looking for these sheep wil be appretiated.  Thumbs up

The hunt will take place on February of 2013 so I have plenty of time to scout. Thanks!!!!

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I pulled this from somewhere

I pulled this from somewhere else dated 2009. A few guys on the longrangehunter forum have hunted there as well. Sounds like a tough hunt.

"ive hunted unit 30 for sheep pretty much every year, shoot i live close enough to see the mountains from my house, but didnt put in for the draw this year. i know when tags were over the counter unit 30 was full of hunters and that made hunting hard. that does mean u cant find sheep ive seen sheep 7 out of 8 years i hunted killed 2 ewes and a 33 ''ram they are there,just really scatted. First thing u should do is get a game unit map for unit 30 from the game and fish department before u scout most of 30 is public land. a few places i know hold sheep is on the rim, little dog canyon, look out, and soilder spings look for these on the unit map and good luck"

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Thanks for the reply. I had

Thanks for the reply. I had actually thought about scouting the rim area and the brokeoffs. I'll be checking those other areas you mentioned as well.

I'll keep you updated on what I see.  Thumbs up

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Those barbary sheep hunts

Those barbary sheep hunts always look pretty cool.  Congrats on the draw!

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Thank you Sir! I'll let you

Thank you Sir! I'll let you know how it goes. I'll be scouting throughout the summer and well into the fall. The hunt wont take place until February 2013.  Big smile

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I just got my Barbary Sheep

I just got my Barbary Sheep tag in the mail today. Wohoo!!!  Dancing

Can't wait to get out there this fall!!!

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Only 9 months to wait.....

Only 9 months to wait..... Wink

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How did it go?

Just curious if you saw anything or were lucky enough to get one. I've been wanting to do that hunt for years. I did hunt the Guadalupes for Babary and the surrounding area but never saw one. Lot's of little mule deer though.

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Tough hunt

I hunted hard for several weeks and never saw a single sheep. I heard of a few hunters taking sheep here and there but most of the guys I talked to were in the same boat as I was.

I did see lots of deer like you said. We'll see what happens this fall. I did not get drawn for anything so I might get a leftover deer tag for that unit.

Checkout my other post on the hunt it self. It'll give an idea of how the hunt went and I also included some pics of the area.

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