Re: New Mexico GC Considers Hunting Rule Changes June 3rd
Thanks for the link!!! I totally agree on the early grouse hunting. I had an elk bow tag last year in Unit 45 and couldn't believe there were shotgun hunter's out there. I was in camp and they drove up asking about the area. Granted, I was getting ready to head on out anyways. I had already been there 4 nights. And just ran into a search/rescue team, driving the service road, in the recovery mode for a hunter that went missing the weekend before I got there. I knew he was missing before I left but what were the odds of him being in the same area I was headed. Due to the nightly cold and daily hail they had already called off the search and rescue by the time I got there. Wouldn't you know it I camped 1/4 mile from where he went missing, was camped. But having put in for Unit 45 again this year for bow and muzzleloader, this is good news.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...