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.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.