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.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...