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New Mexico Unit 30

Anyone been out there this year?  Going with a couple of guys for January archery season.

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Hunt Report

Great hunt out west of Carlsbad.  One deer down out of three hunters, but solid shot opportunities for the other two.  Saw 5-10 bucks a day, one day we even saw 80+ does.  The buck that was taken, was, well a story you couldn't make up.  The wind was whipping in the hills that day, likely 40+ mph.  As they drive up the ridge the buck was feeding solo upwind and because of the strong winds he never heard the truck.  Daylight was getting short so any move that they made had to be done quickly.  A short stalk up the ridge, using the minimal cedars as cover, found them at 42 yards as the sun began fading behind the hills.  He quickly drew his bow and placed his 40 yard pin directly behind the buck's shoulder and let it fly, only he didn't consider the gusty crosswind.  The arrow could obviously be seen drifting to the left..... and the rest is history, struck him right below the base of his left antler in the head, dropped him in his tracks.  Better lucky than good sometimes I guess!  Did have a couple of other solid stalks for the other two hunters, one spanned over 4 1/2 hours and covered 2 miles of New Mexico countryside.  Using two way radios and optics we got one of the guys within 35 yards where he came to full draw only to have his arrow deflect slightly off of a tree near the quartering away 9 point.  The third hunter was able to head off a huge buck crossing the road behind us on the last evening only to have the wind once again carry his arrow off course near the monster buck perched at the top of the hill.  It was a great hunt with great friends.

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Well, if everyone had shot

Well, if everyone had shot opportunities, I'd say that was a pretty good hunt.  Very nice one that was shot also! Very cool.

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Congrats !

Congrats on a great buck and a great hunt ! Thumbs up

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Congrats on your deer. Unit

Congrats on your deer. Unit 30 has some nice bucks in it.

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Thanks

Thanks for the replies. I hope you enjoyed the few pictures I was able to get. Yes, unit 30 has seldom disappointed. It's not for everybody, but it's definitely for me.

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