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New Mexico Unit 48 - Cow Elk Hunting

I will be hunting cow elk NM Unit 48 early Dec. This will be my first elk hunt although I am a veteran at Missouri whitetail and got my first antelop this fall near Grady, NM. Any pointers to help make this a successful hunt?

I have had little time to do any scouting other than checking out the unit on Google Earth.

I have heard that a big portion of Unit 48 is private land. If true, are the boundaries marked well?

Where is the best place to park a small camper for the week?

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Re: New Mexico Unit 48 - Cow Elk Hunting

good luck i drew a bull tag for the same hunt the area is real hard to hunt we go in on qauds you cant drive in very far we go in with or jeeps then we trade off to the quads and make a couple of trips to get or gear in very little open land you have to know where your at at all times we have been hunting that area for about ten years when we can draw tags its good hunting but hard hunting out of five of us i draw a bull three others got cow tags

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Re: New Mexico Unit 48 - Cow Elk Hunting

Looks like I drew a bull this year for Unit 48 in Oct. I got snowed out last year during the Cow hunt in early December. I anticipate the weather will be better up there in Oct and hope to have better luck. I'll have to look into getting access to some Quads. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: New Mexico Unit 48 - Cow Elk Hunting

We will be in 48 in September with our bows......

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Re: New Mexico Unit 48 - Cow Elk Hunting

There was a lot of sign in 48 in Dec. I just never came across any of them in the day and a half I was there. I did see a big heard just south of 48 and the locals were complaining about all of the elk up at the airport.

Good luck!

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