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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexcio
Joined: 06/18/2009
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NM 51

Anyone have any knowledge or advise about hunting a bull elk in New Mexico GMU 51? It has been a long time since I have been up there.

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NM 51

Welcome to BGH,
As you can see there are a lot of folks around here looking for New Mexico advice. Stick around, maybe someone will pop up for you. All I can offer is how I would hunt the area, but never have.

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexcio
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NM GMU 51

Thanks. I'd be happy to read anything you have to offer.

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Looking at the unit, the first thing I noticed is the number of roads. It's kind of difficult to find a spot that won't have much traffic. It seems to me that the Canjilon Mountain area might be your best bet for a combination of water, cover, food and roadless space. It's fairly high elevation, but as gentle as ground will likely get in elk country (elk don't like to work hard either). So that's where I'd start.

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexcio
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NM 51

Thanks. I'll check it out.