Drew out for Unit 30 archery season. I have been going to that unit off and on for the past 13 years. If there is anything I can help you out with just PM me. Never been during the rifle season, so I don't know what the deer patterns are like with the extra people out there, but I am familiar with a lot of the terrain. The other three in my group will liklely be going for a few days in September for the early season, maybe I'll have a little more info. then as well.
First time poster here... I've been stationed here in NM almost 5 years and just got my best draw yet... oryx on Stallion, muzzleloader antelope on MacGregor, first rifle deer hunt in unit 30, and barbary on MacGregor. Last year, all I got was barbary, which I managed a successful hunt up in the unitized Felix River area... unfortunately I got nervous and was tricked by body size, shooting a nice ewe instead of the 25" ram.
I am way open to suggestions on hunting unit 30... I really enjoy hiking so I don't mind getting a ways away from the roads.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...