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.
Hunting can be slow and frustrating if Mother Nature throws a warm hunting season at you. But things can take a drastic turn for the better with the onset of a cold snap. Whether you get snow or just a good, prolonged cold front, the hunting can improve on a dime. But cold whether can also make certain parts of the hunt more tedious. Here are some things to keep in mind when your prayers for cold weather finally pay off.
You can see a your quarry's breath when it is cold outside...