I want to put in for the draw next year. I downloaded the forms and odds sheets for the last 3 years. I have studied google earth and maps. That is all that I really have to go by to pick an area. I have a friend that grew up near Carlsbad. He is giving me some help in that area. Does anyone have any tips for a Texas flat land hunter? I will get to go and scout one weekend before the hunt (if I get picked) When would be the best time to do that? I know you have to pay for your tag up front this year. I'm okay with that. I know lots about Texas white-tails and what to expect most anyplace in the state and I know almost nothing about NM. I am looking at the areas in the Southern part that have the large number of permits (1000, 1500 rifle). Is that a mistake?
thank for any help