I had to postpone my first guided hunt and will opt for DIY again. I'm looking for any advice for NM units 51 or 52. I just know area and have been told to stay away from the Tres Piedres(?) zoo. Anyone familiar with the units?
No zoo at tres piedras, been there, 212 total permits on 1st rifle, and thats for the entire unit, alot of land,we never ran into a single hunter while we were out hunting,52 is good,1 in ten chance of drawing it,35% success on bulls, those are 1st rifle stats, good luck.
If you guys draw 52,you can go to tres piedres, and keep going north on 285, you will see san antonio mountain,there is an entrance into 52 on the south side of sanantonio mountain,go west into the unit,follow signs to the cruces basin wilderness area,nice area there that is foot or horse traffic only,we went over there on the last day of our hunt,it had snowed and had alot of elk tracks in the snow crossing the roads,seen some real nice bulls that some guys had harvested in that area,elevation we were camped at was 10300 and we were working our way up to 10900 every day, tough on a texas boy, good luck.
,) I had to put it on hold a year due to unexpected singledom,but will go DIY instead. My outfitter is helping still w/Caldera if drawn. The 50's are on my 2nd choice list.I was told of the Basin tho I firgured that one,any Wilderness helps my odds of finding critters and no people. What about the Trout lake area in 51? Not many roads in area.We'll see you in NM flatrock. I'll be looking for land too!
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...