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Location: SW Mtns. NM
Joined: 05/04/2008
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NM units 51, 52?

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?

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Location: CLEBURNE, TX
Joined: 03/13/2009
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NM units 51, 52?

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. Big smile

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Location: Nevada
Joined: 04/09/2008
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NM units 51, 52?

Good ? Hank. I thought you had that 16 guided hunt locked up, maybe next year.

The crowds have been mentioned in some of the old posts, mainly about some big camps in the areas. They only mentioned Hopewell Lake.

Maybe someone on here can enlighten us as to where they usually see the big camps located so we can avoid them.

We also put in for 51,52 maybe we'll see you there WHEN we all draw. Yes

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Location: CLEBURNE, TX
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NM units 51, 52?

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. Big smile

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Location: SW Mtns. NM
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NM units 51, 52?

Brick Wall,) 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!

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