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NORTHERN UNIT 23 NM

HAS ANYONE HUNTED THE NORTHERN PART OF UNIT 23, AROUND THE SADDLE MT ROAD AREA? I WAS CURIOUS IF ANY OF THE WATER TANKS HELD MUCH WATER THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, IF THERE WERE ENOUGH BEAR OR COUGAR TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE TO BUY TAGS , (JUST IN CASE THE ELK TAG GOT FILLED, LOL)
THE GUYS TELL ME THAT I AM ON MY OWN ONCE CAMP IS SET, I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET.

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Re: NORTHERN UNIT 23 NM
kentucky girl wrote:
HAS ANYONE HUNTED THE NORTHERN PART OF UNIT 23, AROUND THE SADDLE MT ROAD AREA? I WAS CURIOUS IF ANY OF THE WATER TANKS HELD MUCH WATER THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, IF THERE WERE ENOUGH BEAR OR COUGAR TO MAKE IT WORTHWHILE TO BUY TAGS , (JUST IN CASE THE ELK TAG GOT FILLED, LOL)
THE GUYS TELL ME THAT I AM ON MY OWN ONCE CAMP IS SET, I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET.

kentucky girl
unit 23 is a tough hunt but there are 400 class bulls in there if you can find them when is your hunt. 1st -15th or 16th-24th. it makes a differnce on how
to hunt it .if its later its better because arizona hunt starts the 13th or thereabouts. the elk run back and forth and it helps to have some pressure on the arizona side. I will get out my map and give you the name of a couple of good areas.

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NORTHERN UNIT 23 NM

we drew the first archery hunt.......looks like maybe we will need a boat..lol rain and more rain huh

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Area 23

i drew for area 23 gila i was wondiring if you could help me out on some good plases to start

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NORTHERN UNIT 23 NM

tammy
rain is your best friend in that unit. check out frieborn canyon (very rough)
sheep basin is also a good place to start. or dry blue right on the az border.
I built a house in az right across the line from dry blue and we would see.
about 75 to 100 head most mornings. and they were bedding in nm.
but last time I hunted unit 23 every one camped right in the elk and ran them
into az. for that reason sheeps basin is were I would start if I was to hunt that
unit again.

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NORTHERN UNIT 23 NM

thanks
question or two
is saddle mt rd accesable all the way to the ar border? and which would be the best way to access frieborn from the nm side? and why is rain your best friend in unit 23?
thanks a bunch for your help, going to a new unit it helps to know where to start lookin.

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