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Unit 15 Elk Info needed

So after 3 years of unsuccess draws since being stationed in NM, I finally drew some tags. I've hunted Mule Deer my whole life and have been bow hunting for the past 8 years, however, this will be my first elk hunt. Can anyone provide me some tips on hunting in this area? Any info would be appreciated.

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I drew 1st muzzloader hunt

I drew 1st muzzloader hunt after 7 years in 15 so dont feel too bad. its the first time i applied for 15 as a first choice though. id be glad to help out with what i find out. ive never hunted 15 but ill be scouting my a** off. if you drew an archery tag maybe we can work together. let me know what u think. 

 

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Right on, I will also be

Right on, I will also be doing alot of scouting in that area as well. My friend got a nice bull last year with a mz. Hopefully I will be able to get on some elk. Have you looked into any certain areas?

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yeah ive checked out a couple

yeah ive checked out a couple places but from what i just found out was there are a couple outfitters that beat up the area i was scouting.  im happy to help with whatever i find

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Yeah, I have seen the same

Yeah, I have seen the same from the same outfitter, they need to keep themselves to Arizona. Good luck to the OP as it's a great area with some big bulls possible.

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Congrats

Congrats on a great tag.  What archery hunt?

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ANY WORD ON UNIT 15 FIRE DANGERS.. ?

any info how close fire is to unit 15 NM ?? drew a ML tag in 15 and am curious on an honest opinion ??

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Fire

The fire is still southeast of 15 and should not be a problem for that hunt. But with conditions as they are places are under restrictions. Call FS office in Quemado or Reserve to see about closures. We need rain around here bad.

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I hunted 15 last year, but

I hunted 15 last year, but with a muzzleloader.  I didn't tag out but saw lots of bulls.   It is a great unit i think and should be a great hunt if you get some rain.  I am also hunting Unit 15 agian this year but for Antelope this time. 

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Smitty, Any tips on areas to

Smitty, Any tips on areas to hunt? I plan on hunting around Slaughter Mesa, near Quemado lake area. Never hunted the area and trying to get any help.

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Last year i hunted the 1st

Last year i hunted the 1st Muzzleoader hunt and saw bulls every day.  I think Slaughter Mesa is over rated.  Closer to the Lake would be my 1st chose.  I hunted a couple different herds North of the lake on the other side of the road.  Did you get a bow tag or Muzzleloader tag? 

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