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Unit 2B New Mexico Bow Hunt

I got a bow this year and put in for elk since its pretty much impossible to draw a decent rifle hunt in New Mexico anymore and drew unit 2B.  I have never been on an elk hunt before but I am somewhat familiar with that area of New Mexico having grown up near there and it really never seemed like elk country to me even though I have read that it is a decent unit.  The hunt is Sept. 1-15 (which also seems really early to me) and I was hoping some one had some insight on how to go about this or any areas I could try out. Thanks

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Is it a early or late bow

Is it a early or late bow hunt ? I would think the later the better in that country. To bad its not a late season bow mule deer hunt.

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Early

It is the early hunt which is what has me a little nervous.  It will still be in the 90's for sure and the only time I have ever seen elk in there was during a youth rifle hunt a few years ago which was in late october.

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I'm sure you can find pockets

I'm sure you can find pockets of elk. Good luck.

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Thnks

Thnks

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Congratulations on drawing an

Congratulations on drawing an elk tag. Once you have hunted elk you will never want to give it up. Not sure how much experience you have with a bow but start shooting as much as possible. Invest in some elk calls if you do not have any already and start practicing them daily till you get the hang of it. I would recommend reading some books written about elk hunting as well. All in all elk hunting is a journey and lifelong learning. Good luck with your hunt

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unit 2B

write to me at my e-mail or call me,, hornart@hotmail.com  / (505)320-6533

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2B

Hello i hunted that unit last year it was for deer i can put you on the elk . Thats all i saw up there its not that far i can get you to the same spot we where at i saw elk everyday for four days .

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They must be in pockets then

They must be in pockets then like the other post stated, although I forgot that we did find one old shed. We were in there for the 5 day rifle deer hunt last November up in the northeast part of the unit and never saw hide nor hair nor sign of any elk in that area other than the shed!

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Water Holes

My hunt was at the end of OCT we stayed away from up north . We found a few watering holes right in the middle of the unit .We would even walk the boarder of the reservation an saw an herd quite a few cows an bulls in unit 2b they where very active just talking away when i get home i will give you the roads an where we where at .

 

 

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