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Re: Unit 30 NM

There's plenty of deer in unit 30 it just depends what part you want to hunt. Get a map of the Lincon nat.forest for the guadelupe mnts. That will help you to find roads and privet land and BLM land. Last year we saw a lot of bucks in the flats on the bottom and up on top. What hunt did you draw? I'm headed up next weekend to start some scouting and to learn more of the are we hunted last year. Mybe I can get some pics of some bucks!!!

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Re: Unit 30 NM

I've hunted unit 30 for a few years now and I've always seen plenty of deer. Last year a saw a few nice bucks while hunting near the Pecos.

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prhunter, rowdycwby1,duckdog98
Well you were all hunting deer, did you all see any Barbary Sheep? I am headed down sometime soon to start looking. My hunt is not until Feb 2011 but just looking for a couple of places to start looking. I heard they are pretty tuff to hunt. As i scout and see any deer i will definitly share. My boy has a tag for unit 40. Closer to home as i sm from Clovis.

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Re: Unit 30 NM

A friend of mine hunted for barbary sheep a few years ago. He hunted west of the Guadalupe Mountains @ Big Dog canyon.

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Re: Unit 30 NM

Sorry no sheep, but then I was not really looking for them either

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Thanks for all the information, I have been doing other research and found others say the west side of Guadalupe Mountains. I will keep you all updated if i run into any deer. As soon as I get a chance to go down there I will let you all know.

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Re: Unit 30 NM

When I was up there sheep hunting last year. I didn't see a lot of big deer an average was about 18 in. but there is alot of deer up there.

For the sheep hunter last year was my first time sheep hunting and i had some help from some other hunters of were they go and always tag out we didn't see anything we spent 7 days up there we weren't road hunting i would suggest going on the first day it seems after the first few days they are hard to find

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Deer hunting is best up in

Deer hunting is best up in the Nat. Forest, or near the Pecos, been hunting it for years, and like the pecos area when I get a tag.

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Also hunting GMU 30 during

Also hunting GMU 30 during the archery season. Spent some time on Wilderness ridge and didn't see a single doe. Eyes aren't trained for this country maybe. I did, however, see 7 sheep (3 of which I would have harvested). One was a stud for sure. Check around the West end. I bet by november they are tough to find. I was planning to look at more country closer to the east side of the Guads on the really rugged slopes but it sounds like the rolling hilly country is more productive. I have seen a few posts focusing on the Queens area. When you refer to the Pecos, do you mean the east side of the unit or is that another region altogether? So confusing. I am living in Carlsbad down from NW Montana. Really like the country here but am totally out of my element. I love a good challenge but I'm not affraid of some local advice

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MT wrote:

Also hunting GMU 30 during the archery season. Spent some time on Wilderness ridge and didn't see a single doe. Eyes aren't trained for this country maybe. I did, however, see 7 sheep (3 of which I would have harvested). One was a stud for sure. Check around the West end. I bet by november they are tough to find. I was planning to look at more country closer to the east side of the Guads on the really rugged slopes but it sounds like the rolling hilly country is more productive. I have seen a few posts focusing on the Queens area. When you refer to the Pecos, do you mean the east side of the unit or is that another region altogether? So confusing. I am living in Carlsbad down from NW Montana. Really like the country here but am totally out of my element. I love a good challenge but I'm not affraid of some local advice

That is a toad of a non-typical. I love those dark horned bucks too. Do you know what he scored by any chance? He's definitely an old gnarly buck.

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