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I have a Valles caldera transferable tag 1st rifle hunt New Mexico .As I here It is BIG ELK for me and 19 lucky folks should I attend?

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Welcome aboard g.
As far as the tag goes.......nah, probably a waste of time. Why don't you send it to me? :smile:

......wouldn't happen to be a bull archery tag would it? I'm sure I could find some way to use it.

Hey, Good Luck.

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There is a Valles Caldera tag Bull Elk on Ebay right now!

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Holy Smokes! :eek:

Is this the tag your talking about???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1846102116

??? $12,000 ???? Starting bid!!!

Is this chromito fellow you, giolobo?

If so why don't you just use the tag?

I'm not terribly familar with NM but that baca ranch I've heard is supposed to be some of the best country in NM. And like chromito notes (on ebay), it hasn't been hunted because of its recent transition to a national/state (can't remember) park...

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Of course if you are going to *give* it away you can put my name in the hat with Unit5A lol

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Yes the Baca Ranch was a former private ranch now gone public. Sold to the government.

Here is an old CNN article on it:

http://www.cnn.com/2000/NATURE/07/17/baca.ranch.enn/

Giolobo, since this is the "chance of a lifetime" why do you want to sell the tag?

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Baby due soon too excited to leave home!

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........must be your first? Wink

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Well I would like to purchase that tag, sounds like it must be a great hunt (3 years no hunting in the area). But the asking price is way out of my price range.

Good luck with the baby.

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I live in New Mexico, and the Baca hunting ranch has the biggest elk in the world. They have such strick hunting rules that the elk have a chance to get huge before they are harvested by hunters. I have heard a couple of my friends say that people have been willing to pay 25,000 for a tag. You should have much trouble finding somebody to pay that price. They have an awesome lodge with fishing, and turkey hunting to go along with the elk. The mule deer, and the antelope there are massive also.

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Welcome Coonelkhunter, haven't seen you around before.

I thought the reason the baca ranch was so sought after was because it had not been hunted for several years before it became public land? Correct me if I'm wrong, because I don't know a lot about the area.

Now that it is in public control are they going to be keeping permits low?

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