My dad and I have been hunting New Mexico for a few years and have seen some really nice bucks. I suggest looking to see what area of New Mexico you plan to attend. We have hunted area 17 which is now all draw hunts. Now we hunt in area 16. We saw some great deer last year during the rifle season. I would say to see which weapon you want to hunt with and then decide if you want to hunt in draw areas or non draw areas.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...