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Doe Nob
10-26-2012, 02:41 PM
My father and I just got back from our elk hunt in our 3rd choice unit - 16e. Guided hunt, very well run. He got his opening morning, they made me earn mine!

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My bull was broke up and had his left eye put out from fighting.

Using the Tyvek sheet as an emergency tarp/clean sheet to put meat on.

Biggest bull we saw was est a 330 class bull, saw a couple 320 class and his rough scored around 310.

NMHUNTER
10-26-2012, 03:11 PM
great job. i never been in that unit, and from whats you pics show is nothing like i would expect. it looks like some really open country more like deer country than elk. congrats on a couple fine bulls

jay
10-26-2012, 04:27 PM
congrats dn...good bulls guys!

Ikeepitcold
10-26-2012, 07:03 PM
Real cool. Looks like a great hunt. Congrats

sjsmallfield
10-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Great lookin bulls Doe. Congrats!

dying to kill
10-26-2012, 08:03 PM
yes sir good bulls my friend

snowstorm
10-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Hey doenob- good job and way to persist. Your hard work paid off. Did you have to pack out on your back or could you get a truck/ATV close?

Doe Nob
10-29-2012, 12:51 PM
Hey doenob- good job and way to persist. Your hard work paid off. Did you have to pack out on your back or could you get a truck/ATV close?

Can't drive off road period in most of new mexico I think and def in this unit. 3 of us packed my dads bull 1.25 miles over a ridge in 2 trips, 2 of us packed my bull a little over a half a mile in 2 trips. Boned out the hinds but not the shoulders in both instances.

It helps to properly secure your load, this trip SUUUUUCKED:

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Doe Nob
12-14-2012, 02:24 PM
Got my euro mount back and hung already. Check out the left orbital bone - shattered from fighting, you can see in post one he's blind in his left eye.

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Fink
12-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Looks good. That's a pretty blue wing behind him.

izzy69
12-23-2012, 08:06 AM
went to NM this year 16c had a chance at 350+ bull but couldn't get it done ran into game and fish officer and he said that you could leave the road to retrieve game congrats on the elk

JEandAsGuide
12-23-2012, 09:09 AM
went to NM this year 16c had a chance at 350+ bull but couldn't get it done ran into game and fish officer and he said that you could leave the road to retrieve game congrats on the elk

Does that apply to all the 16's or just 16c?

Doe Nob
12-26-2012, 08:52 AM
Rules in the forest and BLM rules are different, as are state land rules, varies depending on what you are on.