NM elk - 16E
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.
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
congrats dn...good bulls guys!
Real cool. Looks like a great hunt. Congrats
Great lookin bulls Doe. Congrats!
yes sir good bulls my friend
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.
Originally Posted by snowstorm
It helps to properly secure your load, this trip SUUUUUCKED:
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.
Looks good. That's a pretty blue wing behind him.