Thats too bad but one of those things I'll just have to deal with. Hopefully I can locate a good out of the way spot. Does anyone know about how the wilderness areas (Apache Kid and Withington) are, I will be on foot but if I can get away from the hunting pressure there I'm willing to work harder.
I did not notice a huge problem with pressure the times I was there. Yes, there where hunters out and some of the water holes had people set up on them. Did not have a problem getting away from the people and getting into Elk. I really enjoy hunting NM, the people there are great and the Elk are incredible.
I hope to find one of those places that has the fantastic elk. There were only 75 tags for the public land on that first hunt and it is a pretty big area. I've been looking at several different maps and google earth plus I have an SD card for my GPS that covers the whole state in pretty good detail. Will be going down there this week for a few days to check things out, I know that the elk will likely be in different places by the time my hunt comes around but I will have sometime in mid August to do some more scouting.
Good luck jruet19! Its good your going to get down there to do a preliminary scout, checking out access points and finding some water holes. With only 75 tags, you should have a great chance and a very high quality bull. Sounds like you are willing to work, so getting away from folks will not be that difficult.
Yep, you sure got that right!!!Probably for a guy from Illinois there didnt seem like there was a lot of pressure because your used to seeing more people than I am.
Just got back from a pre-pre scouting trip. Saw a ton of turkeys, just a week after the spring turkey hunt. Saw a few elk on private land and found some nice deer sheds off of forest road 478.
my 16 year old son drew this muzzleloader tag unit 17 oct 4-8 I know nothing of the area just swant to get as big as I can for him.im from mt so just comin down early is only scout option without help.not afraid to hike
I wish ya the best on that hunt. Seems like that would be a great time to be there. Start yourself a new thread, this one is old. You may get some better info. Good luck!!
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