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Old 04-25-2013, 10:57 AM
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Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

Hello all, I was drawn for the September WSMB Stallion Range area. Can anyone give me advice on how, where, and what roads to take, and any other advice would be deeply appreciated.
Thank you!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:19 AM
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Re: Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

Well, they will be sending you a bunch of papers to fill out and they will also send you a map of you area. I Havnt been in there enough to tell you the roads are. But there are a lot of oryx on the range so you should have no problem seeing them.

1. Study up on the shot placement for Oryx. If you aim for vitals like you would on a deer or elk, you will miss all the vitals on an oryx. Their vitals are lower and more forward. You basically have to shoot low shoulder.

2. Be prepared for a longer shot. You will be lucky if you get ashot under 250-300 yards.

3. Follow the rules supplied to you with all the other papers. They don't play around.

The map is pretty good about showing the roads. It is a great hunt and the meat is spectacular.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:20 AM
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Re: Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

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Well, they will be sending you a bunch of papers to fill out and they will also send you a map of you area. I Havnt been in there enough to tell you the roads are. But there are a lot of oryx on the range so you should have no problem seeing them.

1. Study up on the shot placement for Oryx. If you aim for vitals like you would on a deer or elk, you will miss all the vitals on an oryx. Their vitals are lower and more forward. You basically have to shoot low shoulder.

2. Be prepared for a longer shot. You will be lucky if you get ashot under 250-300 yards.

3. Follow the rules supplied to you with all the other papers. They don't play around.

The map is pretty good about showing the roads. It is a great hunt and the meat is spectacular.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:25 PM
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Re: Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

Thank you for the heads up on the paper work, I have not received anything from NMGF as of today but it is good to know that they are sending me maps. I have been reading all the posts on past Oryx hunts and doing homework. Will they let you retrieve a kill with a vehicle or ATV?
Thank you for your help!
Ray
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:46 PM
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Re: Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

I was able to retrieve mine with an ATV. I don't know about a vehicle though. All of that will be in with the paperwork. Pretty much any question that you have is answered in there. They have been doing this field a while and they will also have a number to call if you do have any questions that are not answered in the paper work.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:30 PM
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Re: Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

One important thing to remember that requires prior planning. You must have a hunters safety education card to hunt on WSMR (or Ft. Bliss). The state does not require this for adults to hunt, but the military does require it on land controlled by them.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:35 PM
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Re: Oryx Hunt WSMR Stallion Range HELP

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One important thing to remember that requires prior planning. You must have a hunters safety education card to hunt on WSMR (or Ft. Bliss). The state does not require this for adults to hunt, but the military does require it on land controlled by them.

Yup and it can be from any state as long as you have one. Also, I believe that you have to have some kind of safety course to operate an ATV on there. But you can call and get all that information when you get your papers.
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