Re: New Mexico Oryx Hunt Help
Well, we ended seeing lots of awesome animals, but everything was on the WSMR.
Heck one day my hunting partner and I were glassing a field and at the same time we spotted about 20 large Oryx about 1 mile or so out. We put the stalk on these guys, belly crawling, running all of the low spots, sneaking from bush to bush, well after a 2 1/2 hour stalk we were able to get with-in 400 yards.
Man things were looking good, my partner sets up and we finally pick a huge monster out of the heard - Black Beauty. This bad boy had the biggest set of horns that we had seen over the past few weeks and he was almost black in color, a real monster, we were guessing about 40"+ horns.
We glass some more, re-range things and steadied up for the shot - about that time, I'm glassing up and down the areas where the heard is grazing and Bam! It hits me, these suckers are just on the other side of the fence on WSMR - it was a no go!
Regardless, this was an awesome hunt, we found lots of great areas to hunt Oryx in the future - well if one of us gets drawn in the future, I know exactly where we will start scouting right off the git go.
We passed this spot on to another buddy’s daughter who had a youth tag for the following weekend. Not even 45mins into the hunt she bags a great double broken horned Oryx!
So ya, the hunt was a success – good times and great memories!