Re: New Mexico Unit 34 Elk
Good draw for your kid. I know GMU 34 pretty well. I will be helping my friend scout for his 2nd week elk bow tag here. I can try to provide some help. Yes, it is super super dry in the Lincoln right now. I was up in 34 turkey hunting two weeks ago, I fully expect it to be another crazy fire season down here again. Anyways I know where a lot of springs are and such so I can be of some help. Be prepared that where most of the elk tend to be located is thick country with lots of up and downs at 8000-1000k ft. It won't be long range hunting at all. You will be happy to be able to get a clear shot. Get in shape. Although the Elk are thick in places, I'm not a huge fan of 34 because there are a ton of roads. Most people road hunt so it helps to get in a couple valleys off the roads. Hopefully your youth hunt won't be too pressured. GMU 34 is plastered with pieces of public land. Buy a map ahead of time, the lincoln forest has a great map, better than you can get from any of the map services companies, for about 10 bucks. Shoot me a PM with your email address and I will keep you updated as the summer goes on.