Re: Areas to hunt 2013 backpack DIY
You haven't said whether this would be a deer or an elk hunt and that would make a big difference as far as packing an animal out. In any event, you need to be a very serious hunter to go where you're talking about. I don't believe I would want to do a solo hunt, at least as a first timer out there in those mountains. I went into my DeLorme computer program and that is not too far east of where I hunted in the wilderness area back in 1980 when I was a spry 33 year old in excellent shape. You're talking about areas that are 11,000 to12,000 feet elevation with only yourself to save you if anything happened. I was not too far south of the Colorado border where you're talking about on a mule deer hunt in NM near the Jicarilla Indian Reservation just last November. The area we hunted was dependent on the migration of animals down out of those CO mountains and it didn't happen because the weather wasn't bad enough up at the elevations you're talking about to bring the animals down out of there. I sure wouldn't want to be up in there, especially by myself, unless it was an early season bow hunt in August or early September. Good luck, but give some very serious thought to where you're talking about for a novice solo trip because you're talking a matter of life and death if something happened and you're by yourself in areas like that.