Re: New Mexico Unit 50 Elk
I have hunted unit 50 many times. If you do not mind walking, hunt the south end of the unit between Ojo Caliente and El Rito. PotMountain and the northern areas have been over ran with ATV hunters. You are lucky to find somebody that has even seen an elk in the north part of the unit while hunting. I hunted Pot mountain the first day last year and saw 40+ hunters and no elk. It will be covered in elk by November but that really doesn't do you any good. The West Side of 285 south of Ojo Caliente has about 60,000 acres of Public Ground. It is private right against the highway so be careful how you access it. This is open country but it has lots of elk. Be prepared to shoot longer ranges. You will find elk there if you do lots of walking and glassing. We hardly ever see other hunters down there. 95% of the hunters will be hunting on PotMountain with only 5% of the elk population there.