Re: Advice on Area 53 in NM?
Sorry no help here, other than I know there are elk and bear in there.
My brother in-law and a buddy will be there for the first bull hunt in a couple of weeks. Maybe I can relay something they learn.
My dad bow hunted that unit a few years ago and found elk every day, but never connected. Something about "there was a little pine branch and the arrow went over the bulls back". Not sure, wasn't there, but that's happened to him a few times!
Good luck, there's some info on monstermuleys in the NM section i believe.