Originally Posted by 82ndreddevil
Hello all. I just found out I drew out on barbary sheep in New Mexico units 31,32,34,36 and 37. Any useful tips would be appreciated. I am a NM resident but have never pursued these things.
Lots of water, like at least 6 liters (two day supply just in case) when you leave out in the morning. It's very dry country and even when cold you will dehydrate very quickly.
also a good packe like the Eberlestock
Pack along some salt and cheese cloth to take care of the meat so it won't spoil before you can get it out as you may have a long haul getting down. If you cant' get it all out in one trip, have a shovel/e tool and tarp along so you can bury it in a dry creek bed with steep sides.
If you just get down a couple of feet you'll find it's almost refrigerator cool if it's shaded most of the time. (hence the steep sides which minimize direct sun exposure).
I've not sheep hunted that area but I'm VERY familiar with the area/terrain and challenges.