New Mexico Unit 26 Mule Deer Advise

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  1. BriggsRi

    BriggsRi Well-Known Member

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    Guys and Gals,

    I just got drawn for a New Mexico Mule Deer hunt in Unit 26 - I'm looking for some feed back / advise for a do it yourself hunter. My Tag is for Nov, Rifle.

    Any suggestions on where to start scouting would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,

    Rick
     
  2. BriggsRi

    BriggsRi Well-Known Member

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    Anyone hunt in the south west corner of the state?
     

  3. derrelw

    derrelw Well-Known Member

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    Where is unit 26? I drew unit 15 for deer and unit 32 for antelope.
     
  4. BriggsRi

    BriggsRi Well-Known Member

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    Unit 26 is the very most southern tip of NM, it's on the west side of the state and it boarders on Mexico.
     
  5. derrelw

    derrelw Well-Known Member

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    I'll ask around, I've never been south of Lordsburg.
     
  6. BriggsRi

    BriggsRi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, any and all information is helpful!


    I used to live in Rio Rancho, we moved just before the 5 Guys was opened...
     
  7. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    That can be a rough hunt. Make sure you have a good GPS that shows private and public land. You might want to hunt the Wilderness areas and focus on water. There are a few BIG irrigated fields down there so i would focus around those...
    PS.. Ask Border Patrol when you are out there. They usually have a good idea of where the deer are..

    J-
    www.thenewmexicosportsman.com
     
  8. BriggsRi

    BriggsRi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated!