New mexico

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Elkriver, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Elkriver

    Elkriver Well-Known Member

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    Went to a out door show & seen a lot of guys from New Mexico any info on this any one been to. New Mexico for elk
     
  2. n2huntn

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    I drew a New Mexico muzzy tag for Oct this past year. I hunted with GT Nunn near Magdalena and scored on a 340 bull......My best elk .
     

  3. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    What area is that??

    I've hunted 15 51 and Valle calderas... Was only successful on the latter.
    Not sure where I am putting in this year.

    Who did u hunt with?? Is that a guide??
     
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Good chances in the Ghila region.
     
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    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Good chance at getting an elk, but odds of being drawn for a tag are 10% or less.
     
  6. Elkriver

    Elkriver Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanx for I put it would be with a guide looking into two diffrent once wanna say zone 12-13 and other is privet ranch
     
  7. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    But what part if the gila?????or what unit???
    I haven't put in yet but I want to
     
  8. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Candidly, I can't answer that. I don't play the lottery/draw thing. I buy all my hunts. Landowner tags always.
     
  9. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    I'm an instate resident so I just don't know what u it to apply to
     
  10. Elkriver

    Elkriver Well-Known Member

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    Ok I got spots names any info would be great ??ciba state forest ?? Gilos ??
     
  11. Red Sparky

    Red Sparky Well-Known Member

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    For the Gila unit 16A, 16C, or 16D. Unit 16B is mainly wilderness. Unit 17 has some big bulls in it. About any unit you put in for that has good elk the chances of drawing a tag is going to be the limiting factor. Guides are worth the money and private land is worth it if you can afford it.

    Usually the chances to draw Unit 13 muzzle loader are about 50/50. Last year the chances went down to 10 percent due to a hunting show killing a bull on camera and airing it on TV the year before so everyone applied there. So roll the dice and cross your fingers.
     
  12. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Are those good for bow hunts??? Seems rut is always the week after the last bow hunt.
    Or the first muzzle hunt.
     
  13. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Elkriver, a landowner tag in any of the western units of the Gila National Forrest are tops. Chance of finding one? Slim. Fair bulls on the Jicarilla, but quite pricey. I don't know your budget, but the guided hunts on the tribal lands are the highest $$. Good luck.
     
  14. Elkriver

    Elkriver Well-Known Member

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    Thanx about 5 .@@@ plus travel dubating on NM or newforland for moose not sure witch way to go