Well, after trying year after year, I drew an off range oryx hunt. I've been hunting elk and deer here in NM for years now, but the oryx is a foreign animal to me. I've been doing some research on the subject, and aside from the off range pressure making the animals hard to come by, it seems an effective strategy is doing a fair amount of driving, getting away from the crowds, looking for tracks and/or getting out on foot and glassing from a high vantage. I will happily put in the miles on foot, since it sounds like just the sound of a truck going down the road will spook them. I was just hoping that any of the experienced hunters on this forum might be able to lend some useful advice for locating these animals (don't worry, I won't ask you to give away your favorite spots). It seems that the area around the missile range is the best bet for starting out, with the west edge being more heavily pressured than the east due to the interstate access and major cities. My initial thoughts are to run a few scouting trips over the weekends and just cruise the west edge of the base (I'm in Albuquerque), and then maybe try the NE and east side down towards Tularosa. Just a lot of gas and ground to cover in a limited amount of time... Anybody have any advice for a native NM guy finally getting his chance to find and fill a rare oryx tag?