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Florida Mountains Ibex

Fatrack

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Hey guys and gals, I was lucky enough to pull a Rifle Ibex tag in NM this year which start mid Nov. I'm trying to figure out some logistics and thought there may be some folks here on Hunt talk that could provide some info or guidance. Here's the deal; I live a solid 20hrs away from the unit. I've driven to NM and AZ several times before to hunt; but the way this year is shaking out, I'm looking at alternatives to the 40+hrs of driving during the middle of season. So, I'm thinking of flying...into El Paso or Las Cruces. However, the big challenge I'm facing is a vehicle once I get there. Back in 2007 I did a similar thing, flew down to TX and rented an "SUV" to take on a scouting trip in NM....I dealt with a total of 4 flats over the course of 3 days and told myself never to do that again. This time, it will be on a hunt and I don't want to screw around with POS rental car tires and such. Anyone out there have any great ideas? I wonder if anyone rents out a Side by Side and could deliver? Or a real truck with at least 8ply tires? Or a friendly local who has a truck they'd rent out? A local who wanted to go on the hunt, and drive :) Or??? At the end of the day if can't figure something out, I'll just drive my truck; however, I'd really like to cut the travel time out of this trip. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
 

1_pointer

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Pard messed up a couple of years ago and put in the wrong hunt code. Ended up drawing a nanny/ewe ibex tag. He flew into El Paso and rented a car, literally a sedan for the hunt. He used it on the decent-ish roads at the base and glassed from there. Hiked in from the bottom to actually hunt. Worked for him...
 

EYJONAS!

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Hey guys and gals, I was lucky enough to pull a Rifle Ibex tag in NM this year which start mid Nov. I'm trying to figure out some logistics and thought there may be some folks here on Hunt talk that could provide some info or guidance. Here's the deal; I live a solid 20hrs away from the unit. I've driven to NM and AZ several times before to hunt; but the way this year is shaking out, I'm looking at alternatives to the 40+hrs of driving during the middle of season. So, I'm thinking of flying...into El Paso or Las Cruces. However, the big challenge I'm facing is a vehicle once I get there. Back in 2007 I did a similar thing, flew down to TX and rented an "SUV" to take on a scouting trip in NM....I dealt with a total of 4 flats over the course of 3 days and told myself never to do that again. This time, it will be on a hunt and I don't want to screw around with POS rental car tires and such. Anyone out there have any great ideas? I wonder if anyone rents out a Side by Side and could deliver? Or a real truck with at least 8ply tires? Or a friendly local who has a truck they'd rent out? A local who wanted to go on the hunt, and drive :) Or??? At the end of the day if can't figure something out, I'll just drive my truck; however, I'd really like to cut the travel time out of this trip. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
I gotta get some of your luck :ROFLMAO: Good Luck! Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
 

Fatrack

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Yeah, I want to fly...still just a bit hesitant on the reliability of hunting out of a rental. a Portable air compressor and a few cans of fix a flat may do the trick though :unsure: Any other thoughts on the matter from people who have been there/done that; I'm all ears.
 
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