New from New Mexico

SantaFe

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Central New Mexico location, hopefully getting an Antelope tag this year. If not, will probably pay a private land owner to hunt, if I can afford the price. Formerly from Alaska where I lived from '74 on. Hunted and fished every year up there. Regs in New Mexico are quite a bit more strict and residents find it hard to get tags to hunt.
 

bobbydean

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Quite different from when I was a student in 1972; brother called if I wanted to go deer hunting.

Bought a license and went hunting. Icy road from UNM and slow going. I drove half way and gave it up to my brother. Many vehicles that spun off and on the side of the road.

Made it to Dog Canyon after a nice dinner with Mom and Dad in Dexter.

Went hunting and shot my biggest buck; was pure luck.

Hunting New Mexico is fun.

Enjoy!
 

QELKhunter

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Nov 22, 2020
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South Central CO
Welcome! Hunting NM and any western state will be much different than Alaska. More people competing for less resources.

Best of luck!
 

David58

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Oct 13, 2020
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Northern NM
Welcome from White Rock! We're hoping for pronghorn (and elk, deer, javalina, oryx), too. From where you are, you have quick access to a lot of land to hunt - we stick to the north mountains, but you have great access to the Sangre de Christos (I'm lazy, I like to hunt local...sleep in my own bed if I can...).
 

Benfromalbuquerque

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Welcome! I think with time compliance with the regs will come easier. It is hard to draw a comparison between the two states as subsistence/right of resident to take is not legally conveyed here; it is poaching in NM. Antelope is a weekend deal and opportunity is great with private land hunts.
 

zuba_m

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Dec 3, 2018
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NW Minnesota
Welcome aboard! This website is a great resource for hunters. With you becoming a NM resident I wish you the best of luck getting a unit 36 elk tag!!
 

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