Unit 52 nm bull

SHEDZILLA

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Earlier this year I asked for some info on this unit and I just wanted thank those who gave advice. You see lots of people asking for info on a hunt/unit, but u seldom see the follow up and hear how the hunt actually went. So here's a little bit about my hunt in 52. I drew the 1-14th archery tag and chose to hunt the second week hoping for more rutting action. The bulls were pretty quiet, but they made enough noise to figure out what they were doing. I decided getting a few miles in on horses was how I wanted to approach this hunt due to a fairly high number of tags, and much of the unit having road access. I won't say exactly where I hunted, but anyone familiar with the unit knows there aren't many places to get more than 2 miles from a road. And I was. I was only hunting a day and a half before I killed my bull. He was pushing around a group of approximately 25 cows late on the second afternoon in a small meadow, and I simply snuck within range of the herd and never made a single call. I saw alot of elk in the short time I hunted the area. And it was so nice to hunt some terrain that was fairly open and not insanely steep like the OTC areas I'm used to hunting in Colorado. Hopefully I can get lucky and pull another new Mexico tag next yr! Here's a few pics. And if anyone has a tag and is looking for specific info on this unit, send me a message and I'll try to help. Good luck the rest of the fall!
 

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Chase

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Congratulations on your bull. I've only seen the south side of Unit 52, but it sure looks good for elk hunting.
 

SHEDZILLA

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It sure is pretty country! I was impressed. I drove around a lot of the NF roads after i was tagged out. Really great elk county
 

NM_ElkNut

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Nice bull, and taken the good way to boot. Most people drive the unit and don't get out and walk.

As for information, I could use some. I have a deer hunt up there tomorrow.

PM sent.
 

SHEDZILLA

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thanks guys! and yes, there was lots and lots of people road hunting the unit and lots guys on atvs.
 

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