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#6021376 - 11/10/15 11:56 AM NM Buck
Reata Offline
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 88

Got lucky and finally drew a NM Unit 2B 2nd rifle tag. Packed and ready to go.

Heading to New Mexico at O dark 30.

Crossing New Mexico from Texas.

Made it and planning next morning’s hunt.

Getting away from other hunters, just glassing canyons.
Actually pretty easy to get away, we only saw a few other hunters’ entire trip and they were just driving around.

Spectacular scenery (and no, that’s not a buck in the left hand corner).

Really cool country. Started to see deer right off, small bucks and does.
Probably saw 20 the first day. Saw Elk on the trip too, a few cows, a nice 5X5 and a monster 7X7.

More glassing.

Enjoying the scenery.

More scenery.

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#6021378 - 11/10/15 11:58 AM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
Reata Offline
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Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 88

Not as high as Sneaky's hunt but this flatlander was huffing and puffing. 7K was highest I went.

More glassing.

Spotted a buck at 1100 yards. Repositioned to this rock and watched as he bedded down.
He’s below the three rocks to the right that looked like frogs to me, at least after I stared at them for 4 hours which is how long I sat there. There was coyote den just below me but didn’t get any pictures of their coming and goings. Helped pass the time watching them though. He eventually jumped up and took off running to the left.
Hit him just behind the shoulder with the 300 Win Mag and after a short run, down he went!

And there he is! If you look up from the middle of his antlers you’ll see the rock I was sitting on.
(An ugly rifle is not required to kill deer.)

Skyline shot.
He’s not a monster but I worked hard for him and couldn’t be happier.
I was hoping for a lot of snow in Colorado to kickoff the migration but didn't happen till the very end of the hunt. We saw lot's of resident deer and elk so really didn't mind.

Shot mine on the 3rd day and my buddy got his on the 4th day.

Weather turned bad on 5th day but we were headed back to Texas.

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#6021390 - 11/10/15 12:03 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3949
Loc: Buda Texas
Nice! Congrats.

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#6021400 - 11/10/15 12:11 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: S.A. hunter]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: S.A. hunter
Nice! Congrats.
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#6021407 - 11/10/15 12:15 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2119
Loc: Mesopotamia
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#6021412 - 11/10/15 12:20 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25948
Loc: Wise County Texas
Nice bucks, always an odd's beater to fill a tag, not an easy hunt vs just crawling in a blind hunt. Great job and great photos.
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#6021419 - 11/10/15 12:23 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
rattler03 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 859
Loc: Bryan - Archer County
great buck and great photo story. congrats

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#6021429 - 11/10/15 12:27 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 4003
Loc: Dallas, TX
cheers

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#6021449 - 11/10/15 12:35 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 686
Loc: West is the best...
Nice one. I like how you roll! I also am appreciative that I am not the only left who has an igloo cooler.
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#6021451 - 11/10/15 12:36 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8072
Loc: bastrop county
thanks for sharing
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#6021567 - 11/10/15 01:41 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
Kenny Powers Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 745
Loc: De-Kalb Sulphur River
Do it yourself muledeer hunt in rough country! Good job!
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#6021679 - 11/10/15 02:38 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8783
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Thanks for posting the pics and the story. Congratulations on your success!
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#6021860 - 11/10/15 04:12 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52562
Great recap and pics. Congrats on a successful hunt in more ways than one. cheers
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#6021890 - 11/10/15 04:30 PM Re: NM Buck [Re: Reata]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16407
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Beautiful scenery and buck. Good job.
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