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#6253166 - 04/09/16 11:21 AM New Mexico Draw hunts
DOD Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 77
Loc: Granbury, Texas
Just waiting until April 27 to see if my BIL and self will get drawn. Applied for a couple of different units, so have only done brief planning until we know where we might be going? I am not sure why it takes the NMFG over a month to draw each unit since it is computer generated?
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#6253204 - 04/09/16 12:11 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4142
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Use to be around the end of June before you knew if you got drawn, April is a lot better. I applied for a couple units myself.
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#6253284 - 04/09/16 01:35 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
DOD Offline


Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 77
Loc: Granbury, Texas
As with most things in life, all things are relative and April is better than June. I did not see as much chatter prior to the application deadline as in previous years. Either less people were looking to draw NM tags, or they didn't want to put the word out?
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#6253327 - 04/09/16 02:38 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4142
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Hopefully less people are trying to draw.
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#6253934 - 04/09/16 10:28 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
SavageHunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/01/15
Posts: 11
My friend and I have put in for the 1st time/


elk


Edited by SavageHunter (04/09/16 10:28 PM)

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#6253970 - 04/09/16 11:25 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
thewrap Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/15/11
Posts: 1986
Loc: Lubbock, Texas
I did elk and mule deer. I'm pretty sure I'll draw elk but it's gonna be a tough hunt for sure. Mule deer will be interesting to see about.
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#6254007 - 04/10/16 01:42 AM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
Erny Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1935
Loc: Smith County
Put in for MD, PH, Big Horn and Ibex. Only put in for top units for the MD and PH......so I seriously doubt I will draw. The odds are more than 1 in 100 of drawing the sheep or ibex so I don't ever think I will draw one of those.

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#6254503 - 04/10/16 03:02 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
Fitzwho Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 137
Loc: Midland, TX
Only put in for Mule Deer. Wanted to put in for Coues deer in unit 23, but ended up partying up with my brother who wasn't interested. Next year I guess...

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#6254846 - 04/10/16 09:11 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
TWarren Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/22/05
Posts: 371
Loc: Lubbock
I agree, hopefully the sparse pre-draw chatter means fewer applicants but I doubt it. Seems everyone wants to hunt the west now. I put in for mule deer and elk. My girlfriend, who is a NM resident, put in for mule deer, elk, and pronghorn so hopefully between the two of us we can get a tag or two.

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#6256380 - 04/12/16 12:20 AM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
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Registered: 11/22/05
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We put in for unit 31, MD.

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#6260412 - 04/14/16 04:35 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
Eastwood Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 116
We put in for Mule deer unit 2B again. Been drawn three times since 2010. It's harder since they took the tags away from us.

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#6261556 - 04/15/16 12:28 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
NMGW Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 1461
Loc: New Mexico
I put in for 7 count them 7 hunts, be lucky to draw 1 or 2 and I am resident. So its tough for everybody. Really hoping I draw Elk and Ibex. rifle
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#6265513 - 04/18/16 02:34 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: DOD]
NOLA101 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 150
Loc: Troup, TX
I have a brother who just moved out to south east Arizona, like right on the New Mexico border, so I have been thinking of applying in south west New Mexico. Has anyone had any experience in that part of the state?

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#6265522 - 04/18/16 02:38 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: NMGW]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41973
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: NMGW
I put in for 7 count them 7 hunts, be lucky to draw 1 or 2 and I am resident. So its tough for everybody. Really hoping I draw Elk and Ibex. rifle


4 species here, I'm not holding my breath. All power ball lottery odds

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#6268391 - 04/20/16 12:03 PM Re: New Mexico Draw hunts [Re: NOLA101]
NMGW Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 1461
Loc: New Mexico
I have hunted southwest NM for Turkey, Elk, and Deer. Deer numbers have been down but are coming back. Best hunting is for Elk in the Gila. Turkey is good also, though not nearly as many birds as Texas.
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