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Old 01-13-2021, 03:36 PM   #1
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I need some advise from some of you guys that has hunted New Mexico for mule deer. I just got back from my hunt there and I had a blast spot and stocking. Had one opportunity at a super nice buck but he had me pinned down at 8 yards and it did not work out.
Now what bothered me most was all the dang hunters I saw and ran in to. I want to find a unit that has nice mule deer in it but I want to pack in a few miles to get away from all of those local hunters. Anyone have any experience with that. I have a couple of units in mind already. I just want to see if anyone can give me some good advice on some other units. To add I am ok coming home empty handed so I am kinda of picky looking for a mature buck.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:46 PM   #2
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The easiest route would be a landowner tag for what you are wanting. I’d still be putting in the draw just in case there is the chance you draw a coveted tag. My advice would be start building points and hunting other states for opportunities and honing your skills. Plenty of places to kill a mature buck but the easiest and quickest way to get where you’re wanting to go with NM would be looking for a landowner tag.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:49 PM   #3
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To start, what unit did you hunt?
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:50 PM   #4
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To start, what unit did you hunt?

I was in unit 29.


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Old 01-13-2021, 04:00 PM   #5
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5B has exactly what you're looking for.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:08 PM   #6
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I was in unit 29.


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Youíll get a lot of locals from up north of you...Alamogordo & even Carlsbad too...

Youíll right, youíll need to do alot of homework to get away from those locals - push further away from the main roads & such.

Get to know your GPS - locals will take down all signage to hide their honey holes. Most Iíve come across are road hunters & cover a lot of ground that way...

Itís public land, so you first have to out think other hunters...
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:15 PM   #7
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Youíll get a lot of locals from up north of you...Alamogordo & even Carlsbad too...

Youíll right, youíll need to do alot of homework to get away from those locals - push further away from the main roads & such.

Get to know your GPS - locals will take down all signage to hide their honey holes. Most Iíve come across are road hunters & cover a lot of ground that way...

Itís public land, so you first have to out think other hunters...

I agree. I saw deer and where I was at. I really could not get any deeper in than I was cause of the deep canyons. I think by the 3rd day all the hunters have pushed the deer into those deep canyons where my 2 feet would be no match for there 4 feet.


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Old 01-13-2021, 04:23 PM   #8
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