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wseand

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10-26-2014 05:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hunting elk

Just got back from a hunting trip in Luna, New Mexico. We didn’t get a elk but we saw plenty, unfortunately all Cows and Rag Bulls. A herd of about 40 Elk crossed our path, beautiful animals and they sound like a freight train running by. I did get within about 20 meters of a 10 point Mule Deer, not deer season in the area. I had a deer tag for another area but it was 100 miles away and didn’t think I could track it that far. Haha. My buddy has another chance in November, crossing fingers. I might go to Oklahoma in the next couple of weeks for a Deer, crossing fingers on that hunt too.
Really an incredible hunt and great time with my buddy in the back woods of Mid West New Mexico. Mostly pine in the area but the Aspen and Oak are making a comeback, just incredible colors from them.

Pics of the area.

Some Aspen Showing off

My Buddy

Rest are just pics of the area

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy


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#1 posted 10-26-2014 05:56 PM

nice photos man.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 05:59 PM

Appreciate it Dan, the views made it easy.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 10-27-2014 03:50 PM

Now, we can prove that we are not all desert! Thanks Bill. Been to the Valle Grande yet?

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#4 posted 10-27-2014 04:22 PM

Best part of elk hunting—the beautiful mountain country you do it in!

Worst part of elk hunting—packing an elk out of the #$@% country you shot it in! :-)

Great pics. Glad you were able to enjoy it.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#5 posted 10-28-2014 02:49 AM



Best part of elk hunting—the beautiful mountain country you do it in!

Worst part of elk hunting—packing an elk out of the #$@% country you shot it in! :-)

- JayT

That is for sure!! Here is WA the Cascades are so steep, you better be sure you are up to the task before you take a shot unless you are in good enough shape to rock climb with 100# on your back ;-)

Nice photos, looks like beautiful country. Good luck with the rest of the season.

I missed a few great opportunities that were just out a bit out of range of my .54 flintlock ;-) or too brushed in to risk an arrow deflecting ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-28-2014 03:04 AM

Funny, I just had elk steaks for supper. Brother in law shot one in Alberta a few weeks ago.

-- James

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#7 posted 10-28-2014 03:07 AM

That’s a beautiful area. Thanks for the pictures.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 10-28-2014 03:18 AM

Jimbo,
Haven’t been there yet not quite sure where it is at, been to Mora and Farmington both beautiful areas. Valle Grande is in the Santé Fe National Forest? Cactus and Mesquite is what I am use to, but we do have the Organ Mountains and they are Gorgeous in their own right.

Jay,
I tell you it is peaceful and I love the smell you get off the pines, its been a long time since I have had either. The trip was 7 days of pure heaven, except for the smell I gave off.

Topa,
Thanks, and Luna area is considered a primitive area so you can only shoot Muzzle Loader or bow. A lot more to think about if you are limited from 20 to 150 meters.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#9 posted 10-28-2014 04:09 PM

Bill,
Organ Mountains = tells me you are somewhere near Las Cruces. The Valle Grande is between Jemez Springs and Los Alamos, where Longmire is/was filmed – the largest caldera in the U.S., with grass up to your waist that herds of elk feed on, and a really nice stream full of trout. Check the Valle Grande for more info.

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#10 posted 10-30-2014 01:13 AM

Looks like a great area I will have to look into it next time I am in that area. I live in the Mesilla Hills area of Las Cruces, better known as the West Mesa. Basically, my house then desert till you hit Mexico or Tucson.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#11 posted 10-31-2014 12:27 AM

West Mesa of Albuquerque. Yep > desert, Grants, desert, Gallup, desert, then Flagstaff.

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#12 posted 10-31-2014 03:17 AM

I’m seeing a pattern here.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#13 posted 11-05-2014 12:06 AM

WOW. Just gorgeous country to be in even if you don’t get one!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 11-05-2014 01:33 AM

That’s what its all about, Jim. You just can’t beat it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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