SOoo.... I am getting the hunting itch BAD and am wondering if anyone else here is/was hunting here in NM. I have a bull elk hunt by Eagle Nest on Oct. 11th, a deer hunt on Oct. 18th in CO., and then a deer hunt in the Capitan Mountains on Nov. 15th. I am getting excited! My hunting year started early, this spring, on a antelope population reduction hunt by Roswell. Got a nice little buck! Man, it is some of the best eating... maybe even better then the oryx I got a few years ago!
I stopped hunting a few years ago, but I have some great pictures of some of the kills I got. I'll dig some out if you are interested. One of the last I got was a bull nilgai antelope down in S. Texas.
The Wifey got her FIRST DEER!!! Sunday evening we walked the long way (1.5 miles) to the edge of a medow... saw a buck and 3 doe 400 or 500 yds. away. sun had just gone down so we had half a hour yet.... Managed to use cover of some trees and get to 190yds. Wifey made a hell of a shot and broke his back. I am so proud of her! Pics!
Got mine earlier that morning at about 8:30. Was climbing up a hill to glass the other side when about 7 doe and a spike crested the hill above me about 165yds away. I stopped but they saw me and just stood there watching. I got a tripod out, sat down had my gun ready and was looking to see if the little guy was a fork or not (only a fork or better is legal). Well.... 5 minutes pass and I see horns moving behind the doe! Soon enough he walks to the top of the hill by the doe... never sees me and I take the shot. He buckles, jumps and kinda walks off back outa sight. The does stand there for a minute and then take off. I wait 10 minutes and go look and he is laying about 20yds from where I shot him at!