Whats your NM draw strategy?

CAElkhunter

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You never know. It took me 13 yrs to draw my first rifle 16A tag, then 1 yr to draw rifle 16D.
There is no reason to it as every yr. your odds are 1 -2% or so and don't increase with added yrs........
 

LostArra

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You are now starting to buy elk points in Wyoming? I would suggest reading other posts in the General Discussion Forum unless you are 12 years old. I wish I could sell you mine.
 

Ehiggins

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I guess I’m the odd man out here.

I’m 3 for 3 on NM elk tags as a NR.....


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My strategy is to not put into the New Mexico draw and hunt somewhere else where the tags are a lot easier to get.
 

rambo2345

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Same as many of those above, have never drawn NM. Applied the last 10 or 12 years. Praying that it happens this year.
 

WestTexasBestTexas

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NM is my dream hunt - it's almost tempting just to save the coin and to work with an outfitter, but for now I'll just gamble.
 

WRO

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It's relatively cheap to apply compared to many other western states..

I hunt antelope there every year so the license is just a given. Beyond that it's a 3 week loan.



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sneaky

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That's actually pretty solid advice, pretty much the same for AZ, so yeah you all should just skip us down here and head North. :)
Idaho tags are gone. Definitely Colorado

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thewileyone

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I apply for what I want to hunt and am grateful if I draw. I’d rather hunt where I want to.

Draw odds are better in CO. Especially where it burned last year. If you want good odds, apply for that hunt. Plus they should be easy to spot.
 
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You are now starting to buy elk points in Wyoming? I would suggest reading other posts in the General Discussion Forum unless you are 12 years old. I wish I could sell you mine.
I just deleted WY from my hunt planner after reading about all the issues. May move to WY as my commute would be under and hour and give it a few years as a resident.
 

Cspraggins

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being an out-of-state, unguided hunter, I swing for the fences with my choices. If I dont draw, I will go hunt Axis in Texas for cheap to get the freezer full.
 
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