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sheepdog30cal
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Apr-12-17, 
03:57 PM (MST)
"NM UNIT 16"

I DREW A RIFLE DEER TAG FOR UNIT 16 IN NM. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN THIS UNIT. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT. THANKS.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  egradyfire      Apr-12-17   1 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  athlonoptic...      Apr-15-17   11 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  patxarano      Apr-14-17   2 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Apr-14-17   3 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  gringo      Apr-14-17   4 
   RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Apr-14-17   5 
    RE: NM UNIT 16  buckhorn      Apr-14-17   6 
     RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Apr-15-17   7 
      RE: NM UNIT 16  buckhorn      Apr-15-17   8 
       RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Apr-15-17   10 
       RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Aug-18-17   22 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  athlonoptic...      Apr-15-17   9 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  hank4elk      Apr-16-17   12 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  muleywhispe...      Apr-16-17   13 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Apr-17-17   14 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  Trolling4Tr...      Aug-15-17   15 
   RE: NM UNIT 16  Bowdeadly      Aug-17-17   16 
    RE: NM UNIT 16  Bowdeadly      Aug-18-17   17 
     RE: NM UNIT 16  bobby      Aug-18-17   18 
      RE: NM UNIT 16  Richard      Aug-18-17   19 
      RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Aug-18-17   20 
     RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Aug-18-17   23 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  sheepdog30c...      Aug-18-17   21 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  Mobowhunter      Aug-22-17   24 
 RE: NM UNIT 16  Mobowhunter      Aug-22-17   25 
  RE: NM UNIT 16  BUGLEnmIN      Aug-26-17   26 

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egradyfire
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Apr-12-17, 
07:13 PM (MST)
1. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

That's awesome. You might want to also try the New Mexico forum. Good Luck buddy

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athlonopticsguy
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Apr-15-17, 
03:29 PM (MST)
11. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Which New Mexico forum?

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patxarano
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Apr-14-17, 
03:03 PM (MST)
2. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Unit 16 is a huge unit. Some areas hold great deer numbers, while others have very few deer.

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sheepdog30cal
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Apr-14-17, 
03:19 PM (MST)
3. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

That is what I have heard. That's why I put in for it. I just don't know anything about it. I'm looking for any help I can get. At least a good starting point.

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gringo
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Apr-14-17, 
04:16 PM (MST)
4. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

There are Elk literally everywhere, throughout the sub-units. From the rough canyons, and out in the flats, and prarie areas.

Find the steep, rough canyon country and you will find bucks. Don't expect to see very many deer, but there are some very fine bucks for S. NM running around the Gila. Good luck.

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sheepdog30cal
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Apr-14-17, 
05:49 PM (MST)
5. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I've been told by a couple guys to try snow lake area. Thanks for the info.

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buckhorn
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Apr-14-17, 
11:08 PM (MST)
6. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I hunted that country back before it was a draw. Learned it prettty well. Killed some good Bucks and picked up some good sheds. East of Reserve. Is that the area your interested in?

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sheepdog30cal
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Apr-15-17, 
07:42 AM (MST)
7. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Yes sir

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Apr-15-17, 
10:01 AM (MST)
8. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I have been thinking about trying that area again but not sure how the draw works now. Its a very long drive from where I live and I have been busy hunting other states.There was a lot of game in that country but as posted above, very few deer.
I will be happy to help you. Do you have the Gila national forest map?
Send me your phone number if you like and lets chat

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sheepdog30cal
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Apr-15-17, 
02:08 PM (MST)
10. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I will get you my number when I get a map. Thanks o appreciate it

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sheepdog30cal
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Aug-18-17, 
11:25 AM (MST)
22. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I did get me a map. My number is 5053007170 if your still willing to help out I would appreciate.

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athlonopticsguy
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Apr-15-17, 
01:37 PM (MST)
9. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Nice job, I drew a unit 45 tag muzzleloader, good luck!

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hank4elk
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Apr-16-17, 
08:01 AM (MST)
12. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Drew it again. Huge unit. Some decent deer,not many.
The whole unit is east of Reserve really...lol

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muleywhisperer
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Apr-16-17, 
10:36 PM (MST)
13. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I would have to say this is a great sleeper unit that has mature bucks and great genetics. I would have to say I might pick this unit over unit 2 as far as trying to kill a book buck. With that said I have to agree that the deer numbers have taken a serious hit from predation and are harder to find but I have always been impressed with the size of deer we see while elk hunting in September. The area above the cliff dwellings has produced some real toads. Up around loco mountain I have seeing as many as 12 herded up bucks cruising together with large bucks in that group. Last year around the flying V there were some true giants hanging out there. I almost was tempted to apply for this unit just for what we were seeing in that area. Above snow lake closer to teachers tank we usually see a few good bucks in that area. The burn scar really helps when glassing up big bucks. In general the whole unit has potential but will in no way be an easy hunt! The biggest buck I have seen in unit 16 was while eating lunch at the lookout tower at Negrito, that deer still haunts my dreams and I often go back in that area with the hopes of seeing perhaps his kids or grand kids but, I have not seen another deer in that area since! Good luck and hope you find success!

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sheepdog30cal
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Apr-17-17, 
10:53 AM (MST)
14. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

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Aug-15-17, 
12:27 PM (MST)
15. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

If I'm not mistaken, the first few areas you talked about are in the wilderness (16b), correct?

I think I've seen your Negrito buck (or his progeny). It was an archery elk hunt, and while walking through the juniper back behind the air base I came face to face with a huge buck at about 30 yards. I honestly thought it was an elk, so I just kept walking a few feet until I was behind another tree and gathered my thoughts. I replayed the scene in my mind and realized, "no that was a huge buck!" I circled around and saw him again, one of the best looking bucks I've seen anywhere.

That being said, I've hunted either deer or elk in 16 every year for the last 3 years (this will be the 4th), and that is the only big scoring buck I've ever seen there. I've seen large-bodied bucks with disappointingly small antlers up on Bear Wallow mountain. I've seen herds of doe and juveniles in 16e. Just never seen those monsters. I've repeatedly heard talk of some Coues deer, but when I try to get locations it ends up being private areas along 12 between Reserve and Apache Creek.
Maybe this year will be the year.

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Bowdeadly
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Aug-17-17, 
09:33 PM (MST)
16. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

I thought the rifle hunts in 16 were designated to either A,B,C,D or E. I know the Archery hunt is all units combined all of 16. I'll have to look at the proclamation tomorrow.

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Bowdeadly
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Aug-18-17, 
07:38 AM (MST)
17. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Ok I looked and yes it's open for the entire unit. I'll be there in September for the bow hunt.

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bobby
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Aug-18-17, 
08:47 AM (MST)
18. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Lets see ... 6 posts and visibly states he put in for the unit and knows nothing about it and hes now asking for help. Heres my input put some as in your vehicle grab a map and start scouting you should prob do this before you apply for a unit with that said you will have to work for a deer here and based on your applying for a tag with know knowledge im not sure that is up your alley. I dont want to here the bashing i just thin kit funny when people do this

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Richard
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Aug-18-17, 
10:55 AM (MST)
19. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Curious as to why you didn't say the same thing to the post in the NM forum to the individual who is elk hunting in unit 2, stated he is a non-resident and never set foot in that unit but you offered up information without chastising him. Just saying

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sheepdog30cal
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Aug-18-17, 
11:14 AM (MST)
20. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Ok Bobby. I got this as my 3rd choice. I've never been there. Yes I asked for some help, so I would have an idea where to get my ass in my truck get a map and start scouting. You know nothing about my work ethics. I'm not afraid to work for a deer. I work hard every day that's why I don't have a ton of time to go scouting. We has hunters and sportsmen help each other. I have helped others in the past for units I do know well. I'm not asking for anyone's honey hole.

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sheepdog30cal
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Aug-18-17, 
11:26 AM (MST)
23. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Good luck on your hunt.

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sheepdog30cal
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Aug-18-17, 
11:15 AM (MST)
21. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Thank you for the info.

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Mobowhunter
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Aug-22-17, 
05:01 AM (MST)
24. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

Congratulations on drawing that tag. I've been trying to draw an elk tag in 16B for years. I have hunted 15 NE of Reserve and done some more scouting in the area as well. I'd be glad to visit with you and tell you what little I know.

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Mobowhunter
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Aug-22-17, 
05:23 AM (MST)
25. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

The more I think about the reply you received on this the more it pisses me off. Believe me you have done the right thing. I've done research down to a gnats ass on an area and then didn't draw the tag so what good did that do? Now that you've drawn the tag do your research and go kill something.

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BUGLEnmIN
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Aug-26-17, 
09:20 PM (MST)
26. "RE: NM UNIT 16"

😂😂😂😂 well I guess if it was a sleeper unit it's wide awake now!!!! Ay yai yai!!! 🤕🤕

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