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I was up in 21 this last weekend. Saw tons of Rubs and heard a couple of bugles. I cant wait!!!
Heading out Sept 14 for a 15th opener.
Be out there opening morning. Sure hope the rains come through for the 1st season.
Unfortunately Adam, it appears its going to be pretty dry through the next couple weeks according to the weather models.
Here is a good site that shows one week out.
2wks over 80* and no rain. I'm gonna do a dance!
Ya Ohio me too. Hopefully the forecast changes. Nothing like hunting elk in the pouring rain.
Good luck to all the 1st hunt hunters!
Eh, these models are only as good as the info put into them, and with the variability of the monsoon moisture surges its hard to predict. It definitely doesn't look like any tropical depressions will move through which is a good thing. I hunted 2013 in the Gila and it was a little too wet. Either way you'll be chasing elk and not working. Cant be better than that.
Jbone, Totally agree 1000%. Ya 13 was mess in the gila. Just blessed and happy to have a tag. Crazy I was at a friend's watching the fight last weekend. I lady there told me her friend was selling his tag in 16a 2nd season for $400. I said you can't just sell your draw tag. She responded ya they do it every year just get a docs note and gnf will transfer it. I was ticked to say the least when I heard that. Made a awkward evening.
Adam, this is directly from the G and F handbook. Life threatening injury? And does that allow him to sell it? I don't think that is following the intent of the rules. Maybe you should say something.............
"License Refunds, Transfers and Donations New Mexico Hunting Licenses are nontransferable and nonrefundable, except as defined below. The director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) may grant transfer of a hunting license or permit, or refund of a hunting license fee, if the licensee: 1, is deceased; 2, has sustained a severe injury or suffered a life-threatening illness which prevents participation; 3, is deployed by the U.S. military prior to the start of the hunt which prohibits participation; or 4, a natural disaster has occurred which prevents the hunt. Refund or transfer requests due to serious injury, illness or military deployment must be submitted prior to the start of the hunt. For more information visit online or telephone. License Information Licenses, applications, harvest reporting and general information: 1-888-248-6866 13 2017–2018 License Refunds, Transfers and Donations—continued. A license or permit may be donated to NMDGF for transfer to a youth (17 years or younger) who has been recommended by a nonprofit organization that promotes youth hunting. Refunds are not offered for donated licenses. Recommending nonprofit organizations must be approved and recognized by the New Mexico State Game Commission. For more information telephone NMDGF."
Weather men play the guessing game. If God wants it to rain its going to rain.
I am hoping for partly sunny skies, SSE wind 2 to 5 mph, and highs in the mid 60's and low's in the low 30's when it's my turn.
A few golden aspens would be awesome too.
Looks like the high might move off so we might get some rain soon!! No more waiting it's go time, I am outta here in the morning for the Gila and will finish the month out hunting a draw unit in Colorado, hopefully I will get lucky and get some time to regroup before I head north. Good luck everyone!!
JP, sounds like you have your hands full in a good way. Good luck on a double! Good luck to all as well!
Good luck to everyone! I head to 16A in one week. Pretty hard to focus on work right now.
^^^ if I had a nickel for every minute I thought about my hunt, I would have a lot of nickels...
I was done by 7 am opening morning! 4 X 5. Packed out and home by 6 or 7 pm!