NM Draw Thread
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trophyhill 07-Apr-21
Scoot 07-Apr-21
LINK 07-Apr-21
pav 07-Apr-21
sticksender 07-Apr-21
Oryx35 07-Apr-21
Shiras42 07-Apr-21
BGbasbhat 07-Apr-21
Bowfreak 07-Apr-21
Brotsky 07-Apr-21
smarba 07-Apr-21
huntabsarokee 07-Apr-21
mrelite 07-Apr-21
smarba 07-Apr-21
IdyllwildArcher 07-Apr-21
Brotsky 07-Apr-21
Shaft2Long 07-Apr-21
Z Barebow 08-Apr-21
LINK 08-Apr-21
Brotsky 08-Apr-21
LINK 15-Apr-21
ki-ke 15-Apr-21
JL 15-Apr-21
butcherboy 15-Apr-21
JL 15-Apr-21
butcherboy 16-Apr-21
JL 16-Apr-21
jingalls 16-Apr-21
kscowboy 16-Apr-21
butcherboy 16-Apr-21
altitude sick 17-Apr-21
Shiras42 20-Apr-21
Brotsky 20-Apr-21
Scoot 20-Apr-21
MichaelArnette 20-Apr-21
Quinn @work 20-Apr-21
greg simon 20-Apr-21
ohiohunter 20-Apr-21
IdyllwildArcher 20-Apr-21
Treeline 20-Apr-21
Muddyboots 20-Apr-21
MQQSE 20-Apr-21
lineman21 21-Apr-21
Griz 21-Apr-21
patience2spare 21-Apr-21
Scoot 21-Apr-21
Dave B 21-Apr-21
Treeline 21-Apr-21
Brotsky 21-Apr-21
Shiras42 21-Apr-21
BGbasbhat 21-Apr-21
MQQSE 21-Apr-21
TXCO 21-Apr-21
JLeMieux 21-Apr-21
trophyhill 24-Apr-21
TNHUNTER 24-Apr-21
07-Apr-21
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting kind of anxious. I’m in for elk, deer, Barbery sheep, bighorn sheep, oryx and speed goat. Hopefully we will know something very soon! Good luck to all who haven’t boycotted NM ;)

From: Scoot
07-Apr-21
I think we're still two weeks away (to the day) from finding out. Am I way off? I'd love to be wrong on that one!

From: LINK
07-Apr-21
Website says the 28th but I think they were a week early last year.

From: pav
07-Apr-21
New Mexico is one of two western state where I apply and have never drawn a tag (the other being Nevada). Hopefully, I won't be able to say that much longer! Good luck to all!

From: sticksender
07-Apr-21
4/22 last year

From: Oryx35
07-Apr-21
Me too! I'm in for everything but Ibex. I've successfully rifle hunted the rock once, but I'm still building back up to wanting to try it again.

From: Shiras42
07-Apr-21
Antelope, deer and elk for me...

From: BGbasbhat
07-Apr-21
Deer and elk for me...fingers are crossed.

From: Bowfreak
07-Apr-21
I read someone saying that they normally post on Wednesday. I don't know if that is true or not, but I think that would be 4/21. I just want to let everyone in advance know that their odds of drawing are just a tick worse than what they originally thought because there is an elk tag with my name on it in NM. :)

From: Brotsky
07-Apr-21
Elk and Barbary sheep here. One of these years I might get lucky and see the green....although my luck in NM has not been good.

From: smarba
07-Apr-21
Rumor I heard from someone who should know is NMDGF received a substantial increase in applications this year after a substantial increase last year. Every publication seems to bemoan hunter numbers decreasing yet every year in every state applications go up and draw odds go down...

07-Apr-21
Damn now you ruined my day. I thought for sure I would draw my unit 34 elk tag.

From: mrelite
07-Apr-21
Smarba, and every year the forest gets trashier than ever, I can't believe how bad it is, I am sad for the generations to follow!

Well somebody is going to get my Sept bull elk tag cause I will be in Alaska, good luck to whoever it is!

From: smarba
07-Apr-21
It's the same with campgrounds, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, etc. People EVERYWHERE where they never used to be. Maybe after COVID settles down all these people will go back inside to their video games or wherever they've been until now...

07-Apr-21
I stopped recording last year's release dates because Greg does it for us :)

Thanks Greg :)

From: Brotsky
07-Apr-21
Amen smarba, the places I go turkey hunting back in the day would maybe have 1 or 2 rigs at the public pieces I hunt. Now there are 10-12. We sold 33% more archery turkey tags last year.

From: Shaft2Long
07-Apr-21
I have a hard time getting tags as it is. Now, with the higher app numbers, its gotten real bad. Used to always get a January deer tag in a unit that always went undersubscribed and a archery javelina tag. Now I don't even get those. I know data doesn't support it, but I feel there's got to be a bias against solo applicants.

Anyways, hunter participation numbers being higher should be good for us but it sucks when can't draw a basic deer tag in your home State.

From: Z Barebow
08-Apr-21

Z Barebow's Link
This is how I feel about the NM draw every year.

From: LINK
08-Apr-21
Yeah I usually felt like I had a better chance at winning the BOW governors tag at 1 in 300.

From: Brotsky
08-Apr-21

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo

From: LINK
15-Apr-21
6 days!

From: ki-ke
15-Apr-21
Thats funny Brotsky...

From: JL
15-Apr-21
Anyone ever hunt near the Jicarilla Res or know anything about the private land next to it? Good....bad??

From: butcherboy
15-Apr-21
East or west side JL? I don’t know of any private or much private that borders it on the west side but there could be. Lots of private on the east side that are in units 5a and 5b.

From: JL
15-Apr-21
^....6A maybe.

From: butcherboy
16-Apr-21
6a is in the Jemez and there is no private bordering the Jic there. There is me strip of 6a that borders the highway coming into Cuba but it’s only about a mile wide and maybe 3-4 miles long but it’s not private either. Did you mean 5a or 5b?

From: JL
16-Apr-21
Chad...check your PM.

From: jingalls
16-Apr-21
2 years ago I put in for the first time ever and drew a tag. Killed an average bull on the last day and was happy with that. Put in again this year. Sounds like if I draw 2 for 2 I may get shot!-D

From: kscowboy
16-Apr-21
I have a ranch in 5A less than a mile from the JIC. What do you want to know about?

From: butcherboy
16-Apr-21
Thanks John, got it and sent one back to you.

17-Apr-21
I read most states have seen a 30% increase in apps. Due to out of country travel being restricted and people choosing to not hunt out of the country.

From: Shiras42
20-Apr-21
No results as of 4/20

From: Brotsky
20-Apr-21
Tomorrow will dawn the day of my annual disappointment.

From: Scoot
20-Apr-21
Brotsky, I have a feelin' you're gonna draw this year! Of course it may just be gas pains I'm feeling...

20-Apr-21
I’m told the 28th after a phone convo with NM wildlife dept....It’s my first time putting in so maybe I’ll have a beginners luck

From: Quinn @work
20-Apr-21
^^^Uuuuggghhh!^^^

Was really hoping for tomorrow. Looking forward to that $6k credit back to my credit card.

From: greg simon
20-Apr-21
What Quinn said, 'cause I know I won't draw a thing!

From: ohiohunter
20-Apr-21
As usual right on queue, NM stocking report email!!

20-Apr-21
Uhg, are they going to pull an AZ on us too?

From: Treeline
20-Apr-21
The chance of me drawing the tag I applied for are lotto odds. Not holding my breath.

From: Muddyboots
20-Apr-21
What's better- not knowing, or getting the red notices?

From: MQQSE
20-Apr-21
I finally applied for a bunch of tags in NM. I never do for some reason, but this year was different. Hopefully beginners luck offers something. Good luck to everyone.

From: lineman21
21-Apr-21

lineman21's embedded Photo
lineman21's embedded Photo
I believe the results are up.

From: Griz
21-Apr-21
Looks exactly like mine.

21-Apr-21
Sadly, my "unsuccessful" is up on the NMGFD website as well! Good luck to the rest of you! Pete

From: Scoot
21-Apr-21
Red

From: Dave B
21-Apr-21
Zilch

From: Treeline
21-Apr-21
Nada

From: Brotsky
21-Apr-21
The red is once again burned into my retinas. Someday I'll get a NM tag, but is not this day!

From: Shiras42
21-Apr-21
All red

From: BGbasbhat
21-Apr-21
Unit 34, early Sept elk for me!! First time applying there in a few years. Gonna be a fun September! NM for me, cow hunt in AZ for my dad!

From: MQQSE
21-Apr-21
I actually drew unit 24 Coues deer. Sometimes I get lucky.

From: TXCO
21-Apr-21
Im all red as well.

From: JLeMieux
21-Apr-21
All red here too.

24-Apr-21
Congrats to all who drew. I drew nothing archery but did draw a February rifle Barbery Sheep tag. Still in for CO deer and elk though so there’s still a chance.

From: TNHUNTER
24-Apr-21
Any advise on unit 2B mule deer juvenile muzzleloader

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