If you want to hunt in the northern country, pines, etc., then you may want to look at 11M also as, it is a bowhunting only unit and there are bucks there that will go over 80" and it borders part of 5B. Good luck in yer endeavors.
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6 points 14-Nov-15
6 points 15-Nov-15
I am sitting on 9 points right now and debating what I should do. I'm debating on 19a or 21, possibly also looking at 5b. Any ideas? Just wanting a mature buck. Thanks in advance. Daniel
From: 6 points
Hmm, the dilemma....What is yer idea of a mature buck? A pretty one to put on the wall? An 80"? Personally I would not burn 9 points on unit 21. 19A is not the unit it used to be but, it is possible to get a good buck and there is private land that access can be bought.
I have never been to 11m, 5b sounds interesting also maybe 5a. A mature buck for me is just a good representative of the species.
I had a tag in unit 10 this year. It's a far cry from what it used to be! I feel cheated burning 13 points there. Part of it is my fault. I was unaware that you could not hunt water or use a blind on the Boquillas Ranch/Diamond A Ranch! The antelope numbers were extremely low compared to 14 or 15 years ago when I also had a tag there! With that said, I was grateful for the opportunity to hunt in Arizona. Also the amount of land & roads available to the general public has dramatically diminished since my last hunt there!
The boquillas drama is why I wanted to stay away from 10, I just dont wanna waste the points. I'm thinking 5b first and then I'm not sure.
I have lived in unit 11M for over 30 years and I would not burn any points to hunt Antelope in that unit. I would be looking at unit 5B or 7 with that many points.
I'm gonna stick with 5b for a first, I have never been to 7 but that may be an option, are there water holes to sit when I'm tired of spot and stalking. Looks like a 0 percent success last year on that hunt.
From: 6 points
If you want to sit waterholes for lope, you better stay in the lower units.