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midwest 18-Apr-23
lamb 18-Apr-23
PushCoArcher 18-Apr-23
Oryx35 18-Apr-23
Pop-r 18-Apr-23
elkmtngear 18-Apr-23
Bake 18-Apr-23
Jgrossetete 18-Apr-23
Pop-r 18-Apr-23
smarba 19-Apr-23
PushCoArcher 19-Apr-23
Big John 20-Apr-23
Bake 20-Apr-23
Bake 20-Apr-23
elkmtngear 20-Apr-23
Bowfreak 20-Apr-23
Bowfreak 20-Apr-23
PushCoArcher 20-Apr-23
Pop-r 20-Apr-23
Basil 20-Apr-23
Shiras42 20-Apr-23
DGW 20-Apr-23
Pop-r 20-Apr-23
Full_Curl 20-Apr-23
huntnmuleys 20-Apr-23
Zim 20-Apr-23
Brotsky 20-Apr-23
Brotsky 20-Apr-23
OTC_Bowhunter 20-Apr-23
BTP 20-Apr-23
patience2spare 20-Apr-23
RnE-Texas 20-Apr-23
midwest 20-Apr-23
Hyde 20-Apr-23
LWood 20-Apr-23
Bake 20-Apr-23
pav 20-Apr-23
JSW 20-Apr-23
huntinelk 20-Apr-23
lamb 20-Apr-23
bigeasygator 20-Apr-23
Bowfinatic 20-Apr-23
iceman 20-Apr-23
Matt 20-Apr-23
Maverick7 20-Apr-23
Charlie Rehor 20-Apr-23
pav 20-Apr-23
butcherboy 20-Apr-23
t-roy 20-Apr-23
JSW 20-Apr-23
LWood 20-Apr-23
Treeline 20-Apr-23
Treeline 20-Apr-23
wildlifex 20-Apr-23
Ned mobile 20-Apr-23
butcherboy 20-Apr-23
BULELK1 21-Apr-23
jconman 21-Apr-23
butcherboy 21-Apr-23
HDE 21-Apr-23
midwest 22-Apr-23
Cheesehead Mike 22-Apr-23
Z Barebow 22-Apr-23
Brijake 22-Apr-23
Cheesehead Mike 23-Apr-23
Charlie Rehor 23-Apr-23
HDE 24-Apr-23
Quinn @work 24-Apr-23
DonVathome 24-Apr-23
Rut Nut 24-Apr-23
Bake 24-Apr-23
HDE 24-Apr-23
Orion 24-Apr-23
Zim 24-Apr-23
Bake 24-Apr-23
kota-man 24-Apr-23
PushCoArcher 25-Apr-23
Quinn @work 25-Apr-23
PushCoArcher 26-Apr-23
sticksender 26-Apr-23
Mad Trapper 26-Apr-23
HDE 26-Apr-23
Cheesehead Mike 27-Apr-23
From: midwest
18-Apr-23

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From: lamb
18-Apr-23
next week. my best guess

From: PushCoArcher
18-Apr-23
It's tomorrow!

From: Oryx35
18-Apr-23
I'm thinking tomorrow.

From: Pop-r
18-Apr-23
IF history means anything it'll be tomorrow morning.

From: elkmtngear
18-Apr-23

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For those like me, who don't handle disappointment well...

From: Bake
18-Apr-23
This is a year I really can’t draw anything because of some time issues. I’ll probably draw 5 tags . . .

From: Jgrossetete
18-Apr-23
Tomorrow at 6am

From: Pop-r
18-Apr-23
Well I just spoke with them and they apparently had a meeting this morning and were told they are running audits on the draw and results would be the 26th. I doubt it takes that long but we'll see.

From: smarba
19-Apr-23
The last thing we need to do is bother NMDGF by calling and asking "are we there yet" when the published date is still a week away. Yes, they have historically been early, but pestering them isn't going to do anything except frustrate their staff.

From: PushCoArcher
19-Apr-23

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Wouldn't worry about it smarba they give as good as they get. Stocking reports, that wood duck update on their Facebook that came out today of all days, and best of all some of their responses to comments.

From: Big John
20-Apr-23
Results are out, all RED for me, good luck to all!!!

From: Bake
20-Apr-23
You have GOTTA be :&(!&/ kidding me!!!!! ;)

I drew Valle Vidal muzzleloader 1st season . . .

From: Bake
20-Apr-23
The ONE year I need to stay home . . .

From: elkmtngear
20-Apr-23
"The ONE year I need to stay home . . ."

Dang, that's a tough break, Blane!

No Love for us, from NM this Year... :^(

From: Bowfreak
20-Apr-23
It’s a no for me dawg.

From: Bowfreak
20-Apr-23

From: PushCoArcher
20-Apr-23

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Damn Bake what a hunt. No ValleVidal for me but all be chasing deer with a muzzleloader in the Gila this October!

From: Pop-r
20-Apr-23
Notta.

From: Basil
20-Apr-23
All red again :-(

From: Shiras42
20-Apr-23
The only tag I have ever drawn in NM was for a damn javelina. Red again

From: DGW
20-Apr-23
All red again this year!

20-Apr-23
I didn’t draw. But luckily have a landowner tag.

From: Pop-r
20-Apr-23
Smarba you do your thing and I'll do mine. They pay people to sit around and talk to me.

From: Full_Curl
20-Apr-23
NADA. All I see is red. 17 years and still waiting.

20-Apr-23
I didn’t draw. But luckily have a landowner tag.

From: huntnmuleys
20-Apr-23
The New Mexico draw has never been kind to me…

From: Zim
20-Apr-23
Struck out on all my archery choices, but pulled a 3rd choice muzzleloader deer in the Pecos Sept 27-Oct 3. First random tag of any kind out West in 12 years. At least it's sumthin.

From: Brotsky
20-Apr-23
Seeing red this morning! Oh well, there’s always WY!

From: Brotsky
20-Apr-23
Seeing red this morning! Oh well, there’s always WY!

20-Apr-23
Red for me also!

From: BTP
20-Apr-23
Me and a buddy drew archery 23. I've never won a damn cooler, t-shirt, sticker in a raffel.

But today I cashed in.

20-Apr-23
Zip for me! Make it work and kill a big one, Bake! Pete

From: RnE-Texas
20-Apr-23
Red for me too

From: midwest
20-Apr-23
Negative

From: Hyde
20-Apr-23
I got lucky and drew Unit 17 Muzzy Oct. 21-25! Super excited! Anyone have any advise/tips they are willing to share. I am going to start scouring maps now. Let me know if anyone has any experience in the unit and/or places to look at. PM me with any info. Thank you in advance!

Hyde

From: LWood
20-Apr-23

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From: Bake
20-Apr-23
Lenny for the win!!!

From: pav
20-Apr-23
Oh my God Lenny...NM bighorn sheep...CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to read that hunt recap!!!

From: JSW
20-Apr-23
Way to go Lenny. That is unreal.

From: huntinelk
20-Apr-23
Congrats Lenny, busy season on the way

From: lamb
20-Apr-23
congrats lenny!!! you dog!!! i drew elk34 deer 36 ibex january bow season .

From: bigeasygator
20-Apr-23
Lenny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know what other lotteries you're in so I know to withdraw because you've been winning everything!!! Congrats man!!!!!

20-Apr-23
All red for me

From: iceman
20-Apr-23
Congrats, Lenny!! You are on a roll lately!

From: Matt
20-Apr-23
"I drew Valle Vidal muzzleloader 1st season . . ."

God is shaming you for putting in for a non-archery hunt. You should know better.....

From: Maverick7
20-Apr-23
Congrats Lenny

20-Apr-23
Razza and Rehor have been in negotiations all day with Lenny and have secured the contract to be his guide. We will be hiring six spotters to help in our conquest. Applications will be reviewed via PM’s. Thx for your attention to this matter. Ha Ha!!

From: pav
20-Apr-23
Razza and Rehor are sheep guides? I had you two pegged for spotters and pack mules!

From: butcherboy
20-Apr-23
Anyone know anything about archery elk on the Valles Caldera?

From: t-roy
20-Apr-23
I’ll take that primo antelope hunt off your hands, so it doesn’t cause you any scheduling conflicts…for the right price, Lenny! ;-)

Congrats on the awesome NM tag, buddy!!

From: JSW
20-Apr-23
Chad, Did you draw the Caldera? I've been there a number of times.

From: LWood
20-Apr-23
Thanks guys. My cheeks hurt from smiling.

From: Treeline
20-Apr-23
Lenny! Spectacular! Congratulations on an awesome tag!!!

From: Treeline
20-Apr-23
Had to call to congratulate him! Wow, talk about an awesome year of hunting coming up!

When it rains…

So awesome!

From: wildlifex
20-Apr-23
Congratulations Lenny! I had a friend with that tag a few years back. He harvested a big one! Good Hunting! All I got was a stinky Aoudad tag...

John

20-Apr-23
I have been on a few sheep hunts and have been known to spot a few

From: butcherboy
20-Apr-23
Sent you PM Jim. Yes, I drew it. Haven’t put in there for a few years and decided to give it a whirl again. I figured I needed a hunt to match the Valle Vidal when I was there a few years ago.

From: BULELK1
21-Apr-23
Unreal the tags you guys have drawn!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: jconman
21-Apr-23
yes it is a great feeling to have overcome the odds and draw a special tag-i myself have drawn a 16A archery tag for time zone sept. 15-24 -as a non resident i know this is defying the odds-now my dilemma is do i need to hire a guide and who --any advice anyone has is appreciated thanks

From: butcherboy
21-Apr-23
^^ Does anyone else think that this post sounds a little strange?

From: HDE
21-Apr-23
^^^ probably normal for a guy from Wizz-kan-sen.

From: midwest
22-Apr-23
Congrats on the tag jconman!

22-Apr-23
No bueno for me. Pretty normal lately for this Wizz-kan-sen guy...

Congrats to all those who drew tags!

From: Z Barebow
22-Apr-23
No love for this guy either. I was aiming for the cheap seats, as I already have an elk tag in hand. (But if I drew NM, I would "deal" with it!)

From: Brijake
22-Apr-23
Now waiting for the posts that say, “Hey I drew a tag in *** unit. Never been there and not looking for honey-holes, just a starting point”.

In case anyone is thinking of that to start, why not say “I’m from ****, and this is what I can offer in return. I understand the time, boot leather, cost of gas, etc and would love to help out if I can return the favor. Just send me a PM so not everyone and their dog can read it and ruin your “starting point”. “

If that is the case, I’d love to help!

23-Apr-23
I know those requests kind of rub me wrong at times too but in this day and age of draw odds that are often less than 1% I don't really blame a guy for not investing a ton of time into research prior to applying for a tag. That being said, I doubt that I would ever ask for a starting point. I would more likely just ask for any general information on the unit. I usually prefer to do my own research and develop a plan on where to start based on review of the terrain and where I believe elk will be. I usually prefer to figure it out myself because if I go where somebody else suggests I might not find areas than are even better. Obviously though, I always take into consideration and am appreciative of any information that is shared with me.

I have at times also share information on one unit/state in exchange for other information, sharing points, etc.

23-Apr-23
I drew a NM elk tag in 2009 and Big Dan offered up every spot he could to me from his hunt 3 years earlier. Eight years later I shared my experience with another Bowsiter who drew. Something special about that guy sharing his intell. The key was we all knew each other from 100’s of Bowsite posts.

24-Apr-23
I’ve hunted NM elk in unit 52, 15 twice and 17 once. I’m not saying that I know the units better than a local would.

But I have run into DIY hunters and guides in every “ secret” spot I hunted.

In other words there are no secret spots left.

So as I was given good intel from previous tag holders. When asked, I pass my “secret” spots on. Knowing that the draw odds have become ridiculous. And they were never my spots to begin with.

From: HDE
24-Apr-23
I told a co-worker the other day for a place to start on opening day in 6A that his wife drew an Oct rifle tag for.

As far as I'm concerned, 6A is another Valle Vidal for me as I doubt I will ever draw it again...

From: Quinn @work
24-Apr-23
Has anyone seen an unsuccessful application refund posted to their credit card yet?

Usually they are the next day after the unsuccessful postings.

From: DonVathome
24-Apr-23
I agree with Mike, with low draw odds I do not expect hours of research prior to applying. I would share all intel I learned with anyone who put in the time and contacted me and seemed like they were trying.

From: Rut Nut
24-Apr-23
I went on an elk hunt in 2011 in the Crazies in Montana. I was a novice but knew a Bowsiter who elk hunted. We planned to hunt Wyoming but didn’t draw so Montana was our backup. He did a lot of phone calls to biologists and poured over google earth maps. When we got there we met some locals at the trailhead and they were curious how 2 PA boys found that spot. They could not believe we found it on our own. They were sure somebody tipped us off about it. They were nice and we kept running into them that week and they actually invited us over to their camp one evening but kept asking us how we REALLY found that place. It was kind of funny. They just could not believe we didn’t have help! : )

From: Bake
24-Apr-23
Providing help these days is becoming easier to do, and much more important given the scarcity of tags. When even WY general tags are every 4-5 years, it becomes a lot easier to share and help others :)

For tags that are much harder to draw, like any AZ, UT, NV, NM tags, etc., I can't believe why anyone would NOT share information. It's not like there's any guarantee that a person can EVER draw that tag again.

I've been the fortunate recipient of a LOT of bowsiter help with tags over the years, and it has been invaluable. I can only hope people continue to share information in a private setting that will allow other people to have enjoyable, safe and hopefully successful hunts.

From: HDE
24-Apr-23
"Has anyone seen an unsuccessful application refund posted to their credit card yet?"

Quinn - they are starting to show up on my cc.

From: Orion
24-Apr-23
Our antelope refunds hit my card today, haven't seen elk refunds yet

From: Zim
24-Apr-23
Bake, Been on Bowsite since 1996. Two years ago got a real kick out of helping a guy from Idaho who reached out for my advice on his Nevada 111-114 elk hunt. He was lucky to listen to a guy despite I’m in Indiana, lol. Scored a 399” P&Y in exact spot I advised. Even told him don’t stick a 350” or 360”. He listened. He called afterwards wanting to thank me, and I said no worry someone will repay me somewhere else. Karma last year a virus ruined my body before my 26 year waited CO tag, but a local saved me with a spot I could access despite my weakness. Salvaged my hunt. And learned a lesson to get my senior flu shot in August going forward. Never again in Oct/Nov.

From: Bake
24-Apr-23
Exactly Zim. Exactly. I haven’t been able to pay it forward yet. But someday I hope I can ;)

From: kota-man
24-Apr-23
Congrats Lenny!

From: PushCoArcher
25-Apr-23
I've got my oryx, antelope, and elk refund back so far.

From: Quinn @work
25-Apr-23
I now have Oryx, Elk and Barbary refunds. Everything I applied for.

From: PushCoArcher
26-Apr-23
I was still waiting on barbary and bighorn. As of this morning all refunds have been returned.

From: sticksender
26-Apr-23
Kinda weird that everyone is reporting refunds received, since I've gotten none back yet. I keep re-checking my draw results, hoping somehow all the red has gone away...lol.

From: Mad Trapper
26-Apr-23
Congrats Lenny!!!

From: HDE
26-Apr-23
sticksender - depends on the cc company and how the process returns/credits.

27-Apr-23
My refund hit my card on the 25th.

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