New Mexico Unit 45


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Apr 30, 2024
I am going on my first elk hunt this fall Oct 19-23. Does anyone have advice on what elevation I should be focusing my hunt on? Unit ranges from 5,800 to 13,100ft. I've been doing some e-scouting, and I found what looks to be some great spots at around 11,400ft, but I'm concerned this may be too high for the time of year. Should I look lower? I've looked at some historical imagery of the area, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of snow there in October/November. Could this elevation hold elk this time of year? Any advise would be greatly appreciated! This is all very new to me.
To answer your question, yes, it could hold elk that time of the year. But depending on conditions, the elk could also be higher or lower. It's best to have spots across different elevations so if you aren't finding them at one elevation, you can try another.