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New Mexico Wildlife…Bighorn Sheep

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-03-2015

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Here is some information on hunting bighorn sheep in New Mexico.

Alpine Hunts

Alpine hunts in the Pecos, Latir, and Wheeler Peak Wilderness take place at 12,000 ft to 13,000 ft. Access to these areas is often best achieved via horseback, as most groups of bighorn live far from trail heads. The climate can be very fickle in late summer and early autumn, and hunters need to be prepared for sunny warm days, as well as clouds, rain, and sleet, for days as a time. Care must be taken to not be trapped above timberline if a lightning storm should arrive. The high altitude provides an additional challenge as the shortage of oxygen can limit the hiking plans of even the most physically fit. The sweeping expanses of wilderness with jagged peaks and tundra plains are one of the highlights of hunting in the Pecos, Latir, and Wheeler Peak herds.

Rocky Mountain bighorns on Gold Hill in the Carson National Forest - Alpine Hunts for Bighorn Sheep - New Mexico Game & Fish goggle New Mexico Wildlife for information on hunting big game in New Mexico….

 

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