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How about some fly fishing for Gila Trout and Smallmouth Bass. Click the image to watch the video.

 

 

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How about some shed hunting, trail cam pics and a cool old dude camp?

 

 

Reloading Bug!!!

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Over the last few months I have been helping Candace work on shooting her muzzle-loader, part of that work included shooting our .223.  I just wanted her to get use to the the process of firing a gun and getting familiar with things.   At the time I had a quite a bit of Ammo that was Ready to Roll but I had even more brass sitting around that needed to be clean up, re-sized, primed, grained and loaded. To be honest I wasn’t sure if that brass was ever going to get the attention that it deserved, so it just sat in a bucket.   After the season, Candace and I realized that we had a pretty good time just going to the range and shooting a little, so a couple of nights ago Brock and I started working on getting that old brass load.  I am not sure he really understands what we are doing or the process but he is pretty good at little tasks… I think he is pretty good at this type of detail stuff because of all the lego’s he plays with…  Anyway, it is the same basic concept.

Here he is helping me get the media out of the brass….

Little Guys… Some Ready, Some in Staging..

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My Coues Deer Gear!!!!

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SOOOO… I always get questions about what I carry while I am on-stand…

Here is a quick video..

Bowhunting in Bandelier???

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Wow Bowhunting in Bandelier???

This would be awesome…

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Sportsman Meeting in Deming!

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Disappointed With the Big Game Draw?

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In Particular, the Antelope Draw?

If so, please come listen to a presentation by Jim Bates and Ray Trejo explaining why you may not have been drawn for an antelope hunt. We promise this will be an eye-opener!!

Date: Tuesday June 29, 2010 Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Deming High School 1100 S. Nickel

Street

Hosted by fellow sportsmen concerned with

increasing our draw odds.

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I pulled this from out local paper.. Great Job Guys…

Jason

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National Archery in Schools Program is coming to Cobre Consolidated School District.

By Danny Udero DUDERO@SCSUN-NEWS.COM

Posted: 06/11/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT

BAYARD — The Cobre Consolidated School District will bring the National Archery in Schools Program to its students next school year. According to superintendent Dane Kennon, he is always looking for anything to keep kids involved whether its academics, athletics or something else.

“Sometimes traditional sports don’t reach all the kids,” Kennon said. “This program is fantastic because archery is a lifelong sport. It’s an activity that these participants will be able to take with them past graduation. They can do it now and when they are old.”

Antonio Jacquez and Heather Robinson decided to pitch this program to Kennon, and he liked the idea of getting it started.

“With programs that were lost in our district, I was just thinking of ways to keep money in our district instead of paying someone else,” Jacquez said. “I thought about bringing something different into our schools that don’t require a ball to compete. I think it gives opportunities to other students and co-ed competition can be had at the same level.”

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are also partners. The program promotes student education, physical education and participation in the life long sport of archery. The program’s focus is to provide International Style Target Archery training in physical education classes grades 4-12.

Bryan Guzman of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish came down from Santa Fe to instruct Jacquez, Robinson, Sandy Macial, Chris Salcido, Julie Huerta, Jeremy Garcia, Gary Garcia and Melissa Torrez on Thursday.

The instruction was to include safety, drills and how the program works to keep it running in the schools. It was necessary so that the program could be implemented during the next school year.

“It’s big time for us,” Jacquez said. “As small as our school district is, this is just another thing to keep our kids involved, and our main goal is going to be promoting that it’s a life skill. Age really has no bearing on this at all.”

The department donated $1,500.00 to help start the program. Cobre Schools will fund the remaining $1,500.00 that is needed.

“Again, if it keeps kids involved and happy,” and we can accommodate it, we are all for it,” Kennon said. “My extent of archery was a class in college, but I loved it. It’s something they can keep with them their whole life.”

Danny Udero may be reached at (575) 538-5893.

Desert Walk About…

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Well Everybody

This is the week that we find out the draw results… Let me first say good luck everybody!!!   Secondly, I hope everybody gets a chance to get out and scout you butts off.. That is half the fun of hunting.

SOOO… I have attached a few pictures of me and Cisco running around in the mountains.  That poor dog will follow me thru Hells Half Acre.  This week he got a chance to go SWIMMING…  I also jumped in but he still has a hard time with the Camera…

BIG Country….

Cisco was pretty pissed at this point because I called him off a couple of cows… and he was getting HOT…

Ahhh….. Nice Cold WATER!!!!

Life is good…

And so it begins…

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If you guys have been tracking my blog will have probably noticed that for me the best part of Coues deer hunting isn’t the killing of the deer but the  process of trying to get close to North America’s toughest animal to kill with a bow.  This year I spent over 60 days running around the mountains and my GPS tells me that I have covered over 300 miles on foot.  If you want to be a successful Coues deer hunter those miles are all part of the process.  I have often said that bow hunting has saved my life, it has given me a reason to be able to get off the couch, on my feet and out the door.

So where am I hunting this year?  I know and old man that we call, “The White Rat”, that has probably killed more Elk in Northern New Mexico than anybody else.  I once asked him how he was always able to find animals, he would always laugh and say “They are where they are”.  As a young guide I never really knew what he meant but as I get older it all starts to make since.  What he was trying to say is that we can scour maps, spend hours climbing mountains and try to find the best habitat but when it comes right down to it animals don’t really care about that stuff.  As along as their needs are met they have no need to move.  If you want to be a successful hunter you need to figure out where the animals are during the season.  Last year I made  mistake of scouting like a mad man during the summer and the fall but once the “whitetail lull” and the rut kicked in I lost all of the big deer that I was tracking.  It was a real eye-opener, I was two steps behind the deer.  The last day of the hunt I picked up, headed into the high-country and I found deer.  I passed on 3 smaller deer.

This year I spent a lot of time learning new country but I knew that it was just fun and games because the real scouting would start a week before the hunt.   So what happened?  Well, I found a spot early in the summer that I was really looking forward to hunting but there is way too much snow back there, to get in there safely.  I might take the 4 wheeler in one of these days during the hunt just to see what is going on.  Who knows it just might be worth it.  To get to the area it is about a 45 min drive from the house, then a 45 4 wheeler drive and then a 30 min hike.  It is a lot of work to get in there but I am sure that there are a pocket of deer in there that die of old age.  So before the season a good buddy suggested that I look at a spot that he had seen deer before and that he felt might have a good pocket of deer.  Given the chance to learn a new spot I was all over it…  Like usual, I downloaded every map I could find and I started downloading waypoints to my GPS. The race was on.

I like to start by looking for water sources then I look for likely travel routes from the water sources to bedding areas.  So I hung a few cameras to see what I would pick up.  If you scroll down thru some of my previous posts you will see some of the deer, but this is the buck that I would really like to kill.

He probably goes low-90’s.

What you can’t see in this picture is that he is with a doe.

If I don’t’ get a chance at that buck I might see if I can stick this buck that is coming to water.  I cropped the picture alot because this spot has some real potential and I don’t want a million hunters in the area.

The above buck is a little busted on the right side but that is okay…. I like his frame…

Sooo… What am I going to do the first morning?  Well, I am going to hit that spot that has a ton of scrapes… I just want to see what is happening in that area…

So cross your fingers and stay tuned…

J