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Hunting in New Mexico: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Field Experience

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 12:51 PM

Part of the appeal of hunting in New Mexico is how rudimentary it feels. Humans have been hunting animals for thousands of years, before iron, or even the wheel, was invented. Hunting brings the hunter back to the refreshing fundamentals of nature, away from all of the hustle and bustle of the modern world. However, there are some aspects of this modern world that can be beneficial for the sportsman and sportswoman. New Mexico offers many unique opportunities for hunters.

For hunters to be able to fully take advantage of these unique opportunities, research is necessary. Many of these research resources are on the internet or are applications that may be downloaded to a smartphone. Here are the best online sites and mobile apps for enhancing any New Mexico field experience.
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  1. HUNT application
 -  This app can cache topography and aerial views of any hunting site in New Mexico so that it is available for offline use in the wild. Another valuable asset of this app is its ability to delineate property boundaries, so that hunters who use it do not stray into illegal hunting territory. A premium membership on HUNT app for New Mexico allows the user to search using more advanced criteria, such as the landowner's name. Its most unique feature is the ability to mark waypoints. Hunters can use these to find their way back to a campsite or vehicle.  According to HuntingGPSMaps.com, they also can be used to mark game sightings, food sources, wallows, bedding areas, scrapes, and rubs. This data may then be transferred onto a computer or tablet for more ease of access.
  2. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Website - This official website for the Department of Game and Fish is a must see for anyone planning a hunt in New Mexico. It provides vital dates, such as when hunting seasons start and end. The website also provides information on all hunting laws in New Mexico as well as how to get a hunting license and what parts of New Mexico are legal to hunt in.
  3. Trophy Ridge Outfitters - This company specializes in leading big game hunts. For a price, you can go on an elk, onyx, antelope, deer, or a mountain lion hunt. They also lead turkey hunts.
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  5. New Mexico Hunting Adventures - 
New Mexico Hunting Adventures (NMHA) also specializes in big game. However, they include Barbary sheep and mule deer hunts in addition to onyx, elk, and antelope hunting.

  6. Hunting Coyotes
 -This site gives information about the best places to go coyote hunting as well as tips for being successful.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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Part of the appeal of hunting in New Mexico is how rudimentary it feels. Humans have been hunting animals for thousands of years, before iron, or even the wheel, was invented.
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