Unit 30A sucks!
Posted November 11 2012 - 08:30 PM
Anyways, I got my girlfriend a leftover tag in unit 30A. We didn't get to do much scouting do to work.
Long story short, we hiked our butts off and didn't see one buck. We started off happy valley road on the SE side of the dos cabazes mountians. We saw 3 doe and a fawn. After hiking 8 miles into the dos cabazes with not one deer found, we headed out. Went back the next day. Same outcome.
After talking with a few ranchers about the dos cabazes, we decided to ditch them and head down to the paragose mountians.
We took the 186 down to Rucker rd. Glassed all morning, no deer. Hiked all the way to the top of a peak (not sure what one at this moment) saw track, scat, etc but no deer. Spent all day there, not one deer. Went back in the next day at a different location in the pedrogosa's. no deer.
We JUST got home. My girlfriend is bummed and so am I. There is almost zero access to the dos cabazes. A lot of private land with many unhappy ranchers. The pedragose mountains have more access, but you have to hike miles to get where u need to be. 90% of the swisshelm mountians is on private land. We tried getting permission from smiths to hunt on the swisshelm a, but no answer.
What I'm getting at is I want to get my girl on deer. I know there will be more leftover tags next year for this unit. Any help would be appreciated. Not looking for money holes, just anywhere that hold whitetail in that unit.
Posted November 11 2012 - 08:35 PM
Posted November 11 2012 - 08:47 PM
/>Why not just put in for a unit with better access that is a high draw. Find a unit close enough to home that you can scout regularly and one that isn't steep as a cows face. It says right in the regs that 30A has access issues. Just my .02, good luck in your endeavors.
We are going to be putting in for a good unit. I would still like to be able to purchase the leftover tag.
Posted November 11 2012 - 09:14 PM
Ask the Klumps' for permission, I hear they are nice folks.
Posted November 11 2012 - 09:17 PM
That being said, I know a guy who hunts there and does well. Scouting INCESSANTLY to find good spots is a must before the season opens.
Posted November 12 2012 - 07:39 AM
as far as finding a place with WT in 30a, try the AGFD website with unit info:
Posted November 12 2012 - 10:47 AM
However some people will disagree with hunting near roads, u will typically find smaller bucks and more does. Farther away will produce bigger bucks but a lot less deer unless there's a good flowing spring or a pond with zero road access
If you are interested in seeing a great number of deer, try either 36b or 36a, in those units you should expect to see 15 to 30 does a day and bucks varies from 0 to 20 a day. A lot of fun hunting out there if you are into seeing a lot of deer.
Posted November 12 2012 - 10:50 AM
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Posted November 12 2012 - 11:55 AM
the link I posted above has unit info for muleys as well
Posted November 12 2012 - 04:59 PM
/>Maybe less walking and more looking.
Its hard enough to sneak up on a coues when your trying and It is easy to just push them over the rigde before you get in sight of them if you are hiking. also 30A could just suck. I havent hunted it.
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