Recreational Opportunities

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    Tips, Tactics and Advice For Archery Elk Hunters

    Chasing bugling bull elk through New Mexico mountains each fall is not just something a hunter does; it can be an all-consuming passion. There is something magical about hearing a bull elk bellow his challenge to other elk in the area, whether on a piñon/juniper mesa or in a quaking …

  • 24 February

    Springtime is approaching fast. Is your fishing gear ready for the summer?

    We have been going on a family fishing trip at the start of every summer for over ten years. We usually go around the middle of June, and we always have great success because the outdoors is starting to wake up. The bugs are starting to emerge and fly around. …

January, 2021

  • 21 January

    It’s Great to Suck at Something

    It’s common at the beginning of a new year to set resolutions to better oneself and identify some areas in which our skills might be lacking and identify ways to strive for success. Self-improvement is rarely a bad thing, but a demand for nothing but excellence in your outdoor endeavors …

  • 21 January

    Along for the ride and enjoying every second of it

    Being able to return to where I began archery deer hunting brought back many memories. I was hopeful of harvesting a velvet antlered buck for the delicious protein. However, at the end of the day, I did not. Shot opportunities were present and I had many close calls, but the …

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    10 tips for surviving a winter night in the wilderness

    Imagine you are duck hunting alone on a river in late December. It’s a blustery, cloudy day, with snow on the ground, but you’ve already killed three ducks. The air temperature hovers in the high twenties. Every time you breathe, your breath lingers in a cloud surrounding your head. Around …

  • 28 December

    For the Love of Hunting

    For most of us, falling in love with hunting at a young age is second nature, and usually, a family tradition carried on from year to year. Sure, life might have gotten in the way for some of us at times, but that didn’t stop most of us from picking …

  • 28 December

    No Guide, No Dogs, No Camo… No Problem First-Time Bear Hunter Finds Success

    If you asked some veteran bear hunters or those who may be researching how to hunt bears for the first time, they both may tell you that a requirement would be a knowledgeable guide and the assistance of dogs. They may also tell you that good camouflage is worthwhile if …

November, 2020

  • 13 November

    Hunters and anglers use fresh air to survive 2020

    Wow, what a challenging year 2020 has been! Some COVID-19 restrictions have put some severe kinks in hunting and fishing plans. Travel restrictions have made it hard to make it to our traditional and possibly favorite hunting or fishing honey hole. State parks closures and reduced hours have made it …

October, 2020

  • 22 October

    A new way to catch those lunkers

    Catching larger “trophy” largemouth and smallmouth bass has long been a fun yet difficult venture for many anglers. It takes many hours and trips to understand the habits and tendencies of bass in one’s local pond, lake or reservoir, especially the older/larger “lunkers.” Trophy bass weigh greater than five pounds. …

September, 2020