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Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:13 am
by Sethchase
Does anyone have any info on bear hunting in the ValleVidal around Questa NM.My freinds drew 2 tags out of 20 for the spring bear hunt sarting April 15.Is there any roads to rig .Or is it mostly horse back?

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:20 pm
by black and tans boy
If i were you i would go on Google Earth and find the Area and then just mark the areas you want to go then just print it out and ur setbut as far as i know i know nothing about the Valle Vidal

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:59 pm
by ol'red
Thair is mainly one road u can rig being that it is surrounded by private land I hunted in thair last year for bear and was hard to find any bears in thair best bet if u were serious about getting after some bears would be going on horse back

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:53 am
by hamilton10
Saddle up cowboy.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:31 pm
by Amonty
I don't think you can chase the bears around with dogs in/on the Valle Vidal spring bear hunts. I would call a make sure before doing so. Good Luck

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:31 am
by Sethchase
dog use is allowed and was last year also.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:48 am
by Sethchase
Thanks fo the info i will be taking mules.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:51 am
by Amonty
Seth ,
You might want to glance at the proclamation on page 53. Under the Bear section
Use of Dogs
Dog use is NOT allowed on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). Dog
use is NOT ALLOWED from Sept. 1-22 in ANY unit. Dog use is NOT
ALLOWED on Sept. 23 and 24 in Zone 5 (Units 12, 13, 15-18, 20-24,
26 and 27).

I take it then the Valle Vidal is not considered an WMA. :?:

This might be helpful info for you also.

Valle Vidal of the Carson National Forest
The Valle Vidal is seasonally closed to public entry, off-road
travel is strictly prohibited and camping is restricted. Dates of
closure are: West Side-May 1 through June 30, East Side-Jan.
1 through March 31. Other restrictions may apply. Contact the
USFS Office in Questa at (575) 586-0520 for more information

Good luck on your spring hunt should be good .

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:40 pm
by Sethchase
Dog use is allowed,Valle Vidal/Greenwood is not a wma,it is the only draw unit that is not a wma.(NORTH OFFICE 575-445-5651) thanks!

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:51 am
by R Corvin
HEY GUYS I THINK YOU BETTER CHECK YOUR REGS. THERE IS NO DOGS ALLOWED IN THE VALLE VIDAL TO RUN BEARS.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:14 pm
by Sethchase
R Corvin,I would call the game and fish and check , 575-445-5651, before I opened my mouth ,you better check your REGS!

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:16 pm
by Lil Joes BigGame hounds
All I have to say is keep checking cause one warden will tell you one thing and another will give you a ticket. Its not clearly stated in the proclamation because the Villa is not a wma. But I would keep researching it before turning out. For our sakes I hope it is open to dogs.
Last year I had a question and asked several different wardens and none of them had the same answer. So keep checking or they might be looking for you.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:31 pm
by Lil Joes BigGame hounds
Oh and Seth before you get to mouthy Ron has done more for the houndsmen in this state than most so show a little respect. If it wasn't for him and others like him we wouldn't have any kind of spring bear hunting dogs or no dogs. Good Luck on your hunt.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:06 pm
by R Corvin
THANKS JOE, BUT THERE RIGHT. I JUST CALLED THE DEPT AND THEY CONFIRMED IT. I WAS GOING BY WHAT THE DEPT WAS TELLING US AT THE TIME WE WERE TRYING TO GET A SPRING HUNT UP THERE AND THEY WERE STATING THAT THERE WOULD BE NO DOGS ALLOWED. BUT I GUESS THEY THOUGHT IT THREW A LITTLE BETTER. I'M GLAD THEY DID. THEY WERE TELLING US THAT THEY ARE HAVING A TERRIBLE CALF LOST TO BEARS AND WE WERE TELLING THEM TO HOLD A SPRING HUNT AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT ALLOW DOGS. THERE ANSWER WAS, WELL, WE WILL TRY TO GET A SPRING HUNT BUT THE USE OF DOGS NO, AND THAT IS WHAT I WAS GOING OFF OF. SO I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO EAT SOME CROW ( MY FAVORITE ) SORRY. I KNOW WHAT HUNT I WILL BE PUTTING IN FOR NEXT YEAR! O BY THE WAY IT DOES STATE DO DOG USE IN THE VALLE BUT IT IS IN THE 2010 REGS.

Re: Valle Vidal spring bear hunt

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:37 pm
by Amonty
Seth,
Give us an update, How is the spring hunt going on the Valle Vidal? Any pics, races.... :)