Im headed to New Mexico for this fall and will be hunting for Mule Deer , Elk and Bear with my bow. Last year I hunted Elk, and MD in this same area and only saw 3 MD doe while hunting. I have been told by the ranch owner that there are not a lot of Deer there, but there are some really big ones if you can find them. I have hunted Whitetails with much success in the past, but know nothing about hunting MD. The area hunted has a lot of scrub oaks that were full of acorns last year. Also part of the ranch is very rugged and has nice parks with scattered aspin and large pine on the top of the mountain. Last year I hunted mostly water holes and saw plenty of Elk and Bears, but few MD. I was thinking about trying to find a game trail and set up a tree stand. Also was woundering if MD can be patterned like Whitetails? I am hunting the entire archery season, so would appreciate any tips on how I can maximize my chances of getting a chance at a MD.