Start looking at the NW corner and if it's rivers you prefer they have a perdy good one too. Access may be an issue however.
With very little to hold birds this year I believe this seasons looking tobe a "here today,gone tomorrow" type of season, until they reach Mexico and find the same conditions there. BDA will be absent of resources (other then water) unless they cut grain in increments, once the first major freeze hits BDA the majority of ducks will find open water where all day pressure will force them to either push further south or become nocturnal feeders and loaf in safety zones which dont allow hunting.
A huge help would be if La Joya refuge and others in state had water before January to hold birds locally and offer hunters the opportunity to utilize these facility's, instead LJ and other refuges will have water when the migration reverses at which time the season will have closed.
Poor planning on behalf of the US Fish & Wildlife Sevice and NM Game and Fish is killing hunting opportunitys in NM and forcing hunters to spend NM money in neighboring states. Very Sad!!! Meanwhile closing levee access in many ares.
Question: How is DU & Delta Helping?