Good to hear that we have some youth getting into hunting here in New Mexico. The refuges can be feast or famine with the majority of the time it being famine. I have hunted on them, but, don't do much if I can't get on them during the week - less hunters. I also hunt the Rio Grande Bosque south of Los Lunas and Belen - I have great days and I have days that I could just give it up. Sky busters, slims balls setting up right next to me, bad callers, etc., etc. Now I am going to scout the area just above Bernardo on the river - farther away from the cities. There are some good spots to the south but the drive doesn't appeal to me just for a day hunt, if I was making it a weekend affair, I may even take my popup with me. Good to hear that you are hunting. Send me a email if my want to go and give it a try.
Living large in the southwest.