Good stuff, thanks!
I had definitely planned on checking out the R&G club. From what I can tell, it does sound like a great organization. I have also come to believe that NM, whether on or off post, is going to be my best bet for any hunting at all. It doesn't seem like that little point of TX has a whole lot to offer. Also, from what I have read, it seems like just about everything big game wise is on a lottery, with the exception of specific zones.
Did you ever go up to any of those parks? Seems like Elephant Butte and the other one just south of it are about the nearest water, with the exception of some of the tanks there that I've heard about. Also, does the river ever hold much water?
Again, thanks for the info!