A good friend and I recently took a cross country road trip from Austin, Texas to Portland Oregon seeing the sites as went. It's quite the experience witnessing how the terrain changes as you head. We spent a solid amount of time in New Mexico on a massive private ranch right outside of Ruidoso. The property bordered a half a million acre Indian reservation and contained some of the most pristine forests inhabited by massive elk. The photo of me holding the rifle was taken at the top of the highest peak on the property which overlooked Whitesands National Monument in the background.