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New Mexico: Elk Hunting

My elk hunting is all done in Southwest New Mexico in the Gila and Apache National Forests. Year-in and year-out the Gila Wilderness Area produces the largest harvested bulls in New Mexico. All the elk hunts in New Mexico are on a draw basis. I handle the application process for you. If unsuccessful, the license fee will be returned to you. If successful, a 50% nonrefundable deposit is required with the balance due 30 days prior to the scheduled hunt date. The deadline to apply is early March. If unsuccessful, we have guaranteed tags available.


Archery season is from September 1-September 10, September 11-September 18, and September 19-September 24. New Mexico offers 6, 8 or 10 day hunts. The methods I use are spot & stalk; stands over water and wallows. Most shooting is done from 15 - 40 yards. Rates: 6 days - $4500; 8 days - $4800 & 10 days - $5100.


    My guides are licensed and qualified. They are absolutely the best in the business and selected by me. My guides are all local and know the area as well as I do. All hunts are conducted on a 2 on 1 basis or for a fee you can upgrade to 1 on 1 for $300 a day.


    All of our hunting will be conducted from nicely accommodated camps, which consist of two men 10 x 12 wall tents with beds, mattresses, lanterns, heaters, hot showers and a large cook tent.


    Our meals are prepared by some of the best camp cooks in the business. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements or a medical condition we should be aware of.


    Transportation is provided from the Albuquerque Airport to camp the day before your hunt and back to the airport the day after your hunt for a fee of $300 per person. In order to allow enough time for the trip to and from camp, we require that you arrive by noon and depart after 11:00 a.m. Otherwise, you must provide your own transportation. If you choose to drive or rent a car, a map will be provided.


    Included in the cost of the hunt is all lodging, meals, guide fees and trophy care. Not included in the cost is license, tag, habitat stamp and gratuities. You may bring a guest at a cost of $100 per day for each guest.


    A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your hunt and dates. Cashier's check or money order are accepted. The balance is due thirty days before your hunt begins.


    Gratuities are not mandatory, however, it is customary to tip your guide, packer and cook if you feel they did a good job.

Muzzleloader and rifle hunts are 5 day hunts. The elk hunts begin in early October and run through mid-December. I use the spot & stalk method and sit water holes or well used game trails. On the early October hunts, the bulls are normally still bugling. What a rush of a hunt! Muzzleloader hunts are strictly in primitive weapon only areas that haven't been rifled hunted in many, many years. In-line muzzleloaders and scopes are legal in New Mexico and that increases your odds at a chance for a true trophy.


For the mobility-impaired, I offer a 5 day hunt which is in early October. This is one of New Mexico's finest elk hunts. The bulls are generally still screaming — what a great opportunity to harvest a magnificent elk trophy. The hunt is on a draw system or, if unsuccessful, a landowner permit can be obtained.


I offer drop camps as well as fully guided hunts. My brother does all the drop camps for me. He has years of experience and has a great line of pack animals. (Rate includes packing out  elk)

Let's make your New Mexico elk hunting dreams

become a reality. Call 575-533-6653 or send us an email.