All details of these hunts are provided to you from the hunt provider.
These hunts are for experienced elk hunters because it is semi-guided.
Meet the hunt provider the day before the hunt. He will take you on a tour of the property.
During the rut they come in because the cows are there with their calves of the year. The bulls know that is a dependable location for finding cows every year. As the season progresses the dry summers quickly beat down the grasses, so the food source is always a dependable food source. As the weather get more intense, the agricultural areas always provide a guaranteed food source, to keep them healthy when grass is covered with snow, and the temperatures lower as winter comes on. There is usually a week log gap between hunting to allow the elk to settle down and go back to their normal patterns. This makes success high for all hunters.
The Hunt Provider supplying this information will help you with any travel or lodging arrangements.
Most hunting is, drive, Glass Spot and Stalk.
When the big antelope bucks are still in bachelor herds, provide you with the best comparison of “Biggest Buck” you will not find in any other state. This is why New Mexico has the most antelope in the record books of any of the Antelope populated states in the US!
This private land mature buck antelope hunt guided because of some of the patchwork of the best properties interwoven with other landowners to keep hunters from accidently crossing the wrong fences. It also allows the guide to beat up his vehicle instead of you beating up yours that you depend on to get home in. Antelope are the 2nd most difficult animal in North America to estimate horn score on the hoof. Your guide has years of this and can assist you with which one you shoot, but the ultimate selection is 100% yours.
There are plenty of antelope, so the hunt is usually a 1 day hunt, but you have 3 days in case your shooting skills are not up to par. The Ranches range from 5000 to 50,000 acres. Guiding also allows us to continue to provide the hunters every year with trophy bucks.
For elk and mule deer you will be hunting unit 46 in New Mexico.
Antelope unit 58 and 59.
Species & Recommended Seasons:
Elk, mule deer and antelope.
Elk archery in September, youth and muzzleloader in October and rifle October.
Deer muzzleloader Oct, rifle Nov; Hunters can choose any 5 consecutive days from October 1st- December 31st. Any legal weapon.
Antelope hunts are mid to late August.
The disadvantage for a non-resident is the state has a quota of 5% of the licenses.
Deer and antelope license can be purchased with a permission letter from the landowner.
Applications for licenses due mid-March.
New Mexico does not have a preference point system so 100% random. Only 5% of licenses allocated to non-residents unless guided.
Special DIY private land either sex elk tags. The licenses are guaranteed with the voucher but extra cost.
Elk hunt altitude averages between 7000 to over 8000 feet. Wheat, valleys, peaks, 2500 to 5000 acres, am and pm hunts on alfalfa, orchards. Mid-day the elk lay down in cover away from the food sources. Therefore it is best to not disturb them during mid-day so they continue their normal patterns. He will take you to the ranch that he has last seen them or where they are this time of the year.
Stay on the 2-track roads and do not go off road unless it is approved by the hunt provider. He most likely has a better way to get you where you want to go anyway. ATVs are ok on the 2-track roads. If you cannot drive, there is walking only.
Not obeying the rules of the ranch can get you ejected from the hunt with no refund. The rules are here to keep the hunter success high and not push the elk into inaccessible areas. It is also in an effort to not push the elk completely off the ranch(s).
Mule deer low impact difficulty hunt.
Elk minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 hunters. Mule deer 4 max per year. Antelope 1 or more per group.
Mode of Travel:
Vehicle and foot.
Near 100% success on hunts in the past.
Average bull elk are 250-300”+ and a 362” was taken last year. The reason for the size difference is that you have the locals, plus with the agricultural areas the bulls come in from all directions. The big bulls will usually be a long range shot opportunity so be certain you are comfortable and accurate with shots at the 300-500 yard distance.
Antelope harvested from 73-85”.
DIY/Semi-guided hunting. Landowner voucher included with the hunt is $2595/person.
You must apply for a license unless booking before the draw deadline. This is a hunt with a free voucher as long as the vouchers last and are first come first served and they go quickly every year. Remember without the voucher you cannot get a license, so you cannot hunt.
Landowner voucher, 5 days semi-guided $2595/person.
Elk/Mule Deer Combo (Only 2 hunters)
One mule deer voucher and one either-sex elk voucher hunt is $5195/person.
Landowner voucher, 3 days guided $2195/person.
Guiding is available from the hunt provider and subject to availability. Cost is reasonable and detailed after booking.
Non-Hunting guests will be charged a $400 price if space is available during the hunt.
House lodging includes beds, pillows, pot, stove, furnace, shower available for up to 8 people, $895 for 5 nights, this is a per week price for the use of the house. 1 person or 6 people it is only $895 total. You can bring non-hunting guests.
$100 non-refundable deposit.
Meat Processing is over 1 hour away. The hunt provider will take it to the butcher and back for you for $150 = defined as RUSH Processing. This is about a 2 hour round trip plus waiting for your processing 1-2 hours. Hunter pays for their own game processing.
Semi-guided hunts: The hunt provider will meet you on the land. He will provide direction as to where the perimeter fences of your hunting areas are located. He will note to you where the animals feed, water, day bed, and where he sees them the most for this time of the year. He will provide you with his cell phone number so you can call or text him if you need anything or have any questions.
House lodging available first come first serve for additional charge.
You can camp on the property and leave no trash or dump. Campers must be self-contained.
The Hunt provider has a forklift to hang the elk for skinning.
What’s Not Included:
Transportation to New Mexico
Guide on elk or deer hunts.
Use the Outfitter Request Form to check on availability, ask questions or book it. Or call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
Disclaimer: All prices are per person unless otherwise noted. No additional fees for booking, the price is the price except for NM adds sales tax. Unless otherwise noted price is per person, no licenses/tags included, game processing and taxidermy costs extra. There is no guarantee in hunting. Availability and prices subject to change by the outfitter or landowner and they have the last word. If there is a discrepancy between our posted price and what they say it is then we do our best to negotiate for you but offer no guarantee. We do our best to audit them making sure what they say they offer they actually do by visiting them or going on hunts we pay for. No refunds for early tag out. No guarantee on filling hunting licenses.