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A great opportunity to hunt large bull elk in New Mexico. This hunt targets trophy units for both successful draw applicants and for those who want to hunt on a landowner voucher. Archery hunts will be 1:1 fully guided 6 day hunts. Rifle and muzzleloader hunts will be conducted for 5 days. All meals and lodging will be provided for this hunt. Depending on what unit is drawn, lodging will vary from wall tent, to lodge, to outfitter provided hotel. Some units require horseback and pack ins, while some are less physical.
- Species: Rocky Mountain Elk
- Average Classification: 320 - 340
- Shot Opportunity: 90
- Weapons: Rifle, Muzzleloader, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB17938-02
- Tag Availability: Draw And Landowner Voucher
Average bulls for trophy units is 330" B&C. Outfitter will also guide in opportunity units where hunter can expect 6 point bulls averaging 300" B&C.
September 01, 2021 - November 15, 2023
- Member Price: $7,000.00
- Non-Member Price: $7,800.00
If voucher is selected for the hunt, prices will vary depending on the unit. Vouchers run roughly $4500.00-$7500.00
Option to add a deer to the hunt. Option for a non-hunter. Option to add a black bear.
South Central, New Mexico, United States of America
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
This outfitter offers a 6 day (archery) and 5 day (rifle and muzzleloader) New Mexico elk hunt. We offer private land tags in South Central New Mexico, as well as guide services on public land throughout New Mexico and in the Gila National Forest, units 15, 16 A, B, C, D, E, 17, 18, 34, 36, and 37. Your hunt can be booked as fully outfitted, guided only, and drop camp options are available. You can expect hunting on foot, by horse, mule, ATV or truck. The Gila Wilderness consists of millions of acres in South West New Mexico and was established on June 3, 1924.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Wall Tent?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Depending on the unit drawn or selected will determine what kind of lodging is provided. Camp may be in the wilderness in a form of a wall tent, or based out of the lodge or local motel. All will be provided by the outfitter.
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Meals are provided on this hunt. Depending on what unit is drawn, meals will either be provided in a field kitchen (wilderness hunts) or at the lodge. Homestyle cooking-meat and potatoes.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Physical conditions will vary based on the unit. Some hunts will utilize horses while others will use Side x Sides and ATVs. Hunter should be prepared to do some moderate hiking in pursuit of big bulls. Hunter can expect 2-4 miles a day of hiking depending on where the tag is drawn/purchased.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Final destination city is either Albuquerque, NM or Las Cruses, NM. Best airport to fly into is Albuquerque. Depending on the unit drawn, hunter can expect a 2-4 hour drive to camp. If flying, hunter must rent a car to get to camp.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
This hunt will take place during the months of September-November. September hunts will be warmer weather and hunter should be prepared with layering systems. Hiking conditions and terrain will depend on what unit is drawn or what landowner vouchers are available. Field transportation will be provided by either horses, side x sides, or truck depending on the unit. Full gear list to be provided when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Side x Side
- Horses, tack & saddle
What to Bring
- Rain/wind Gear
- Hunting hat & gloves
- Sleeping bag (if doing wilderness hunt)
- Thermal Base Layers
- Comfortable & Durable hiking boots
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- Rifle or muzzleloader with 40 rounds of ammunition or Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) with 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- King's Camo Men's 8-Piece XKG Package
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- XKG Covert Hoodie
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring