Rates & Dates
The New Mexico Rifle Hunts - 2018
Deer are on a draw which is 100% in 2017. I’ll send all deer hunters a deer application in March 2018
Bull Elk - $555, Mule Deer - $290, Bear - $260, Antelope - $290, Cow Elk - $354
I have no elk draw hunts (Unit 4) in New Mexico. Elk tags are obtained by guaranteed landowner permits which I supply as part of the cost of the hunt, but hunters still must purchase and elk license. Bear licenses are over-the-counter, but must be purchased 48 hours before hunting. No bear hunting after Oct. 5th. Tentative non-resident license prices for 2018: Elk - $555, Mule Deer - $290, Bear - $260, Cow Elk - $354. Additionally, all hunters must purchase a small game hunting license for an additional $65.oo.
Rifle Bull Elk Hunts - October 2018
October 1-5, 8-12, 13-17, 20-24 and 27-31st
1x1 $7,250 or 2x1 $6,750 plus licenses
The October hunts book-up first, mostly for aesthetic reasons. The weather is mostly mild, the leaves are changing and the bulls are bugling! October is not always our best month success wise, but you do hedge your bet that you will have a good hunt, because it is the least weather-reliant month.
Combo Rifle Bull Elk & Buck Mule Deer Hunts - 2018
October 20-24 and October 27-31st
1x1 $8,250 and 2x1 $7,750 plus licenses
Our October hunts are very popular two species hunts, as it only costs $1,000 extra to hunt the mule deer, with a 175+ reasonable expectation. The normal success on deer is about 50% on both weeks. The elk hunting on these weeks has our normal 80% success rate. Your deer tag is guaranteed through a landowner-sponsored draw, but you must apply online, and there is a finite March deadline.
Rifle Bull Elk Hunts - November 2018
November 4-8, 12-16, and November 27-December 1st, 28-December 2
1x1 $6,750 and 2x1 $6,250
November is the migration season. We lease significant acreage on all three of the migration corridors that traverse Unit 4. These hunts are more weather dependent than any other month, but the herd bulls move through these corridors on a biological migration in November. When you catch the weather, it is the “Discovery Channel” for elk. Over the past ten seasons November has not only had a high percentage of success, but some of the largest bulls too.
Rifle Bull Elk Hunts - December 2018
December 5-9, 13-17 and 27-31
1x1 $6,750 and 2x1 $6,250
December is normally a cold, snowy month. Our leases not only are on the migration corridors, we also have significant winter range habitat. This is why two of the last five seasons, December has been our highest success month, and has produced some of our best bulls of the season. Often, I can accommodate late booking clients on these high success hunts.
Treestand Hunts - September 2018
September 1-6 and 8-13
Start at noon on the first day and end at noon on the last.
$3,250 Treestand only – plus licenses
Our treestand hunts are very popular with entry level bow hunters. Not only are they priced lower than any other hunts we offer, but on occasion they are the highest success archery hunts, they are dependent on dry weather. If the weather is hot and dry, then they are terrific. If it is cool and rainy, these hunts will have below average success. The bear hunting on the treestand hunts is often excellent, with 38% harvest success. 80% of the bears are of color phase.
Semi-Guided Archery Hunts - 2018
September 1-6 and September 8-13
1x1 $4,450 and 2x1 $3,950
This hunt was born of necessity, by client request. A hybrid treestand/guided hunt. In the morning you and your guide will chase the pre-rut bulls and in the evening you will sit a treestand or ground blind. This hunt has been very popular since we introduced it in 2008. This week has been a high opportunity bow hunt most every season.
Guided Archery Hunts - 2018
September 15-Noon on the 19th and 20-24
1x1 $5,450 and 2x1 $4,950
I have hunted some pretty cool animals, i.e. Marco Polo, Kudu, Red Stag etc. If I’m asked what the greatest animal to hunt is – hands down, the Rocky Mountain Bull Elk with a bow during the rut! Nothing else can get your blood pumping like a bugling elk. Our clients know this too, which is why these hunt sell out fast. WHY NOT? Great weather, beautiful country and hearing bugling bulls every day. There’s also good bear and deer hunting.
New Mexico Muzzleloader Trophy Mule Deer Hunt - 2018
September 27 – October 1
1x1 $4,950 and 2x1 $4,450
This is a draw hunt for 2018. Everyone always draws. Application deadline is March 2018. Bear available for $500 trophy fee.
I’ve got some great bucks in September! Scopes, sabots and in-lines are legal. This is the very best time to kill a trophy buck with The Brand. A 175 + buck is a reasonable expectation. Bucks will be in bachelor herds, and 90% will be out of the velvet. Great hunt in big buck country! Rio Arriba Country, with 40% more mule deer B & C entries than any county in America. We often take one or two “Booners” on this hunt.
New Mexico Cow Elk Rifle Hunts - 2018
November 1-3, 9-11 and 17-19th
December 2-4, 10-12 and 18-20
1x1 $1,875 and 2x1 $1,650 plus license
This private land hunt includes landowner permit, guide service, and elk pack-out, but does not include room, board or licenses. All hunts are 3 days, but usually last 1-2 days. 99.9% success.