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.