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New Mexico Elk - Hunt #43-E



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The worst part about planning an elk hunt to New Mexico is you never know if you will draw the license or not. Draw odds are low and there is no preference point system so your odds never get any better. This hunt solves that problem as it includes a landowner voucher which guarantees you a license. The license is  good for all of the properties the outfitter owns. He has various parcels that total over 5000 acres. One of the his properties borders the famed Jicarilla Indian Reservation.

This is a great hunt for someone who isn’t in the best shape, thinks they are too old to hunt elk or is looking for a laid back hunt. Shot opportunity runs 75-100%. To date, everyone I have booked here has taken a bull - including myself. Bulls are typically nice 5×5’s and 6×6’s that run 280-320 with an occasional bigger.

This hunt is on some of the flattest ground there is for elk and the elevation is only 7000 feet. The total time spent hunting each day is about 2 ½ hours with mornings being prime time. Before daylight, the guide and hunters walk a short distance in the dark to get within shooting distance of the meadows. Bugling bulls can normally be heard during the walk in. First light can be amazing as the meadows normally hold many elk including multiple bulls. The outfitter has many different parcels that total around 5000 acres.

Harvested elk are winched into the bed of the truck and taken back to the dump near camp where the hunters are responsible to field dress the animal. There is a sawzall available for quartering.

Includes: Landowner voucher for the license, meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding and retrieval of elk back to camp. License cost is $576.

Hunts are held during October and November.

5 Day Hunt- $7000 plus 7% tax