NEW MEXICO

The New Mexico draw is also a lottery, but there is no bonus point system. All applicants are equal each year. 84% of draw licenses are awarded to New Mexico residents, 10% of draw licenses are awarded to residents and nonresidents contracting with a New Mexico registered outfitter, and 6% of draw licenses are awarded to nonresidents who choose not to use a New Mexico registered outfitter. Unlike Arizona New Mexico does offer landowner permits, so that if you are not successful in the draw you can purchase a landowner permit which makes it possible for you to hunt New Mexico each year. These permits are limited so it is very important if you are interested in this process to set up the purchase of these permits prior to the draw. Contact Jeff ASAP to discuss your options.

Our Archery hunts are some of our favorite hunts of the year. They start the first of September and end the 24th of the month. During the first hunt, the bulls are entering the rut and the bigger bulls are moving daily looking for cows. We typically do not see a lot of rut action until about mid- month, but for those who are willing and ready, these hunts have proven to produce.

After the rut is in full swing the hills and valleys come alive with the sounds of fall. The bulls become much more vocal and the hunts are very action packed. Elk are very active at this time of year which allows for many close encounters. No matter your skill level or experience, our guides have the knowhow to get the job done.

5-Day Archery Hunt

1-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$5,900.00

2-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$4,500.00

Landowner Permit

$4,000.00 – $5,500.00

License and Permit

$630.00 – $855.00

Additional days can be added. Landowner permits are available.

Our rifle elk hunts have a very high success rate. The New Mexico hunts take place mid to late October. The rut is coming to an end and most of the bigger bulls have left the cows to head for solitude. Typically we see many bulls on these hunts. Days will be spent glassing the canyons trying to spot bulls feeding or bedded. You need to be able to walk 2 to 5 miles a day over rough ground. Good physical condition will greatly increase your odds at being successful.

Many shot opportunities will present themselves. You need to be able to shoot long range. Average shots range between 250-650 yards. We recommend any 30 caliber magnum rifle with 180 grain bullet or something comparable. Landowner permits are available if you are not successful in the draw. Landowner permits are limited so you we will need to reserve one prior to the draw if interested in this process.

5-Day Rifle Hunt

1-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$5,900.00

2-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$4,500.00

Landowner Permit

$4,000.00

License and Permit

$855.00

Todays modern muzzleloaders have opened up slew of opportunity. The extended ranges of these guns have made it possible to hunt and take game at over 300 yards. New Mexico has many choices for the muzzleloader hunter. Most muzzleloader hunts are in primitive weapon units, meaning there are never rifle hunts in those units. Just archery and muzzleloader.

Our first Muzzleloader hunt starts sometime after the second week in October with the second hunt following. At times we still encounter some rut action in these hunts. Typically we start to see the rut wind down between the 2nd and 3rd hunt of the month. High success rates have kept many coming back year after year. Most hunters report seeing over 25 bulls during the week.

Late muzzleloader starts mid November. This is a great hunt. Come in shape because the bulls have moved into rough country for winter. We spend a lot of time walking and glassing in the steep canyons. The rut is long past and the bulls are browsing on their winter feed. Most are in bachelor groups of two to five bulls. We have taken some great trophies over the years on these late hunts.

5-Day Hunt

1-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$5,900.00

2-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$4,500.00

Landowner Permit

$4,000.00 – $5,500.00

License and Permit

$855.00

A monster mule deer is one of the most sought after trophies in North America. The units we hunt in Arizona and New Mexico continue to produce trophy class animals each year. Our guides are fanatical mule deer hunters and enjoy the challenges these hunts provide.

We offer a wide variety of rifle, muzzleloader and archery hunts in both states. Most of the hunts we do are draw only, so it is important that you contact us prior to the draw to discuss your options and expectations. Speaking with you will allow us to determine your needs and desires so we can assist you in applying for the hunt that is right for you.

Most of Arizona archery hunt permits are over the counter. These permits are good for both early and late seasons in a number of units. Buying permits does not affect your bonus points. If you are not successful in the draw, these hunts are a great option to the hunter that is looking at coming west each year. Early season archery starts late August and late season begins January 1st.

New Mexico unlike Arizona has no bonus points, so everyone who applies for a specific hunt are even each year making your chance of drawing even better. On average it takes one to three years to draw a rifle or archery tag in the units we hunt. If your goal is a 170+ B&C Buck, it will require time in the field. Many of our clients who are interested in a trophy mule deer apply each year. It typically takes more than one hunt to fulfill a goal of a high caliber buck.

5-Day AZ, NM Rifle Hunt

1-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$4,700.00

2-on-1 Guided/Fully Outfitted

$3,700.00

These hunts fall in early October prior to any other gun hunts in the unit. There has been no pressure on the Elk for almost three weeks. Big bulls are still with cows giving you an excellent opportunity for hunting a rut hunt with a firearm.

There are Rifle and Muzzleloader youth hunts. Youth hunters can enter the draw as long as they have successfully completed a hunter education program prior to applying for the draw. To qualify for a youth hunt, he or she cannot turn 18 prior to the start date of the hunt. Landowner permits can be used in these hunts as well if not successful in the draw.

Most of our Coues Deer hunts take place in Arizona. These deer are a favorite of many to pursue and only native to Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora Mexico. We have many different opportunities available. Popularity has seen a high increase in recent years and we have had some great success in these hunts.

Please call us with any questions regarding license and pricing on all Coues Deer hunts Arizona and New Mexico.

Rifle, Archery and Muzzleloader hunts are available.

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