Archery: September 1-6 or 9-14 (6-days)
Rifle: October 24-28 (5-days)
The Gila National Forest of western, New Mexico has long been noted for producing quality bull elk. Our outfitter has been offering professionally guided hunts in this area for over 30 years, using his family’s historic homestead as a base of operations. It is because of his deep roots to the area and sterling reputation that he is able to offer our clients guaranteed access to some of the best elk hunting in New Mexico at the best pricing available. Another way to say it is – you are ensured to get a, normally difficult-to-draw tag at the best pricing around, because the outfitter has them secured through his landowner connections. For those who can hike hard and shoot well, and have the desire to pursue trophy bulls in one of the top producing areas of the world, this hunt may be an excellent choice. Bull quality in the Gila averages around 300″, but it is also the kind of place that can produce the next state record. The archery hunts are probably the most exciting as clients and guides get to chase and call bulls in the bugle, but the rifle hunts are also very popular. The local guides employed by this outfitter are professional, accommodating and love what they do. They make for a better experience. Accommodations consist of a historic lodge, comfortable ranch house or wall tent set-up depending on the circumstances. Delicious home-cooked breakfast and dinner and sacked-lunch in the field is typical. Because of the limited nature of these high-quality guaranteed landowner tags, early booking is often required.
Approximatley $865 Purchase from outfitter upon arrival
Fly to Albuquerque, N.M., rent a car and drive to camp near Winston, NM
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.