September – November
The Gila area of New Mexico has long been noted for producing giant bull elk. Our outfitter has been offering professionally guided hunts in this area for years, using his family’s ranch as a base. You are ensured to get a tough-to-draw tag because the outfitter has secured a number of landowner tags. If you have the desire to pursue trophy bulls in one of the top producing areas of the world, this is the hunt. Accommodations are a comfortable ranch house where home-cooked meals are served daily. Early bookings are required.
Approx. $10,000 + 6.5% tax and license/tag fee
Approximatley $865 Purchase from outfitter upon arrival
Fly to Albuquerque, N.M., rent a car and drive to camp
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.