This hunt takes place in the rugged, desert mountains of southwest, New Mexico. Terrain here consists of desert flora giving way to steep country, covered in oak brush, juniper and yucca. Elevations will range from 4,500-8,000 feet above sea level. Well-developed road networks do exist in certain areas allowing hunters, of any physical ability, to be successful. If you are looking for a true physical test in rugged country, large roadless blocks of mountain range do exist that require extremely physical hikes to access. Regardless of the style of hunt you prefer, an area can be matched to your desires.
Over the last five years WTA’s trusted outfitters have proven New Mexico coues deer hunting rivals some of the best areas in Arizona. During this time span clients have had near 100% success on bucks over 95 inches with many taking bucks over the magical 100 inch mark.
Hunts are primarily conducted using spot-and-stalk methods, with the bulk of the day being spent glassing for these elusive animals. Shots will typically be 250+ yards and often involve shooting across canyons. The outfitters we utilize have long range rifles and muzzleloaders in camp available for use.
Drawing odds are currently phenomenal with hunters having near 100% success when applying into the “guided” draw for both rifle and muzzleloader hunts. For muzzleloader applicants it should be noted that scopes, sabots and pelletized powder are legal.
If you have questions regarding this hunt, have drawn a tag and now wish to locate the right outfitter, or would like assistance applying in the New Mexico coues deer draw- please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected]
5 day hunts
Specialized Trophy Hunt
5 day 1X1 hunt: $7,000
License & Tag (approx): $350
Hotels are commonly used for lodging in this area.
Clients will need to fly into Albuquerque, N.M. or Las Cruces, N.M. rent a car and drive to Silver City, N.M.
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.