October – December
Our outfitter has exclusive access to 20,000 acres of prime elk hunting. This private New Mexico ranch with a 80% archery shot opportunity and 90 +-% rifle shot opportunity on 6×6 bulls averaging 300 – 320 with top end bulls going 350+. Part of this is due to this property runs zero cattle, it is all for the wildlife; elk, mule deer, black bear and mountain lion.
This incredible ranch is bordered by several of the States famed land marks and ranches including: The Vermejo Park, The Philmont Boy Scout ranch and the Once-in-a-lifetime draw area – Valle Vidal.
With elevations in the 7,500- to 9,000′ elevation it is modest elk country physically. It’s comprised of pinion, juniper and pine trees with immense grassy valleys with multiple water holes and couple creeks flowing through the ranch making it ideally suited for glassing. The rut will find you keying in on the strongest bugle and your professional guide will talk with the elk and work on bringing a big herd bull in range.
If you simply don’t care to run the hills any longer, you may hunt over one of the many waterhole as the bulls readily come to water in the evening to quench their thirst.
The main historic cowboy’s cabin located right on the ranch features a nice fireplace, family style dining room/kitchen and 5-bedrooms giving hunters plenty of space. This is a traditional remote elk hunt with the convenience of modern Wi-Fi!. Elk makes excellent table-fare and when your bull is tagged, there is an onsite walk in cooler to cool off your venison prior to leaving for home.
*5.13% tax will be added to hunt cost
$700 approx. purchase online with outfitters instruction.
Fly to Albuquerque or Colorado Springs, rent a 4×4 vehicle, 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.