NEW MEXICO TROPHY MULE DEER LATE NOVEMBER EARLY DECEMBER TROPHY 1X1 RUT HUNT $8000
AVERAGE BUCK GROSSED 180 INCHES
This outfitter only takes 2 hunters for each of the 2 hunts starting late November and early December to try and catch the rut. This hunt has a landowner voucher guaranteeing a tag, no draw. This is a special hunt New Mexico has opened for certain areas to hunt trophy bucks in the rut. 5 days guided 1×1 is $8,000. They do not do any earlier trophy mule deer hunts on these ranches.
2015 ended up with all 4 hunters tagging bucks scoring from 175 to 185 inches. The season was better than in 2014 due to more average rainfall producing better horn growth.
2014 was down due to the drought, just like in 2013. The bucks they took were in the 170’s. In 2013 he only took 2 hunters with the drought and both scored on bucks in the mid to high 170’s. In 2012 they took 4 bucks for 4 hunters averaging just over 180 inches. In 2011 the 4 bucks taken gross scored 232 inches, 190, 185 and a 180.
This outfitter hunts several ranches in northeastern New Mexico totaling over 95,000 acres. Guaranteed landowner voucher is included so there is no draw. Hunters y into Colorado Springs and rent a car. Very limited openings for 2017. Hunt MD278.