NEW MEXICO ELK W/LANDOWNER VOUCHER
95,000 ACRES 5 DAYS 1X1 $16,900
2022 – 14 HUNTERS 14 BULLS
2021 – 12 HUNTERS 12 BULLS
This premier outfit has 18 elk permits for the ranch and they typically run 6 hunters October 1 to 5, 4 from 7 to 11, 4 on the
November 11 to 15 and 4 on the December hunt. They have managed this ranch for over 20 years.
2022 first two October hunts and both November and December hunts were 100 percent success with the top bulls going 320 to 330 and an overall average of 300 inches.
2021 they were 100 percent successful and had a good horn growth year. 4 bulls were taken in the 340 to 360 class, plenty in the 300 to 320 category and the last hunt they killed a 330 and a 328 bull.
5 day 1×1 on the first and second hunt is $16,900, third and fourth hunts are $15,500 with guaranteed license, no draw. Accommodations are a very nice comfortable ranch house built strictly for the hunters.
The outfitter gives past clients first opportunity to rebook this ranch or one of their other ranches before opening it up to new hunters. If you are interested give us a call and we can check on openings or put you on the list for an opening the following fall. Hunters fly into Albuquerque and rent a car. Hunt EKWM90.
COLORADO RANCHING FOR WILDLIFE
ELK $5950 W/GUARANTEED TAG
FREE RANGE PRIVATE RANCHES
HUNT SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER
This is one of the most popular elk hunts due to such a high past success rate and not too physically demanding. These private land ranches are in the RFW program with guaranteed licenses issued from the state so there are no drawings. They can rifle hunt on these properties from early September to December 15, so the 40 plus elk hunters are spread out over an exceptionally long season. This northwest Colorado region typically produces 4 and 5 point bulls with the occasional 6 point. The elk are migrating through these properties mainly starting in early November depending on weather conditions and continuing through December. New bulls can show up daily but remember this is not a trophy hunt.
2022 finished with 38 elk hunters harvesting 31 bulls, hit and lost 2 bulls, killed 3 cows and two hunters didn’t shoot. This includes the 9 September rut hunters that killed 9 bulls.
2021 season finished with 45 hunters tagging 38 bulls, crippling two and taking a couple cows. The top two bulls grossed 290 inches. These numbers include the 8 September rut hunters that tagged 7 bulls and the unsuccessful hunter was a bowhunter and passed on bulls.
The ranches receive plus or minus 40 elk tags yearly depending on what Fish and Game allocate each spring. Most bulls taken will be a 5 point averaging in the 220 to 250 class and top bulls have reached the 270 inch category. Typically, the elk hunting gets better as the season progresses. Starting about mid-November more elk move onto the property due to pressure on nearby public land and the normal winter migration out of the high country. This is more of an agricultural landscape, wide open type of hunt where you catch groups of elk crossing the ranch.
The outfitter also offers two LATE SEPTEMBER RUT HUNTS in the high country for $5,950 for 4 days. This is a much more physically demanding hunt, typically in more mountainous terrain at higher elevations for resident elk. At press time this rut hunt was booked until 2024.
The ranch is located at about 7500 foot elevation and has good road access making the regular elk hunt not an extremely physical hunt.
4 day hunt with bunkhouse accommodations, meals, guided 2×1 and airport pickup in Hayden is included for $5,950. Pronghorn can be added to the early elk hunts for only $2,500 and the ranch produces nice bucks averaging 70 inches. HCU’s Craig Green and Cliff Graham have hunted with this outfitter. Hunt EK226. EK226 Hunt Photos.
NEW MEXICO ARCHERY ELK HUNT
2022 – 12 ARCHERS 10 KILLS 2 MISSED
RIFLE 100 PERCENT AGAIN
2021 – 16 ARCHERS KILLED 15 BULLS
RIFLE 12 HUNTERS 12 BULLS
31,000 ACRE RANCH W/L.O.VOUCHER
BORDERS MESCALERO APACHE RESERVATION
This outfitter has been running hunts on a 31,000 acre private ranch that borders the Mescalero Apache Reservation and on up to the wilderness area. The terrain is fairly moderate with rolling hills and cedars, providing an excellent archery hunt along with a high success rifle season.
2022 archery season ended with 10 of the 12 bowhunters tagging bulls and the 2 unsuccessful hunters missed bulls. Top bulls were in the 280 to 290’s range.
2022 rifle the first 2 hunts in October totaling 6 hunters killed 6 bulls. November 17 to 21 hunt went 2 for 2 and December 1 to 5 went 2 for 2. Top bulls went around 325.
2021 archery finished with 15 of the 16 bow hunters tagging a bull. The only unsuccessful hunter passed on bulls.
2021 rifle season was 100 percent, best bull grossed 320 with most of the bulls in the 270 to 300 class.
Archery hunts are 5 days 1×1 $11,500. They run 4 hunts with 4 hunters per hunt, September 2 to 6, 8 to 12, 15 to 19, and 20 to 24. Rifle hunts are only 3 hunters per hunt and priced according to dates. October 1 to 5 $16,500, 7 to 11 $16,500, November 16 to 20 $12,900 and December 10 to 14 $12,900. Remember these hunts come with a landowner voucher, which guarantees you a tag, no draw, but you still need to purchase the license.
Excellent crew with superb cabin accommodations, satellite TV and all the amenities. Hunters fly into Albuquerque and rent a vehicle for the 3 hour drive. Openings are determined by the amount of repeat clientele. Call us if you are interested. Hunt EKNO90.