Rates & Dates
The New Mexico Rifle Hunts - 2017
No bear hunting after October 15th. Deer are on a draw which was 100% in 2015. I’ll send all deer hunters a deer application in March 2017.
Mule deer-$290, Bear-$260, Antelope-$290, Cow-Elk $354
I have no elk draw hunts (Unit 4) in New Mexico. Elk tags are obtained by guaranteed landowner permits which I supply as part of the cost of the hunt, but hunters still must purchase an elk license. Bear licenses are over-the-counter, but must be purchased 48 hours before hunting. No bear hunting after October 15th. Deer are on a draw which was 100% in 2015. I’ll send all deer hunters a deer application in March 2017. Tentative non-resident license prices for 2015: Elk-$555, Mule deer-$290, Bear-$260, Antelope-$290, Cow-Elk $354. Additionally, all hunters must purchase a small game hunting license for an additional $65.
Rifle Bull Elk Hunts - October 2017
October 4-8, 12-16, 21-25, and October 28 - November 1
1x1 $6,950 or 2x1 $6,450 plus licenses
The October hunts book-up first, mostly for aesthetic reasons. The weather is mostly mild, the leaves are changing and the bulls are bugling! October is usually not our best month success wise, but you do hedge your bet that you will have a good hunt, because it is the least weather-reliant month.
Combo Rifle Bull Elk & Buck Mule Deer Hunts - 2017
October 21-25 and October 28-November 1
1x1 $7,950 and 2x1 $7,450 Plus licences
Our October combo hunts are very popular two species hunts, as it only costs $1,000 extra to hunt the mule deer. We have some very good mule deer, with a 175 + reasonable expectation. The normal success on deer is about 50% on both weeks. The elk hunting on these weeks has our normal 80% success rate. Your deer tag is guaranteed through a landowner-sponsored draw, but you must apply online, and there is a finite March deadline.
Rifle Bull Elk Hunts - November 2017
November 6-10, 14-18 and November 28-December 2
1x1 $6,600 and 2x1 $6,100
November is the migration season. We lease significant acreage on all three of the migration corridors that traverse Unit 4. These hunts are more weather dependent than any other month, but the herd bulls move through these corridors on a biological migration in November. When you catch the weather, it is the “Discovery Channel” for elk. Over the past ten seasons November has not only had the highest percentage of success, but some of the largest bulls too.
Rifle Bull Elk Hunts - December 2017
December 7-11, 15-19, and 27-31
1x1 $6,600 and 2x1 $6,100
December is normally a cold, snowy month. Our leases not only are on the migration corridors, we also have significant winter range habitat. This is why, in two of the last three seasons, December has been our highest success month, and has produced some of our best bulls of the season. Often, I can accommodate late booking clients on these high success hunts.
Treestand Hunts - September 2017
September 1-6 and 8-13
Start at noon on the first day and end at noon on the last.
$3,100 - Plus licences
Our treestand hunts are very popular with entry level bow hunters. Not only are they priced lower than any other hunts we offer, but half the seasons they are the highest success archery hunts. Since these hunts are strictly stand hunts, they are dependent on dry weather. If the weather is hot and dry, then they are terrific. If it is cool and rainy, these hunts will have below average success. The bear hunting on the treestand hunts is excellent, with 38% harvest success. 80% of the bears are of a color phase
Semi-Guided Archery Hunts - 2017
September 1-6 and September 8-13
1x1 $4,150 and 2x1 $3,650
This hunt was born of necessity, by client request. A hybrid treestand/guided hunt. In the morning you and your guide will chase the pre-rut bulls and in the evening you will sit a treestand. This hunt has been very popular since we introduced it in 2008. This week has been a high opportunity bow hunt every season.
Guided Archery Hunts - 2017
September 15-noon on the 19th and 20-24
1x1 $5,100 and 2x1 $4,600
I have hunted some pretty cool animals, i.e. Marco Polo, Kudu, Red Stag etc. If I’m asked what the greatest animal to hunt is – hands down, the Rocky Mountain Bull Elk with a bow during the rut! Nothing else can get your blood pumping like a bugling elk. Our clients know this too, which is why these hunts sell out fast. WHY NOT? Great weather, beautiful country and hearing bugling bulls every day. There’s also good bear and deer hunting during these weeks.
New Mexico Muzzleloader Trophy Mule Deer Hunt - 2017
September 27 - October 1
1x1 $4,750 and 2x1 $4,250
This is a draw hunt for 2015. Everyone always draws. Application deadline is March, 2016. Bear available for $500 trophy fee.
I’ve got some great bucks in September! Scopes, sabots and in-lines are legal. This is the very best time to kill a trophy buck with The Brand. A 175 + buck is a reasonable expectation. Bucks will be in bachelor herds, and 90% will be out of velvet. Great hunt in big buck country! Rio Arriba County, with 40% more mule deer B & C entries than any other county in America. We usually take one or two “boomers” on this hunt.
Rifle Antelope Hunt - 2017
$1,950 if you draw,$2,950 if landowner authorization is needed.
This is a really great hunt for families and friends. Lots of antelope. In fact, it will be 100% shooting at quality bucks. Last year we went 13 for 13, and over the past eight seasons, 120 for 120. We will “camp” at the Best Western in Clayton, NM (Northeast New Mexico) and eat restaurant breakfasts, bag lunches and restaurant dinners. Hunters have a choice—some will put in for the outfitters’ draw for private land antelope authorizations (just like our elk authorizations here in Chama). Everyone will get to hunt. Others will book for the private land ranches on which we have long term leases. The outfitter draw has a March deadline. Applications will be sent in March. Fly to Amarillo, TX and drive 1.5 hours to Clayton
New Mexico Cow Elk Rifle Hunts - 2017
November 2–4, 11–13, 19–21 and December 3–5, 12–14, and 20–22
2x1 $1,500 and 1x1 $1,750 Plus licence
This private land hunt includes landowner permit, guide service, and elk pack-out, but does not include room, board or licenses. All hunts are 3 days, but usually last 1-2 days. 99.9% success.