NEW MEXICO HUNTING
GAME:ELK DEER BEAR ANTELOPE
They operate on 40 private leases that run 35 miles east to west, 25 miles north to south, totaling 100,000 acres in New Mexico. Most hunting is in Unit 4, Northern New Mexico, near the town of Chama. Hunting is also in Unit 51 of Southern New Mexico.
Temperatures range from 25 to 80 degrees in September, 20 to 70 degrees in October, 10 to 55 degrees in November, 20 to 45 degrees in December. Most hunting is at an elevation of 7,000 to 8,500 feet. All hunting is on private ranches and elevation varies from 7,000 feet minus to 10,000 feet plus.
Hunters fly into Albuquerque, New Mexico, and rent a car for the 165 mile trip to camp.
Locations also available are Santa Fe or Durango, however, best overall location with vehicle lease is Albuquerque. All hunts use 4x4 vehicles.
For most hunts in New Mexico, hunters stay in Chromo, Colorado. Bunk houses and large wall tents with carpet and beds provide housing. Occasionally, there are some spike camps set up in certain areas. There are several ranches with private lodging on premise. Occasionally, hotels are used. There is no longer hunting in Colorado.
NEW MEXICO PERMITS/LICENSES
Elk $555 Deer $290 Antelope $290 Elk - Cow $354 Bear $260
Hunters must purchase a $65 small game license. All New Mexico Elk licenses will be private landowner tags, no drawings. All Bear tags are over the counter. Mule Deer archery and muzzleloader are over the counter.
We prefer to call this New Mexico camp location “Elk Central” as success is everywhere. Over the last 8 years, rifle hunters were 82% successful in harvest of 5 and 6 point bulls. Elk 5x5 or better was 94%. That’s incredible, but their 15 year average is 83% rifle and 32% archery success on dead Elk on the ground.
Elk* Rifle Nov/Dec $6,250
Elk* Rifle Oct 2x1 $6,900 $7,400 1x1
Elk/Deer Draw* Rifle 2x1 $7,950 $8,450 1x1
Elk* September Archery/Tree Stand $3,450
Elk/Deer*Guided Archery 2x1 $4,950 $5,450 1x1
Deer* Muzzleloader 2x1 $4,450 $4,950 1x1
Elk* Semi-Guided Archery 2x1 $4,450 $4,950 1x1
Cow Elk 3 Day 99% Success 2x1 $1,750 $2,000 1x1
*Add Bear for $500