New Mexico Archery Elk Hunts
The month of September is a magical time in the mountains of New Mexico. As the elk rut draws near, bachelor groups of bulls will disperse and start roaming the country looking for herds of cow elk. This pre-rut phase is a great time to ambush a huge trophy bull. Herd bulls in our trophy quality units will often gather harems of up to 50 cows by the time the rut hits full swing. Expect to hear elk bugling and to see big bulls up close and personal on these trophy archery elk hunts. We are often able to call bulls in under 40 yds. Shooting opportunity has been 73% over the last 5 seasons. Hunters should arrive in good shape and ready to walk up to several miles each day.
Archery Elk Hunts Units & Dates
- NM Unit 34, NM Unit 36 (Lincoln National Forest) - - September 1 – 14th Early Season Archery
- NM Unit 34, NM Unit 36 (Lincoln National Forest) - - September 15 – 24th Late Season Archery
Hunt Packages and Rates
Fully Outfitted Elk Hunts - $5,000/hunter
This is our premium hunt package that includes 5 full days of expert guide service, field transportation, 6 nights lodging, meals, and beverages for the duration of your hunt. When your trophy is down, your guide will handle skinning, quartering, rough caping, and packing out your trophy. Show up to camp with your hunting clothes and equipment, we will handle the rest.
Semi-Guided Elk Hunts - $4,000/hunter
This is a popular option with experienced elk hunters or hunters who have hunted the area before. This package includes 2 full days of expert guide service, as well as 6 nights lodging, meals, and beverages for the duration of your 5 day hunt.
Guided Only Elk Hunts - $4,000/hunter
This is a popular package with hunters who want a guide the entire hunt, but prefer to handle their own lodging and cooking. This package includes 5 full days of expert guide service. When your trophy is down, your guide will handle skinning, quartering, rough caping, and packing out your trophy.
Not Included: Pricing does not include 7% NM sales tax, state license cost, meat processing/butchering, taxidermy, or customary guide gratuity. Transportation to hunting camp is the client’s responsibility. Airport pickup and drop-off service can be arranged at additional cost. Above rates are based on 2x1 guide service, upgrade to 1x1 guide service is an additional $1,000/hunter.
How to Get your Elk Tag
Elk tags are issued on a limited basis, so hunters are required to draw a tag or purchase a landowner elk tag. Triple C Outfitters provides a Free Application Service and is happy to assist you with your New Mexico elk application. The draw application deadline is March 23, 2016.
Deposit: No deposit is required until you draw your tag. If you are successful in drawing a tag, a 50% deposit is required by June 30 to reserve your spot in camp. The remaining 50% balance is due two weeks prior to your scheduled hunt date.