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New Mexico Elk Hunts

Join Triple C Outfitters this fall as we hunt trophy bulls in the heart of New Mexico’s best areas.  As lifelong residents of New Mexico, we have hunted nearly every big game unit in the state.  Through decades of experience, we have been able to identify specific units that consistently produce trophy quality bulls.  These trophy quality units contain an outstanding combination of superior genetics, strong elk populations, light hunting pressure, and millions of acres of accessible public land.  The end result is a true Rocky Mountain Elk hunt that will leave you satisfied.  This is truly the “Golden Age” of elk hunting in New Mexico.  There has never been a better time to harvest a trophy bull.

In order to hunt with us this fall, you are going to need an elk tag.  There are two options for obtaining an elk tag in the state of New Mexico.  The first and most popular option is applying for a tag in the annual NM Big Game Draw.  We hunt elk in the Lincoln National Forest and surrounding public lands contained in hunting unit 34 and unit 36.  By applying in the draw under a registered NM Outfitter, your chances of drawing an elk tag are significantly improved as opposed to applying as an unguided non-resident applicant.  Through our FREE APPLICATION SERVICE, we personally contact every client in order to prepare and submit your online application in the NM Big Game Draw.  This allows us to ensure that your application is correct, and most importantly, that it is processed in the Outfitter’s Pool.  

The second option for those that are unsuccessful in the draw, or who have missed the draw deadline, is to purchase a landowner elk tag.  Unit wide landowner tags are limited and the demand for them is at an all-time high.  In our trophy quality units, landowner tags range from $7k to $8k.  Purchasing a landowner tag significantly increases the cost of your hunt, as you will still be required to purchase the Non-Resident Elk license from the state.  The upside to purchasing a landowner tag is you can still hunt our trophy units without going through the NM Big Game draw.  For those clients interested in purchasing landowner elk tags, we can locate and purchase tags on your behalf.

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Archery Elk Hunts

These are action packed hunts with plenty of bugling bulls in the heat of the rut.  Expect to see lots of big bulls up close and personal.  Average shots will range from 20-60yds.  Quickly becoming our most popular hunt selection. Hunts take place in the Lincoln National Forest.

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Muzzleloader Elk Hunts

Favorable season dates make for a fun hunt.  Bulls will often still be bugling as the rut comes to an end.  We often get well within muzzleloader range of some tremendous trophy bulls that we couldn’t lure close enough during archery season. Calling and spot/stalk tactics are often effective of these hunts. Hunts take place in the Lincoln National Forest.

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Rifle Elk Hunts

Once the rut is complete, big bulls leave the herd seeking a safe place to recover before winter hits.  This is typically a spot/stalk hunt with lots of time spent behind our optics and covering lots of ground. We often kill our biggest bulls each year on our rifle elk hunts. Hunts take place in the Lincoln National Forest. 

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Mobility Impaired Elk Hunts

This is a rifle elk hunt created specifically for those hunters qualifying for a NM Mobility Impairment Certificate (link to MI Form).  Outstanding draw odds and favorable hunt dates make for a fantastic hunt.  Anytime you are hunting elk in the rut with a rifle, it’s going to be good.  Expect to see lots of big bulls! Hunts take place in the Lincoln National Forest.

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Youth Elk Hunts

New Mexico has some outstanding youth elk hunts for those under the age of 18.  If hunting bugling bulls during the peak of the rut sounds good to you, look no further.  Anytime you are hunting elk in the rut with a rifle, it’s going to be good.  Expect to see lots of big bulls! Hunts take place in the Lincoln National Forest.

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