New Mexico Muzzleloader Hunts
Bulls are often vocal as the rut winds down during the month of October. We typically spend the morning stalking bugling bulls and the afternoon and evenings glassing. It is not unusual for us to have success calling in big bulls during the muzzleloader hunts. If the elk are not bugling, this becomes a typical spot and stalk elk hunt. Expect to cover a lot of country on this hunt. Hunters should arrive in good shape and ready to walk up to several miles each day. Average shots are 130yds, but hunters should be prepared to shoot out to 200yds. Shooting opportunity has been 85% over the last 5 seasons.
Muzzleloader Elk Hunt Units & Dates
- NM Unit 36 (Lincoln National Forest) - - October 6-10, 2018
- NM Unit 34 (Lincoln National Forest) - - October 13-17, 2018
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 21, 2018.
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.