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Old 12-01-2021, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default New Mexico Private Landowner Elk Hunt

Looking at booking a 2022 archery elk hunt in NM. I知 an experienced bowhunter, but have never done any western hunting so I知 looking for a guided hunt with landowner tag. I知 in good physical shape and can handle the walking and hiking. I don稚 mind staying in a tent camp, but I知 not opposed to staying in a nice place either. I致e found a lot of different outfitters but really would rather book something based on solid references. I know this has probably been asked several times but search function is not working for me. And maybe some fresh eyes will see this post. Thanks!


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Old 12-01-2021, 10:53 PM   #2
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New Mexico? Let me get my popcorn!
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Old 12-01-2021, 10:58 PM   #3
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:00 PM   #4
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New Mexico will be difficult for elk as a non-resident.

The odds of being drawn are low.

You can do the lottery through an outfitter with 10% better odds.

You can pay $$$$ to an outfitter that has guaranteed tags.

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Old 12-01-2021, 11:08 PM   #5
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I did a rifle hunt in NM in October with a landowner tag. No draw. Just gotta find one and then write a check. I didn't kill an elk.
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:13 PM   #6
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New Mexico will be difficult for elk as a non-resident.

The odds of being drawn are low.

You can do the lottery through an outfitter with 10% better odds.

You can pay $$$$ to an outfitter that has guaranteed tags.

Maybe I知 misunderstanding.I know draw is nearly impossible as a NR

I thought NM landowner tag/guide fee would range 10-15k?


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Old 12-01-2021, 11:14 PM   #7
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I知 no opposed to other states also


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Old 12-01-2021, 11:28 PM   #8
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Maybe I知 misunderstanding.I know draw is nearly impossible as a NR

I thought NM landowner tag/guide fee would range 10-15k?


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You are probably right on the price range.

If it were me, for that kind of change, I think you can have a better experience in Colorado or even Idaho.

We are looking at NW Idaho for fall 22 elk right now.
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Old 12-01-2021, 11:29 PM   #9
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If you want a big bull and have the cash I壇 go to NM. If not I壇 look to one of the Dakota痴, Wyoming or Idaho. I think even Utah has some decent NR bull tags in less popular units.


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Old 12-01-2021, 11:34 PM   #10
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What size of elk are you looking to chase. In New Mexico that痴 the difference between a good hunt for $8k with a small chance at a 300 bull or 15-20k with a good chance at a 350+
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Old 12-02-2021, 12:40 AM   #11
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What size of elk are you looking to chase. In New Mexico that痴 the difference between a good hunt for $8k with a small chance at a 300 bull or 15-20k with a good chance at a 350+

I知 not insisting I shoot a certain size to an outfitter. Just want a good quality guide with a highly likely opportunity at a harvest. I知 okay with 15k


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Old 12-02-2021, 01:12 AM   #12
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Old 12-02-2021, 01:22 AM   #13
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I used Wild out Pro out of Farmington NM. They were a great outfit. We were second rifle and both of us got bulls. Derek Martin is his name. Great service and it was WAY less than that12-15k price.
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:55 AM   #14
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Look up Michael Delao with Gila and Apache Outfitters. He might be able to get you a land owner voucher and his guides know where the big ones are and how to get you on them. Tag range from 7k to 12k and his fully guided hunts are around 6.5k
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:05 AM   #15
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Give the guys at Black Mountain Outfitters a call
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:41 AM   #16
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Def talk to these guys. https://www.huntingnewmexico.com/
Try and draw a tag first in the outfitter pool then if you don't draw go the landowner tag route would be my advice.
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Old 12-02-2021, 04:22 PM   #17
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I used Wild out Pro out of Farmington NM. They were a great outfit. We were second rifle and both of us got bulls. Derek Martin is his name. Great service and it was WAY less than that12-15k price.
was it draw or private tags?
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Old 12-02-2021, 05:18 PM   #18
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Old 12-02-2021, 05:24 PM   #19
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New Mexico Landowner tags have Ranch Only or Unit Wide designations. I'd make sure and find out which one you are buying.
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Old 12-02-2021, 08:45 PM   #20
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I can put you in touch. My cousin has a ranch right outside angel fire.
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:02 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the responses. Have made a few contacts so far.


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Old 12-03-2021, 09:13 AM   #22
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Acoma, if you can spring a little more.
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:06 AM   #23
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:09 AM   #24
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LOH Outfitters , my guide grew up in Unit 17 and he is awesome his name is Brendon Rosales. He put me on numerous different bulls in 5 days and I ended up taking a 308".
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Old 12-03-2021, 10:25 AM   #25
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I had a Unit 15 unit-wide landowner tag this year. Very cool experience hunting both public and private ground. Most satisfying no-kill hunt I've ever been on. Big moon during 2nd archery season. Despite the dry year, there was a big monsoon season and quality bulls were abundant. Trophy Ridge Outfitters, multi-generational, locally owned.
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Old 12-03-2021, 12:36 PM   #26
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LOH Outfitters , my guide grew up in Unit 17 and he is awesome his name is Brendon Rosales. He put me on numerous different bulls in 5 days and I ended up taking a 308".

Awesome I値l check em out. Did you take it with a bow?


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Old 12-03-2021, 02:01 PM   #27
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Awesome I’ll check em out. Did you take it with a bow?


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17 is a primitive weapon unit only for adults.

LO TAGS are typically 7.5k to 9.5 k.

I've hunted that unit a bunch in Jan. Good unit upper end price use for but what you get. IMO

If you can get in under 8k its a good deal

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Old 12-03-2021, 02:29 PM   #28
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Acoma, if you can spring a little more.
Don't do it. Just finished my 5th and last trip there. Not what it used to be.
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:38 PM   #29
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Don't do it. Just finished my 5th and last trip there. Not what it used to be.
That's saddens me
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Old 12-03-2021, 02:43 PM   #30
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[QUOTE=312InchMagnum;15971530]Awesome I値l check em out. Did you take it with a bow?


I used a muzzleloader.
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Old 12-03-2021, 03:02 PM   #31
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We used Beaverhead Outfitters for guided trip with landowner tags 20 years ago in the Gila.
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