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New Mexico Unit 46 Trophy Elk Hunt - Private Land

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* This outfitter holds the leases on multiple private ranches in northern New Mexico's unit 46. This area of New Mexico is all private land, so there is no lottery drawing for hunting permits. All licenses are acquired through the various landowners.

* Hunt cost includes the landowner voucher (guaranteed tag) meals, guide, lodging, transportation and trophy care. Lodging is in a motel only a short drive from the ranch. There will be no more than 2 hunters on either ranch at any time.

* The ranches are in very mild terrain. The total elevation gain across any particular ranch is seldom over 200 feet. If ever there was an "easy" (physical) elk hunt, this is it.

* All of these ranches contain alfalfa and hay fields that draw the elk from the surrounding hills and other ranches. Hunts begin before light with a hike to a point over looking these feeding areas. Hunters with this outfitter have enjoyed a 95% opportunity.

* Rifle and archery hunts are available. The hunting technique used is typically ambush so as not to bump the elk off the ranch. Early season hunts may include sitting over a water hole.

* Every year 3 to 4 bulls are taken that score in the 330 to 350 range. There have been bulls taken in excess of 380. The New Mexico state record archery bull scoring 414 was taken on one of these ranches several years ago.

Landowner Hunts

Archery and Rifle Hunts

Hunt ratio 2x1
Duration 5-days
Rates: Archery - $8,000
Rifle - $8,000 (Oct-Dec)
Quality Avg. 295 to 305 with a fair chance at a 330-350
Dates Archery - Sept 1 thru 22
Rifle - Oct 1 thru Dec 30
Notes: Contact HuntersTrailhead at 801-979-8843 for more information on this hunt