We offer 3 6-day bow elk hunts in unit 16 B and 16 C of the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness. New Mexico’s elk rut is on and bugling bulls can be expected on all 3 hunts. Hunting methods include: calling, spot and stalk, and still hunting.
We provide one guide for every 2 hunters and we also offer a 1X1 hunt for those of you who prefer to hunt without a buddy. We usually take 4 hunters per week. 80% of our archery hunters experience encounters with trophy bulls at 40 yards or less with a 40% harvest rate.
During September, the weather can be pretty warm here in the Gila. The lows will be in the mid 30’s to upper 40’s and the highs can be in the 80’s. Trophy capes and meat are immediately packed out with horses and mules to insure no spoilage.
These hunts are on a lottery system through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. You can apply through their website at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. The deadline for applying is MARCH 17, 2021.
** Our wilderness archery elk hunts are pretty physical. You need to be in good shape and not overweight. We have a weight limit of 250 pounds. Please take the time to get in shape for your hunt.**
6 Day Wilderness Archery Elk (2X1 Hunt)
September 1-6, 2021 $4,800.00
September 9-14, 2021 $4,800.00
September 19-24, 2021 $4,800.00
6 Day Wilderness Archery Elk (1X1 Hunt)
September 1-6, 2021 $6,000.00
September 9-14, 2021 $6,000.00
September 19-24, 2021 $6,000.00
Non hunters are welcome. Fee is $1,200.00 plus tax.