Wilderness Archery Elk Hunting

FULLY GUIDED 

We offer 3 6-day Fully-Guided 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.

These are pack-in hunts via horses and mules to a wilderness tent camp.  All hunting is conducted on foot and geared to the very serious “Go Get Them” type hunter.  Hunters should be able to walk a minimum of 6 miles a day in mountainous terrain to insure an enjoyable experience and enhance success.  Food will be of the non-perishable type such as canned and freeze dried.  Game is retrieved to the trailhead with livestock.

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 16, 2022.

** Our wilderness archery elk hunts are VERY physical.  You need to be in good shape, not overweight and able to walk a minimum of 6 miles in mountainous terrain.   Please take the time to get in shape for your hunt.**  

6 Day Wilderness Archery Elk (2X1 Hunt)
September 1-6, 2022     $5,000.00
September 9-14, 2022   $5,000.00
September 19-24, 2022 $5,000.00

6 Day Wilderness Archery Elk (1X1 Hunt)
September 1-6, 2022     $6,100.00
September 9-14, 2022   $6,100.00
September 19-24, 2022 $6,100.00

Non hunters are welcome.  Fee is $1,200.00 plus tax.

ELK ADVANTAGE

Elk Advantage is designed for the very serious “do it yourself” hunter.  

What is Elk Advantage?  It’s basically where we pack your equipment, food, or whatever your needs are into the wilderness prior to your hunt.  Pick your destination or use our expertise to help you find a good destination to hunt from.  Sometimes just being a few miles in will make all the difference.  Gear will be hung to prevent varmints from getting your stuff.  Hunters can hike into their camp whenever they want to do some early scouting or just go in to hunt.  A packer will be on standby to pack out your elk.  When you’re done hunting let us know and we will pack out your camp.

THINGS TO KNOW:
1. You must be able to walk a minimum of 6 miles a day in mountainous terrain.  
The more country you can cover, the better success you will enjoy.  (If you are not in physical condition for this type of hunt, you should consider a non-wilderness unit.)
2.  You need to know how to skin and quarter an elk.
3.  You will need to have or have access to a Garmin In-Reach unit or a similar device that allows you to send text messages via satellite.  These devises also have mapping and GPS features.  (Detailed information and route to your camp will be provided)
4.  You will need to get us your gear weeks ahead of your hunt.  You can bring it by to us personally or send it UPS with a return label.  When we pack it out, you will be notified.  You can set up a time and date to pick it up personally or have it shipped back to you via UPS.

$1,500.00 minimum per licensed hunter.
Price includes 1 mule load of gear and your elk packed out from your camp.  (4 quarters, backstraps, tenderloins, neck meat, cape, and antlers)

$500.00 for additional mule load
**1 Mule load
of gear is 150 pounds maximum. Bulkiness of equipment is also a consideration to how many mule loads you require**

$700.00 additional charge for packing your elk from your kill site.

 

ELK ADVANTAGE PLUS

This hunt is for the very serious “do it yourself hunter”.  Very similar to the Elk Advantage hunt except you will be able to use our outfitter number to increase your chances of drawing an elk tag.  One of our guides will stay with you for 2 days to help you get started and to also fulfill the legal requirement to use our outfitter number.

THINGS TO KNOW:
1. You must be able to walk a minimum of 6 miles a day in mountainous terrain.  
The more country you can cover, the better success you will enjoy.  (If you are not in physical condition for this type of hunt, you should consider a non-wilderness unit.)
2.  You need to know how to skin and quarter an elk.
3.  You will need to have or have access to a Garmin In-Reach unit or a similar device that allows you to send text messages via satellite.  These devises also have mapping and GPS features.  (Detailed information and route to your camp will be provided)
4.  You will need to get us your gear weeks ahead of your hunt.  You can bring it by to us personally or send it UPS with a return label.  When we pack it out, you will be notified.  You can set up a time and date to pick it up personally or have it shipped back to you via UPS.

$2,500.00 minimum per licensed hunter.
$2,000.00 minimum per licensed hunter for parties of 2 or more.
Prices include 1 mule load of gear and an elk pack out from your camp. (4 quarters, backstraps, tenderlions, neck meat, cape and antlers)

$500.00 per additional mule load.
**1 Mule load
of gear is 150 pounds maximum. Bulkiness of equipment is also a consideration to how many mule loads you require**

$700.00 additional charge for packing your elk from your kill site