We offer 2 5-day trophy rifle elk hunts in unit 16 B and 16 C of the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness. These hunts are towards the end of New Mexico’s elk rut and bulls are usually still bugling here in the Gila and Aldo Leopold.
We pack into our wilderness tent camp the day before the hunt, hunt 5 days, and then spend the next day packing out. We use the horses and mules while hunting. This gives us a great advantage to be able to cover more of New Mexico’s largest wilderness. We provide one guide for every 2 hunters and take 8 rifle elk hunters per season. We also offer a 1X1 hunt for those of you who prefer to hunt without a buddy.
Shooting opportunities usually run about 80% with a harvest rate averaging 60%. Mild weather can be expected this time of year here in southwest New Mexico. Our lows are in the upper 20’s and low 30’s with the highs in the upper 60’s and low 70’s.
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 rifle 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.**
5 DAY WILDERNESS RIFLE ELK (2X1 Hunt)
October 9-13, 2021 $4,800.00
October 16-20, 2021 $4,800.00
October 23-27, 2021 $4,800.00
5 DAY WILDERNESS RIFLE ELK (1X1 Hunt)
October 9-13, 2021 $6,000.00
October 16-20, 2021 $6,000.00
October 23-27, 2021 $6,000.00
Non hunters are welcome. Fee is $1,000.00 plus tax.