Public Land Rifle, Bow, and Muzzleloader Hunts
These hunts are only offered in Game Management Units 10, 51, and 52. While unit 10 offers drop camps only during the bow season, all weapon types (rifle, muzzleloader, and bow) can be used in units 51 and 52. These hunts are designed for those hunters who are looking for a quality hunt, feel confident about hunting elk on their own, do not need a guide to accompany them in the field, and don’t want the hassle of having to bring and set up a camp.
The units that we hunt can be described as follows:
Units 51 and 52
Unit 51 and Unit 52 are located in North Central New Mexico. Unit 52 is approximately 300,000 acres in size and Unit 51 is approximately 380,000 acres. Both of these units are in a roadless/wilderness area that prohibits off road vehicles and off road traffic of any type. The areas have numerous open roads within the unit, often two to three miles apart, which allows the hunter access to areas to hunt by foot. These units have an excellent elk population and the number of hunters is controlled, as opposed to Colorado’s public land units. The odds of drawing a license are excellent with the outfitter number. Bow and the last rifle elk hunts can be combined with a mule deer hunt and/or a bear hunt also, at no additional hunting fee. All of our hunting is done on foot in these units, except that we offer horseback hunts in Unit 52. These units offer the hunter easy access, an excellent elk population, and limited hunting pressure. This is a public draw unit and it usually offers a very high opportunity to draw a license with the use of the outfitter number.
Public Land Elk Hunts
Unit 51 Dates
Unit 52 Dates
Unit 10 Dates
* can be combined with a mule deer
Self-Guided Combination Elk & Mule Deer
Application Deadline: March 19, 2014
Cost of the hunt includes: The use of the Outfitter Number for drawing a license, a person in camp full time with maps and is knowledgeable of the area to direct hunters to good areas, accommodations, meals, and retrieval of game.
Hunter is responsible for: applying for the license, with our help, their personal gear including bedroll and weapon, and transportation to and from camp.
Unit 10 - Cibola Natioal Forest
Unit 10 is located south of Grants, New Mexico and is on the north end of the Gila range. The use of four wheelers is allowed on any designated road or for the retrieval of harvested game with the majority of the hunt. This unit offers hunters easy access, a good elk population, and limited hunting pressure. The unit usually allows for close to a 100% draw of bow tags with the use of the outfitter number.
The Self-guided hunts include: the use of the outfitter number for drawing a license, accommodations in a main tent camp, meals, a person in camp full time with maps, knowledgeable of the area, to direct the hunter to good areas, and retrieval of game animal.
The Hunter is responsible for: applying for the license. The odds of drawing these licenses are excellent with the use of the outfitter number (application assistance is available), personal gear, weapon, transportation to and from camp and during the hunt.
Public Land Elk Trophy Gallery
Take a look at our public land elk trophy gallery featuring animals taken by our satisfied customers.