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New Mexico Rifle Muzzleloader Elk Hunting takes place in Unit 12 in which we control access to over 300,000 acres. Our public land hunt is obtained only through the draw process, and the private land hunt is guaranteed with the purchase of landowner permits. These hunts take place in the beginning of October when the elk are still rutting hard and the odds of killing a trophy class bull are at their peak. We also offer a limited number of late season rifle hunts in November and December on the private land when the bulls are in bachelor groups.
We run three public land muzzleloader hunts in Unit 13. These hunts may be obtained through the public draw process or through the purchase of unit-wide landowner permits. The first two hunts fall in mid-October during the last half of the rut cycle. These hunts are definitely our most popular as they offer good draw odds with great shot opportunity. The third hunt falls in late November when the bulls are in bachelor groups. There are no restrictions on muzzleloaders on these hunts; in-line muzzleloaders, scopes, and sabots are legal.
5-Day Public Hunt*
- 1-on-1 Guided – $6,500
- 2-on-1 Guided – $4,500
- Unit 13-Unit Wide Landowner Tag – $4,000
- Unit 15 – Unit Wide Landowner Tag – $5,000
- License – $855
- NM 5% Sales Tax
Private Ranch Hunt*
*Meals and lodging included. Subject to 5% state sales tax. A 50% deposit is due at booking.