View Full Version : New Mexico Elk Hunt

04-09-2012, 10:33 AM
I have always wanted to hunt elk in New Mexico but im not really sure on when to apply or how to actually get put in for the hunts. Any help would be fantastic! Thanks

04-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Everything you will ever need is right here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/hunting/index.htm
You've missed the deadline to apply this year though.

Doe Nob
04-09-2012, 12:34 PM
You options left for this fall are to buy a landowner tag, hunt on private land, or draw the raffle tag.

Blue Skies Hunting Advent
04-09-2012, 06:28 PM
If looking for a land owner hunt feel free to check out my website. Good luck on your future Elk hunt.

04-09-2012, 09:30 PM

I don't like the NM tag system, but one thing is good about the LO tags. The state doles out sooooo many of them, the prices are relatively reasonable due to supply/demand. This is especially true if you wait till the last minute and aren't picky about a specific unit. You can get a good bull tag for $800-$1,200. Beats the hell out of paying $6,000 for an outfitter. Of course, it depends what you're looking for.

04-10-2012, 08:13 AM
A land owner tag in the high demand units(all the gila and most of the other good ones w/out getting too specific) will run you about 4,000, sometimes a little cheaper and sometimes and few bucks more. The rest of the units can be had for about 1/2 the price. If you just want to go elk hunting you might look into getting a cow permit. The standard going rate is about 500 bucks. I put in for the draw every year, on ALL unsuccessful years for the last 15 I have gotten a cow permit. I fill the freezer and have a good time doing it.

04-10-2012, 11:40 AM
thanks you all for the info! it was very helpful! I wish you all the best of luck this fall!

04-10-2012, 12:57 PM
A non res. can't put in for a cow tag anymore in the draw ..right ? Can the non res. buy a LO cow tag ?

04-10-2012, 01:37 PM
Yes brooks, a non res can buy a private cow tag.

04-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Yes brooks, a non res can buy a private cow tag.

Jay is correct, a NR may still purchase a landowner cow tag however you are no longer allowed to choose a cow tag as a choice for the state draw.

04-10-2012, 11:52 PM
I know a couple guys that could get you in some good LO tags. If you're interested let me know and I can check whats available for this year.

04-11-2012, 07:39 PM
Take a good look at the Jicarilla, you can buy a cow tag from $400 to $650 or a bull tag for $6-8000. Bulls average 300 and there are some B&C bulls. You will have to be guided but they are reasonable. I know several of the guides and one is a hunting friend.

nm. elker
05-08-2012, 04:20 PM
We have few private land hunts left for 2012. If you buy bull elk hunt we will give a friend or family member a free cow elk hunt. Visit our web at www.chavezcreekhuntingllc.com or call me.
Blaine 719-843-5223