I have been on 3 hunts there with family, one for my dad and two others with my cousin and uncle. Each time we got a bull over 310. If you don't have horses, you might need to go make friends with someone who does. The main place we hunt in there is a 2 hour ride and a 1/2 hour walk. You need to get as far away from the roads as possible and you will see elk. All of the guided hunters will be on horse, meaning they will get further back, with less walking. Are you out of NM?