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New Mexico Elk hunt & Mule Deer

Overview

New Mexico Elk hunt, Mule Deer, Fishing

New Mexico elk hunt, mule deer, turkey and fishing in a luxurious log lodge setting.  Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of northern New Mexico, you will find rustic elegance beyond expectation and location beyond comparison. Unmatched as a premier outdoor sporting destination, this lodge is dedicated to providing unsurpassed service and personal attention to their clients.

By taking a magnificent 36,000 acre ranch and combining it with over five decades of innovative wildlife management programs, they are able to present some of the finest recreational opportunities available in North America. The management strategies emphasize quality not quantity.New Mexico elk hunt, Mule Deer, Fishing

Fantastic big game opportunities exist including elk, mule deer and buffalo.  On the property, you will also find great fishing for rainbow and brown trout, brook trout, cutt’bows, and the rare and elusive Rio Grande Cutthroat.  The New Mexico elk hunt is well known across the country as some of the finest elk hunting.

Elk hunts in general enjoy high bookings.  This lodge in particular with the luxury setting and high opportunity hunting fills early.  In fact, it is not unusual for us to be planning trips two and three years in advance.  Please plan early when elk hunts are on your trophy list.

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Species: Elk, Mule deer, buffalo, Merriam's turkey, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, cutt'bows and the rare and elusive Rio Grande Cutthroat
Capacity: 45 people but limited number of hunters
Location: Nothern New Mexico - 36,000 acres
Season: Big Game - September to November Turkey - Spring Fishing - Mid June – Mid September
Method: Big Game – Archery, Muzzleloader, Rifle Fishing – Fly and Spinners Turkey – Rifle or Archery
Lodging: Premier 27,000 square foot luxurious lodge
Food: Chef
Trip Length: Varies
Transport: Four wheel dirve vehicles or on foot from the lodge
Guided: 2x1 or 1x1 Guided
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Shooting

Free Range and Preserver Hunting for Elk, Mule Deer, and Bison:

This lodge offers elk, mule deer and bison hunts. Elk and bison may be hunted in the high fenced property. The high fenced property is made up of two 3,200 acre properties. It is a real hunt! The free range hunts for elk and mule deer cover over 30,000 acres. All elk and mule deer hunts are for five days and six nights. Bison hunts are two nights and one day. The lowest elevation on the ranch is 8,000 feet, so we urge you to be in good physical condition. Your guide will tailor your hunt to your physical abilities. Since the terrain varies widely, you and your guide will hunt by four-wheel drive vehicle and on foot. The rut or bugling season is around September  20 – October 10.

Hunts can be tailored to your desires. If you are in top physical condition and want to climb the mountains to pursue your trophy, you can. If you prefer four-wheel drive vehicles combined with a spot and stalk style hunt, they can accommodate that as well. Just talk to your guide and let him know how you want to hunt.

One thing you need to consider is that if trophy size is your primary goal, the better your physical conditioning, the better your chance of success. If you are better condition, you will be able to go the remote areas where the big bulls could be hiding out. That’s not to say that a big bull isn’t just around the corner in your four-wheel drive vehicle!

Turkey Hunting:  Mid April – Mid May

For most hunters this lodge offers a totally new turkey hunting experience.  The beauty and ruggedness of the San Juan Mountains to the mirror-like trout lakes below add a unique and different visual experience from other turkey hunts.  Combine that with the unique experience of being busted by a herd of elk or a black bear and you have a thrilling new adventure.

The lowest elevation on the ranch is 8,000 feet, so we urge you to be in good physical condition. Your guide will tailor your hunt to your physical abilities.  Since the terrain varies widely, you and your guide will travel by four-wheel drive vehicle and on foot. The season runs mid-April to mid-May.

Turkey Hunting Daily Schedule:

Get up early for a big hot breakfast and head out in time to arrive at your hunting spot before dawn. Hunt until 11-11:30 and return to the lodge for a big lunch and short break.  Head back out around 1:30-2:00 and hunt until you put the birds to roost.

 

 

Fishing

They have waters ranging from tiny rivulets to spring creeks to high canyon rivers and lakes that hold browns, brookies, rainbows and Cutthroats. This is one of the few places where you can fish for the exquisite and elusive Rio Grande Cutthroat, a very unique trout that has been reintroduced into their native habitat in the San Juan Mountains of northern New Mexico.

From the diminutive upper Poso Creek to the high canyon headwaters of the Brazos River to the broad expanse of the Poso Valley, the opportunities abound for stream fishing. The streams hold brown trout, brook trout, cutt’bows, rainbow trout, and the rare and elusive Rio Grand Cutthroat. Whether you are a seasoned fly fisherman or a relative newcomer to the sport, you can and WILL catch trout here.

There are over a dozen high country lakes which hold heavy bodied 16 to 30 inch trout which will truly test your fishing skills. These trophies are an integral part of why this lodge has earned and maintains a reputation for fishing excellence that is second to none.

Streams: From the diminutive upper Poso Creek to the high canyon headwaters of the Brazos River to the broad expanse of the Poso Valley, the opportunities abound for stream fishing. The streams hold brown trout, brook trout, cutt’bows, rainbow trout and the rare and elusive Rio Grand Cutthroat.

Lakes: There are over a dozen high country lakes which hold heavy bodied 16-30 inch trout.

Lodging

The luxurious 27,000 square foot lodge provides for your every comfort. The lodge has 17 spacious guest rooms and 4 large master suites that offer private fireplaces and satellite TV. There are 2 magnificent great rooms, each trimmed with panoramic windows, massive 20 foot wide stone fireplaces and leather appointments, fully stocked bars, satellite TV and comfortable and elegant dining areas.

Activities

At the lodge they offer a spa with a hydrotherapy whirlpool, a sauna and workout room. You can enjoy hiking, shooting sporting clays, fishing or ranch touring. Make sure to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings on the large terraces.

Located about two hours from Santa Fe for a great combination trip.

Rates

2017 Rates:

Elk Hunts:  $10,000 – 11,000 for free range or $14,000 – $15,000 for preserve

Mule Deer Hunts:  $9,000

Bison Hunts:  $8,000

Fishing trips:  $615 per day

Turkey: $3,000

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FAQ

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance