New Mexico Elk Hunting Trips

Species:               Rocky mountain elk

Location:             New Mexico

Methods:             Rifle or Archery

Dates:                  September-December

If you’re looking for a true, free range BIG bull, our elk hunts in New Mexico are what you’re looking for.  


Our New Mexico archery elk hunts takes place in September during the pre-rut through the middle stages of the rut. These hunts definitely present some of the best opportunities to kill the some of the biggest bulls in our areas. The bulls are typically very vocal during this period which can make for exciting and action packed hunts. 

In 2004 one of our archery hunters killed an incredible bull that gross scored 427″ P&Y and became the new New Mexico state record at the time. That record held until 2015 when another one of our archery hunters killed an unbelievable bull gross scoring 440″ P&Y. Both of these bulls are among the top ten non-typical bulls ever harvested in the world with a bow.


Our New Mexico Rifle Elk Hunts takes place in Unit 12 which is in Western New Mexico. We control access to over 500,000 contiguous acres of ranches in the unit. 

Our public land hunts are obtained through the draw process or by purchasing a “unit-wide” landowner tag, while our private ranch hunts are obtained by purchasing one of our guaranteed “ranch only” landowner permits. 

All of these hunts start at the beginning of October and run through the end of December. 

The October hunts occur during the rut cycle while the bulls are bugling and running with herds of cows. 

The November and December hunts are considered late season hunts and bulls are typically in bachelor groups. 

Both rut and late season hunts have very high success and there are unique advantages to hunting each of the different seasons.


2023 Archery– (SOLD OUT)

2024 Archery

September 1st-7th

$13,500 1×1

$11,500 2×1

September 9th-14th

$14,500 1×1

$12,500 2×1

September 16th-21st and 19th-24th

$16,000 1×1

$14,000 2×1


2023 Rifle (SOLD OUT)

2024 Rifle

October 1st-5th

$19,500 1×1

$17,500 2×1

October 7th-11th

$17,000 1×1

$15,500 2×1

October 14th-18th

$15,500 1×1

14,000 2×1

October 21st-25th

$14,000 1×1

$12,500 2×1

October 28th-November 1st***

$14,000 1×1

***Combo Hunt with Mule Deer


Late Season Rifle Bull Elk Hunts

$13,000 1×1

$11,500 2×1

November 8th-January 24th (5 day hunts)


Rifle Cow Elk Hunts

$2,550 3×1

$2,850 2×1

November 4th-Janaury 29th (3 day hunts)

Cost includes:

Lodging (lodge based), guiding, food, drinks, transportation during the hunt, field prep of bulls. 

Cost excludes:

License and tags, car rental if flying, meat processing, taxidermy, New Mexico tax, tips.  

Antonello M.
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An elk hunt has been high on my list for many years. Erin took the time to listen and find the perfect hunt for me. He helped me every step of the way, and I travelled all the way to the US and got a beautiful 6-point bull. Thank you Erin and Tru Flight Adventures!