3-Day Guided Cow Elk Hunt (Up to 2 Hunters)

1-2 Guests • Lodge • Private • Guided


Private land cow elk hunts with an esteemed New Mexico Big Game outfitter.

Hunt Includes:

  • Landowner tag
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the hunting grounds
  • Caping, quartering, and pack-out

We hunt on approximately 10k private acres spread throughout the unit (46)

You have the option to pick your specific days on this private land hunt.

Elk Hunt Info

Elk hunting can be one of the toughest hunts a hunter will experience because of the terrain elk live in. It is one of the most physically demanding hunting sports most hunters will ever endure. Most Eastern deer hunters who head West to elk hunt practice bugling and mewing on a cow call but often forget about one of the most important aspects of getting ready for an elk hunt: GETTING IN SHAPE!!! A hunter planning to hunt out West for elk should purchase a quality backpack and start hiking with it on his back.

When preparing for an elk hunt, having at least 30 pounds in a pack is a good idea. Elk hunters should pack up the gear they plan to take into their elk hunting backpacks and hike with it on their backs a few times a week. This prepares their back muscles and leg muscles for the elk hunt.

When preparing physically, it is important to realize that elk live in the high country where the air is often thin. It can be very difficult to prepare Eastern lungs for Western air, but there are a few things elk hunters can do. When training, elk hunters need to breathe as much as possible from their noses and keep their mouths closed. This makes lungs work harder and helps prepare them for the hard breathing they will encounter out west. They can also run very fast upside hills for short distances or ride a bike uphill as fast as they can for short distances to strengthen their lungs. You would hate to get into a position where you need to get up a hill to take a shot at a once-in-a-lifetime Bull Elk, and you cannot do it when it counts.

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Your Host

John's Trip

John O

John is a registered hunting guide and owner of his outfitting company in the State of New Mexico. He is a native hunter in the areas where he outfits in the State of New Mexico. He specializes in Prairie Dog, Merriam Turkey, Prong Horn Antelope, Black Bear, Cougar/Mountain Lion, Rocky Mountain Elk and Mule Deer. John also excels in Outfitting in New Mexico for most big game along with other small game populations.

from $2365/Experience

Base Price

$2365.00 Per Person Per Experience


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Lodging & Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with Caping, Quartering, & Packing Out
  • Two Meals / Day + Continental Breakfast



Gear List

  • Your Choice of Weapon
  • Camouflage Clothing
  • Camera
  • Personal Amenities

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Rules & Guidelines

New Mexico Hunting License - Elk

All hunters must possess a valid license, and permit if applicable, for the species and hunt type in which they will participate and must produce this upon request by a conservation officer. All big-game and turkey hunters must possess a Game-hunting License, tag(s) for each species hunted, and a Habitat Stamp.

Habitat Stamp: $10

Resident (+$7 application fee)

  • Standard: $90
  • Quality: $90
  • Junior/Senior: $58

Nonresident (+$13 application fee)

  • Quality: $773

*Note: License fees may vary based on type of land (private/public), type of license, or changes to state legislation. The fees listed above are updated as of this listing’s publication. For the most accurate information, visit the New Mexico Game & Fish website.

What's NOT Included:

  • Airport Pickup/Return
  • State License Fees
  • Meat Processing, & Taxidermy Fees
  • Room & Board Beyond Scheduled Stay

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