Venku | 5-Day Guided Elk Hunts

5-Day Guided Elk Hunts

Holman, NM

Accommodates
1 to 4
Pet-Friendly
Kid-Friendly
Handicapped Accessible

Your Experience

5 Full Days - 5 Options


Private elk tags are available to individuals who do not successfully draw a public elk tag. Mule deer tags for archery can be purchased over the counter in some units; however, rifle deer hunts are on a draw situation for most units.


September - Archery

2 options: Standard Unit (Guaranteed Tag Included) or Private Land (Guaranteed Tag Included)

-Sept. 1 - 5

-Sept. 8 - 12

-Sept. 15 - 19

-Sept. 20 - 24


There are several New Mexico elk hunts during the month of September. Each hunt is five days with two hunters per guide; we allow a maximum of four hunters per hunt to assure the best chances for success.


The “RUT” begins in the first part of the season and is usually in full swing after the 10th of September. Bugling bulls can be heard throughout the archery season. If you love the sweet sound of the infamous Wapiti then this hunt is for you. Several 300″ – 380″ bulls are extremely vulnerable during this time of year in Quality Units. Several 260”-320” bulls can be harvested in Standard Units.


Combination elk and deer hunts are available during some archery hunts. We can assist you with combo hunt arrangements and hunt details.


October – Rifle:

3 options: Private Land (Tag Included) or Private Land (Tag not Included), or Guaranteed Tag

Private Land (+ Guaranteed Tag) / Private Land (no tag)

  • Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 (Any 5 consecutive days)

Guaranteed Tag

  • Oct. 10 -14
  • Oct. 17 - 21
  • Oct. 24 - 8


October is rifle season for elk hunts in New Mexico. The first elk hunt of the season begins the 1st week of October. We provide three public rifle elk hunts throughout the month of October, with private land hunts available from November 1 through December 31.


Muzzleloader:

2 Options: Standard Unit (Guaranteed Tag Included) or Quality Unit (Tag not Included)

Standard Unit + Tag

  • Oct. 9 - 13

Quality Unit

  • Oct. 16 - 20
  • Oct. 23 - 27
  • Nov. 20 - 24


Muzzleloader hunts are available from the first week in October through November.

What's Included

Lodging & Accommodations

Transportation

Assistance with Capping, Quartering, & Packing Out

Two Meals / Day + Continental Breakfast

Professional Photos of Your Hunt

Your Host

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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.

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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.

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Rules & Guidelines

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 endour. 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!!! If a hunter is planning to hunt out West for elk, he 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 with them into their elk hunting backpack and hike with it on their back 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 nose and keep their mouth 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 up side 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 life time Bull Elk and you are unable to do it when it counts.


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)

  • Standard: $548
  • 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
  • Elk Landowner Tag
  • Capping, Meat Processing, & Taxidermy Fees
  • Room & Board Beyond Scheduled Stay

Check In:

08:00 PM

Check Out:

04:00 PM

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 endour. 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!!! If a hunter is planning to hunt out West for elk, he 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 with them into their elk hunting backpack and hike with it on their back 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 nose and keep their mouth 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 up side 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 life time Bull Elk and you are unable to do it when it counts.


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)

  • Standard: $548
  • 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
  • Elk Landowner Tag
  • Capping, Meat Processing, & Taxidermy Fees
  • Room & Board Beyond Scheduled Stay

Check In:

08:00 PM

Check Out:

04:00 PM

Non-refundable Deposit

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.

What to Bring

  • Your Choice of Weapon
  • Camouflage Clothing
  • Camera
  • Personal Amenities
  • Medications
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Good Walking Boots

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