5-Day Rifle Elk Hunt on Private Land

1-12 Guests • Lodge • Private • Guided


Private Land Elk Hunting

Our private land elk hunts are conducted on selected ranches in south central New Mexico. We have secured exclusive hunting rights on the best private land elk hunting ranches in New Mexico.

The ranches are in unit 37 which is known for it’s world class bulls. The area is not known for high populations of elk but is noted for producing top end bulls with great mass. These combined ranches total about 70,000 acres that lies in the foothills of the Capitan mountains in south central New Mexico. The elevation ranges from 6000 feet to almost 8000 feet in elevation. The terrain is mostly rolling hills with canyons covered by juniper and pinon pine mixed with some grassy flats. The terrain is moderate with some steep, more extreme areas. Over all, these combined ranches have plenty of roads to access most of the hunting country so we can accommodate hunters from all levels of fitness.

What to Expect on your private land elk hunt

Our goal is to kill 300″ class bulls or better and believe this a very realistic goal due to the superior genetics in the region. Typically you will be seeing 260 bulls up to 340 class bulls but you have the potential for the opportunity at a 350″ class bull or better. However, there are many factors that will affect the outcome of your hunt. Weather is always something that can change animal behavior and patterns but you and I both know we can not do anything about that. The one thing you as a hunter can control is physical conditioning and it is always important to be in the best shape possible. The better shape you are in the easier it will be for your guide to get you in position to get that perfect shot.

Private Land Rifle Hunts

The rifle hunts can take place any five consecutive days from October 1st through December 31st and can be set at the time of booking. Early October is still in the rut and can have rutting action through most of the month of October. This means you are using archery tactics while hunting with a rifle in your hands! Needless to say this can be very exciting and usually high success. After the rut is over we will primarily be using spot and stalk methods, often glassing from higher vantage points and moving in for the shot. Some of this ranch is relatively flat and open while other parts are more mountainous and rugged with thick cover making shots anywhere from 20 yards to 500 yards.


Base Price is for 2 Hunters to 1 Guide - 1 on 1 guiding available for extra fee.

The price includes private landowner tag, meals, lodging, guide, transportation while hunting, game retrieval and game storage while in camp.


October - December

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One-on-One Guided Hunt


Your Host

Brian's Trip

Brian N

Brian grew up in northwest Colorado where he learned to love and appreciate the outdoors. He has been outfitting full time for twenty one years. He lives in Capitan, NM with his family, wife (Kelly) and youngest son David.

from $11880/Experience

Base Price

$11880.00 Per Person Per Experience


$770.00 Per Person


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.


  • Professional Guide
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Transportation During Hunt
  • Field Care of Animal
  • Private Landowner Tag



Gear List

  • State Hunting License
  • Habitat Stamps
  • Personal Items & Gear
  • Applicable Tax & Paperwork

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Rules & Guidelines

Included in the price of your hunt is professional guide service, lodging and meals, transportation during your hunt and field care of your animal.

Hunters are responsible for getting to the camp location, state license and habitat stamps, taxidermy, meat processing, any shipping of game and gross receipts tax.

State License and Stamps - Estimated Cost = $632


If for any reason you have to cancel your hunt, deposits may be transferred to a future hunt. Any cancellations less than 60 days prior to your hunt may be subject to forfeiture.


Please note that there is a non-refundable 50% deposit included with your booking fee. Cancellations made at least 60 days in advance will be refunded the remaining 50% of their payment.

Hunter Contract

Please fill out and submit your Hunter Contract after your booking has been approved. You must have this completed and on file with us to hunt.

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