Bear Hunting in New Mexico Gila National Forest

1-2 Guests • Drop Camp • Public • Guided


5-Day Bear Hunting in the Gila National Forest

All of our Bear hunts take place in units 16a, 16d, 15, and 23 in the Gila National Forest. We have consistently taken world-class black bears from these units either with hounds or spot and stalk. These units are well known for color-phased bears(cinnamon, blonde, brown, and black). Our success rates on this hunt are nearly guaranteed. 

General Info


  • Our lodge is located in Reserve, New Mexico


We will provide transportation to and from the hunting area. We will be accessing our hunting areas by 4x4 Pickup trucks and ATVs. All of our hunting will be done on foot once we reach our designated hunting area.


Experienced cooks will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the duration of the hunt starting ½ a day before the hunt and ½ a day after.

Trophy Care

We will take care of caping of the animal, quartering of the meat, packing out of the animal via ATV or horseback, and cooling of the meat (walk-in-cooler). We do have a local processor for an additional price.

Professional Guides

We offer 2:1 or 1:1 Guided hunts. Our elk hunts take place in the one and only Gila and Apache National Forests of Southwestern New Mexico. Our many years of hunting experience in these areas, along with awesome genetics have enabled our clients to consistently enjoy exceptional success rates on World-Class animals. In our opinion, this is the finest public land hunting in the world, as record books will verify.

Base price is per person for a 2x1 Guided Hunt with Lodging. Make it a 1x1 Guided hunt for an additional fee per person.

Taxes will be added to all hunts. We also offer guided hunts for the mobility impaired.

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1x1 Guided Hunt w/Lodging


Your Host

Michael's Trip

Michael D

Our goal is to provide our clients with a truly memorable hunting experience. We do this by limiting the numbers of hunters we take on each hunt so that our clients will be guided by one of our highly skilled, professional guides.

from $3850/Experience

Base Price

$3850.00 Per Person Per Experience


$1100.00 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.


  • Experienced Professional Guide
  • Access to GMU's in the Gila National Forest
  • Public Land Hunting
  • 2:1 or 1:1 Guided
  • Lodging Available
  • Full Service Cook
  • All Meals Included
  • Transportation to Hunting Area



Gear List

  • Weather Appropriate Hunting Attire
  • Valid Hunting License / Tags
  • Personal Hunting Gear
  • Overnight Gear

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Rules & Guidelines

License Fees

  • Bear: (Over the Counter) $260

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. Youth (17 and under) and senior (65 and older) licenses are available.

Before purchasing a game-hunting license, all hunters 17 years of age and younger must obtain a hunter education number issued by New Mexico or another state or possess a New Mexico mentor-youth number.

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