New Mexico Sacramento Mountains Elk Draw Hunt - Muzzleloader

1-6 Guests • Lodge • Public • Guided


New Mexico Muzzleloader Elk Hunting

Sacramento Mountains, Unit 34, 36, & 37 | 5-Day Trip | 1x1 or 2x1 Guided

The Draw System

There are three different draw pools a hunter can choose from in New Mexico. One pool is the “resident pool” which garners 84% of all the tags in that unit or area. The other pools are for non-residents who garner the remaining 16% of the tags in the unit. Of those 16% of non-resident tags, 10% go into the “outfitters pool” for hunters who book hunts with an outfitter, and 6% go into the general pool. When a hunter applies under an outfitter, he/she is entering the pool containing more than half of the available nonresident licenses (and usually less applicants) therefore increasing the odds of a draw.

Hunters can apply singly or in groups, with up to four applicants allowed per group submission. With group applications, either everyone draws a license or no one does.

When the draw takes place, Game and Fish will consider the hunter’s top three choices before they move on to the next applicant. This provides an opportunity for hunters to mix and match choices. For example: a hunter’s first choice might be the second archery season in unit 36, their second choice might be the rifle hunt in unit 34, and their third choice might be the muzzleloader hunt in unit 34. A hunter could also choose both archery hunts in Unit 34 and one archery hunt in Unit 36. Under this mix-and-match system, the possibilities for customizing hunting choices and experiences are vast.

The draw deadline is usually mid to late March. The results will be posted on the New Mexico Game and Fish website near the end of April. The total license fee is due at the time the application is placed. License fees are $565 for standard hunts and $790 for quality and high-demand hunts plus a big game license that is $65.

We offer draw hunts in several different areas: the southern Sacramento Mountains, unit 34 and unit 36 in the Northern Sacramento Mountains, and unit 37 in the Capitan Mountains. All of the units that we operate in are quality units and fit into our “quality over quantity” motto. Again, draw hunts are less expensive and are equal opportunities. When a hunter enters the draw under an outfitter, it only increases the chances that the draw will be succ

Base price is per person for a 5-Day 2x1 Guided Muzzleloader Elk Hunt. Make it a 1x1 Guided hunt for an additional fee per person

Sacramento Mountains - Units 34 and 36

The Sacramento Mountains are located in south-central New Mexico and border the Mescalero Apache Reservation. The two units that are in this region are units 34 and 36. Units 34 and 36 are similar in numbers of elk but the noticeable difference between units 34 and 36 is the terrain. Unit 34 is much more moderate terrain whereas unit 36 has some easier to moderate country but a majority of 36 is difficult to extreme terrain. The Sacramento region, both north (unit 36) and south (unit 34), has a large number of elk, including quality bulls. Hunters have a legitimate chance at finding a 350-class bull with most bulls falling into the 260 to 320 range.

The Sacramento Mountain area is 6500 to 11,000 feet in elevation, and the terrain is moderate except for the wilderness portion in unit 36 which can be extremely rough. We recommend that hunters be in the best shape possible for an optimum hunting experience. We offer New Mexico Rifle Elk Hunting along with New Mexico Archery Elk Hunting and New Mexico Elk Muzzleloading in the Sacramento mountain area.

We believe in honesty and communication - along with integrity, experience, and a commitment to excellence - are key to all successful hunts. Above all, we always approach guided hunts with a "quality before quantity" attitude.


Lodging will be in local cabin rentals in Unit 34 and our hunting lodge in Unit 36 and Unit 37.

  • The Hunting House - the main house and this is a three-bedroom two-bath house with a living room and the main dining area for everyone. Both places are side by side and have satellite television and all the modern amenities you will need. We have good cell service here and wifi is available next door at Brian's house.
  • The Little House - the second is a smaller single-room suite set up similar to a motel room. The little house has three beds, a bathroom, and a refrigerator, but you will still be dining in the Hunting House.

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1 on 1 Guided Hunt




"I wanted to have a memorable hunting trip with my 17 year old son. I was referred to Brian and they delivered. Our guide worked hard to help both of us fill our tags and we had a lot of fun doing it! We had a hunting experience that we will both remember for our lifetime and I hope to get back for another hunt in the near future." - Kevin H

"The best elk hunt I have ever been on.The family was hospitable and the guides work hard for you to make sure you have the most productive hunt possible.Thanks again." - Mathew S.

"Brian and his family are great folks, I have been on other elk hunts, by far the best I have ever been on. Brian and his guides are very knowledgeable and will work hard to make sure your hunt is a success" - Rick D.

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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 $5500/Experience

Base Price

$5500.00 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.


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



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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