Hunting in New Mexico

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57 hunting trips from 5 outfitters starting from $1,100

57 hunts
$1,100 starting from
11 animals
2419km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in New Mexico

New Mexico covers 121,412 square miles in the American Southwest. The landscape varies from spectacularly colored deserts to rugged, flat-topped mesas to high, snowcapped mountains. Heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially in the north. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost part of the Rockies, run though the northern part of the state, and New Mexico has huge areas of national forest lands open to public hunting. Hunting in New Mexico is as diverse as the terrain. Big game species include elk, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, mountain lion, black bear, javelina, and pronghorn, and hunting for wild turkeys, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl also excellent. New Mexico also offers unique hunting opportunities for exotic species such as Persian ibex, oryx, and Barbary sheep or aoudad, which have been introduced in some areas. New Mexico is one of the few states with four species of quail to hunt: scaled, Gambel’s, bobwhite, and Montezuma quail. Many New Mexico big-game licenses are available only through a draw, but tags for certain species including Barbary sheep, bear, cougar, deer, ibex, javelina, turkey, and oryx on private land may be available over the counter, and landowner tags for elk and pronghorn are available through many outfitters, so drawing a tag in advance of the season is not always required. While hunting big game, you must have in your possession a hunting license, a permit for the species hunted (if required), a habitat management and access validation, and a habitat stamp if hunting on BLM or Forest Service lands. Wearing blaze orange is not required, but it is strongly encouraged. New Mexico has many outstanding professional hunting outfitters. The New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides ( offers information and a directory of guides. Learn more about hunting regulations in New Mexico at

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5 Day Bear Hunt (Guide Only) 2x1

5 Day Bear Hunt (Guide Only) 2x1 United States

We hunt bears with and without dogs on an exciting spot and stalk hunt. These are 5 day hunts where bows, rifles, muzzleloaders, or handguns can be used. Hunters purchase an over the counter license two days prior to the hunt. For more information, and to book a guided New Mexico bear hunt, please contact us. If you haven’t had the chance to chase bears with hounds its defiantly a must do, one of the more actioned pack hunts to experience!

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Aug 2021 30 Nov 2021

Package price $4,000 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Muzzleloader Antelope Hunt '21

Muzzleloader Antelope Hunt '21 United States

We offer some of the finest trophy antelope hunting available anywhere. The southwest produces pronghorn of superior trophy quality. We consistently enjoy 95-100% success. These prairie speedsters can sometimes be difficult to hit. However, no trophy room is complete without one. Our muzzleloader hunt is a four day hunt in mid August in north central New Mexico. Hunters can expect to see and possibly harvest a Boone and Crockett head. This hunt is offered on a drawing basis with landowner permits available if unsuccessful in the drawing.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 17 Aug 2021 25 Aug 2021

Package price $3,500 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Elk archery 5 days hunting 2021

Elk archery 5 days hunting 2021 United States

Elk hunting in the beautiful mountains in the National Forest of Northern New Mexico is one experience you’ll never forget. We offer a variety of options for your ideal elk hunt, including: public or private property, archery or muzzleloader hunts.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2021 24 Sep 2021

Package price $3,900 for 5 days, 1 hunter
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