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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 (nmoutfitters.com) offers information and a directory of guides. Learn more about hunting regulations in New Mexico at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.
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Antelope Archery Hunt 2020 United States
Finding private ranches to hunt trophy antelope is getting harder and harder. The good news is finding a quality New Mexico antelope outfitter is easy. We offer New Mexico guided antelope hunts with high quality bucks and great guide service. Our hunts take place on private ranches on the plains of Northern New Mexico in areas that have a reputation for high densities of animals and quality horn growth. If you are looking for a trophy antelope you will not be disappointed with your hunt experience. Our experienced guides will help you find and score a trophy antelope that you will be proud of. We scout our ranches year round to make sure we know where the trophies are before you even show up. Additional day $400 per day Non Hunter $200 per day
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 4 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020
Priv Land Antelope No Draw 1x1 No ldging United States
The Ranch is located near Ft. Sumner NM and is right in some beautiful antelope country. We only get 3 tags a year on this ranch and they are the only 3 tags we hunt on the ranch. Ranch is about 14,000 acres and holds lots of goats. Its not uncommon to see several bucks a day. Most goats average in mid 70's but the area has potential for 80+. The hunt takes place during first week of October, with some flexibility you can hunt any 3 days. Again what you see in our pricing is what you pay no other hidden costs, they include landowner voucher, license fees, and taxes.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 15 Aug 2020 26 Aug 2020
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