My outfitter in New Mexico just leased a new ranch in unit 7B, the ranch is privately held and just over 12,000 acres. The area has not been hunted in 2 years. One one side it is bordered by an Indian reservation that does little hunting and on the other side it is bordered by a government owned are that also does very little hunting.
The lodge is an old bunkhouse, nice and clean, but rustic. meals and guiding are included in the price of the 5 day hunt as well as the trophy fee for one bull elk. the largest elk ever taken off the ranch was by a previous owner and it scored 340″. That is exceptional and I would expect to see bulls in the 280-300″ range as more of a norm.
I have 4 openings for bow season and 4 openings for rifle season. I do expect to see some good numbers on the ranch as well some nice elk taken this year.
Hunts are 5 long, bow hunts start Sept 16, rifle hunts can be done from late October through the end of the season in Dec. Minimum 2x hunters.
Hunts are $4,500 plus NM tax and license cost $569.