TROPHY AZ & NM BULL ELK HUNTS
Our trophy elk hunts take place on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. (formally The Baca Ranch) Nestled atop the Jemez Mountains, this 89,000 acre National Preserve offers the hunter an exclusive one on one hunt with minimal hunting pressure. The Valles Caldera is home to approx 3,000 elk, that breed, calve and forage within its boundaries year round. A special lottery system is in place to provide a fair method of access to all applicants. The drawing for the Valles is held earlier than the regular State draw giving the applicant two chances at a New Mexico elk tag. The Valles is comprised of several “sub-units” that range in size from 3,000 to 6,000 acres. There would be no more than three hunters in any giving sub-unit during any hunt. The New Mexico Hunt Quota does apply on the Valles. 10% of tags go to non residents using a New Mexico Registered outfitter, and the remaining 6% goes to DIY nonresidents. The hunts take place during the rut. With the high concentration of elk, the rutting activity is very intense and exciting to witness! Lets head for the Valles and let Drop Tine guide you to your New Mexico Monarch!