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New Mexico Guided Elk Hunts in the Carson National Forest / Valle Vidal

H&A Outfitters, Inc. offers New Mexico public land professionally guided elk hunts in the Valle Vidal of the Carson National Forest in Game Management Unit 55.  We offer fully guided elk hunts for archery, muzzleloader and rifle.  These hunts are conducted on horseback.  There is very little road travel in the Valle Vidal.  Horses are a necessity to make your hunt a success. 

The Carson National Forest elevations range from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico.  Wheeler is home to some of the largest rocky mountain bighorn sheep on the planet.  The recent state record is 198 4/8” taken out of the Wheeler Peak area in 2005.  The Carson National Forest of New Mexico is also home to the Valle Vidal one of North America’s top elk hunting destinations today.  Valle Vidal hosts a herd of about 2,500 elk within its boundaries.  This is a once in a lifetime hunting opportunity.  The Valle Vidal (Spanish, "Valley of Life") is a 101,794 acres mountain basin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains within the Carson National Forest.

 H&A Outfitters, Inc. has several other elk hunting opportunities throughout the Carson.


New Mexico Public Land Elk Hunts

Carson National Forest/Valle Vidal Archery Elk Hunt

Archery/Bow Elk Hunts - Unit 55

  • Hunt Dates: September 1st - September 24th
  • $5,500 for a 6-day archery hunt 2 on 1 guide service.
  • Hunt may be upgraded to 1 on 1 guide service for an additional charge.
  • We can apply up to four per application.
  • Price does not include state license fees.

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Carson National Forest/Valle Vidal Muzzleloader Elk Hunt

Muzzleloader Elk Hunts - Unit 55

  • Muzzleloader hunt dates: Throughout the month of October
  • $5,000 for a 5-day muzzleloader hunt 2 on 1 guide service.
  • Hunt may be upgraded to 1 on 1 guide service for an additional charge.
  • We can apply up to four per application.
  • Price does not include state license fees.

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Carson National Forest/Valle Vidal Rifle Elk Hunt

Rifle Elk Hunts - Unit 55

  • Rifle hunt dates: Throughout the month of October
  • $5,000 5-day rifle hunt 2 on 1 guide service.
  • Hunt may be upgraded to 1 on 1 guide service for an additional charge.
  • We can apply up to four per application.
  • Price does not include state license fees.

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New Mexico Game Management Unit 55A

Unit 55B New Mexico Elk Hunting

About The Unit

 
 
Have A Tag - If you drew a tag and are looking for a licensed New Mexico veteran outfitter to find a trophy bull elk in New Mexico, please consider H&A Outfitters, Inc.

No Tag - If you have not drawn an elk tag, check out our free application service.  H&A Outfitters, Inc. is your outfitter from start to finish! Call or email us for more details

Map / Location

Unit Description - Beginning at the junction of NM 58 and US 64 at Cimarron and running west and south along US 64 to the Colfax-Taos county line at Palo Flechado Pass; then north along the Colfax County line to the south boundary of the Sangre de Cristo Grant; then north and west along the Sangre De Cristo Grant’s south boundary to NM 522 then north along NM 522 to the NM/CO state line; then east along the state line to its intersection with I-25; then south along I-25 to its junction with US 64 thence southwest along US 64 to its junction with NM 58 at Cimarron. Print Details

BLM Maps - Raton Quad and Wheeler Peak Quad.
US Forest Service Maps - Carson National Forest.

New Mexico Game Management Unit 55B

Unit 55a New Mexico Elk Hunting

About The Unit

 

Have A Tag - If you drew a tag and are looking for a licensed New Mexico veteran outfitter to find a trophy bull elk in New Mexico, please consider H&A Outfitters, Inc.

No Tag - If you have not drawn an elk tag, check out our free application service.  H&A Outfitters, Inc. is your outfitter from start to finish! Call or email us for more details

Map / Location

Unit Description - Beginning at the junction of I-25 and US 64 south of Raton, then south and west along US 64 to its junction with NM 21 west of Cimarron, then south and east along NM 21 to its junction with I-25 south of Springer, then north along I-25 to its junction with US 64 south of Raton. Print Details

BLM Maps - Raton Quad and Springer Quad.
US Forest Service Maps - Carson National Forest.


Carson National Forest - Valle Vidal

Why New Mexico Elk Hunting?

  • New Mexico elk hunting is some of the best fair chase elk hunting in North America.
  • New Mexico is one of the top elk hunting destinations today.
  • Annually New Mexico produces some of the largest trophy bulls in North America.
  • New Mexico has some of the best draw odds in the country.
  • New Mexico has set aside the best hunt dates and Game Management Units for our youth hunters.
  • New Mexico application process allows us to apply up to 4 hunters per application and if the application gets drawn, all 4 hunters receive a license.
  • New Mexico allows us three GMU choices on each application. We can also mix choices of weapons on one application.
  • New Mexico has set aside a certain amount of licenses for New Mexico licensed outfitters only. This increases your draw odds substantially.
  • New Mexico has guaranteed tags with the purchase of a landowner permit in quality Game Management Units.

H&A Outfitters Guide & Outfitting Service

Why H&A Outfitters, Inc?

  • New Mexico veteran outfitter with a solid reputation.
  • Fully licensed and insured full-time outfitter.
  • Conducting professional big game hunts since 1992.
  • Long time member of the New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides(NMCOG).
  • Professional guides (top-notch).
  • Free license application service! Read more about our application service
  • Hundreds of client references. Read more
  • We offer a wide range of big game hunting opportunities.
  • H&A Outfitters, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider permitted through the USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and is licensed through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
  • H&A Outfitters, Inc. has an A+ rating with the New Mexico Better Business Bureau.

Contact Us

The good old days of elk hunting are right now! Don't miss out! Call us at (505) 474-6959 or email us to request information on  our elk hunts. Your success is my success!

Sincerely,

Andrew Salgado
H&A Outfitters, Inc.
Outfitter/Guide/Owner