Well the 2017 hunting season is in the books! You can hunt some of the best elk spots on the planet and there are a few things that can affect the outcome, but there is one thing we cannot control and that is Mother Nature! So anyway, it seems to me that the bulls started rutting in mid-August and, for the most part, it was over by October, which made rifle and muzzle loader hunts somewhat difficult.
The total number of elk hunters we had at our camps was 36 and we harvested 22 bulls. 14 elk hunters did not harvest. 4 of the 14 missed, 8 of them turned down bulls they would have been very happy to kill on the last day and then 2 of them wounded bulls and one of the bulls was never recovered.
Here's the breakdown on our elk hunts:
100% harvest 9 hunters and 9 kills on good bucks. One B & C pronghorn 18" long, 87" green score.
7 hunters, 3 kills:
Well, what can I say? Mother Nature threw us a lot of curve balls this year, but we managed to do okay. Made new friends along the way and had lots of laughs and we can hardly wait to see what next season brings us!
So if you are ready to go on a quality New Mexico public land hunt, give us a call and let our 25 plus years of experience go to work for you! We have already started the 2018 application process for our clients that have joined our Application Service. New Mexico has some of the best big game hunting in North America! It is a must apply state and has some of the best draw odds in the Western states. Why not let H&A Outfitters, Inc. take care of all your trophy adventures here in New Mexico from start to finish? You will be glad you did!
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