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Welcome 2017-2018 Hunters!


Thank you for visiting us here and considering San Juan River Outfitters for your 2017-18 hunt. New hunt dates and seasons have been announced by the NM Department of Game and Fish . What follows are our selections for your 2017-18 hunt program.

We have drawn on our experiences in previous years and scouted extensively to arrive at suggestions for an application strategy for 2017-18. There is always a trade-off between very premium hunt units and your odds of drawing a tag. Premium hunt units always draw a higher number of applicants, thus stiffer odds of drawing a tag. The good news is that you are allowed to enter up to 3 choices on a single application. Our job is to suggest some units for you to select as your first choice, as well as providing some "fall-back" units to list as your second or third choice. Should you not draw your first choice, you still stand a good chance of drawing your second or third choice and enjoying a quality hunt.

We historically have had very good success in getting you drawn for a hunt. One big advantage to choosing a hunt with San Juan River Outfitters is that we'll submit your application through the outfitter pool, which greatly improves your odds of drawing success. We have carefully studied the various hunt opportunities available to you and have built our hunt program around providing you a quality hunt with reasonable odds of drawing a tag.

We know that budget can be a big factor in choosing a big game hunt. With this in mind we've continued and expanded our "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY) program of hunts to offer a greater number of very affordable hunts. You can apply for a premium hunt, enjoy the much improved odds of applying in the outfitter pool, and do it on a budget. We'll work with you to find a hunt that fits your budget. .
REMINDER: IF YOU HAD A NM ELK OR DEER TAG LAST YEAR, BE SURE AND FILE YOUR HARVEST REPORT. YOUR 2017-18 APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT REPORT. THE DEADLINE FOR REPORTING IS PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Go to: www.wildlife.state.nm.us and log into your account to file your report. You may also call 1-888-248-6866 and file your report over the phone.



If you wish to discuss some of your options or have questions, feel free to call me or send me an e-mail. I know the application process can sometimes seem complicated, but believe me, it's actually pretty simple, and we will do all the paperwork for you. There have been a few new developments this year and some changes in the application process. These changes and new procedures are outlined in our ”Booking a Hunt Page". Please be sure you read these new developments as it changes the procedure a little from last year. I will be standing by to take your information over the phone and make your application for you. Work your way through this page and then proceed on to "Booking a Hunt" and you'll be on your way. Good luck and be sure to let me help you if needed. We want to be your New Mexico outfitter of choice and our service begins here. Our first step is getting you drawn for a tag. If you would like to jump start the process and get your application going right away just click on the button below and it will automatically send you a form we need filled out for compliance with Game and Fish. Follow the onscreen instructions and fill out the form. I will be in immediate contact with you and we'll get your application strategy figured out and submitted. We'll be done in just a few minutes.

Easy Application Click here

Again this year , we will be offering our "Camera Hunts" for elk and deer. Every year we've had non-hunting persons in camp who've come to photograph and enjoy the excitement of elk and deer in the rut. We've come to realize that often these folks are having as much or more fun than their buddies with the license. These low priced packages are a great way to be guaranteed an exciting trip to the woods should you not be successful in drawing a tag. See our "Camera Hunts" page for more details.

2017-2018 HUNT PROGRAM

Elk Hunts  

Archery Hunts

Muzzleloader Hunts

Rifle  Hunts

Youth Hunts (<18)

Mobility  Impaired Hunt

Mule Deer Hunts

Archery Hunts

Rifle  Hunts

Youth Hunts (<18)

Oryx Hunts

Turkey Hunts

 These are our main hunts for 2017-18. We suggest these as a "First Choice" on your application. You may also enter one of these as a second or third choice for an improved chance of drawing a tag. Separate applications must be made for each species, i.e. Elk, Mule Deer,Ibex,Barbary Sheep or Oryx. Up to 4 hunters may apply on a single application. (2 for Oryx and Ibex)
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2017 Elk Hunts

Archery Elk
 

Unit 34, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14, Either Sex Elk, High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a super hunt and one of our top four suggestions for a "First Choice" elk bow-hunt. This hunt has recently gone from 10 days to a 14 day season, and gives you great flexibility in choosing your hunt timing and also the chance to extend your hunt. I consider this to be one of the best elk hunts in the nation. This is the first elk hunt of the year and delivers great early season action, before the herd bulls gather a crowd of cows to bust you, and now with the extended season, you reach well into the heat of the rut. This is my own personal favorite)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-303

Unit 34, Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24,
Either Sex Elk, High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a hot hunt and one of our top two suggestions for a "First Choice" elk bow-hunt. This is a 10 day season, and gives you great flexibility in choosing your hunt timing and also the chance to extend your hunt. This hunt is recently timed later and thus nearer the peak of the rut. Bulls are very vocal and responsive. This hunt will keep your heart pumping. This is our most popular choice)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-304

Unit 36, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14,
Either Sex Elk , High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident), All "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a great hunt for the hardcore bowhunter, featuring some very productive (and tough) wilderness terrain. Among our top suggestions for a "First Choice" elk bow-hunt. This is now a 14 day season (was 10), and gives you great flexibility in choosing your hunt timing and also the chance to extend your hunt. You'll not find a better elk hunting value in the nation as far as big bulls, lots of them, and 14 days to hunt them! This is the first elk hunt of the year and delivers great early season action before the herd bulls gather a crowd of cows to bust you. Unit 36 shares the same great genetics of Unit 34 and great elk numbers. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Mescalero Apache reservation.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-313

Unit 36, Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24,
Either Sex Elk , High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident), All "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a hot hunt and one of our top four suggestions for a "First Choice" elk bow-hunt. This is a 10 day season, and gives you great flexibility in choosing your hunt timing and also the chance to make your’s a ten day hunt. This hunt is timed as the rut gets in full swing. (It is a few days later this year and even closer to the peak of the rut) Bulls are very vocal and responsive. This hunt will keep your heart pumping. This season timing is our most popular choice. Unit 36 shares the same great genetics of Unit 34 and great elk numbers and trophy quality. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Mescalero Apache reservation. For the hardcore hunter, this unit has some very challenging wilderness areas that one of my hunters referred to as the "Jurassic Park of Elk" (There are some monsters in there.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-314

Unit 51, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14, Either Sex Elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident). Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" hunt packages available. Unit 51 is a northern unit near the Chama area in the Carson National Forest. It has great elk numbers and good odds of being drawn for a tag. This is the first elk hunt of the year and delivers great early season action before the herd bulls gather a crowd of cows to bust you. It is adjacent to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and thus enjoys the benefits of some of the great genetics brought in early by the tribe. We a suggest a Unit 51 hunt as a good "second or third choice" on your application. Although this unit is classified as "Standard" it offers a good hunt with great odds of being drawn for a tag. This hunt offers good trophy quality, and rates high in hunter satisfaction and success.
Hunt Code: ELK-2-168

Unit 51, Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24, Either Sex Elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident). Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" hunt packages available. Unit 51 is a northern unit near the Chama area in the Carson National Forest. This is classic elk country with high country aspen meadows, creeks , and wallows. Very Scenic! It has great elk numbers and good odds of being drawn for a tag. This hunt is timed to the peak of the rut. Elk are love starved, very vocal, and lots of action goes on. It is adjacent to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and thus enjoys the benefits of some of the great genetics brought in early by the tribe. We a suggest a Unit 51 hunt as a good "second or third choice" on your application. Although this unit is classified as "Standard" it offers a good hunt with great odds of being drawn for a tag. This hunt offers good trophy quality, and rates high in hunter satisfaction and success.
Hunt Code: ELK-2-169

Unit 52, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14, Either Sex Elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident). Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" hunt packages available. Unit 52 is a northern unit near the Chama area in the Carson National Forest. It has great elk numbers and good odds of being drawn for a tag. This is the first elk hunt of the year and delivers great early season action before the herd bulls gather a crowd of cows to bust you. It is adjacent to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and thus enjoys the benefits of some of the great genetics brought in early by the tribe. We a suggest a Unit 52 hunt as a good "second or third choice" on your application. Although this unit is classified as "Standard" it offers a good hunt with great odds of being drawn for a tag. This hunt offers good trophy quality, and rates high in hunter satisfaction and success.
Hunt Code: ELK-2-177

Unit 52, Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24, Either Sex Elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident). Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" hunt packages available. Unit 52 is a northern unit near the Chama area in the Carson National Forest. This is classic elk country with high country aspen meadows, creeks , and wallows. Very Scenic! It has great elk numbers and good odds of being drawn for a tag. This hunt is timed to the peak of the rut. Elk are love starved, very vocal, and lots of action goes on. It is adjacent to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and thus enjoys the benefits of some of the great genetics brought in early by the tribe. We a suggest a Unit 52 hunt as a good "second or third choice" on your application. Although this unit is classified as "Standard" it offers a good hunt with great odds of being drawn for a tag. This hunt offers good trophy quality, and rates high in hunter satisfaction and success..
Hunt Code: ELK-2-178

Unit 2, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14,
Either Sex Elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident). Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" hunt packages available. Unit 2 is our home unit, and while it is a legendary mule deer unit, it is lesser known for it's rapidly expanding elk herd. We have steadily seen elk numbers increase and hunting opportunity improve. We a suggest a Unit 2 hunt as a good "third choice" on your application. While we do not begin to represent Unit 2 as being of the same quality of Units 34, 36, 51, or 52, it still offers a good hunt with great odds of being drawn for a tag. There are good elk numbers and trophy quality.
Hunt Code: ELK-2-100

Unit 16A, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14,
Either Sex Elk , High Demand License Fee($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident), Only "Drop Camp" Hunt Packages Offered (Good, first, second, or third choice. Ideal for the independent "Do-It -Yourselfers" out there who wants a premium bowhunt, but on a budget. This is the "Gila", home of the legendary "Gila Monsters"; the bulls that made New Mexico famous.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-237

Unit 16A, Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24,
Either Sex Elk, Quality/High Demand License Fee($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident) , Only "Drop Camp" Hunt Packages Offered (The mid-September dates put this choice deep into the rut and makes it a superb hunt. A highly recommended first, second, or third choice. Ideal for the independent "Do-It -Yourselfers" out there who wants a premium bowhunt, but on a budget. This is the "Gila", home of the legendary "Gila Monsters"; the bulls that made New Mexico famous.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-238

Unit 16B and 22 (Both Units), Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14,
Either Sex Elk , High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident), Only "Drop Camp" Hunt Packages Offered (Good, first, second, or third choice. Ideal for the independent "Do-It -Yourselfers" out there who wants a premium bowhunt, but on a budget. This is the "Gila", home of the legendary "Gila Monsters"; the bulls that made New Mexico famous.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-244

Unit 16B and 22 (Both Units), Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24,
Either Sex Elk , High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident), Only "Drop Camp" Hunt Packages Offered (Good, first, second, or third choice. Ideal for the independent "Do-It -Yourselfers" out there who wants a premium bowhunt, but on a budget. This is the "Gila", home of the legendary "Gila Monsters"; the bulls that made New Mexico famous.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-245

Unit 16c, Archery, Bows Only, September 1-14,
Either Sex Elk , High Demand License Fee ,($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident) Only "Drop Camp" Hunt Packages Offered (Good, first, second, or third choice. Ideal for the independent "Do-It -Yourselfers" out there who wants a premium bowhunt, but on a budget. This is the "Gila", home of the legendary "Gila Monsters"; the bulls that made New Mexico famous.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-248

Unit 16C, Archery, Bows Only, September 15-24,
Either Sex Elk, Quality High Demand License Fee($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident) , Only "Drop Camp" Hunt Packages Offered (The mid-September dates put this choice deep into the rut and makes it a superb hunt. A highly recommended first, second, or third choice. Ideal for the independent "Do-It -Yourselfers" out there who wants a premium bowhunt, but on a budget. This is the "Gila", home of the legendary "Gila Monsters"; the bulls that made New Mexico famous.)
Hunt Code: ELK-2-249
 

 

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2017 Muzzleloader Elk
 

Unit 34, Muzzleloader, October 14-18, Mature Bull Elk Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine), High Demand License Fee" ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a top-flight hunt in a great unit at a time in the season when there is still a good deal of rut activity. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Mescalero Apache reservation. One of our top picks for your muzzleloader elk first choice slot)
Hunt Code: ELK-3-308

Unit 36, Muzzleloader, October 7-11,
Mature Bull Elk Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine), High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a smoking hot hunt in a great unit, deep in the rut. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Mescalero Apache reservation. One of our top picks for your muzzleloader elk first choice slot)
Hunt Code: ELK-3-315

Unit 51, Muzzleloader, December 2-6, Mither Sex Elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non- Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. This is a post migration hunt in a good unit. Many of the high country bulls and cows from adjoining Colorado are here to spend the winter. You are hunting the same elk and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. One of our top picks for your muzzleloader elk hunts)
Hunt Code: ELK-3-176

Unit 52, Muzzleloader, October 7-11, Mature Bull Elk Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine), High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non- Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. This is a rut hunt in a good unit. This is the late rut, bulls are still very vocal and respond well to calls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. One of our top picks for your muzzleloader elk hunts)
Hunt Code: ELK-3-180


Unit 2, Muzzleloader, October 7-11,
Mature Bull (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , "Drop Camp" and all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. Unit 2 is our home unit. It's a legendary mule deer unit, but we have some darn good elk hunting here too. This unit is a sleeper, because it doesn't look like typical elk habitat, but ends up being a great hunt for our hunters. We have seen populations steadily increase here and some big old bulls . This is a tag that you are very likely to draw and makes a great "back-up" selection. I recommend that you place one of our premium units such as 34,36, 51, or 52 as your first choice and follow it up with Unit 2 as a second or third choice. This strategy will go a long way toward ensuring you will draw a tag and enjoy a quality hunt. This is your ideal "Insurance" hunt for your 3rd choice.
Hunt Code: ELK-3-102

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2017 Rifle Elk

Unit 34, Rifle, October 21-25,
Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available This is one of our top picks for an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and big, big ,bulls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Mescalero Apache reservation. This is a big unit with elk all over it. We usually see some good post rut activity and bulls will often respond to a call.
Hunt Code: ELK-1-309

Unit 36, Rifle, October 14-18,
Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. This is one of our top three picks for an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and great trophy quality. This hunt also has all the terrific advantages of a rut rifle hunt. These early dates put this hunt in the heat of the bugle. You’ll not find a better rifle hunt in the state.
Hunt Code: ELK-1-316

Unit 36, Rifle, October 28-November 1,
Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) High Demand License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $773 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. This is one of our top picks for an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and great trophy quality. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Mescalero Apache reservation.
Hunt Code: ELK-1-317

Unit 51, Rifle, October 7-11, Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available This is amongst our top picks for an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and big bulls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. This is a big unit with very good elk populations. you will experience good rut activity and bulls are still on fire and vocal. This is a very rare rifle rut hunt. Make this one of your top picks. Unit 51 and surrounding units are home to the largest elk herd in the state. (approx. 23,000)
Hunt Code: ELK-1-170

Unit 51, Rifle, October 14-18, Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available This is an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and big bulls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. This is a big unit with very good elk populations. You will experience some late rut activity and bulls will still respond to a call. Make this one of your backup choices. Odds are good of drawing this tag. Unit 51 and surrounding units in the Chama area are home to the largest elk herd in the state.(approx. 23,000)
Hunt Code: ELK-1-171

Unit 51, Rifle, October 21-25, Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available This is an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and big bulls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. This is a big unit with very good elk populations. Make this one of your backup choices. Odds are good of drawing this tag. Unit 51 and surrounding units in the Chama area are home to the largest elk herd in the state.(approx. 23,000)
Hunt Code: ELK-1-172

Unit 52, Rifle, October 14-18, Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available This is an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and big bulls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. This is a big unit with very good elk populations. Make this one of your backup choices. Odds are good of drawing this tag. Unit 52 and surrounding units in the Chama area are home to the largest elk herd in the state.(approx. 23,000)
Hunt Code: ELK-1-182

Unit 52, Rifle, October 21-25, Mature Bull Only (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available This is an elk rifle hunt in a super unit with great elk numbers and big bulls. You are hunting the same bulls and great genetics of the adjoining Jicarilla Apache reservation. This is a big unit with very good elk populations. Make this one of your backup choices. Odds are good of drawing this tag. Unit 52 and surrounding units in the Chama area are home to the largest elk herd in the state.(approx. 23,000)
Hunt Code: ELK-1-183

Unit 2, Rifle, October 14-18,
Mature Bull (Minimum 6" fork or brow-tine) Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , "Drop Camp" and all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. Unit 2 is our home unit. It's a legendary mule deer unit, but we have some darn good elk hunting here too. This unit is a sleeper, because it doesn't look like typical elk habitat, but ends up being a great hunt for our hunters. We have seen populations steadily increase here and some big old bulls . This is a tag that you are very likely to draw and makes a great "back-up" selection. I recommend that you place one of our premium units such as 34, 36, or 51 as your first choice and follow it up with Unit 2 as a second or third choice. This strategy will go a long way toward ensuring you will draw a tag and enjoy a quality hunt.
Hunt Code: ELK-1-103

Unit 34, Rifle, November 25-29,
Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only,
Hunt Code: ELK-1-310

Unit 34, Rifle, December 2-6,
Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only
Hunt Code: ELK-1-311


Unit 51, Rifle, November 4-8,
Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only,
Hunt Code: ELK-1-173

Unit 51, Rifle, November 11-15, Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only,
Hunt Code: ELK-1-174

Unit 51, Rifle, November 18-22, Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only,
Hunt Code: ELK-1-175

Unit 52, Rifle, November 18-22, Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only,
Hunt Code: ELK-1-186

Unit 52, Rifle, December 2-6, Cow Elk (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60) Available to NM Residents Only,
Hunt Code: ELK-1-187

Unit 2, Rifle, December 9-13,
Cow Only (Any Antlerless Elk) Standard License Fee ($60), Available to NM Residents Only, Unit 2 is our home unit. It's a legendary mule deer unit, but we've had good elk hunting here too. This unit is a sleeper, because it doesn't look like typical elk habitat, but ends up being a great hunt for our hunters. This is a tag that you are most likely to draw and makes a great "back-up" selection.)
Hunt Code: ELK-1-104
 

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2017 Mobility Impaired Elk

Unit 34, Rifle, Mobility Impaired (Requires New Mexico M.I. Certificate), October 7-11,
Either sex elk, Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident) , all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (This is an unbeatable rifle hunt in the heat of the rut if you qualify for Mobility Impaired status)
Hunt Code: ELK- 1-307


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2017 Youth Only Elk

Unit 34, Rifle, Youth Only (<18 y.o.), October 7-11,
Either Sex Elk, Standard License Fee , Standard License Fee ($90 NM Resident/ $548 Non-Resident), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a superb bull or cow hunt in the heat of the rut. If you want to do something really special for your young hunter this is it. They will remember this hunt for the rest of their life and thank you) Ask about our discount for youth hunters.
Hunt Code: ELK-1-305

Unit 34, Rifle, Youth Only (<18 y.o.), October 7-11,
Cow Only (Any Antlerless Elk) , Available to NM Residents Only, Standard License Fee ($58), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. (This is a superb cow hunt in the heat of the rut. If you want to do something really special for your young hunter this is it. They will remember this hunt for the rest of their life and thank you) Ask about our youth discounts
Hunt Code: ELK-1-306

Unit 2, Rifle, Youth Only, (<18 y.o.), December 9-13, Cow Only (Any Antlerless Elk), Available to NM Residents Only, Standard License Fee ($58), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available
Hunt Code: ELK-1-105

Unit 2, Rifle, Youth Only, (<18 y.o.), November 11-15,
Cow Only (Any Antlerless Elk), Available to NM Residents Only, Standard License Fee ($58), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available
Hunt Code: ELK-1-184

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Mule Deer Options


2017 Rifle Mule Deer

We primarily hunt Unit 2 for mule deer. This is our home unit. We live here and know this unit. There is no better mule deer hunting in New Mexico, and there is no better outfitter than SJRO for your Unit 2 deer hunt. Our private ranch in Unit 2b affords you one of the most unique opportunities for a trophy mule deer in the state. There is recent good news for the mule deer hunter. The season dates were all pushed one week later and thus deeper into the rut and migration dates. Deer hunting will be phenomenal this year with these season changes. Be aware we also hunt the public lands of Unit 2 so you can apply for these hunts on public lands and avoid the ranch fee.

We are adding some exciting new options this year for the mule deer hunter. We will be hunting some of the fine desert muley units in the southern part of New Mexico. We have been seeing some great deer being taken in these desert units in the last few years. The genetics of this region tend toward a wider set of antlers with good deep forks. (Reminiscent of Sonora Mexico deer) Management practices and restriction by NMDGF of tags issued has resulted in good improvement in deer numbers and trophy quality in these desert units. These "Sleeper" units have been largely ignored by the non-resident hunters because they don't get the press of some of the more famous units like 2b and 2c. Apply for one of these good units in the outfitter pool and you are almost guaranteed to draw. They'll make a good second or third choice on your mule deer application.


For that mule deer hunt of a lifetime, consider one of our Sonora, Mexico trophy hunts on our superb ranch in central Sonora, Mexico This a chance for one of those beautiful wide antlered giants of your dreams. Enjoy the experience of the warm, friendly people of Mexico, the great food and the comfort of our lodge. Your hunt is centered on a very large ranch with great mule deer habitat and population in all directions. An added bonus are the elusive Coues deer which you'll also be able to hunt. This is a top-flight experience in hunting the magnificent Sonoran "Buros" (mule deer) We manage our ranch for big deer and good hunting opportunity. We are always improving water and forage for our deer and invite you to join us in January 2018 for a rifle rut hunt in the heart of Sonora.


Unit 2A, Rifle, October 28-November 1,
Standard License Fee ($41 Resident / $283 Non Resident), Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (Good second or third choice)
Hunt Code: DER-1-100

Note: For all of the Unit 2B hunts listed below you have the exclusive option of selecting to hunt our private ranch property. Our ranch is the sweetest spot in unit 2B, with a higher concentration of deer than anywhere else in the unit. There is a $1500-1900 additional ranch access fee, but this is a guaranteed draw. Call me to discuss this option. These private slots fill up fast so let's discuss soon. The new season dates will push all seasons deeper into the rut and the migration. Hunting has been tremendous. The numbers of big bucks seen soars as the days go by in late October and early November. This is the year to get that monster buck. John 575-621-6158

Unit 2B, Rifle, October 21-25, Standard License Fee ($41 Resident / $283 Non Resident) , Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (Good second or third choice)
Hunt Code: DER-1-109

Unit 2B, Rifle, October 28-November 1,
Standard License Fee ,($41 Resident / $283 Non Resident) Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. New season dates put this hunt well into the migration and the beginning of rut activity. (Good second, or third choice)
Hunt Code: DER-1-110

Unit 2B, Rifle, November 4-8,
Quality License Fee ($41 Resident / $368 Non-Resident), Buck Only (Minimum fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (Our top pick for your first choice. Superb hunt with monster muleys in heat of rut. The new season dates this year make this hunt a no-brainer. I don't think you can find a better hunt in the nation. You should have this hunt at the top of your life's "To Do" list)
Hunt Code: DER-1-111

Unit 2C, Rifle, November 11-15,
Quality / High Demand License Fee Fee ($41 Resident / $368 Non-Resident) , Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (This is a carefully managed trophy unit with some huge bucks in it. This unit is big and rough and is for the serious mule deer hunter. THIS IS A SUPERB UNIT. Tags are very limited here, but it's your chance to kill a record book deer. The records are dominated by bucks from this county (Rio Arriba) This is a late hunt and the rut is kicking in. The big boys will be stepping out. We love this unit but you have to be aware that you are in for a hunt that will be demanding and require good optics and a lot of concentration. Truly the best hunt out there for the hardcore trophy mule deer enthusiast. Make this hunt your first choice and see if you ”hit the lottery”. Good luck!
Hunt Code: DER-1-125

2017 Desert Units

Unit 18, Rifle, November 4-8,
Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-191


Unit 18, Rifle, November 11-15,
Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-192


Unit 20, Rifle, November 4-8, Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-197

Unit 20, Rifle, November 11-15,
Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-198

Unit 21, Rifle, November 4-8, Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-201

Unit 21, Rifle, November 11-15, Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-202

Unit 25, Rifle, November 4-8, Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-239

Unit 25, Rifle, November 11-15, Standard License Fee ($41 Resident/$238 Non-resident), Buck Only, (Minimum Forked Antler) Drop Camp and all "Outfitted" packages available. This is a "sleeper" unit which offers some great trophy opportunity and an almost certain chance of drawing a tag.
Hunt Code: DER-1-240


 

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2017 Mule Deer Youth Only


Unit 2A, Rifle, Youth Only (<18), October 21-25,
Standard License Fee , ($29 Resident / $283 Non Resident) , Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. Parents, consider this hunt a chance to give your young hunter a lifetime experience; a chance for a mule deer in one of the most historic trophy units of the west.
Hunt Code: DER-1-101

Unit 2B, Rifle, Youth Only (<18) October 14-18,
Standard License Fee,($29 Resident / $283 Non Resident), Buck Only (Minimum fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available. Parents, consider this hunt a chance to give your young hunter a lifetime experience; a chance for a mule deer in one of the most historic trophy units of the west.
Hunt Code: DER-1-112


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2017-2018 Archery Mule Deer


Unit 2A, Archery, January 1-15, 2017,
Standard License Fee ,($41 Resident / $283 Non Resident), Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (2A is a good unit with the great genetics of this area. Although there is less available area than with its more well-known sister units 2B and 2C, is a good unit with some great hunting opportunity. Consider it for your second or third choice.
Hunt Code: DER-2-104

Note:
For the Unit 2B hunt listed below you have the exclusive option of selecting to hunt our private ranch property. Our ranch is the sweetest spot in unit 2B, with a higher concentration of deer than anywhere else in the unit. This is their wintering ground and are there to stay during this bow hunt. There is no better archery hunt that I am aware of in the nation . You will be in big bucks every day and multiple opportunities. There is a $1500 additional ranch access fee, but this is a guaranteed draw. Call me to discuss this option. These private slots fill up fast so let's discuss soon. John 575-621-6158

Unit 2B, Archery, January 1-15, 2017,
Quality/High Demand License Fee, ($41 Resident / $368 Non-Resident) , Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (This is one of the two best winter bow-hunts in the state (or the nation for that matter). Great deer numbers, big bucks in a legendary trophy unit. The record books are dominated by bucks from this county, "Rio Arriba") I'd combine this with Unit 2C as my first and second choices.
Hunt Code: DER-2-117


Unit 2C, Archery, January 1-15, 2017,
Quality / High Demand License Fee ($41 Resident / $368 Non-Resident) , Buck Only (Minimum Fork Antlered), all "Outfitted" Hunt Packages Available (This is the hunt for the serious trophy hunter. Huge bucks in this unit. This is the one for those up to the challenge.) I'd combine this with Unit 2B as my first and second choices for the ultimate winter bowhunt.
Hunt Code: DER-2-127


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Ibex Hunts
Florida Mountains in Unit 25, Rifle, "Once in a Lifetime" tag, November 15-19,2017,
Either Sex Ibex, License Fee: $110 (Resident) $1623 (Non Resident)
Hunt Code: IBX-1-525

Florida Mountains in Unit 25, Rifle, February 15- March 1, 2018,
Female /Immature Ibex, License Fee: $110 (Resident) $1623 (Non Resident)
Hunt Code: IBX-1-520

Florida Mountains in Unit 25, Muzzleloader, December 6-20, 2017,
Either Sex Ibex, License Fee: $110 (Resident) $1623 (Non Resident)
Hunt Code: IBX-3-540

Florida Mountains in Unit 25, Archery, October 1-15, 2017,
Either Sex Ibex, License Fee: $110 (Resident) $1623 (Non Resident)
Hunt Code: IBX-2-535

Florida Mountains in Unit 25, Archery, January 15-29, 2018,
Either Sex Ibex, License Fee: $110 (Resident) $1623 (Non Resident)
Hunt Code: IBX-2-536


 

Barbary Sheep Hunts

Units 32,34,36,37, rifle, February 1-28, 2017,
Either Sex, License Fee $110 (Resident) $373 (Non-Resident)
Hunt Code: BBY-1-100


Units 29,30, rifle, February 1-28, 2017,
Either Sex, License Fee $110 (Resident) $373 (Non-Resident)
Hunt Code: BBY-1-101
 
2017 Sonora, Old Mexico, Mule and Coues Deer Hunts
W
e have worked the last few years on expansion of our mule deer and Coues deer program into the State of Sonora, Old Mexico We have worked hard in improving habitat and developing our ranch to provide you a world-class deer hunt. These hunts are a fantastic opportunity for a very different and exciting deer hunt. The terrain, the people, the food, and the deer are in a class of their own. Spend a little time looking at our photo galleries for a taste of these exotic hunts. Call me and discuss your interest in one of these hunt opportunities. These hunts are 7 days long and timed to be in the peak of the rut. I invite you personally to come and experience the hunt of a lifetime. These are the legendary bucks of Sonora, Old Mexico, Mule and Coues Deer Hunts

 
2017-2018 ORYX

2017-2018 ORYX
Note:
Oryx Applications are due by March 22, 2017. Only 2 hunters are allowed per application. These are the premier "once-in-a-lifetime" hunts (literally; you can only legally hold one of these tags once in your life)

Stallion Range, Rifle, October 13-15, 2017,
Either Sex, License Fee $1623, (Plus $150 White Sands Missile Range access fee), Meat and Trophy Care, Meals, Guiding and Accommodations $2500 / Hunter
Hunt Code: ORX-1-102

Rhodes Canyon, Rifle, November 10-12, 2017,
Either Sex, License Fee $1623 (Plus $150 White Sands Missile Range access fee), Meat and Trophy Care, Meals, Guiding and Accommodations $2500 / Hunter
Hunt Code:ORX-1-104

Stallion Range, Rifle, January 5-7, 2018,
Either Sex, License Fee $1623, (Plus $150 White Sands Missile Range access fee), Meat and Trophy Care, Meals, Guiding and Accommodations $2500 / Hunter
Hunt Code: ORX-1-106

Rhodes Canyon, Rifle, January 19-21, 2018,
Either Sex, License Fee $1623 (Plus $150 White Sands Missile Range access fee), Meat and Trophy Care, Meals, Guiding and Accommodations $2500 / Hunter
Hunt Code:ORX-1-108

Stallion Range, Rifle, February 16-18, 2018,
Either Sex, License Fee $1623, (Plus $150 White Sands Missile Range access fee), Meat and Trophy Care, Meals, Guiding and Accommodations $2500 / Hunter
Hunt Code:ORX-1-110

Note:
There are month long hunts for every month from June 2017 to March 2018. These are off-range (properties off the missile range) hunts designed to prevent spread of Oryx to BLM, private, and NM State Trust lands surrounding the Federal White Sands Missile range. These are fun hunts and do not count against your "once in a lifetime" Oryx hunt. Call me about these great Oryx opportunities.



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Turkey Hunts

We will conduct spring turkey hunts in Unit 34, the Sacramento Mountains of south central New Mexico. There are great turkey numbers here and this is a good opportunity to add a Merriams to your slam. Available dates for these hunts are From April 15-May 10. 2015. Tags are available over the counter and are not subject to any draw requirements. Your Non-Resident tag costs $100 (resident $25). You may take two bearded turkeys with this tag. This is a great way to shed the winter blues in some beautiful country. We will be hunting in and around the Lincoln Forest. Don't miss this chance for an unforgettable western turkey hunt experience for Merriam's. We will accommodate you in our lodge or set a classic wall tent camp in the middle of prime hunting area. These camps will be the same comfortable setup we're known for on our elk and deer hunts. We'll provide all your accommodations, meals, and supplies for any 5 day hunt period in the above range of dates. We'll put you in great pre-scouted places and get you into some great spring turkey action. You are responsible for your own calls, blinds, decoys. etc.


Cost / person: $2295 for a 5 day all inclusive hunt. (Licenses not included)

Attention Goulds Turkey Hunters - If you want to complete your slam with a Goulds turkey, we have some excellent opportunity in Sonora Mexico. We handle all the permit and gun import details and will guide you to some great Goulds hunting. Call me for details. John 575-621-6158

 

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 John Jaquez
San Juan River Outfitters and Livery Co.
#200 Rd. 4599
Blanco,NM 87412

575-621-6158 (mobile)