Compass West Outfitters
Providing the discriminating sportsman with
the very finest in Western big game hunting

(505) 801-7500

 

Guided youth hunter Wes from MS with a mosnter unit 34 bull

 

 

 

Late season guided hunts have advantages

 

 

 

Youth hunter Tanner from KS with a great first ever New Mexico elk

 

 

 

Great bow elk from New Mexico unit 16C

 

 

 

Late season guided hunter Rico from CA with a great private ranch bull in unit 2

 

 

 

Late season scouting photos for a December bull hunt in New Mexico

 

 

 

In your face with a unit 34 New Mexico bull

 

 

 

December scouting photos for trophy elk hunts late season

 

 

 

Great unit 16A bow hunt in the Gila

 

 

 

Monster bull elk in New Mexico

 

 

 

Scouting for Unit 34 bow hunt

 

 

2 bulls spar in New mexico unit 16D during a guided rifle hunt

 

 

Hunter Jason P from TX takes a break in a flower filled field during a unit 16A guided bow hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Santa deer taken by Robert in unit 2B New Mexico

 

 

 

Scouting photo from Unit 2C New Mexico, (deer was harvested 12 days later)

 

 

 

Crazy tall personal trophy mule deer taken in Unit 2C by guided hunter Lester from AZ

 

 

 

Nice New mexico trophy deer taken by happy  hunter from Texas

 

 

 

Cull deer taken the last day of the guided hunt in unit 73 CO

 

 

 

Great mule deer and happy hunter!

 

 

 

Early season buck taken on a guided rifle hunt in unit 2B

 

 

Eric with a nice unit 2A mule deer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elk    Mule Deer    Antelope    Oryx    Ibex/Sheep    Bear     Buffalo   Fishing   

Guided Elk Hunting in New Mexico

Compass West Outfitters offers the finest guided elk hunting the great state of New Mexico has to offer. We specialize in guaranteed tag hunts where you do not have to worry about the low draw odds for premium hunts. We do, however, also understand that landowner tag hunts are not going to fit everyones budget so we also offer you the opportunity to apply for guided hunts in New Mexicos best units with no deposit in the outfitter pool offering you the best odds for hunts, and we will handle all the paper work for you. Total cost to apply for the best units in the state will be only $12.00. We will work with you to choose the best hunt for your physical level, needs as well as trophy potential. We also welcome hunters who have drawn tags on their own in the draw and are looking to find a quality outfitter for their hunt of a lifetime!

 

Guided Elk Hunting in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Unit 16A, Unit 16D, Unit 16C, Unit 17 and Unit 13

The Gila hunts are some of the best elk hunts in the world but they are also some of the hardest to draw in the state of New Mexico. However, you're never going to get to hunt this incredible area unless you apply. In New Mexico you only pay up front a small application fee to apply on-line for these great hunts. The beautiful Gila National Forest areas of New Mexico are a mix of open cedar, juniper flats and ponderosa pine forest. In these areas we specialize in trophy guided elk hunts in New Mexico with a bow or muzzleloader but love the chance to provide rifle hunters the opportunity to see the benefits of hunting with bow hunting guides who have to know every inch of the areas they guide. Rifle season gives us the chance to go looking for monster bulls that avoided getting close enough during the bow seasons! Most of the bulls that we take in this area are over 330 and you will likely have the opportunity to both see and harvest bulls in the 340-400 range. There are few landowner tags in this unit; advance planning is required if you are looking for landowner tags here.

 

Guided Elk Hunting in the Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico

Unit 34, Unit 36 and Unit 37

We offer guided New Mexico Elk hunts in the Lincoln National Forest with units having one of the largest elk populations in the state. We start with bow seasons, leading into youth only, followed by Muzzleloader and then rifle. We also have a late season bow hunt in December here for 6x6 or better bulls only. Our guides almost know the elk by name and for sure by the sound of a bugle before the season is over. We have enjoyed high harvest rates on bulls in the 285-340 class with a real shot at 350+. Hunts are glass and stalk and calling, mixed with a little waterhole hunting amongst the ponderosa, pinion and junipers of the area. We hunt from 6,000-10,000 foot elevations here. Unit 34 Muzzleloader elk hunts also offer you the chance to hunt the earliest dated hunt in the state for a premium unit. Over all, this hunt has good draw odds as well as some of my highest harvest rates. There are a good numbers of landowner tags for this unit as well, allowing you to plan a hunt with no draw.

Elk Hunting Unit 2 New Mexico

Unit 2 elk hunts are nice hunts with good draw odds, some of the best in the state. You can also get landowner tags for a reasonable rate in this area if you miss the draw. Unit 2 elk hunts are good hunts for some 260-290 bulls. Most are very nice 5x5-6x6 but we have killed bulls in the 350+ range in this unit over the last few years. We can see good numbers of animals each season and have good chance percentages on nice bulls. We access the area with 4 x 4 trucks and a mix of glassing and walk hunting with some sitting on water holes and calling on early hunts. This hunt is as hard as you want to make it. We can hike big hills and glass but for the most part we can get about every place we need to with the trucks. For hunters that are in great shape we have had a very high harvest on this hunt the last 3 years.

 

What Our New Mexico Hunts Offer

We offer only fully guided hunts in New Mexico. This includes lodging, meals and full days guided as a part of the service. We feel that the incredible hunting opportunities this state offers are better showcased on fully guided hunts. Our hunts are mostly 2x1 but we also offer 1x1 for an extra charge. The 1x1 is a great choice for people really looking to up their chances.

Hunters will stay in 10x12 canvas wall tents with propane heat, cots and sleeping mats. Your meals will be served in a dining tent where you will be treated to wonderful homemade meals made by the camp cook. You’ll get breakfast before your hunt. Lunches will be served in the field by your guide and are normally sandwiches, chips, cookies. Shortly after you return to camp a hearty home-style meal will be served. There will always be lots of snacks to pack in your day pack as well as soda and juice on hand. Please be sure to advise us well in advance of any dietary requirements so that we can plan for your needs.

What to Expect on Guided Days

You are here to hunt and we keep that in mind, most guided days are FULL days. We are more than willing to meet your needs and adjust to whatever schedule you would like to keep but the guides treat every hunt like a once in a lifetime hunt. On many of the rut hunts for bulls, the best plan is to hunt from before light until they stop talking, then take a long break in the field glass all afternoon or return to camp, then head back out about 2-3 in the afternoon and hunt until dark. Days start before dawn - you and your guide will be heading to the best looking area for your hunt. Once there you’ll take advantage of the guides skills to call in or glass up your elk.

Guided Elk Hunting in the Gila Area of New Mexico rates:
Unit 16A, Unit 16D, Unit 16C, Unit 17, Unit 13

All inclusive hunting package plans include 3 meals per day, 6 nights and5 full days of guided hunting (we can set you up for longer bow hunts if you like). All hunts will be based from canvas tents with propane heaters, cots and sleeping mats, three meals per day, 5 full days guided hunting and 6 nights lodging. All packages in the Gila are 1x1 rates:

Early Season Bow Hunt (Full early season) NEW Smoking deal hunt!
$4,900
7 Day Guided Bow Hunts
$4,900
Muzzleloader Hunts are 1x1
$4,900
Rifle Hunts are 1x1
$4,900
We can set up custom packages for any number of days to meet your needs - just talk with me about my special hunt deals.
Reservation and cancellation policies:
Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages. Full payment is due before August 5th. Your deposit will be refunded only if we can fill your spot with a new hunter. No-shows will be charged the full amount.

 

Guided Elk Hunting Unit 34 New Mexico rates:

Hunts are all based from small cabins or houses on the private ranches that we lease in this area. Lodging, meals and guided hunting days are all included in the packages.

Early Season Bow Hunt (10 days) NEW smoking deal hunt!
$4,900
7 Day Bow Hunts
$4,900
Youth or MI Rifle Hunts are all 1x1 plus guest
$4,500
Muzzleloader Hunts are 1x1
$4,500
Rifle Hunts are 1x1
$4,500

December Guided Bow Hunt: 7 Day, 6 x 6 or better only.
This is an over the counter tag that is sold later in the year and is first come, first served.  We have had great success getting tags for this hunt - it's a spot and stalk challenge any bow hunter will relish!

$3,500
Reservation and cancellation policies:
Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages. Full payment is due before August 5th. Your deposit will be refunded only if we can fill your spot with a new hunter. No-shows will be charged the full amount.

 

Elk Hunting Unit 2 New Mexico rates:

All inclusive hunting package plans include 3 meals per day, 6 nights, 5 full days of guided hunting. All hunts will be based from canvas tents with propane heaters, cots and sleeping mats, three meals per day, 5 full days guided hunting, 6 nights lodging. All packages are based on double occupancy; single rates are available.

Muzzleloader
$3,500
Rifle
$3,500
Guided Bull Elk Hunt (including landowner tag) *
(there is no draw for this hunt)
$5,500
Cow Hunts 100% draw (3 days)
$2,000**
Private Land Cow (3 days) (including landowner tag)
(there is no draw for this hunt)
$1,800**

Reservation and cancellation policies:
Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages. Full payment is due before August 5th. Your deposit is refunded only if we can fill your spot with a new hunter.  No-shows will be charged the full amount.

**Cow hunts in Unit 2, do not include meals or lodging for the hunt.

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Guided Mule Deer Hunting in New Mexico

Specializing in glass and stalk trophy mule deer hunts

New Mexico has long been known for its huge elk and monster mule deer, that is what got me to move here from Montana in 1997. The areas that we mule deer hunt in New Mexico offer the best chance at the mule deer of a lifetime. Many of the mule deer taken on our guided hunts in unit 2A, 2B, 2C and 7 are over 25" and the chance at a 30" buck is always there, in fact the county that we guide in New Mexico is #1 for B&C mule deer entries and where we guide in Colorado is #6. You will enjoy mule deer hunting in New Mexico in the high mesa country with a mix of pinion, juniper and large sage flats broken up by sandstone valleys and seemingly endless country made for glassing with guides that specialize in trophy mule deer hunting.

Unit 2B hunts will have us into well over 50 deer a day and as many as a 100 per day on the late hunts if you have snow in Colorado, with about a 150 inch average on dry late winter years and as high as 180 inches in 2B on premium weather years. Unit 2C is a trophy unit with low draw odds but great genetics and for sure some monsters, in fact we killed 2 deer over 200 inches in 2008! Unit 2A guided hunts offer very high draw odds as well as some true monsters. Guided hunts in unit 7 offer high draw odds in a huge unit with very few tags. I have over the last 4 years gained an extensive understanding of where the deer live in this unit and offer only 1 or 2 hunters the chance each year to hunt with us here; bucks are in the 170-200 inches as an average but there is not a huge number of deer here, just a few monsters!

Any unit 2 or 7 guided hunt offers what is simply the very finest mule deer hunting in the state, do not miss your chance to hunt the premier mule deer units in the state with its top outfitting team! All the units that we guide offer a good chance at a book buck - please feel free to call me anytime to talk about your best choice of guided mule deer hunts in unit 2A, unit 2B, unit 2C and unit 7. We book up early so dont wait; call us today to lock in your spot!

I also guide on private land in unit 30 and 34 in SE New Mexico. There is no draw for this hunt offering you a great chance to use this hunt as a backup to the draws in unit 2.   These hunts are on a 40,000 acre ranch that we lease for elk and deer hunting. Deer are in the 130-150 class or 8-10 points, the average that we strive for through management.

 

What Our New Mexico Hunts Offer

We offer only fully guided mule deer hunts in New Mexico. This includes lodging, meals and full days guided as a part of the service. We feel that the incredible hunting opportunities this state offers are better showcased on fully guided hunts. Our hunts are all 2 hunters and 1 guide or you can also choose to hunt 1x1 with a guide for a small additional fee. This hunting trip is your dream - we are just here to help it along. At the time of booking and even more once you have drawn, you and I will work together to customize the hunting adventure to best fit your wants and needs. You will be placed with a guide for the week that is going to best mesh with your hunting style.

Hunters will stay in canvas wall tents with propane or wood heaters, cots and sleeping mats. Your meals will be served in a dining tent where you’ll be treated to wonderful homemade meals made by the camp chef. You will get breakfast before your hunt; lunches will be served in the field by your guide and are normally sandwiches, chips and cookies. Shortly after you return to camp a hearty home-style meal will be served. There will always be lots of snacks to pack in your day pack as well as soda and juice on hand. Please be sure to advise us well in advance of any dietary requirements so that we can plan for your needs.

What to Expect on Guided Days

You are here to hunt and we keep that in mind; most guided days are FULL days. We are more than willing to meet your needs and adjust to whatever schedule you would like to keep, but the guides treat every hunt like a once in a lifetime hunt. For mule deer hunts you will likely be in the field all day. You can glass in the afternoons as well as try some spot and stalk. Days start before dawn, you and your guide will be heading to the best looking area for your hunt. Once there, you will take advantage of the guides skills to glass up your mule deer.

Compass West Outfitters rates: All inclusive guided mule deer hunting package plans include 3 meals per day, 6 nights, and 5 full days of guided hunting (we can set you up for longer bow and Muzzleloader hunts if you like). All hunts will be based from canvas tents with propane heaters, cots and sleeping mats, three meals per day, 5 full days guided hunting and 6 nights lodging. All packages are based on double occupancy; single rates are available.

 

Mule Deer Rifle All Inclusive Package Rates

Deadline for the draw in New Mexico is in April

2A (rifle) 100% Draw
$3,900

2A or 2B Youth ONLY Hunts (100% Draw)
(Price includes a parent as a companion)

$3,500 1 x 1
2B 1st Hunt (rifle)
$3,500
2B 2nd Hunt (rifle)
$3,500
2B 3rd Hunt (rifle)
$3,900
2C (rifle)
$4,900  1 x 1*
Unit 7 1 x 1 hunt
$4,500 1 x 1*

Reservation and cancellation policies:
Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages.  Full payment is due before August 5th.  Your deposit is refunded only if we can fill your spot with a new hunter.  No-shows will be charged the full amount.

* I have changed the 2C, 7 hunts to 4500.00.  There are so few tags for this hunt that I have to offset the expense of hunting this area only once a year with one or two guys. Our success rate of seeing deer in the 190+” class has been 100%.  I work in the oil field in this unit scouting year round.  In 2008, we killed 2 deer over 200".

 

Bow Package Rates

Compass West Outfitters rates: All inclusive hunting package plans include 3 meals per day, 6 nights, and 5 full days of guided hunting (we can set you up for longer bow and Muzzleloader hunts if you like). All hunts will be based from canvas tents with propane heaters, cots and sleeping mats, three meals per day, 5 full days guided hunting and 6 nights lodging. All packages are based on double occupancy; single rates are available.

2A January (bow) 7 days
$3,000
2B January (bow) 7 days
$3,900
2B January 15 day hunt
Call for Price
2C January (bow) 7 days
$4,500
2C January 15 Day Hunt
Call for Price

Reservation and cancellation policies:
Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages. Full payment is due before August 5th.  Your deposit is refunded only if we can fill your spot with a new hunter. No-shows will be charged the full amount.

* There are so few tags for these hunts.

 

Muzzleloader Package Rates

Compass West Outfitters rates: All inclusive hunting package plans include 3 meals per day, 6 nights, and 5 full days of guided hunting (we can set you up for longer bow and Muzzleloader hunts if you like). All hunts will be based from canvas tents with propane heaters, cots and sleeping mats, three meals per day, 5 full days guided hunting and 6 nights lodging. All packages are based on double occupancy; single rates are available.

2A September (Muzzleloader)
$4,900
2B September (Muzzleloader)
$4,900
2C September (Muzzleloader)
$4,900*

Reservation and cancellation policies:
Once you draw, a deposit of 50% is due for all New Mexico hunting packages. Full payment is due before August 5th.  Your deposit is refunded only if we can fill your spot with a new hunter.  No-shows will be charged the full amount.

* I have changed the 2C hunt to 4500.00.  There are so few tags for this hunt that I have to offset the expense of hunting this area only once a year with only one or two guys.  Our success rate of seeing deer in the 190+” class has been 100%.  I work in the oil field in this unit scouting year round, and in 2008, we killed 2 deer over 200".

 

Guided Private Ranch Hunting in New Mexico

Guided mule deer or bull elk hunts in New Mexico units 34 and unit 30

I have exclusive access to almost 50,000 acres of private land in the SE part of New Mexico in units 34, I offer a limited number of hunters the opportunity to hunt this ranch for bull elk hunts on the ranch WITH NO DRAW. Bull elk are normally 6x6s and in the 275-320 class but we take much bigger, almost every year we will harvest a few bulls in the 330-360+ range as well, this unit is famous for its trophy elk hunting in New Mexico, and our ranch is limited to 16 elk hunters each year. In 2012 hunters took a 380 bow bull as well as a 366 rifle bull off this ranch, 6 years of 90% success and 100% opportunity to shot keep hunters returning year after year. This is a great ranch that hunts better each week as we move into the late season months. Nov-Dec-Jan offer up our highest success rates as well as the most bulls sighted each day! Hunts are spot and stalk hunts on foot. Most days you will walk high on the ridges and glass for bulls as you move from area to area. Once bulls are located we will stalk them or set a plan for that evening or the next morning.

These hunts are limited to a very small number of people each year so don't miss out, call today!

Lodging for our private ranch hunts is a small cabin located in the middle of the ranch, our cabin has showers, a great little living room and 1 bedroom with twin bunks, meals are prepared by our wonderful local cook and her family or by your guide. We also added a small sitting room to the house in 2012. You will not forget the hunts or meals on this ranch for years to come!
You will not forget the hunts or meals on this ranch for years to come!

Guided Bull Elk Rifle Hunts in New Mexico Unit 34 - you can choose any 5 consecutive days from Oct. - Jan. We highly recommend late season dates in Nov-Dec-Jan. for very best harvest rates. Elk hunts include 2 x 1 guide service, lodging, meals, landowner voucher.
$6,950 2x1 Plus $1000 for 1x1
Guided Bull Elk Hunts with a Bow - 7 day hunt, only 2 bow hunters per year allowed to hunt the ranch. Bow elk hunts include: 2 x 1 guide service, lodging, meals, landowner voucher.
$6,950 2x1 Plus $1000 for 1x1
It is possible to arrange elk and mule deer combos for rifle and bow.  Please call me for more details on this great hunt
Call for Price
Reservation and cancellation policies:
Reservation and cancellation policies: 50% deposit on all hunts on private land, all hunts are two hunters, one guide, all lodging and meals are included in the price, 1x1 hunt will result in an additional $1000 fee please contact us for more information on 1x1 hunts. NM hunting license cost of $630, or 6.04% tax NOT included in hunt costs. NO DRAW ON PRIVATE RANCH HUNTS

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A fine mature bull taken by Robert on a guide unit 34 muzzleloader hunt

 

 

 

a happy Jason at the end of a guided bow elk hunt

 

 

 

Guided youth hunter Zack with his first bull elk taken in unit 16C New Mexico

 

 

 

Alto with a great late season private land guided bull taken in unit 2

 

 

 

Jason P with his first elk taken on a guided rifle elk hunt in unit 2 New mexico

 

 

 

Chad with a great first elk taken on a guided rifle elk hunt in Unit 34

 

 

 

WOW what a monster for Brad

 

 

 

Unit 16C youth bull elk taken by Zack

 

 

 

Great unit 34 guided youth hunt for Wes

 

 

 

Jim at the end of a great guided late season elk hunt

 

 

 

Great trophy elk out to say hello

 

 

Two young elk play in the afternoon sun

 

 

 

Basic hunter tent set up in the Gila

 

 

 

 

Mark with the largest mule deer ever taken on film for Cabalas Outfitter Journal TV Show

 

 

 

Outfitter Chris Guikema with a fine NM Mule Deer taken by a client in Unit 2C

 

 

 

Youth hunter with a fine first mule deer

 

 

 

Diego with a personal best mule deer taken on a private ranch in New Mexico

 

 

 

Lester with a great 179" unit 2B mule deer

 

 

 

Another fine mule deer taken by Darrel on a guided rifle hunt in unit 2C New Mexico

 

 

 

Jason with a wide and tall monster  mule deer

 

 

 

A great 175" deer taken on our private ranch in unit 34