Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino offers so much more than lodging and casino games. If you’re looking for a new thrill, head outdoors for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Mescalero Big Game Hunts. Located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in the southern Rocky Mountains of Mescalero, NM, hunters have the opportunity to enjoy big game hunt excursions, including elk, bear, and turkey hunting.
Planning your next New Mexico elk hunting trip is a breeze at Inn of the Mountain Gods, with on-site dining, live entertainment, and spacious lodging available year-round. Find out what Mescalero Big Game Hunts has to offer below!
What New Mexico Big Game Hunts are offered at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort?
Mescalero Big Game Hunts at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino offers a variety of New Mexico big game hunting opportunities, including:
- Bull Elk Package Hunts
- Cow Elk Hunts
- Bear Hunts
- Merriam Turkey Hunts
Hunters hunt within the Mescalero Apache Reservation in the southern Rocky Mountains. The gorgeous sub-alpine and valley terrain provides scenic landscapes and vistas of the reservation.
The price for each hunt and hunting dates vary. Find out more about New Mexico big game hunts here.
New Mexico Elk Hunting Prices & Package Guide
New Mexico elk hunting at Mescalero Big Game Hunts is a must-experience for hunters of all experience levels. The elk herd on the Mescalero Apache Reservation is estimated at over 4,200.
A New Mexico Bull Elk Package Hunt includes:
- Six nights of lodging at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
- Choice of weapon
- One permit
- Breakfast, field box lunch and dinner
- One hunter per guide until the kill is made
- One hunter per vehicle until the kill is made
- Pack-out game
- Standard skinning and processing
- Mescalero Apache license for a bull elk at least five points on each antler
- Open area—reservation-wide
Bulk Elk Package hunts are $14,500 per hunter and $1,200 per non-hunter. Call (575) 464-9770 or (575) 464-7448 for available Bull Elk hunting package applications.
New Mexico Turkey Hunting, Bear Hunting, & Cow Elk Hunting
Mescalero Big Game Hunts also offers various Regular Hunts, including cow elk, bear, and turkey hunting, with varied prices and dates.
Hunters can also hunt cow elk on the reservation during the following dates for 2018:
- First Hunt: October 17 – 21, 2018
- Second Hunt: November 3 – 7, 2018
- Third Hunt: December 12 – 16, 2018
Bear hunts are open area—reservation-wide. Turkey—or Spring Gobbler—hunts take place during the spring. All regular hunts are lottery.
Be sure to check back for important updates throughout the year!
New Mexico Big Game Firearm Specifications
Specific firearms are necessary in order to enjoy Mescalero Big Game Hunts at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. Rifles are required for all regular hunts excluding turkey hunts. Turkey hunts require a shotgun. New Mexico big game firearm specifications include:
- No pistols
- No black powder
- No archery for cow elk or turkey
- Archery or rifle for bear only
You can find further firearm specifications on our Big Game Hunts page.