High Country Outfitters

5/5 Stars - 1 Review
Des Moines, New Mexico Hunting Guide

I would like to invite you to join me in the beautiful, breathtaking outdoors on Northeastern New Mexico to experience the hunt of a lifetime. High Country Outfitters leases numerous private properties in the area. We have everything from mountainsides with conifers, rim rocks, and meadows, to creek bottom properties surrounded by agricultural fields. Each property is carefully selected to make sure that it is an ideal property for the different animals that we hunt.

We offer a fair chase, fully guided hunt for Antelope, Black Bear, Deer, Elk, Merriam's Turkey, and Predators.
High Country Outfitters Guide
High Country Outfitters

Hunting Trips

Bull Elk
1 person @ $6500
4 permits available to hunt on a 17,000 acre ranch for bull elk. 5 days, fully guided, all lodging and meals provided. 2x1 $6500 per person plus license ($74) and tag validation ($557) 1x1 $7000 plus license and tag validation.
Antelope
1 person @ $2800
Antelope hunts are 3 day rifle hunts conducted on over 20,000 acres of private New Mexico ranch lands. These are spot and stalk from 4x4 vehicles. Antelope are very plentiful in the area and on the ranches. The hunt includes all lodging and meals. Hunt dates are any 3 consecutive days, August 29-September 13, 2016. Cost: 2 on 1: $2800 each plus hunting license and tag validation. 1 on 1: $3200 plus hunting license and tag validation. Doe antelope hunts are available as well. Please contact me for additional details.
Black Bear
1 person @ $3000
Bear hunts are 5 day hunts for both archery and rifle hunters. Rifle hunters will be primarily spot and stalk, while archery hunters will be primarily stand hunts. Bear season in New Mexico starts on August 16 and is based on a strict quota system. You must have your over the counter bear license purchased at least 48 hours before your hunt. The hunt dates this year are August 20-24, 2016. All lodging and meals are provided. I only take 2 hunters per year to keep the quality of the bears high. 2 on 1: $3,000 each plus hunting license and bear tag (both are over the counter and able to be purchased online)
Mule Deer
1 person @ $3800
Mule deer hunts are 5 day spot and stalk hunts for both rifle and muzzle loader. Rifle hunts are fun and not usually as physically demanding as an elk hunt. You need to be comfortable shooting to 300+ yards. I take a maximum of 3 deer a year off of the properties to keep my quality very high. This hunt has all meals and lodging provided. in 2016, the hunt dates are October 22-26, 2016 or October 29-November 2, 2016. Rifle hunt cost: 2 on 1: $3,800 each plus hunting license and tag validation (over the counter and available online) 1 on 1: $4,000 plus hunting license and tag validation (over the counter and available online) The muzzle loader hunt is a great early season hunt. This is strictly a 1 on 1 hunt. This is a great opportunity for you to get a deer that is still in the velvet. The bucks are still in bachelor herds during this hunt. This will make it easier to locate the big bucks as they are still in their summer patterns. You need to be comfortable shooting your muzzle loader to 150+ yards. Inline muzzle loaders and scopes are legal in New Mexico. Hunt dates are September 27-Octoberr 1, 2016. Muzzle loader hunt cost: $4,000 plus hunting license and tag validation (over the counter and available online)
Archery Elk
1 person @ $5500
Elk hunts are 5 day spot and stalk hunts. Archery elk is a very physically demanding hunt and requires you to be in very good physical condition. If you are not able to move quickly and quietly though the woods without taking long and frequent breaks, this will significantly decrease your chances of success. You need to practice shooting frequently at much longer ranges (50-80+ yards). This hunt includes all meals and lodging. It will be right in the middle of the rut this year, and the bugling should be incredible! I only have 1 hunt available. 2016 hunt dates: 1 on 1hunt. September 13-17, 2016 Cost $5,500 plus hunting license and tag validation.
Predator and prairie dog hunts
1 person @ $500
These hunts are conducted in 4x4 vehicles. We will drive to proven spots where we will call. You can expect coyotes, bobcat, and grey fox to respond to the calling. All transportation is provided during the hunt.Cost does not include hunting license or NM furbearer license which are available for purchase over the counter or online. Hunts start in November and continue until Feb 28th. Cost: $250 per person, per day with a 2 day minimum. Licenses, meals and lodging are not provided in this hunt.
Spring Merriams Turkey
1 person @ $1500
We have a plentiful population of Merriams Turkey on the hunting properties. They are a fun bird to hunt and are usually very vocal. The tags are over the counter and are available for purchase online. This is a 3 day, 2 bird hunt with all lodging and meals provided. Hunt dates are April 15-May 10 annually. 2 on 1: $1,500 each plus hunting license and turkey license. 1 on 1: $1,800 each plus hunting license and turkey license.
Rifle Elk
1 person @ $6000
The rifle elk hunts are 5 day, spot and stalk hunts and are a fun time. Rifle elk is usually not as physically demanding as archery elk. I schedule these hunts in early October so the bulls are still bugling and are quite receptive to calls at this point. It makes for a much more exciting and interactive rut hunt. You may use a rifle or muzzleloader during this time period. This years hunt dates are scheduled to be October 4-8, 2016. 2 on 1: $6000 each plus hunting license and tag validation. This is for a 5 day, fully guided hunt with all meals and lodging provided. 1 on 1: $6500 each plus hunting license and tag validation. This is for a 5 day, fully guided hunt with all meals and lodging provided. Cow elk hunts are available as well. Please inquire for cost and availability.

Latest Reviews ( 5/5 Stars - 1 Review )

Mark Sudduth

Chris is a great guide that puts everything into it. He appreciates your $investment and keeps the hunt just that,an active involved hunt. Beautiful country with lots of animals.
2 years ago