This New Mexico Elk hunt takes place in the renowned Gila National Forest Area and is located in Catron County, New Mexico. This one of the best known areas in teh United States for producing true trophy bulls. Archery hunts are offered in Units 13 or 15. Drawing these tags is no small feat but landowner permits are avaible for an additional fee. You will stay in a comfortable and newly remodeled (2017) lodge. This is not a physically demanding hunt as the terrain does not vary greatly in elevation on the archery hunts. There are however ares in both units that are more challenging. Hunts take place in mid September, which is typically peak bugle. If the thought of a screaming bull at short yardage gets your blood flowing you should be applying for this hunt. This is one of those areas that can realistically produce a 350 plus class bull on any given hunt. A New Mexico archery elk hunt in the peak of the rut is a bucket list adventure for many, hunting the Gila itself is a goal worth pursuing.