Costilla Park Ranch
Got it bad for elk? Maybe it’s time you try one of the premier big game hunting areas in the West. The Costilla Park Ranch of northern New Mexico is just that place. Since 1979, this 82,000 plus acre private ranch, has provided opportunities for the discriminating hunter to harvest some of the finest big game trophies in North America. This ranch and outfitter have managed for trophy animal production, 5x5 restrictions on elk and 4x4 on muley, for over 20 years. An average bull here will score 300-340 and mule deer range from 135-180. In both cases larger are seen and taken each year. The two main guides have both been on this ranch for over 15 years. They both know every inch of its terrain and will work hard to put you in the right place. Rifle, muzzleloader, and archery hunts are all available.
This outfitter offers a wide variety of hunts throughout West Texas and New Mexico. Species include whitetail deer, mule deer, coues deer, antelope and elk. The elk hunts take place in several locations in New Mexico, one of which borders the famous Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, known for producing 300 to 350 Pope and Young bulls. Mule deer and Coues deer hunts take place in southwestern and south central New Mexico. The whitetail hunts are conducted exclusively in West Texas. All of these hunts produce trophy class animals with excellent success rates. Antelope are hunted only on select ranches offering hunters a very good chance at a Boone and Crockett class animal. This is an excellent hunt for the young hunter because the weather is pleasant and the antelope density is very high. A wide variety of species, season dates, weapon choices, and costs allows this outfitter to provide something for every hunter.
This outfitter's ranches lie 90 miles north of Albuquerque and consist of over 12,000 private acres. A large population of elk inhabit this area with this outfitter boasting a 70 percent annual success rate. You can expect bulls to range from 270 to 370 B&C. A 2,200 square foot, five bedroom home insures a comfortable stay. Your guide service, meals, transportation and lodging are all included in the rate.