Highly successful New Mexico Elk Hunts on horseback. We specialize in horseback elk hunts in northern new mexico's pristine mountains on the continental divide.
We hunt out of a cabin on a large piece of private property in a wilderness atmosphere. Much more information on the website: www.grousemesaoutfitters.com
Mission: Dream your Hunt, Hunt your Dream!
Operating as usual
Spencer with his first elk! Coolest hunt ever; we had to hike to the top of Grouse Mesa Cliffs as fast as we could after going down towards Lucky Seven from the Top of Daves Ridge. Spencer made a 375 yard shot laying prone across some rocks with his feet dangling off the cliff. Very cool hunt, unforgettable stalk. Congratulations Spencer!
Kirk finally got his cow and his son Cody got to be there with him for that. It was a fun hunt and a good story; he had to belly crawl up to a little knoll and sneak around for the shot. Congratulations Kirk!
Cody with his first elk! He got a whopper, and it was sure fun to get on this group the first morning of the first day of his hunt. He and his dad got to chase the bugles in the dark until they could see this guy chasing his cows above the river. Congratulations Cody!
Russ with his cow and his son Spencer. These elk came in quick and kind of caught us off guard, but it was not a problem for a seasoned hunter who got ready quickly and made the shot. Good shooting and fun hunt guys!
Hoyt with his first elk! He is only 11 here, a few weeks before he turned 12. He had practiced a lot before he came and it paid off. He did a great job and was a trooper walking all over, up and down the hills, looking for his elk. Congratulations Hoyt!
A quick rundown of how we set up the large wall tent for spike camp.
Doug with his first elk ever! It was such a good day, we ended it with successfully getting his elk which was the second bull for the day. He was able to sneak up to a broken tree with a big stump in the ground to use as a shooting rest. Good job Doug!
Ronnie with his first elk ever! Congratulations! This hunt was kind of unusual as it went down when I became a human sandbag to be shot off of. Ronnie made the shot that had to be lower than a branch but higher than the ground.
First week of rifle. Considering the drought for the year, we were happy to have filled the tags we had with the elk we saw. Not the biggest bulls in the world, but still a great week filled with lots of fun hunts and good memories!
Dan with his cow on Truly. Getting a drink in second creek on the way back to the cabin.
Mike with his bull that seemed like a long time coming after all the different stalks we had been on. Put the sneak on this guy in the horseshoe meadow by spike camp. Nice job Mike, thanks for the good hunt and good times!
The main cabin and tack shed. Horses and hanging meat!
Cute little weasel with his dinner
This red fox had been hanging around for over a week and we got some good footage of him jumping at a mouse.
After shooting one of two big brown bears that were at a carcass this bear was seen hanging around waiting his turn.
Shortly after the elk was taken this coyote showed up carrying something. It was not part of the elk because we hadn't even gotten to the elk yet.
Charlie with his second bull here! First light on the first morning, got it all on film. He had a good view and after seeing that there were no larger bulls around and this was the top dog he took him. Put two bullets within inches of each other. Nice shooting Charlie
We got a couple bears this year! The hunts were quite the opposite; small bear taken at 300 yards and huge bear taken at 35 yards. Both Chocolate brown and had nice hides. Always fun to get something extra besides just elk.
Tricia with her third bull up here! Congratulations! It was a heck of a stalk and then an after stalk. We finally caught up to this guy but it was getting pretty dark when we found him and was able to pack him out.
Time Lapse of the sunrise on our way to hunting camp.
My niece Kayla and I pointing at Grouse Mesa from a long ways off.
Bobby with his 4th cow up here. This was a big cow!
Carl with a nice bull after a long stalk down and across the river then up the other side followed by a drive by dillon to push this fella out of the trees. Carl (74) and Bobby(69) saw this guy a mile off and said, "that's what we came for aint it, lets go"! Gotta love these Georgia boys' spunk!
The trees in the sunset were just so prestine and beautiful as we rode down the trail from sunshine towards the cabin.
Going in for the first rifle season. Man those leaves are pretty!
Dang beautiful country up here! Love these views.
The last week of archery we hiked to the cliffs and took a peek over, but not too close....
A double post today so I can skip posting tomorrow. Some cool pictures of the moon and a little critter that came crawling into the canvas tarp after the snowstorm. Happy Thanksgiving
Couldn't quite get a shot on a bull throughout the week, although several close calls, so the last day settled with this nice cow. Great first elk Chris!
Cody with his awesome first bull!
That was so fun, It was nice to have some quiet snow for a change. Nice bull Easton and great hunt!
Is it a cow, it doesn't look like a bull. The snow is a lot deeper than it looks...
Easton describes his shot
Easton and his really cool stalk on some bedded elk in the snow and subsequent shot on a bull!
We finally made it to spike camp that next morning at 2:30 am in an attempt to try to save the tents before the snow got too heavy, alas, we were too late.
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