PRIVATE LAND HUNTS - We offer elk and antelope hunts on the Montosa Ranch, a 32,000 acre privately owned and operated ranch nestled in the heart of New Mexico. We only conduct a limited number of hunts each year to ensure a quality experience.  NM private land hunts do not require a hunter to go through the lottery draw process. We can guarantee a landowner tag for each species. All trophy hunts are fully guided and accommodated. The lodge has central heat and air and consists of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen, and a hunters den. It comes complete with all the necessities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. 

PRIVATE LAND ELK HUNTS - Our private land is located in a unit that only allows archery and muzzle loader hunting for Elk. We offer 10 archery bull elk hunts, 2 trophy youth muzzle loader hunts, 8 trophy muzzle loader bull elk hunts. Availablity of Late season bull elk hunts varies from year to year. Hunts are based on the quantity and quality of bulls residing on the ranch in November and December. The archery hunt is split into three hunts, September 8th-13th, September 15th-19th and September 20th-24th. The trophy muzzle loader hunts are conducted early to mid October depending on NM regulations. Late season hunts take place November thru December. Please contact me for more information and availability of hunts.


TROPHY BULL ELK HUNTS - October
1x1 Guide Service 5-6 day bow / 5 day muzzle loader or crossbow  $10,000 
2x1 Guide Service 5-6 day bow / 5 day muzzle loader or crossbow  $8,500

LATE SEASON BULL HUNTS - November - December
2x1 Guide Service 5 day muzzle loader or crossbow $6,500  

Availabiltiy of late season hunts vary from year to year. Hunts are based on the quantity and quality of bulls residing on the ranch during that time period.                                                     

COW ELK HUNTS - are available starting the first week of November thru the end of January.  

2x1 Guide Service only 3 day bow/muzzle loader/crossbow $1,000 
Lodging & accommodations not included. Motels are located within 20 miles of the ranch.

PRIVATE LAND DEER HUNTS - Mule deer hunts are not  available due to a decrease in numbers. Hopefully we will be able to offer these hunts in a few years.  Please visit the photo gallery to see some of the management bucks we have taken in the past.


PRIVATE LAND ANTELOPE HUNTS - The ranch is authorized one antelope tag each year.  We have to allow one public draw hunter also, so the hunt is limited to only 2 hunters. NM is known for great antelope and it is not uncommon for hunters to take a buck that makes the Boone and Crockett record books. 

1x1 Guide service 3 day rifle $4,500


YOUTH HUNTS - New Mexico has some great hunting opportunities for kids under the age of 18 that have passed a hunters education course in any state. Contact me for information on these hunts.


PUBLIC LAND ELK HUNTS All of the Elk hunts are conducted in quality units located in New Mexico on the Gila/Apache and Cibola National Forest. These units have been recognized for producing excellent trophies year after year. Permitted by the Gila National Forest.

Bow hunts take place the first three weeks of September, which allows the opportunity to hunt a majestic bull elk during the rut. Close encounters with just a string and razor is an unmatched adrenaline rush.

Rifle and muzzleloader hunts are spread throughout October and November. Early October mornings still buzz with bugling bulls. While the chance of calling still exists, spot and stalk methods of hunting become more effective. Deadline to apply for NM public draw is March 22, 2017 NM Game and Fish

1x1 Guide Service 6 day bow / 5 day rifle-muzzleloader  $4,750 

2x1 Guide Service 6 day bow / 5 day rifle-muzzleloader  $3,500

GUIDE SERVICE ONLY for pubic land hunts is available.  You take care of food and a camp and I provide a quality guide to pick you up and take you hunting each day. The guide will provide guide service, transportation during your hunt and field care of your game. I can help you with lodging options. 

1x1 Guide Service Only 5 days $2750

2x1 Guide Service Only 5 days $1750

$400 Per day for extra days on hunts that allow more than 5 days


PUBLIC LAND DEER HUNTS - Whether it is an elusive mule deer or that wary coues buck your searching for, Eric Kern Outfitters can help. We take only a few hunters each year on public land that has been managed for quality deer herds.

Muzzleloader seasons begin the last week of September or the last week of October depending on the unit. Because these are some of the first deer hunts of the year, a hunter has the opportunity at bucks that have yet to be pressured. 

Rifle hunts occur in late October and continue through December. This time of year bucks are usually in bachelor groups and spend most of there time feeding and resting in preparation for the upcoming rut. During these hunts we let our eyes do the walking by taking advantage of quality optics.

Bow hunts take place the first two weeks of January when the deer are in full rut. Changes in movement patterns of bucks along with the opportunity for calling/rattling rutting bucks make this hunt action packed. Deadline to apply for NM public draw is March 22, 2017 NM Game and Fish

1x1 Guide Service & Fully Outfitted 6 day bow / 5 day rifle-muzzleloader $3750

2x1 Guide Service & Fully Outfitted 6 day bow / 5 day rifle-muzzleloader $2750


GUIDE SERVICE ONLY for pubic land hunts is available.  You take care of food and a camp and I provide a quality guide to pick you up and take you hunting each day. The guide will provide guide service, transportation during your hunt and field care of your game. I can help you with lodging options. 

1x1 Guide Service Only 5 days $2750

2x1 Guide Service Only 5 days $1750

$400 Per day for extra days on hunts that allow more than 5 days



MORE INFORMATION - Fully Outfitted hunts include: Accommodations that vary from hunt to hunt. Most of our camps are home settings with separate bedrooms, bathrooms and showers, beds with mattresses along with washer and dryer facilities. If necessary we will set up travel trailers that will provide most of the comforts of home. We provide all meals and transportation during the hunt. We also field dress, skin, cape, and deliver your elk to the nearest processing facility. The hunter is responsible for processing, wrapping, freezing and shipping (if necessary). Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements or medical consideration we should be aware of.

Licensing: The hunter is responsible for all state licensing fees and all hunts are conducted in strict compliance with the laws and regulations of the State of New Mexico. 

Equipment: The hunter shall provide personal transportation to hunting headquarters, unless other arrangements have been agreed to by all parties. Hunter is responsible for a weapon, ammunition and all personal articles. 

Hunters Responsibility: The hunter is solely responsible for his/her physical condition. Hunts take place in rough terrain at altitudes above 6,500 ft.! If the hunter has any doubts about his/her ability to withstand strenuous activity at high altitude, he/she should consult a doctor. The hunter represents that he/she is responsible for any and all hunting hazards.


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