Cow Elk

Looking for an early season Cow Elk Hunt? Look no further. In addition to our typcial Cow Elk season, Vermejo Park Ranch is now offering two early season hunts, in November. Please join us as we work to provide you with more than just a day in the field.

Premium Cow Elk Hunts starting at $3,250

This fall, Vermejo Park is offering a three-day, four-night premium New Mexico Cow Elk Hunt package. Guests will be housed at Ranch Headquarters and in addition to our first-class accommodations, meals and services, this package includes on-site transportation, and game retrieval and skinning.  With nearly a 90% success rate on our guided cow elk hunts, you’re sure to walk away with a quality harvest. This is a great opportunity to enjoy all the amenities of a Vermejo hunt experience without the trophy price tag.  Wondering if you would like to hunt Vermejo someday for a Trophy Bull Elk, then why not get a taste of the adventure with a Premium Cow Hunt to help you decide? 

Vermejo Lodge 
Hunt 1  

Arrive October 21

Depart October 25

Hunt October  22-24

Hunt 2

Arrive October 30

Depart November 3

Hunt October 31-November 2

Hunt 3

Arrive November 4

Depart November 8

Hunt November 5-7

Hunt 4

Arrive November 11

Depart November 15

Hunt November 11-14


For more information please contact our Hunt Coordinator at:

575-445-2059 x 219 ~


 2015 Cow Elk Hunts 

Please review the following information regarding Cow Elk Hunt booking:

Veremjo Park Ranch Cow Elk Hunt sales are on hold for for the time being as we have not yet received our new elk hunting agreement from New Mexico Game and Fish. Without the agreement in place we cannot begin selling licenses June 1, as previously indicated. 

This year we anticipate a limited number of permits being available fore sale directly from Vermejo Park Ranch. Of those only 90 will be guided hunts and 35 unguided. All those who had a guided hunt last year will be given the first opportunity to purchase a license and the remainder will be sold from a list of those who have requested a hunt in the order that the request was received. The 35 unguided hunts will be drawn from a lottery (no more than 4 names to a group). The drawing will be held in July.

If you would like to request an opportunity for a cow elk hunt please provide an email message to Please include the the names and number of the hunters in your group.


Vermejo Cow Elk

Unguided Hunts- $750 Sold Out

Hunt 1: November 28-30

Hunt 2: December 8-10

Hunt 3: December 12-14

 Hunt 4: December 16-18

Guided Hunt Dates Sold Out

1:2 $1000
1:1 $1250

Hunt 1: December 4-6

Hunt 2: December 8-10

Hunt 3: December 12-14

Hunt 4: December 16-18

About Guided Hunts

Cow elk hunts include an authorization to purchase New Mexico cow elk license, 3 days professional guide service, vehicle, fuel, game retrieval and skinning. All hunts are 2 hunters per 1 guide. Single hunters will be paired with another guest by the ranch. No other amenities are included.

About Non-Guided Hunts

Customary gratuity for the guide is not included. Guides are limited and must be scheduled with initial payment. Cow elk hunts include an authorization to purchase New Mexico cow elk license and access to the ranch for the hunt period chosen. No other amenities are included.

Additional Information

There will be no game processing available on site during these cow elk hunts. Game barn use for boning, parceling, packaging elk carcass is not allowed. All hunters are required to purchase a NM Hunting License from the NM Department of Game and Fish prior to your VPR Hunt. Licenses are not included in the Vermejo hunt cost.


Rates are subject to change.  
Please use the link below to download our latest information Vermejo Park Ranch public cow elk hunts

**Hunt dates and guides are only secured with full payment to Vermejo Park Ranch**


Reservation Requirements
  • Completion and submittal of Client Form (application) from each hunter to
  • Full pre-payment for all cow elk hunters.
  • A group organizer can hold the hunt for entire party with full group payment.
  • Maximum of 4 hunters per group.
  • Once payment has been received you will be contacted with details of your hunt.
  • This may take several weeks.
  • Hunt choices – hunts fill quickly, pick at least three hunt date options.


To pay for your hunt please contact the VPR Front Desk during normal business hours,
Be prepared to provide the following for payment processing:

  • Group Name
  • Names of the individuals you are paying for
  • Name on the card
  • Card number
  • Billing address
  • CID (3 digit security code on the back of the card)
  • Expiration date
  • Payment amount authorizing

Confirmation of hunt will be via email or telephone.
Hunt information packages and specifics will be mailed out by September 1, 2014.


Cow Elk Outfitters

Kiowa Outfitters and Lancaster Outfitters provide cow elk hunt packages on Vermejo Park Ranch and can be contacted at:

Kiowa Outfitters
Phone: 575-445-9330


Lancaster Outfitters
Phone: 720-933-6122