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After the Viveash fire in 2000, the hillsides became covered with grasses and scrub oak, creating
a prime elk and mule deer habitat. Each year Cow Creek Ranch sells three to four elk tags, two to three mule deer hunts and several turkey hunts to experienced hunters who are interested in an
unguided hunting experience. The tags are ranch only tags to be used anywhere on the 1,200
acre Cow Creek Ranch property. The benefit of a private land hunt is that there is no pressure
on the land from other hunters.

Guests booking hunts on the ranch property will have the option of booking the owner's cabin on the ranch for overnight rental and they may have the oportunity to book day fly fishing on the ranch waters based on availability. Please see rates and phunting packages below.

"Thank you for and incredible time at the ranch. The fishing and elk hunting were phenominal. I never thought in a million years that there would be a place where you could chase bugling bulls in the mornings and evenings and fish for trohpy trout during the day...Do It Yourself or with a guide. I look forward to coming back soon.
                                                                                                      ~ Kevin Menicucci - Albuquerque, NM

2016 Hunting Rates

Elk Tag: $1,800.00
Includes one ranch only elk tag and access to hunt the ranch for any selected five - day period within the season dates.
Elk Tag and Lodging: $2,550.00
Package includes 1 elk tag, access to hunt the ranch for any selected five day period within
the season dates, and 6 nights of lodging for 1 person in the owner's cabin.
Elk Tag, Lodging and Fishing Package: $3,050.00
Package includes 1 elk tag, access to hunt the ranch for any selected five day period within
the season dates, 6 nights of lodging for one person in the owner's cabin, and 5 days access to
fly fish the ranch waters.
*The type of landowner tags sold, whether they are bow, muzzle loader, or rifle, vary from 
year to year. 
Mule Deer Trespass Fee: $850.00
Includes five days access to hunt mule deer on the ranch.
Mule Deer Trespass Fee and Lodging: $1,600.00
Package includes five days access to hunt mule deer on the ranch, and 6 nights of lodging
for 1 person in the owner's cabin.
Mule Deer Trespass Fee, Lodging and Fly Fishing Package: $2,100.00
Package includes five days access to hunt mule deer on the ranch, 6 nights of lodging for 1
person in the owner's cabin, and 5 days access to fly fish the ranch waters.
Turkey Hunt and Lodging Package: $775.00 per person
Package includes 2 days of access to hunt turkey on the ranch and 3 nights of lodging for
1 person in the owner's cabin.
*Packages do not include New Mexico state hunting or fishing licenses, nor do they include
any food services, guiding services, or state and local taxes. Please refer to the
New Mexico Game and Fish website for specific hunt date, rules and regulations, and applicable
license fees.

Taxes will be added to the rates above. Stae and local taxes are 6.83% and lodging tax is 
1.67%. All rates are subject to change without notice.  A 50% deposit is required upon
reservation and may be handled by check. Remainder of the balance will be due one
month prior to stay. Cancellations must be made 90 prior to the stay in order to receive
a refund of the deposit. If a cancellation is made within one month of 
scheduled stay, the deposit will be forfeited and the customer will be responsible for
payment of the entire base rate.
 
The ranch accepts payment in the form of Visa, Mastercard, Discover, check and cash.
Payments made by credit card will be subject to a 3.5% processing fee. In order to avoid
this fee, we encourage our customers to make payment by cash or check.