I grew up on Los Alamos, NM, just a few miles from this spot. As a youngster, I used to sit on the edge of the culdera and dream of what it would be like to hunt there. At that time it was owned by the Baca Land and Cattle company out of Texas and was off limits to hunting to all but a priveledged few.
I heard that it was going to be 'iffy' as to if hunting was going to allowed this year. Glad to hear it will. Congradulations on what could be the best elk tag available this year. You should see tons of elk and some mighty fine bulls.
It is my understanding, however, that this will be a very controlled hunt. Will you have to have somebody holding your hand and telling you which animal to shoot? I heard somewhere that was the way it is going to be, but this could be inaccurate.
To pay that much for a tag, you either have WAY too much money or no friggin sense!! I think I would have to keep fighting the odds in the draw for that much money Congrats on the tag! Hope you git a big'un!!
Sorry for not responding earlier. Lets see...yes I would be happy to sell the permit for $10,000 or more. I got an email from one outfitter that wanted to buy the permit for $1,000. I guess like the stock market he was bottom fishing.
If I can take a 300 class elk I will call the hunt a great sucess. Many of these "great hunts" sometimes have a bit more hype then the really deserve. I will wait and see how good this ranch his when I get there.
I heard that United States Outfitters drew a number of tags but I havn't gotton any confirmation on that.
Thanks very much for the support! I will let you guys know how it turns out.