ARIZONA | NEW MEXICO | COLORADO | SONORA, MX
GUIDED ELK HUNTS
ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO & COLORADO
Guided Elk Hunts
We are blessed and humbled to be able to say nobody successfully guides more elk hunters out West than Diamond Outfitters! We offer full service outfitted hunts in three states and have both draw and private land opportunities available so there’s always a place for you with us in elk country! We hunt trophy bull elk throughout the west on public and private land targeting mature 330”+ bulls. Bulls from 340”-380” plus are available during good moisture years in our premier units as seen in our photo album and on our TV show.
Hunts can be booked as 7, 10, or 14 day trips. Opportunity rates on trophy bulls exceed 95%.
Take a look at the Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico elk hunting opportunities below, then contact us to plan your trip! Let’s start making memories today!
Arizona Elk Hunts
We offer guided and outfitted elk hunts throughout Arizona for hunters lucky enough to have drawn a resident or non-resident elk tag. Arizona’s elk hunting opportunities might not come around often enough, and that’s why we love to help hunters have the time of their lives on these coveted Arizona elk hunts! Regardless if you’ve drawn an early archery tag, late rifle, or anything in between, our full time Arizona elk guides will put you on bulls, and you’ll have a great time in the process!
Arizona Early Archery Bull Hunts
Arizona’s early archery bull hunt is arguably, the premier archery elk hunt in the world! Dreams are made here every September and we would love a chance to help you achieve yours! If the rut is in full swing during your hunt, it is not uncommon to stalk bulls all day, calling as needed to capitalize on opportunities. When appropriate, sitting wallows and water holes offer incredible success for our clients as well.
Arizona early archery bull hunts can be booked for 7, 10 or 14 days.
We are internationally known for the success of our clients during Arizona’s early archery elk season. Our full-time Arizona elk guides live for creating life altering encounters amid bugling bulls and picturesque Arizona elk country. Contact us to start making memories…We would be honored to play a part in the best elk hunt of your life!
Arizona Early Rifle and Muzzleloader Hunts
This hunt is without question the most desired firearm/muzzleloader elk hunt on the planet and every year we take a very limited number of hunters to maximize trophy potential. The elk will likely be rutting during this hunt and mature bulls should be vocal and active which allows us to target target big, mature, 350”+ bulls in certain units. In our best moisture years, bulls can even exceed 400” in our best areas!
Early rifle and muzzleloader guided elk hunts can be booked seven-days.
Harvest rates on this hunt are typically 100% year after year and we have the experience to make your dreams come true!
For a taste of Arizona’s early rifle elk season, check out the Best of the West episode of a Diamond Outfitters hunt below.
Arizona Late Season Elk Hunts
Arizona’s late rifle and late archery elk hunts take place in November and early December. Arizona’s weather can change on a dime, and these late elk hunts are no exception! One day you could be glassing a juniper studded canyon in short sleeves, and the next day glassing up bulls silhouetted against a blanket of fresh snow. We have taken hundreds of giant bulls on these late hunts, and the draw odds are absolutely incredible for the quality of bulls typically available. Simply put, these hunts should not be overlooked!
Arizona Late Season Rifle Elk
Late season rifle elk hunts in Arizona are booked for 7 days, and hunters can expect lots of glassing for bulls in areas they retire to after the rut. We are targeting mature 300”-350” bulls, and larger bulls may be available in our top areas when conditions are right.
Opportunity rates are typically 100% on the late rifle elk hunts.
Arizona Late Season Archery Elk
Late season archery elk hunts are Arizona’s easiest elk hunts to draw, perhaps the most challenging, but definitely one of the most rewarding after your bull is on the ground! We will employ a variety of tactics to put you on mature bulls in prime Arizona late season elk country!
Archers can book late season hunts for 7, 10 or 14 days.
Draw an Arizona elk tag? Get in touch to discuss your best elk hunt yet!
Check out the following Best of the West episodes that highlight late season elk hunts with Diamond Outfitters:
New Mexico Elk Hunts
Our New Mexico guided elk hunts take place on both public and private land. We have exciting opportunities to hunt New Mexico bull elk by either drawing a tag, or choosing to hunt one of our several ranches with a New Mexico landowner tag. We love spending time in New Mexico Elk country and can’t wait to show you a great time while hunting big New Mexico bull elk!
New Mexico Private Land Elk Hunts
We offer private land elk hunts on several ranches scattered throughout New Mexico in varying sizes. Our New Mexico elk ranches are hand-selected by our Outfitter after an extensive research and planning process. These hunts require NO DRAW and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Bulls on the smaller ranches range average 240”-300” with a chance at mature 320” class bulls on good moisture years. On our premier unit-wide elk hunts (landowner tag-no draw required) in September and October, bulls from 320”-350” are our target, and bulls over 370” are taken occasionally in these units.
Hunt dates for archers is typically Sept 1-15 and 16-24, while firearms hunts take place in October. On some ranches, elk season is Oct 1-Dec 31st offering our clients incredible flexibility.
New Mexico Elk Draw Hunts
Our guided New Mexico draw clients are applied in a special guide/outfitter applicant pool that gives them nearly double the draw odds of a non-guided client! Plus our in-house application concierge service takes care of your application to maximize your chances of drawing a New Mexico elk tag. Archery and firearms hunters in the top trophy units will both be hunting 300”-350” plus bulls while some of the easier to draw hunts provide opportunity to hunt bulls in the 250”-300” class, with a few 320” bulls around and often more elk numbers.
There are two September archery elk seasons and three October firearms elk seasons in New Mexico. The archery and early October hunts (often the muzzleloader season) provide the most exciting bugling and rut action, but mid-October rifle hunts still have some leftover rut activity to enjoy while increasing your chance of success with a mature New Mexico bull elk!
Join us in New Mexico Elk Country…There’s plenty of options to get you in the elk woods this year!
Colorado Elk Hunts
If you are looking for a fun, affordable guided elk hunt on private land, you have found it! Our Colorado elk hunts take place on private land in southwest CO and also on exclusive guide use (meaning no other outfitters can guide on it) BLM land. These elk hunts provide high opportunity at bulls scoring 200”-300” and in a good moisture year some bigger bulls will be available in any of our scenic Colorado elk hunting areas.
Archers and muzzleloader hunters get to hunt during the September rut while rifle hunters have ample opportunity in October and November.
Find out more about these affordable Colorado elk hunts…Then let’s start making memories!
Cow Elk (Arizona or New Mexico)
Cow elk hunts are a lot of fun and a great way to fill the freezer. Cow tags are fairly easy to come by in AZ, guaranteed in NM. Archery hunts take place during the rut and are very exciting and fast paced. Rifle hunts take place in October, November or December when the elk are in large herds on winter range. Opportunity and harvest rates are 100% historically. A great hunt for all experience levels.
Veteran Owned and Operated
Dan Adler, Owner/Guide – Veteran Captain of USAF
Many of our Guides are Veterans and First Responders.