Jicarilla Hunting Blog

Waterfowl Regulations Released 9/23/13

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, September 19, 2013

For those interested in 2013 Waterfowl Regulations, I plan to release the official waterfowl rules and regulations on Monday 9/23. NO ONLINE PERMIT SALES WILL BE AVAILABLE in 2013, we apologize for the inconvenience. Permits are for sale at the Department office in Dulce, M-F 8am-5pm. We are looking for off-hour permit sales options for those coming into town on weekends, etc. If you plan on coming up for the weekend, please call us to coordinate permitting.

Recent rains have filled up many ponds. Waterfowl hunting is expected to be great! 

All for now,

Kyle Tator

JGF Wildlife Biologist

Merchandise for Sale

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Jicarilla Game and Fish Department is selling "Hunt the Jicarilla" merchandise at our office for a reasonable fee. 

We currently have:

Hoodies: Gray or Black $30.00

Caps: Black, Brown $20.00

Beanies: Camo $20.00

T-shirts: Long-sleeve Black: $20.00 (limited quantities available)

Contact our office to order 575-759-3255 or drop by M-F, 8-5

Big Bulls

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Well we are off to a great start! Our clients at Horse Lake Mesa went 4 for 4 last week with a high 350's average. The biggest bull being a 433 SCI non-typical! Not bad for the first week of Elk Hunting on the Jicarilla. 

Hunting Season 2013

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, August 12, 2013

Hello all,

Significant rainfall over the past month or so has me anxiously awaiting the 2013 Hunting Season with high hopes that I will be scoring some large elk and deer antlers! Even more so, I hope that the blessings of rain will enhance the nutritional condition of the Nation's big-game populations...a key component to population dynamics! Thunderstorms are building as I type, so I am cautiously optimistic, that fall 2013 will be a good one. 

As of today, we are nearly sold out of all hunts, with a few exceptions:

Reservation Cow Elk

Southern Cow Elk

Late Season Bull

Call our office for available hunt dates.

Best of luck in the 2013 season,

Kyle Tator

JGF- Wildlife Biologist

Cancellation Hunts: Horse Lake Mesa Bull Elk

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, April 15, 2013

We have 3 openings due to cancellations at Horse Lake Mesa Game Park for rifle hunting trophy bull elk during the rut. Please call us at 575-759-3255 to discuss availability and dates. The hunting permit costs $8,000. 

Turkey Season

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A reminder that Turkey season is rapidly approaching. April 2nd is the fire sale for Non-tribal permits, and April 6th is the opener. Tribal member turkey permits will be available March 28th, first-come, first-served.

Apply by completing an application form and mailing it with payment to our office, OR you can stop by once permits go on sale. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm


Proclamation Released!

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, March 04, 2013

Download your copy of the 2013-14 Hunting proclamation today! 

Important Dates:

All Mule Deer Sealed Bid Auctions Due May 13th

All Non-tribal Elk and Deer Applications Due May 31st

Call with any questions,


2013-2014 Hunting and Fishing Proclamations Approved

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Great News! Our Annual Hunting and Fishing Proclamations have been approved and will be released to the public by March 8, 2013. All of the details on hunts, prices, and application process will be included. Please visit our website to download the proclamation next week!

Horse Lake Mesa Trophy Bull SOLD OUT

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, February 25, 2013

All 2013 Horse Lake Mesa Bull Elk hunts have sold.  Please contact JGF in January 2014 for 2014 hunt availability.

Trophy Bull Hunts Selling FAST!

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hello all,

As of today 1/15/13, we have 9 permits remaining for 2013 Horse Lake Mesa Trophy Bull Elk.  Remember, there is no draw for these hunts, and are booked first-come, first served.

Permits available:

Sept 1-4th:     4 available

Oct 3-6th:     2 available

Oct 7-10th:   3 available

I have attached a picture of the top bull from 2012! a 386 SCI giant!

 Please call us at 575-759-3255 to book!