Jicarilla Hunting Blog

Horse Lake Mesa Bull Elk Hunts For Sale

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hunt the Jicarilla!

Here is a great opportunity for those who don't want to go through the draw process:

Beginning January 2nd, the 2013 Horse Lake Mesa Bull Elk Hunts go on sale, on a first-come, first served basis.  Horse Lake Mesa is a 14,500-acre game park managed exclusively for trophy bull elk. Hunters have a 4-day hunt with a rifle during the 2013 rutting season, beginning September and ending in early October. Hunters have great opportunity at mature bulls ranging from 320-400+.  Hunters experienced success rates approaching 90% and an average score of 328 SCI, in 2012. Permit price is $8,000.00, which does not include lodging, meals, or guide fee.

For available hunt dates or for more information, please contact us at 575-759-3255.

Kyle Tator

Wildlife Biologist

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Dept.

Client Muley

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A great year of Mule Deer hunting.  Client hunts have wrapped up and the Jicarilla has had another great year! The 2012 client average is 206" with 8 bucks over 200", the biggest, a 231 NT giant! This buck was harvested by a client, scoring 206 gross, netting at 190".

Tribal Member Muleys 2012

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 2012 Mule Deer Season has yielded some great bucks. We have had several 190" or better bucks brought in and several mature bucks ranging from 160 to high 180's.  Today is the last day of Tribal Member Mule Deer Season. Here are 2 of the bigger bucks so far. Look for picture in the Photo Gallery Soon! Kyle Tator, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Wildlife Biologist



New Wildlife Biologist

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hello all,

I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself to the online community. My name is Kyle Tator and I have recently been selected as the JGF wildlife biologist, replacing Tom Watts, who retired in April. I am originally from Dulce, graduating High School in 1999, and earned a BS in Rangeland Management, and a MS in Wildlife Management from NMSU in Las Cruces. It was only natural growing up in the area to be captivated with large antlers, fat trout, and hunting, and I can say, I am thrilled at the opportunity to work as the Nation's Wildlilfe Biologist. I look forward to the challenge of maintaining high quality hunting and fishing experiences, for which the Jicarilla is known for.  

Following the great example set by Kevin Terry, JGF Fishery Biologist, I have decided to try and update the Jicarilla hunting blog twice a month (during hunting season) or if something comes up that is newsworthy. This is a great way for folks to stay updated on the happenings within JGF Biology Division. So here it goes....

Despite dry and hot conditions during the first 3 hunts on Horse Lake Mesa, elk hunters are connecting on some great elk, with the largest so far being 375 7/8 SCI harvested Sept. 10. Thankfully, the region has received some much needed rain over the past couple days, which will only help crank up the bugling action and should provide elk hunters an exciting hunt over the next few weeks. Pictures will be posted soon.

JGF will be closed Sept 13-17 for the annual Go-Jii-Ya Feast. Stay safe over the Jicarilla Holiday weekend!

Kyle Tator

JGF Wildlife Biologist, 575-759-3255   

Good Start!

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, September 06, 2012
Elk season is off to a good start with two Bulls over 340(sci) in the years first Horse Lake Mesa Game Park hunt!!!!!

2012-13 Hunting Proclamations are online

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, March 22, 2012

Attention Hunters

Thank You for your patience. We are happy to announce that the 2012-13 Hunting Proclamation is availble on the website. The new application form and Guide list are also available. Take a look at this years changes. Please contact us with any questions.

Thanks Again,

G&F Staff

2012-13 Hunting and FIshing Proclamations

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Attention Hunters

Thanks for the long and frustrating wait for this years Proclamations. We anticipate posting the new proclamation on the website Thursday (3/22/12) afternoon. Please take a look at the changes for this year and download your application form. As always, feel free to call us at 575-759-3255 with any questions.

Again, Thank You for your patience,

G & F staff

Horse Lake Mesa Bull Elk Hunts-SOLD OUT

Jicarilla Hunt - Friday, May 13, 2011

Horse Lake Mesa Bull Hunts--SOLD OUT

Jicarilla Hunt - Friday, May 13, 2011

2011-2012 Hunting Proclamations

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, March 07, 2011
The new 2011-2012 Non Tribal Member Hunting Proclamation and the Application Form are now available for download from the Hunting Menu of the website. The updated Guide List will be available after 3/15/2011.