Jicarilla Hunting Blog

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!

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.