I put in for elk. A combo of muzzleloader and rifle in early to mid October! This is my second year putting in, didn't draw last year. But, got a landowner tag and had a rutting herd bull going crazy in a herd of cows calling back and forth with my friend one morning. Awesome experience! New Mexico is a great state.
A friend asked me If you had unlimited funds, "Not Me". And could choose any guided private land or guided public archery elk hunt where would you go? I said New Mexico but was not sure where. Seems to be 3 big areas that are great. Also know Arizona has some great places as well ad Colorado and Montana. Where would you choose?