Heavenly Acres Ranch is located in New Mexico’s Game Management Unit 15, an area renowned for trophy elk. Unit 15 is a widely sought after quality/high demand elk hunting unit that offers archery and muzzleloader hunts at their finest. The restricted use of rifles in the area protects the quality of a trophy elk population with bulls in the 350’s plus, taken on a yearly basis. Unit 15 has 2 archery elk seasons that run throughout the month of September, and 3 five-day muzzleloader elk hunts in October and November, along with youth and antlerless elk hunts.
Heavenly Acres Ranch typically receives 6 landowner elk permits issued through the NMDGF, 3 muzzleloader elk permits, 1 archery elk permit, and 2 antlerless/cow elk permits, and these permits have been designated Unit Wide.
The average price of an archery elk landowner permit in Unit 15 during the 2015 season was $5,000 to $6,000 with muzzleloader elk landowner permits running $5,000.00.
Trophy mule deer and wild turkeys frequent the ranch along with black bear, mountain lion, coyotes, bobcats, and other small game species. Mule deer hunting takes place with rifles, muzzleloaders, and bows, and licenses can be obtained through the state lottery or over the counter within the private lands of the ranch.
The ranch currently runs an outfitting business from the headquarters during the fall and in previous years it has also operated as a summer dude ranch providing pack trips and trail rides.