Thal Ranch is
committed to being environmentally and
ecologically responsible. Managing members of the ranch are Gayla and John Thal. Robert Caldarella is our Ranch Foreman. Robert books and guides the hunts. We are located in northern New
Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Our property,
as you can see from the many photos, is a mixture of
rugged hills, lakes, natural springs, sagebrush flats
combined with lots of tree cover which is the perfect
habitat for elk and for an exciting elk hunt.
The Ranch is unique because of the combination of rugged country in close proximity to our irrigated fields--characteristics that attract the elk.
Not only do our elk herds enjoy our high altitude ranch
but you will too!
Our spring is bringing more
moisture than normal and we are hoping for lots of grass.
With our hay fields, our herds should be well fed and
looking forward to their rut. When those bull elk begin
to bugle we are hearing some of the last truly wild
sounds left for us to enjoy.
When fall arrives and the trees
are in full color we hope for a very active Rut.
Our permits for your elk hunt will
normally be for 5 days. Guided elk hunts are available. Whether you choose guided or not, our past harvests have been outstanding. Both rifle and bow have yielded magnificent trophies.