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Sportsman’s Adventure

November 3 - November 9

Sportsman’s Adventure

Since the 1940s, Philmont has been offering guided, invitational big game hunts to those actively involved in Scouting. Sportsmen are considered upon recommendation from a local council Scout Executive. If approved, Sportsmen will be able to submit an application to hunt, which must be accompanied by a deposit. If successful in the draw, Sportsmen will receive a letter of acceptance. If unsuccessful, Philmont will refund the deposit and Sportsmen will remain on the mailing list for future hunts.

Big Game Hunts

Philmont hosts several hunts throughout the year, including antelope, elk, deer, bear, mountain lion, turkey and buffalo. More information about fees and hunts can be found below.


Sportsman Adventure fees include room and board, a guide, vehicle, skinners, packers and meat processing. There are no individual charges and charges will not be prorated each day.

Come set your sights on Philmont’s unique big game hunting invitational! Experience an exceptional adventure, make memories and enjoy Philmont’s beautiful country. 


Hunt 2024 Dates # of Hunters Fee (tax incl.)
Turkey April 14-18 8 Hunters $3,000
Turkey April 23-27 8 Hunters $3,000
Antelope Sept 16-19 4 Hunters $3,800
Antelope Sept 25-28 4 Hunters $3,800
 Elk (Rifle) Sept 30-Oct 6 10 Hunters $10,000
Deer (Management) Oct 19-24 8 Hunters $3,750
Elk (Rifle) Nov 3-9 8 Hunters $10,000
Deer (Trophy) 

Nov 3-9

Dec 1-7

2 Hunters

2 Hunters

Elk (Rifle) Dec 1-7 8 Hunters $10,000
Bear/Cougar Add-on to another hunt $1,000 (only if harvested)
(with outfitter)
Contact Philmont for Information on Outfitters  
Non-hunting guests Please contact us $150/night
Bison Hunts Please contact us $5,500-$9,000


Sportsman’s Adventure Toolbox  
Traditional Trek Details 2024 Crew Packet
2025 Registration Information 2024 Guidebook to Adventure
Fees and Scholarships 2024 Guidebook to Adventure for Advisors    
2025 Financial Aid Application Shakedown Guide
Trek Requirements Facilities
Health and Medical Record Patches and Awards
Planning Calendar Equipment List
2024 Itinerary Guidebook Dining in The Backcountry
Philmont Prep Seminars New Mexico Fishing License
Traveling to Philmont Promote Your Philmont Trek
2024 Custom Crew Shirts Council & Unit Planning Guide
Crew Photos  



Discover Philmont Scout Ranch  
About Philmont Contact Us
Visit Us (Open Year-Round) Covid-19 Updates
Frequently Asked Questions Philmont Training Center
Tooth of Time Traders (PSR Store) BSA Family Adventure Camp
Philmont Museums Basecamp Webcam
Seasonal Staff Opportunities Philmont Photo Archive
Philmont Staff Association Philmont Stories (Blog)
Conservation Department Resources
Philmont Wildfire Recovery Ambassador Resources
Wildfire Recovery & Mitigation Fund  


November 3
November 9
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Philmont Basecamp
56 Camping Headquarters Road
Cimarron, NM 87714 United States
(575) 376-2281


Philmont Camping Headquarters (CHQ)
(575) 376-2281