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


Contact Us

Questions? Contact us and ask to speak with our Adventure Sportsman Clerk for more information!