Chapel's outfit has distinguished itself over the last 20 years by producing a number of outstanding antelope bucks for clients. The B & C minimum for antelope is 82 points, but the real boundary of the trophy limit for this species seems to be around 86 points. That said, you can appreciate the fact that Chapel has produced 11 bucks that scored 86 points or higher, with five netting more than 88-6/8 points, placing them among the largest ever killed! His biggest buck ever scored 91-2/8 points.
Chapel typically has over 10 properties under lease in Units 10 and 11 in New Mexico, some of the best in the state. New Mexico allows landowner permits, which eliminate the uncertainty of the draw, but because of the trophy potential here, these permits are not cheap. Chapel has access to a number of such permits each year, and builds that amount into his hunt cost. His 1 x 1 trophy rifle hunt runs $4,500 for two days (the length of the season). The 2 x 1, five-day archery hunt is $1,750, and the four-day muzzleloader hunt is priced at $2,000. There is also a two-day rifle hunt in August for $2,000. Not included in the hunt cost is the $192 nonresident license for antelope.
Chapel has also developed a reputation for producing big elk as well. On my first visit to his ranch a number of years ago, I saw in his den not one, but two, shoulder mounts of bulls scoring over 400 points. One was killed........(continued)