The Jicarilla Reservation is huge - covering an area more than 70 miles long and 20 miles wide. As you would expect, it boasts a wide variety of terrain and habitat with elevations between 6,000 and 9,000 feet. Several of my friends tell about seeing more than 50 deer per day on their hunts. According to recent game surveys, the buck-to-doe ratios are quite high. Most bucks here carry typical racks with stickers, but the reservation produces some outstanding nontypicals every year. It is as good a place as any in the US to bump into that nontypical of a lifetime. Tribal officials say their best nontypical buck last year netted 222 B & C points. The largest typical made the book with a net score of 200 2/8. Gross average scores are even more impressive. The 11 bucks that were scored as typicals had an average gross score of 191 2/8, while the six bucks that were scored as nontypicals averaged 212 1/8 gross points.
All hunts here are for seven days and tribal guides are required. A list of guides is available. Plan on paying at least $200 per day, depending on the........(continued)