I live in SW Colorado about 75 miles from Farmington. I've hunted elk here in Colorado and in Wyoming for years, but never NM. I am interested in hunting NM and need a little advice. I am not opposed to hunting with an outfitter, but do not have an unlimited budget as I am retired. Started looking at outfitters using the internet and don't really have a clue about any of them. I just got back from a wilderness, 30 mile packin hunt in Wyoming that was a bust for many reasons, mostly because of wrong choice on my part on which hunt I chose(not outfitters fault), weather and wolves.
Because of the tag limitations, it will probably be easier to hunt private land, so be it.

Looking for a little input. Thanks in advance.