Unmatched Wildlife and Fishery Management
A Big Game Sanctuary
It's more than just the hunting. Chama strives to be a world leader in wildlife husbandry and management of a thriving ecosystem. The result is a unique land that supports all the iconic western big game species. We are at the forefront of habitat work and balanced harvest strategies of Rocky Mountain Elk, Merriam Turkeys, Bison and Mule Deer.
Native and Trophy Trout
With waters ranging from tiny rivulets to high canyon rivers and apline lakes; here is one of the few places on earth where you can fish for the elusive Rio Grande Cutthroat. Chama has gone through extraordinary lengths to see this precious resource re-introduced into their native habitat. We also manage the fishery for trophy Brookies, Rainbows, and Browns.
The World-Renowned Chama Elk Herds
The Lodge offers nearly 30,000 unrestricted acres on which to hunt the migratory elk that make their home here from late summer to early winter - and most importantly for our guests, during the autumn elk hunting season.
With average scores of nearly 300", we regularly take bulls of 300-plus B&C on these hunts. All hunting is done in the most spectacular settings imaginable with one dedicated guide per hunter.
Unlike most enclosed herds, Chama's game park elk are a naturally-sustaining population in true elk habitat. With little exception, bulls harvested here are born and raised on the same peice of ground. These elk live and are hunted in over 6,000 acres of rugged canyons, high valleys, ridges and peaks.
Although trophy quality benefits greatly from years of selective harvest and breeding, Chama's game park elk are as wild and elusive as most of the free-range herds in the West.