Top Notch Outfitters– Capitan, New Mexico

Top Notch Outfitters offers New Mexico elk hunts on private land ranches as well as public draw elk hunts.  As a well established New Mexico elk hunting outfitter, Top Notch has been providing customized hunting excursions for rifle, archery, and muzzle loader elk hunters since 1998.Top Notch Outfitters BBB Business Review

About TNO



Top Notch Outfitters is owned and operated by Brian Newell. Brian has been hunting since he was a boy and has been running TNO since 1998. Read more…

Private Land Elk hunts



Top Notch Outfitters has put a new twist on private land elk hunts in New Mexico.  We have secured exclusive hunting rights on multiple ranches and combined them so we can offer our hunters over 45,000 acres to hunt. Read more…

Public Draw Elk Hunting



Top Notch Outfitters offers quality draw elk hunts in game units 34, 36, and 37 using rifle, muzzle loader, or bow. Read more…

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We have had a great year so far, click here   to see some of the pictures and statistics from our hunts.


“The best elk hunt I have ever been on.The family was hospitable and the guides work hard for you to make sure you have the most productive hunt possible.Thanks agains Top Notch Outfitters.” - Matthew Shelton

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"I wanted to have a memorable hunting trip with my 17 year old son. I was referred to Top Notch Outfitters and they delivered. Our guide worked hard to help both of us fill our tags and we had a lot of fun doing it! We had a hunting experience that we will both remember for our lifetime and I hope to get back for another hunt in the near future." - Kevin Harmon

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"Top Notch Outfitters has the knowledge and the experience to put you in elk. The country they hunt is exceptional, and often the bulls are too. Trust Brian and his team to get you in range for the shot. " - John Wilmesher

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"Brian Newell and his family go out of their way to maximize everyone's experience and success with their outstanding guides, accommodations and game. The Capitan area in NM is a very special area to hunt elk and the terrain and animal population is incredible. Top Notch Outfitters certainly lives up to its name and I can't wait to return again. " -Mark Groudas

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"Brian and his guides are truly "top notch". It was an amazing hunt can't wait to come back!” - Alec Ahmann

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