Merriam Turkey Hunt


Merriam Turkey are known to be the most dramatic and beautiful of the Turkey Grand Slam. Wheaton Creek has both a spring and fall Merriam Turkey Hunt. Our turkey hunts include 3 days of guided hunting across all 15,000 acres of private land. It also includes all food and lodging during the hunt as well as the night before and morning after the hunt. We have high quality facilities for processing. Including multiple walk-in freezers, multiple pulley hoists, a heated indoor shop and hot water for cleaning on a chilly night. We provide transportation across the entire property, but you are welcome to bring your own ATV or Truck (although some routes are impassible with a large vehicle).

Merriam Turkey

Merriam Turkey


Wheaton Creek has a thriving Merriam Turkey population, especially in the higher elevations of the ranch. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will escort you to the best locations throughout your stay with us.  Our guides are chosen for their skill, professionalism, and intimate familiarity with the property. They are all professionals with years of hunting experience on our ranch. They are among the most knowledgeable, helpful, and skilled guides available anywhere. Unlike many other New Mexico outfitters, we provide the hunt on a ranch in which we live and work on all year round. We see the turkey frequently and know there favorite spots to frequent.

Our Ranch

The only way you can be guaranteed of a tag and the best hunting experience in New Mexico is with a private landowner tag on a large private ranch. Our facilities are world class and reside on a working ranch. When you choose WCR for your private hunting experience, you will be staying in the heart of prime habitat and with 15,000 acres of private land to hunt, we have the flexibility to style your hunt to fit your particular needs and desires.

And best of all, when you arrive you will be in the middle of the hunting ground and stay there for your entire hunt. You won’t be shuttled down some highway to hunt someone else’s land. You will be on our ranch, hunting our land.


Contact us by phone at 575-666-2211 during the hours of 8-5, M-F and 8-12 on Saturdays for more information and to book your next hunt.


  • Spring
    • April 15 – May 10 includes 2 bearded birds/3 day -> $2,450  //   1 Bird/3day $1,600
  • Fall
    • Sept 1-30 Archery 1 bird/3day -> $1,750
    • Nov 1-30 Any Legal Firearm 1 bird/3day -> $1,750

All hunter rates are per person based on double occupancy.  The hunt rate includes 2 on 1 guide service, food, beverage, lodging, the new Mexico license​ and private landowner tag.