Hunting in New Mexico

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74 hunting trips from 7 outfitters starting from $800

74 hunts
$800 starting from
14 animals
2419km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in New Mexico

New Mexico covers 121,412 square miles in the American Southwest. The landscape varies from spectacularly colored deserts to rugged, flat-topped mesas to high, snowcapped mountains. Heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially in the north. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost part of the Rockies, run though the northern part of the state, and New Mexico has huge areas of national forest lands open to public hunting. Hunting in New Mexico is as diverse as the terrain. Big game species include elk, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, mountain lion, black bear, javelina, and pronghorn, and hunting for wild turkeys, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl also excellent. New Mexico also offers unique hunting opportunities for exotic species such as Persian ibex, oryx, and Barbary sheep or aoudad, which have been introduced in some areas. New Mexico is one of the few states with four species of quail to hunt: scaled, Gambel’s, bobwhite, and Montezuma quail. Many New Mexico big-game licenses are available only through a draw, but tags for certain species including Barbary sheep, bear, cougar, deer, ibex, javelina, turkey, and oryx on private land may be available over the counter, and landowner tags for elk and pronghorn are available through many outfitters, so drawing a tag in advance of the season is not always required. While hunting big game, you must have in your possession a hunting license, a permit for the species hunted (if required), a habitat management and access validation, and a habitat stamp if hunting on BLM or Forest Service lands. Wearing blaze orange is not required, but it is strongly encouraged. New Mexico has many outstanding professional hunting outfitters. The New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides ( offers information and a directory of guides. Learn more about hunting regulations in New Mexico at

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Antelope Hunt for Handicapped '21

Antelope Hunt for Handicapped '21 United States

New Mexico offers excellent opportunities for the physically impaired hunter. You must receive doctor certification, and meet at least one of the following criteria: “Permanent restriction to the use of a wheelchair, a walker, two crutches, severe permanent restriction of movement in both arms, or who has a combination of permanent disabilities which cause comparable substantial functional limitation.” We have hosted physically impaired hunters for many years and have earned a reputation for producing top-quality trophies for our clients. These hunts are on a drawing basis with landowner permits available if unsuccessful in the drawing. All handicap hunts are one hunter per one guide.

Trip duration: 2 days

Hunting season: 24 Aug 2021 26 Aug 2021

Package price $3,500 for 2 days, 1 hunter
Antelope Rifle Hunt 2020 Week 2

Antelope Rifle Hunt 2020 Week 2 United States

Finding private ranches to hunt trophy antelope is getting harder and harder. The good news is finding a quality New Mexico antelope outfitter is easy. We offer New Mexico guided antelope hunts with high quality bucks and great guide service. Our hunts take place on private ranches on the plains of Northern New Mexico in areas that have a reputation for high densities of animals and quality horn growth. If you are looking for a trophy antelope you will not be disappointed with your hunt experience. Our experienced guides will help you find and score a trophy antelope that you will be proud of. We scout our ranches year round to make sure we know where the trophies are before you even show up. Additional days $400 per day Non Hunter $200 per day

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 22 Aug 2020 24 Aug 2020

Package price $3,000 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Mule deer rifle and muzzleloader

Mule deer rifle and muzzleloader United States

Looking for an unforgettable Mule Deer hunt? Come see the vast beauty in the National Forest of Northern New Mexico, where you will experience the Mule Deer hunt of a lifetime.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021

Package price $3,200 for 5 days, 1 hunter
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