How to apply for New Mexico's 2022 guide draw


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If you have plans to hunt in New Mexico in 2022 with an outfitter and are looking for a way to improve your odds of drawing a tag, the New Mexico guide draw is your ticket for increased odds! The deadline to apply for all species in New Mexico is March 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. MST. This deadline is also the last day for the guided draw as well. You can apply online here.

What exactly is the New Mexico guide draw?

Every year New Mexico allocates a certain number of tags that are available for residents and nonresident applicants that apply through a licensed New Mexico outfitter.

10% Special Drawing Pool in the New Mexico guide draw

New Mexico’s special drawing pool allocates up to 10% of all available big-game licenses for each hunt code to someone applying through a licensed New Mexico outfitter. To apply in the 10% special drawing pool, a New Mexico outfitter shall execute a written contract with each special drawing pool applicant. Contracts must be signed and dated by all parties prior to application for any special drawing pool license. Note: It is unlawful for an outfitter or guide to contract with themselves or to guide themselves using a special drawing pool license. A New Mexico outfitter may release a contracted hunter-client to another New Mexico outfitter provided that the original contract was valid, in place prior to the application deadline and only if it is mutually agreed upon and signed by all parties.

Additional information

A New Mexico outfitter shall ensure that each hunter-client who obtains a license through the 10% special drawing pool is accompanied by the outfitter or their registered guide for at least two days during the contracted dates of the hunt in the area where the hunter's license is valid. Accompanied shall mean that the outfitter or their registered guide physically escort the hunter in the field during the hunter’s license hunt dates.

A hunter-client who obtains a license through the 10% special drawing pool, and chooses to hunt beyond their contracted hunt dates must carry a copy of the contract while hunting if it had not been submitted electronically to the registrar at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled hunt. As stated above, it is unlawful to hunt with a license obtained through the 10% special drawing pool without being accompanied by, and contracted with, a New Mexico Outfitter or their guide for at least two days during the hunt.

Contracts are required by law. In an effort to protect both parties, contracts must designate the terms, hunt dates, guide to hunter-client ratio and compensation charged. Contracts must be signed prior to applying in the draw or for private-land hunts, prior to hunting. Read the contract carefully before signing it. The outfitter is only legally required to provide what is in the contract.

New Mexico tag allocations

  • 84% of the tags are allocated to resident applicants
  • Nonresidents not applying with a New Mexico outfitter are limited to up to 6% of the total number of tags per hunt code
  • All applicants (residents and nonresidents) applying with a New Mexico outfitter are allocated up to 10% of the total number of tags per hunt code

Benefits of the guided draw

Draw odds can be significantly better in the New Mexico guide draw!

If you apply in New Mexico with the mindset that when you draw, you'll use an outfitter, then the guide draw is for you. Additionally, an outfitter will be able to help you in selecting a unit that may fit your goals and objectives. The New Mexico guide draw option will help to improve your odds of drawing that coveted tag. Having a guide in your corner will also greatly improve your chances of harvesting animal that meets your expectations.

There are currently 11 goHUNT Business Members in New Mexico that are eligible for the guided draw and that list can be found here and below. Draw odds for residents and nonresidents are the same in the guide draw.

Finding draw odds on INSIDER is super easy!

You can see the draw odds for the New Mexico Guided Draw on our standalone Draw Odds page or you can see the guided draw odds on Filtering 2.0. Once you're on that page, you will select New Mexico and then Guided. From there just select the species you're interested in.

Find your guided draw odds here

Required steps to take for applying in the guide draw

  • To apply in the 10% special guided draw pool, you need a registered New Mexico outfitter to execute a written contract with each special drawing pool applicant. Contracts must be signed and dated by all parties prior to application for any special drawing pool license.
  • Next, apply online like normal here.
  • Then once you get into the draw, select your species, and hunts, you'll need to select yes under the "Enter Outfitter Info For Outfitted Hunts Only."

Entering the New Mexico Guided Draw

  • This will open up a new section. Where you will check the box that you have a signed contract with the outfitter and you'll enter in the outfitter number.

New Mexico outfitter info for guided hunts

  • Next, you just need to fill out the carcass tag requirement, add to cart and check out.

Find New Mexico Outfitters here

New Mexico Business Members in the 2022 Guided Draw

The outfitters listed below are goHUNT Business Members that we work with closely. You can contact them directly to get started on the process of applying for the New Mexico guided draw. Also, please contact the outfitters for available species for the draw.

Note: Outfitters below are listed in alphabetical order.


Beaverhead Outfitters

Beaverhead Outfitters


Mule deer taken with Beaverhead Outfitters — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social accounts Email Outfitter information
Jack Diamond (575) 772-5677 Facebook Jack@BeaverheadOutfitters.com Beaverhead Outfitters

Blue Mountain Outfitters

Blue Mountain Outfitters


Bull elk taken with Blue Mountain Outfitters — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social accounts Email Outfitter information
James Atwood (505) 864-6867 Facebook info@BlueMountainOutfitters.com Blue Mountain Outfitters

Graham's Guide Service

Blue Mountain Outfitters

Bull elk taken with Graham's Guide Service — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Email Outfitter information
Joseph Graham (575) 937-2099 jograham@valornet.com Graham's Guide Service

Jemez Mountain Outfitters
 

Bull elk taken with Jemez Mountain Outfitters — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social accounts Email Outfitter information
Mark Jaramillo (505) 331-4905 Facebook - Instagram jemezmtnoutfitters@gmail.com Jemez Mountain Outfitters

NM HUNT CO

JFW Ranch Consulting, LLC


Antelope taken with NM HUNTCO — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Email Outfitter information
Jim Welles (505) 294-7861 jfwrc@comcast.net NM HUNTCO

LOH Outfitters

Archery bull elk taken with LOH Outfitters in New Mexico

A bull taken with LOH Outfitters — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social Accounts Email Outfitter information
Jerry Blake (315) 374-8209 FacebookInstagram info@lohoutfitters.com LOH Outfitters

Milligan Brand Outfitting

Milligan Brand Outfitting

A mule deer taken with Milligan Brand Outfitting — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Email Outfitter information
Ray Milligan (505) 470-1944 ray@milliganbrand.com Milligan Brand Outfitting

Rebel Ranch Outfitters

Rebel Ranch Outfitters

A bull elk taken with Rebel Ranch Outfitters — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Email Outfitter information
Mark Crump (319) 238-1501 rebelranchoutfitters@gmail.com Rebel Ranch Outfitters

Ridgeline Outfitters LLC

Ridgeline Outfitters LLC

A bull taken with Ridgeline Outfitters LLC — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social accounts Email Outfitter information
Daniel Reyes (602) 469-1646 Facebook dan@ridgelineoutfitters.com Ridgeline Outfitters LLC

Southwest Big Game Brokerage

Southwest Big Game Brokerage

Bull elk taken with Southwest Big Game Brokerage — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social accounts Email Outfitter information
Keith & Lisa Williams (928) 242-0105 Facebook williamselk@frontiernet.net Southwest Big Game Brokerage

Wilderness Outfitters Productions, LLC

Mule deer taken with Wilderness Outfitter Productions

Mule deer taken with Wilderness Outiftter Productions, LLC. — A goHUNT Business Member. For more photos of animals they have taken, check out the links below.
Contact Phone # Social accounts Email Outfitter information
Derek Martin (505) 330-9776 Facebook — Instagram — Twitter dmartin@wildoutpro.com Wilderness Outfitter Productions, LLC.

Special notes

Unlike Nevada's guided draw (see more information on the 2022 Nevada nonresident mule deer guided draw here), the New Mexico guided draw allows the hunter to complete and submit the application.

Guided Draw Units on Filtering 2.0 Guided Draw - Draw Odds

The deadline to apply online is March 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. MST. The guided draw will not only improve your odds of drawing a tag and getting to hunt, but also your chance at having the hunt of a lifetime! A list of licensed New Mexico outfitters can be found in the goHUNT Outfitter Directory. Feel free to reach out to any of our New Mexico Business Members if you have any questions.

Best of luck in the 2022 draws!

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