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  • Draw Deadline is in Mid-march.

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Travel Questions FAQ (6)

Where will we meet?

A FAQ for us…We will meet at the LOH Outfitters Main Lodge located at 1100 10th Street, Magdalena, NM 87825. Meet us at this location unless other arrangements have been made with you.


Take U.S. Hwy 60 west from Socorro. Drive through Magdalena. Please observe the 30 MPH speed limit. It is strictly enforced.

Pass the Family Dollar store on your left. Take a left at the intersection for Hwy 107. Go approximately a 1/4 mile to the curve in the road and turn left at the big blue sign indicating Magdalena Health Clinic.

LOH Outfitters is the second driveway on the right. Look for the big house on the hill with a giant U.S. flag flying out front. Safe travels!

What kind of rental car should I get?

It is a good idea to rent a vehicle as we currently do not offer airport pickup.

When should I book my flight and rental car?

It is best to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. Better deals are often available when booking airfare & vehicle as package deals.

Do I need to book my own transportation?

You are responsible for your transportation to and from New Mexico and your hunt location. Our hunts take place at different locations across New Mexico. We will work with you and recommend options for which airport locations to book for your hunt. You are also responsible for your own vehicle transportation. 

When should I get to New Mexico?

This is a common FAQ for us. Whether driving or flying, we recommend that you arrive at your hunt location between 2 - 4 pm the day before your hunt. This allows you time to get checked in, take care of pre-hunt paperwork, and ensure you have time to be escorted to our range to test fire your weapon. 

What to Bring & Checklist FAQ (5)

Medicine Bag

Tylenol, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen, benadril, cold/sinus/cough, mole skin, tweezers, nail clippers, q-tips, tooth brush/paste, scent free – soap/shampoo/deodorant, sun screen, shaver/cream, chap-stick, lotion, eye drops.

Day Pack

A very important FAQ here. Be sure to bring electrical tape, zip ties, parachute cord, sharp knife, Leatherman, pen/marker, lighter, fire starter, paper towel, moist wipes, trash bags, zip locks, water bottle, hydration bladder (camel pack), food, batteries, compass, GPS, flashlights, headlamps, sun glasses, seat cushion, rain gear, socks in a ziplock, binoculars, range finder, watch, and notepad.

Most Importantly, make sure your hunting license and regular license are available in your pack. 


Wallet/cash, ID, passport, hunting license & species tag, camera, SD cards, belt, sunglasses, sheet liner, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, phone & chargers, crocs, sneakers, hiking boots, hunting boots, gaiters, underwear, SmartWool socks with moisture wick liners, gore-tex, rain gear, shirts, vest, jacket, parka, shorts, jeans, pants, gloves, warm hat/beanie, ball caps, face-masks, camouflage, travel coffee cup with spill proof lid.


Unless you are renting an LOH muzzleloader or rifle, bring the legal weapon allowed for your hunt. Additionally, bring all tools, parts, and ammunition you need for the hunt and for practicing at the range the day before your hunt. Plan for and buy your ammunition in advance.  LOH Outfitters does not sell ammunition. Other items may include shooting sticks, binoculars, range finder, spare release (Archery), and speed loaders with primer sling (muzzleloader). 

Videos on recommended gear are available on our website and can be found here. LOH Outfitters offers discounts on gear purchases via KUIU and other manufacturers.  Contact us for applicable offers and discount codes. 

Purchasing New Equipment

Great FAQ… If you are planning on purchasing new gear, feel free to contact me and I would be happy to advise you on what products work best. I am a dealer for Kenetrek boots, they are some of the best boots for this style of hunting. Let me know if you are interested, I‘m always happy to help you prepare.

Be sure to break in and USE any new equipment before your trip.

How to Prepare FAQ (4)

Great FAQ…Please be mentally and physically prepared for this blood pumping, nerve racking, adrenalin rushed experience.

Should I Practice?

Yes! The #1 problem for most hunters is lack of practice with their weapon. 

The #2 issue is using weaponry or ammunition during the hunt that you haven’t practiced with.

Practice shooting your weapon routinely with the ammunition you WILL use on your hunt.

How Should I Practice?

Shoot wearing your back pack, binoculars, rangefinder, hat, face-mask, gloves and clothing you’ll be wearing while hunting. Get in the habit of switching up how you practice.

What Range Should I Practice at?

Not so common FAQ for us but very important. Ranges you should be comfortable and accurate with are 5-70 for Archery and 50-200 yards for Muzzleloader, and 50-300.  Be comfortable shooting from different positions as well. Prone, sitting, kneeling, and standing (off-hand), and with and without a rest. Work on controlling your breathing including firing after jogging or running while your blood is pumping and the adrenaline is racing. 

How Much Time Will I Have to Shoot?

An opportunity frequently happens quickly and you will not have a lot of time. The more prepared you are the better your chances will be on a successful kill. Your guide will talk with you before and during your hunt to help you be prepared as possible. If you have any questions about your hunt, our guides are trained and ready to help you have a successful hunt. 

We strongly recommend preparing yourself by getting into the best possible shape before the hunt. It will greatly increase the enjoyment, experience, and success of your hunt.

If you need any advice please contact LOH and we can share tips that have helped us in the field. Our #1 goal is to give you a good experience and for you to kill a of a lifetime! We work very hard to give you that opportunity.

What to Wear & Weather FAQ (1)

** Rain is possible ** GORE-TEX is a good idea to have.

Conditions can also be dry and dusty

New Mexico Hunting Weather

August can be hot. Average high temperatures can be in the high 80's and 90's with lows in the 60's. We recommend you have warm weather gear and a layered approach.

September Archery season can be cool at night and early morning , around 35 – 60 degrees, warming during the day ranging between 50 – 80 degrees. LOH uses extremely lightweight/breathable camo and layer over top with a vest or jacket for cool mornings, then shed layers before getting warm and sweaty to reduce scent.

October gun season can be cold sometimes freezing at night and early morning, around 30 – 50 degrees, warming during the day, ranging between 50 – 70 degrees. LOH normally wears lightweight/breathable camo and dress in layers as it can be cold in the morning but warm up quickly during the day.

Watch our recommended clothing and layering videos

Taxidermy & Meat FAQ (5)

Do I Have to Pay for My Meat and Taxidermy to Be Processed?

Yes. We have a local taxidermist that can prepare your meat, cape and skull for shipping.

How Do I Get My Meat and Taxidermy Home?

If you are bringing meat home we have a local processor that can ship your meat. If you are driving home you can either bring your own ice chest or purchase one in town.

Do I Have to Quarter My Own Animal?

Your guide will breakdown your big game in the field. We will field dress your meat and pack it out for you. Please let your guide know if you would like to help while in the field. Ask us about our local meat processors and taxidermy contacts. You are responsible for arranging your own meat processing and/or taxidermy. This service is not included in the cost of your hunt. 

How Much is the Meat and Taxidermy Processing?

Plan on $200 – $400 for meat processing and shipping and $250 – $1,000 for mounts and taxidermy.

What About Cell Services?

Verizon cell phones will work in town, and in some spots in the mountains.

Food & Accommodations FAQ (3)

Will You Provide Food and Drinks?

Yes. We supply food and water but if you have any favorite food/snacks or drinks feel free to bring them to camp.

Please let us know ahead of time if you have any food allergies.

What Kind of Accommodations Do You Have?

We have everything from a 5-star lodge, cabins, deluxe wall-tents with hardwood floors/electric/real beds at our main lodge, to wall-tents or Alaskan guide-tents if you’re spiking out in the wilderness.

If you require specific accommodations please let us know before you book your trip to ensure we can provide you with your needs.

What if I Forget Something?

If you forget any equipment you may be able to find what you need at:

Sportsman’s Warehouse

1450 Renaissance Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM

Phone # 505-761-9900

Walmart Supercenter

700 6th St., Socorro NM

Phone # 575-838-1415 (Last call for supplies)

Pricing Questions FAQ (8)

Do you offer landowner tags (ie: Guaranteed Tags)?

Yes, these tags range from $4,000 – $8,500 and up ($5,500 deposit required and prices are subject to 5% New Mexico sales tax).

They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Should I Try to Draw a Tag, or Buy a Landowner Tag?

There are two ways to hunt New Mexico – you can draw a tag, or you can buy a landowner tag.

If you want a guaranteed hunt, put down a deposit on a landowner tag now to reserve your spot before the draw.

You will still be entered under our outfitter number for an increased chance of drawing a tag. If you do draw, we’ll put your landowner tag deposit towards the cost of your hunt.

Can I Add a Day Onto My Hunt?

Yes, for an additional $750 per day for archery hunts only.

Does the Price Include Meat Processing, Shipping, and Taxidermy?

No. We will field dress your meat and have close connections with a local processor and taxidermist but you are required to pay for your own processing, shipping of meat, taxidermy, cape, and antlers. Plan on $200 – $400 for meat processing and shipping and $250 – $1,000 for mounts and taxidermy.

What is Expected as a Tip for My Guide, Spotter and Cook?

Typical gratuities are 10-20% of the cost for the hunt, depending on your experience. Please tip your guide and spotter after the hunt. You should also tip your camp or lodge cook. They work hard to bring you great meals every day and your tip is very much appreciated.

Do I Need to Put Down a Deposit?

Yes, we require a non-refundable $750 deposit to hold your spot with LOH Outfitters. You will be required to pay 50% of the hunt cost after a successful draw. Deposits amounts for landowner tags can be found on our Book Your Hunt page. Any remaining balance due for your hunt is due 30 days before your hunt. IMPORTANT: All accounts must be paid in full before you will be allowed to start your hunt. Plan ahead and call us if you have any questions.

How Much Does the Draw Cost?

Between $555-$780 for a successful draw.

Does New Mexico Refund My Tag if I Don’t Draw?

Yes. New Mexico Game and Fish refunds all money used in the draw with the exception of an $89 processing fee. Refunds normally occur within a week or two after the draw results are released. Refunds are automatically returned to your online form of payment. LOH Outfitters does not control the timing or release of any refunds associated with your New Mexico Game and Fish account. Contact Game and Fish directly with any questions. 

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