Play the Wind – How Thermals Influence the Stalk

Play the Wind – How Thermals Influence the Stalk

If there’s one thing that can kill the mood on any hunt, it’s scent. When an elk or deer catches your smell, it’s often game over and they are gone. Playing the wind is obvious but the thermals are often more nuanced and should be used to guide each stalk. The...
What You Need to Know about Oryx Hunting in New Mexico

What You Need to Know about Oryx Hunting in New Mexico

Oryx hunting in New Mexico is an action-packed hunt. And it’s the only place in North America to hunt them free range! These are beautiful animals that make exceptional trophies. And the meat is some of the finest wild game you’ll find anywhere. If you’re interested...
The 2022 New Mexico Big Game Season Has Begun

The 2022 New Mexico Big Game Season Has Begun

We are excited that the 2022 big game hunting season in New Mexico is now officially underway! Our pronghorn hunts began recently and our hunters have already taken some great bucks so far this year. It has been a great start to the season and we’ve only just...
Prepping Gear for an Early Season New Mexico Elk Hunt

Prepping Gear for an Early Season New Mexico Elk Hunt

Drawing an early season tag for a New Mexico elk hunt in one of the great units that we hunt here at LOH Outfitters is flat-out exciting. Our hunters average over 90% opportunity rates on quality New Mexico bulls.  For those who weren’t able to come up with a tag in...
Selecting and Fitting a Hunting Pack

Selecting and Fitting a Hunting Pack

Hunting packs tend to take a beating and they serve multiple purposes by hauling gear and meat. Ideally, a meat hauling frame pack will handle the bloody work but some trips call for quick packouts and you might find yourself loading up the day or overnight pack to...
Elk Calling Tips: 3 Signs a Bull is Going to Hang Up

Elk Calling Tips: 3 Signs a Bull is Going to Hang Up

Elk calling during the rut is one of the most exhilarating things on this planet. When 700-pound animals scream at each other and you’re in the mix of things, it’ll make your heart jump out of your chest. However, it doesn’t always happen this way. Sudden silence can...
3 Tips to Make the Most of a Western Guided Hunt

3 Tips to Make the Most of a Western Guided Hunt

Embarking on a guided hunt is extremely rewarding. Having access to the expertise of guides, local knowledge and access is all exciting and presents a number of advantages. Although the resources are excellent, showing up prepared is still absolutely necessary. Here...
The Cost of a Guided Elk Hunt in New Mexico

The Cost of a Guided Elk Hunt in New Mexico

A fully guided elk hunt isn’t cheap. Nor would you want it to be. The bitter taste of a poor experience can last a long time. We receive many questions about the cost of a guided elk hunt. So we thought it would be worthwhile to break it down. What is the cost of a...
Off-Season To-Do List: Boots, Backpacks and Other Equipment

Off-Season To-Do List: Boots, Backpacks and Other Equipment

The off-season is the time to dial in critical hunting gear like boots and backpacks. Make sure everything is ready for the hunting season. Don’t procrastinate and cram your to-do list into the final weeks before the hunt. Start now, and use this time to properly...
Off-Season To-Do List: Changes to Bow and Rifle Setups

Off-Season To-Do List: Changes to Bow and Rifle Setups

The spring and summer months are the perfect time to prep for the hunting season. Take the time during the off-season to get your gear dialed in. One of the first things on your off-season to-do list should be finishing any necessary changes to your bow or firearm...
4 Great Ways to Prepare for a Guided New Mexico Hunt

4 Great Ways to Prepare for a Guided New Mexico Hunt

The New Mexico elk hunting season is on the horizon. It’s time to get ready for a guided New Mexico hunt of a lifetime. Our hunts boast a 90+% shot opportunity and the trophy quality is exceptional. Hunters should arrive ready to hike hard, glass hard, and hunt hard....
Create Hunting Kits For Quick Packing Between Hunts

Create Hunting Kits For Quick Packing Between Hunts

If you’re anything like us, you probably have more than one hunting trip on the books for this fall. If you’re lucky in the draw, maybe you’ll even be joining us on multiple hunts right here in New Mexico – it’s not unheard of for our hunters to join us on a hunt for...
Why You Should Hunt New Mexico’s Primitive Weapon Elk Units

Why You Should Hunt New Mexico’s Primitive Weapon Elk Units

Anyone who has dreamed of chasing big bull elk out west has found themselves looking at New Mexico more than once. New Mexico is widely known for the Gila units, which can produce monster bulls. These units are the most sought after tags in all of New Mexico. These...
Join Us for a Long Range Shooting School

Join Us for a Long Range Shooting School

LOH Outfitters is hosting a Long Range Shooting School this summer, in partnership with our friends at Best of the West in Cody, Wyoming. This is an outstanding opportunity to improve your marksmanship skills and become a more effective rifle or muzzleloader hunter....
Preparing for the Varied Seasons & Weather in New Mexico

Preparing for the Varied Seasons & Weather in New Mexico

The weather in New Mexico can vary widely, as hunting trips span multiple seasons and elevations. Being a high desert environment in many areas, the comfort level for fall hunts is much nicer than states far to the north. Cold nights, mild days and stable temperatures...
Don’t Hang Up Your Boots – New Mexico Off-Season Hunts

Don’t Hang Up Your Boots – New Mexico Off-Season Hunts

Outside of the frigid late season whitetails and late depredation hunts, the majority of big game seasons end before or shortly after the New Year. Big game seasons kick back off in the early fall with archery hunts. But that still leaves a good chunk of the year...
Visit Us at a Hunting Show This Winter

Visit Us at a Hunting Show This Winter

With our favorite hunting trade shows back on the calendar for 2022, we’re looking forward to seeing many of you in person again! We always enjoy the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones at these events. If you’ve been interested in a...
3 Reasons to Hunt New Mexico Over Other Western States

3 Reasons to Hunt New Mexico Over Other Western States

Having spent my career in the hunting industry, one of the questions I am asked most frequently is, “Why hunt New Mexico?” When answering this question, am I biased? You bet. But after hunting and guiding in other western states, there’s no doubt that New Mexico...
New Mexico’s Unique Late Season Mule Deer Hunts

New Mexico’s Unique Late Season Mule Deer Hunts

In a state that’s known for big bull elk, New Mexico mule deer hunts often fly under the radar. But these hunts can produce some trophy quality bucks. The late season mule deer hunts are a favorite among our guides. The climate and habitat here are great for growing...
Recommended Hunting Optics: Zeiss Product Review

Recommended Hunting Optics: Zeiss Product Review

No matter what big game species you’re hunting in New Mexico, quality hunting optics are an important part of the equation. This country is big and open, often requiring us to glass long distances. What’s more, drawing a big game tag in New Mexico can be a big deal...
Discover New Mexico’s Wide Array of Big Game Species

Discover New Mexico’s Wide Array of Big Game Species

New Mexico is full of surprises when it comes to big game. Most hunters already know about the world-class elk hunting. There are also outstanding opportunities to hunt oryx, Barbary sheep (aoudad), mule deer, record-book pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and desert...
5 Simple Elk Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

5 Simple Elk Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

Elk are notoriously difficult to pin down and the hunters consistently harvesting animals are systematic and skilled in their approach to every hunt. It doesn’t matter if you’re elk hunting in New Mexico or in Washington; these common mistakes will hurt your chances...
Rifle Recommendation: Best of the West 6.5 PRC

Rifle Recommendation: Best of the West 6.5 PRC

Hunters often ask us for a rifle recommendation when planning a New Mexico hunt. What’s the best rifle for a pronghorn hunt? What’s the best rifle for an elk hunt? Our recommendation is simple. Have one rifle that you know extremely well and use it for everything....
2021 New Mexico Pronghorn Hunting Update

2021 New Mexico Pronghorn Hunting Update

Our 2021 New Mexico pronghorn hunting has been an absolute blast! First and most importantly, we’d like to extend a big thanks to the wonderful hunters who joined us this year. It has been a pleasure hunting with each one of you. We hope to see you back here in...