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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...
Why We Use Best Of The West Muzzleloaders

Why We Use Best Of The West Muzzleloaders

We’ve been guiding muzzleloader elk hunts in New Mexico for years. But over the past several years, Best of the West Muzzleloaders have fundamentally changed our success on black powder elk hunts. That might sound like hyperbole. But it’s a fact. To learn...
Two Underrated Keys to Elk Hunting Success

Two Underrated Keys to Elk Hunting Success

No matter where you find yourself hunting elk this fall, there are a couple of universal things you can do to improve your chances of elk hunting success. And beyond just elk hunting, these principles could apply to any other type of hunt. On a long hunt, it can be...
2021 Summer Oryx Hunting Recap

2021 Summer Oryx Hunting Recap

Summer Oryx hunting is one of the greatest big game hunting opportunities that New Mexico has to offer. It happens at a time of year when there’s little if any other hunting available. The meat is absolutely some of the best game meat in the world. And it’s an...
FAQs About Pronghorn Hunting in New Mexico

FAQs About Pronghorn Hunting in New Mexico

New Mexico may not be known for sheer numbers of pronghorn, especially compared to destinations like Wyoming. However, when it comes to quality and trophy potential, it would be difficult to top pronghorn hunting in New Mexico. When folks ask us about our antelope...
What You Need to Know: Landowner Tags in New Mexico

What You Need to Know: Landowner Tags in New Mexico

After the New Mexico big game draw, we inevitably receive questions about landowner tags in New Mexico. If I didn’t draw, can I still hunt New Mexico this year? Are landowner tags available? How much do they cost? Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know...
4 Reasons to Hunt Barbary Sheep in New Mexico

4 Reasons to Hunt Barbary Sheep in New Mexico

The opportunity to hunt Barbary sheep among free-range, wild herds is something uniquely available in in New Mexico. These are bar-none some of the best hunting experiences that New Mexico has to offer. Here are a few of the top reasons why we love hunting Barbary...
Our 5 Favorite Elk Units: New Mexico Elk Hunt Breakdown

Our 5 Favorite Elk Units: New Mexico Elk Hunt Breakdown

At LOH Outfitters, our elk hunters have exceptional success rates for mature bull elk. We focus on some of the best New Mexico elk units for trophy bulls, including the remote Gila Wilderness and Cibola National Forest. Every hunt is unique. Each unit offers something...