“Floating” New Mexico

by Eric Pawlak
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Location: New Mexico

March 16. March 16. March 16.

That’s the deadline to apply for the most exciting big-game tags in New Mexico. We’re talking elk, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, Barbary sheep, ibex, and oryx. The Land of Enchantment has a lot to offer, and with 16% of tags allocated to non-residents, it’s one of the best states to apply for these species. And, if you plan on hiring an outfitter once you are drawn, your odds of drawing improve even more. Call us. We’ll explain.

And to top it off, New Mexico has the most exciting youth draw opportunities of any western state. Sweetening that even more, WTA TAGS will handle the entire application process for kids free of charge.

The Float

New Mexico is what we call a “float” state. That means you must pay the cost of the tag at the time of application—floating the expense before you even know if you draw the tag. But, not to worry, WTA will handle the float for you. We’ll put up the cash so don’t have money tied up in a draw that won’t happen until later in the year.

So you see the kind of money we’re talking here, this is a list of New Mexico tag fees that we will float for you.

New Mexico Tags

  • Elk tag = $773
  • Deer tag = $368
  • Antelope tag = $283
  • Bighorn sheep tag = $3,173
  • Barbary sheep tag = $373
  • Ibex tag = $1,623
  • Oryx tag = $1,623

If you decided to apply for all New Mexico species through WTA TAGS, we would be floating a total of $8,216 in tag fees on your behalf. That’s a pretty hefty sum for anyone. Of course, we charge for this service. We can’t tie up a bunch of money any more than you can without some compensation.

So here is a corresponding list of fees we charge to float New Mexico tag fees and handle your application for each species. Remember, these fees cover much more than floating your tag fees. Our consultants possess superior knowledge in selecting game management units and we ensure you are applied in the most strategic manner possible. And we can also recommend the best outfitters in each and every unit. All told, we offer peace of mind for your limited-entry applications.

WTA TAGS Service Fees in New Mexico

  • Elk = $75
  • Mule Deer = $60
  • Antelope = $60
  • Bighorn sheep = $275
  • Barbary sheep = $60
  • Ibex = $160
  • Oryx = $160

When you pay these fees you are assured your application is accurately and efficiently entered into the New Mexico draw. Plus, you hang onto the tag money you would normally front to the state. WTA has you covered. You don’t have to worry about or wait for a refund if you don’t draw, and if you do get lucky, you simply reimburse WTA for the tag. Then, the fun planning stage begins and we can help with outfitter selection for the tag you’ve drawn.

I hope I have made this clear. The New Mexico draw is one of the most exciting events in Western hunting. We recommend you don’t miss out. And remember the deadline to apply is March 16.

WTA TAGS will make it extremely easy for you. And I’m just stating facts, not making a sales pitch. We are here to help, so take advantage of our vast knowledge and float services and you will be applied hassle-free to hunt in the great state of New Mexico.

Please feel free call one of our professional WTA TAGS consultants to discuss any questions you may have regarding species, game management units, draw process, outfitters, you name it, we can discuss it.

We can be reached at 1-800-755-TAGS (8247) Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) or click the button below and we will contact you.

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