New Mexico arguably offers some of the highest quality Desert bighorn & Rocky Mountain bighorn hunting in the country. Validating this statement is easy. Since 2010 a total of 24 Rocky and 20 Desert rams have been entered into the Boone & Crockett Record Book.
The vast majority of sheep hunts in New Mexico are physically demanding, although select Desert hunts are applicable for less mobile hunters. Day hikes into areas are common. Sometimes horses are employed to access some of the more remote country – particularly when talking about the Rocky hunts.
Our sheep outfitters in New Mexico are simply the best. Not only do they have a wealth of knowledge hunting wild sheep within the state, you will also find them in the field year round looking for that next big ram. Over the last 15 years of drawing tags for clients, WTA TAGS has gained the knowledge of what outfitter excels in each unit. This ensures that you have the best sheep hunting experience possible.
New Mexico offers both Desert and Rocky licenses through a 100% random drawing each year, meaning you could potentially draw the first year you apply. Applicants are only allowed one sheep application per year but you can mix Desert and Rocky hunt codes. Please note- each year youth only sheep tags are offered for hunters age 17 and under. Make sure you get your kids applied! And remember, WTA TAGS will apply your kids free of charge, which includes floating the $3,000+ tag fee!
If you have questions regarding this hunt, would like assistance applying in the New Mexico draw, or have a tag and now wish to locate the right outfitter – please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected]
Hunts start at $6,000 but will vary based off the area in which a tag is drawn.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.