October – Febuary
The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish released 93 Oryx onto the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in the Tularosa Basin. The herd took to the arid desert better than expected and the current herd is estimated to be approximately 2000 animals. New Mexico now offers the opportunity to hunt this herd through an open lottery once–in-a-lifetime draw. This is a classic safari style spot-and-stalk hunt, for the African Gemsbok AKA Oryx, which any applicant, getting lucky in the draw, can participate in without leaving the United States! The hunt will take place over a three day weekend with hunt dates ranging from September through February each year. The hunter can plan which weekends make the most sense for their schedule and apply for that tag. This can be a great opportunity for a hunt in the off-season! Although a guide is not required for this hunt we have found that the overall success rate on trophy caliber animals is much higher when the lucky tag holders are assisted by a WSMR approved outfitter, on these short once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Call WTA TAGS today to talk about this amazing opportunity, and to get applied for this awesome tag 1-800-755-TAGS(8247.
*Remember KIDS APPLY FREE we can apply your son or daughter for this hunt for as little as $13 per year for YOUTH ONLY hunting opportunties.
$1,700 plus 8% tax 1×1 Guide – Only
$2,450 plus 8% tax 1×1 All- Inclusive
$1684 includes license and stamps. Computer draw–deadline mid-March. Contact WTA TAGS for professional application assistance 1-800-755- TAGS(8247)
Guide service, beverages and snacks in field transportation, trophy care
Travel to destination, hotel, dinner, taxidermy, meat processing
Fly to either Albuquerque, New Mexico or El Paso, Texas, rent vehicle and drive to hunt location.
Guide-only hunt. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel each morning and drop you off after each days hunts. Meals and lodging are not included other than a sack lunch during the day.
All-inclusive, and does include meals and lodging, along with the fully guided hunt.
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.