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Youth Oryx Hunts On New Mexico’s Whitesands Missel Range

Outfitter #061

September Hunt Dates

Between 1969-1977 a total of 95 oryx were released on White Sands Missile Range and the surrounding areas of southern New Mexico. This area is primarily made up of flat desert, rolling hills and intermittent canyons covered with tall sage and mesquite. This relocation was all in the interest of providing additional hunting opportunities within New Mexico. Today, oryx around White Sands number into the thousands.

This area is perfect for traditional spot-and-stalk style hunting. This is both engaging and a great learning experience for youth hunters. Often times three to five stalks per day are possible. The most common difficulty is judging these unique animals. If you wish to utilize this tag to its full potential we highly encourage utilizing the services of a professional outfitter. Youth Only Oryx Hunts, taking place on the White Sands Missile Range, typically occur over a weekend in early September

These youth oryx tags often offer three to five times better draw odds than adult licenses. With a track record of over 150 successful oryx hunts, our WTA TAGS endorsed outfitter, has the experience to provide you with the hunt-of-a-lifetime.

WTA TAGS values our outdoor heritage and the future of hunting so much so that we offer free application and float services to all youth hunters (18 & under). To be clear, WTA TAGS will apply and front the $1,600 license fee required at time of application, the only cost incurred will be the $13 state application fee.

If you have questions regarding this hunt, have drawn a tag and now wish to locate the right outfitter, or would like assistance applying in the New Mexico oryx draw- please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected]

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Pricing Details

Guide Only (no food and lodging) 1X1 Hunt: $1,800

Fully Outfitted Hunt To Include Meals & Lodging 1X1: $2,250

* One observer may accompany youth hunter at no charge.

License & Tag(s) Cost (approximate)

$1,675.00- Includes license and tag.


Hunters will stay at Motel near White Sands.


Fly into Albuquerque where you will need to rent a vehicle and drive to Demming, N.M.

Hunt Style

Physical Level:

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.


Trip Requirements

All participants must read rules and regulations pertaining to method of take and be within the state/country’s guidelines. WTA is not responsible for failure to meet any state/country requirements.
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Youth Oryx Hunts On New Mexico’s Whitesands Missel Range

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