ARIZONA | NEW MEXICO | SONORA, MX

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do I get a tag/permit to hunt with Diamond Outfitters?
We have landowner tags, over-the-counter tags, private land vouchers, Commissioner’s/Governor’s tags and premium draw tags for all species. For draw tags, Diamond Outfitters has an in-house application service that can do all your paperwork for you. We guide in Arizona, New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico. Each state has different opportunities for tags, and we will review your options during your initial consultation with us.
Is Diamond Outfitters a full-time Guide Service?
Yes, and we cannot stress enough how important a distinction this is in our industry. Aside from us very few, if any, Western outfitters are truly full-time. This means we have no other occupational distractions preventing us from focusing on you, and your hunt success. We guide, scout, hunt, look for sheds and run trail cameras year-round (where allowed). We simply do not leave the woods. Hire us and get a full-time outfitter that puts you in the game on day one!
What is your success rate?
As a full-time outfitter, we are in the game long before your hunt starts. This is important for you, our client, because when you hire a part-time guide (99% of Western guides are part-time) it may feel like the first several days of your hunt is spent scouting and sadly, it probably is. At Diamond Outfitters our success rate is as high as fair-chase hunting can be found anywhere in North America. Since 2004, for all species combined, we average well over 80% harvest and well over 95% opportunity for able bodied, able minded clients. Our client’s mindset, physical fitness and proficiency level with their equipment (rifle/bow etc.) is the largest factor in the outcome of their hunt. Please consult with us to see what you can expect on your hunt. All clients, regardless of limitations will be catered to, we want you to have fun!
What is included in your hunts?

Arizona-Fully Guided: Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS and/or BLM permits, State Land permits, private land access and trespass fees (if applicable), ranch access and trespass fees (if applicable), all trophy fees, state tax, meat/trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher. Semi-Guided: Same as fully guided but no meals or lodging. Not included in either package: Gratuities (we recommend 15%-20%–but must absolutely be earned and $25/ day for camp cook), AZ license, big-game permit tag/s, application fee of $45 per species, per person. AZ state license and application fees are non-refundable.

New Mexico- Fully Guided: Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS and/or BLM permits, State Land permits, private land access and trespass fees (if applicable), ranch access and trespass fees (if applicable), all trophy fees, landowner tag (non-draw private land hunts), meat/trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher. Semi-Guided: Same as fully guided but no meals or lodging. Not included in either package: Gratuities (we recommend 15%-20%–but must absolutely be earned and $25/ day for camp cook), state tax (figure 9%), NM license, big-game permit tag/s, application fee of $40 per species, per person for draw hunts (N/A for landowner tags). NM state license and application fees are non-refundable. NM charges the full tag fee/s up front for draw tags but refunds the tag fee if not drawn typically within 60 days.

Sonora, Mexico – Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), private land access and trespass fees, ranch access and trespass fees, all trophy fees, MX hunting license, MX big-game tag, use of a fully custom Best of the West rifle and ammunition, basic meat/trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher, border crossing with a team member in AZ. Not included: trip insurance (trip cancellation/trip interruption, lost baggage, medical etc) available for purchase from Diamond Outfitters, Mexican gun permit if you want to use your own gun is $500). Gratuities (we recommend 15%-20%–but must absolutely be earned and $25/ day for camp cook).

Who are the guides?
Diamond Outfitters has ten full-time guides and over 40 part-time guides, spotters, videographers and apprentices. The full-time guides are life-long accomplished, professional hunters and outfitters. Most of the part-time guides are active or retired members of the United States military, Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Department and Ambulatory first-responders, Custom and Border Patrol Agents, past Game Wardens and local cowboys. We find the caliber of individuals associated in these industries provide us a level of unmatched integrity in the outdoor industry and is in sync with our company’s mission of providing employment opportunities for our Nation’s heroes.
Are you licensed, permitted and insured?
Yes, and all our 50+ guides are also CPR and First-Aid certified. It is a wildlife violation to guide without a license, permit or insurance and even though you are not the guilty party as a hunter, you risk a citation and license revocation for hiring an outfitter or guide without legal credentials. Please, do your homework!
Can a non-hunter be in camp with us?
Yes! We believe family and friends are what make the outdoor experience complete! The non-hunter fee is $200 per day. This includes arrival and departure day. This fee covers meals, lodging, livestock (if applicable) USFS and BLM permits and insurance. Non-hunters may stay in camp or go into the woods with the hunter–coordinate with your guide for specifics for non-hunters. NOTE- If the primary client is a minor, the parent/guardian does NOT have to pay the daily fee.
Do you have discounts for junior hunters?
Yes! For draw hunts, hunters under the age of 18 years old at the time of the hunt receive a 50% discount when hunting with a paid adult. When the junior hunter is the only hunter, the non-hunter fee for 1st parent or guardian is waived.
How far will my shot be?
As close as you need to be to make an ethical shot! Every hunt is so different. As a general rule, it would be nice for our rifle clients to be able to shoot to 250-400 yards and maybe more for some species—ask your guide about your specific hunt. We know this is difficult for some of our clients and it is our job as your guides to get you as close as you need to be comfortable. We have Best of the West Rifles and Muzzleloaders with Huskemaw elevation and windage enabled scopes available in some camps–coordinate with your guide. Archery clients should be practicing to 60 yards and be proficient from 40-50 yards for spot and stalk and up to 40 yards for blinds and tree stand hunting.
How physical are the hunts?
As a rule, the more physically fit you are, the more options you’ll have in the field. That being said, we guide wounded Veterans, disabled hunters and mobility challenged hunters with amazing results. If you can hike 2-6 miles a day in moderate to moderately difficult country, you’ll be prepared for most of our hunts. If you cannot walk that far we will still accommodate you with a variety of options that include, ground blinds, tree stands, sitting over trails, water, etc. We truly can, and do, accommodate anyone! Keep in mind your mindset is often even more important than your physical fitness level. Your body will not do anything your brain won’t allow it to. If you are mentally and physically fit/prepared you will get the most possible enjoyment from your hunt. Once booked, your hunt contract will have a “how to prepare for the hunt” included.
Do I need trip cancellation/interruption, lost-baggage, or medical/evacuation insurance?

You will see an option to buy insurance on the contract we send you or you can procure your own. Red Point Travel Protection You can also decline insurance and elect not to protect your trip, it is totally up to you. We highly recommend it in the strongest possible terms, with a company that includes medical/evacuation insurance from remote areas.

Where can I meet someone from Diamond Outfitters?
Our owner Dan Adler is a keynote speaker and seminar host at most of the National hunting conventions each year. As such, you can meet the team at our booths at The Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International, Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, SCI Chapters in Michigan, Minnesota, Alaska, the Grand-Slam Convention, all 3 Texas Trophy Hunters convention, The World Deer Expo in Alabama, some ISE expos and many others depending on the year. In Arizona, Dan gives hunting clinics at several of the state wildlife banquets for a variety of species. Contact us to determine if we are coming to your local area anytime soon or to have our outfitter speak at your event.

Veteran Owned and Operated

Dan Adler, Owner/Guide – Veteran Captain of USAF
Many of our Guides are Veterans and First Responders.