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I’ve heard I can be guided for free during select Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming premium draw hunts. Is this true?
Yes! Sounds crazy doesn’t it? As a member of the Zero Outfitter Fees program, you can access up to 37 free, 1:1, fully guided trophy hunt options within the five states the membership covers. No hidden fees. ZOF members are responsible for state licenses, big-game tags, application/bonus points fees, and gratuities. We even do your applications for you. That’s it…No strings attached and no long-term contracts! Membership is the obvious best choice for most of our customers since everyone likes saving money. CLICK HERE to learn more about Zero Outfitter Fees and find out how this revolutionary program is making guided hunts more accessible to all hunters.
How do I get a hunting license and big-game tag?
We offer hunts with landowner and over-the-counter tags, private land vouchers, premium hunts for draw tags, and Commissioner’s/Governor’s tags for all species. We want to place you in the right hunt scenario to fit your unique situation and goals. Each state has multiple and different opportunities for tags. You will select your options during your initial online registration. As an added bonus for our draw hunt clients, we have an in-house concierge application service that will complete and submit your applications for you, for as many species you would like to hunt. Questions are always welcome! Contact Us here or by phone.
Is Diamond Outfitters a full-time Guide Service?
What is your success rate?
What is included in your hunts?
Please reference the information below to find out what is included with your guided hunt in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and in Sonora, MX.
Arizona hunts are provided by Diamond Outfitters (Lic# SP758745). AZ state license and $45 application fees are non-refundable. Arizona charges the big game tag fee only after a successful draw.
Included with AZ Hunts:
– Fully Guided: Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), year-round scouting, USFS and/or BLM 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% for guides based on your level of satisfaction and $25/ day for the camp cook), optional trip insurance, AZ license, big-game permit tag/s, and the application fee of $45 per species, per person.
NM hunts are provided by Borderland Adventures (Lic# 4576) who merged with Diamond Outfitters in 2019. NM state license and application fees are non-refundable. Upfront tag fees are required for NM draw tags. Refunds are typically sent out within 60 days if you are unsuccessful in the draw minus the application fee.
Included with NM Hunts:
– Fully Guided: Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS and/or BLM permits, State Land permits, 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% for guides based on your level of satisfaction and $25/ day for the camp cook), state tax, optional trip insurance, NM license, big-game permit tags, and an application fee for draw hunts of $45 per species, per person. There is no app fee for landowner tags.
Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming
Our NV, UT, and WY hunts are provided by a variety of Zero Outfitter Fee affiliate outfitter partners who are licensed, permitted and registered in each respective state. Your outfitter assignment will vary based on what animal and state you are hunting to ensure the Outfitter’s expertise, experience, and local knowledge work in your favor. Each of our partner outfitters are highly respected guides in their respective states and most of them are personal friends of ours. Legendary names like Josh Martoglio (Outfitter Registration BG-019), Victor Trujillo (Master Guide 1511509), and Brett Guymon (Outfitter Registration 10753984-7500) to name a few, are great partners and indicative of the type of talent available to our clients.
State license and application fees are non-refundable. Utah and Nevada charge the big game tag fees only after a successful draw. Upfront license fees are required for WY draw tags. Refunds are typically sent out within 60 days if you are unsuccessful in the draw minus the application fee.
Included with NV, UT, and WY Hunts:
-Fully Guided ZOF hunts: 1:1 Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS, and/or BLM permits, State Land permits, all trophy fees, meat/trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher.
Not included in either package: Gratuities (we recommend 15%-20% for guides based on your level of satisfaction and $25/ day for the camp cook), each state’s licenses, big-game permit tag/s,the application fee of $45 per species, per person and optional trip insurance.
In accordance with the National laws of Mexico and the State of Sonora, each ranch owner is the individual outfitter.
Included with MX Hunts:
– 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 deer tag, use of a high-end rifle and ammunition, basic meat/trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher, plus border crossing with a team member in AZ.
Not included: Trip insurance (trip cancellation/trip interruption, lost baggage, medical etc.) is available for purchase from us, Mexican gun permit (if you want to use your own firearm it’s $500). Gratuities (we recommend 15%-20% for guides based on your level of satisfaction and $25/ day for the camp cook)
Who are the guides?
Our Team is staffed with both full and part-time guides, spotters, videographers, and apprentices. Our full-time guides are accomplished professional hunters and outfitters who have honed their craft over a lifetime of practicing it. Many of the part-time guides are active or retired members of the United States military, law enforcement officers or other first responders, border patrol agents, local cowboys and career guides/outfitters. We’ve found that the caliber of individuals associated with these industries provides a level of unmatched integrity and is in sync with our company’s mission of providing employment opportunities within the outdoor industry for our Nation’s heroes. See more about our story here.
Are you licensed, permitted and insured?
AZ Outfitter Registration- SP758745
NM Outfitter Registration- 4576
UT Outfitter Registration- 10753984-7500
NV Master Guide Registration- 1511509
WY Outfitter Registration- BG- 019
Can a non-hunter be in camp with us?
Do you have discounts for junior hunters?
Yes! Hunters under the age of 18 (at time of the hunt) will receive a 50% discount when hunting with a paid adult during draw hunts in AZ and NM. When the junior hunter is the only hunter, the non-hunter fee for the first parent or guardian is waived. However, the best price structure for all AZ, NM, NV, UT, and WY youth hunts is through Zero Outfitter Fees.
How far will my shot be?
As close as you need it to be to make an ethical shot! Every hunt and every client varies. It’s important to discuss your level of proficiency with your guide before the hunt so they can adjust their strategy accordingly. It’s our job as guides to get you close enough to feel comfortable with taking a shot. Clients who become familiar with their weapon of choice before the season dramatically increase their likelihood of success during their hunt. We’ve outlined our general guidelines for both archery and rifle hunters below.
As a general rule, we ask that our rifle clients be proficient from 250 to 400 yards. Shot opportunities might be further for some species or in areas with broken terrain.
Archery clients should expect shots from 40-50 yards during spot and stalk hunts and up to 40 yards from blinds and tree stands. Stretch your abilities before your hunt by practicing out to 60 yards.
How physical are the hunts?
Do I need trip cancellation/interruption, lost-baggage, or medical/evacuation insurance?
Nowadays, it’s just a good idea. You will see an option to buy trip insurance on the contract we send you, or you can procure your own. Red Point Travel Protection provides Diamond Outfitters clients an incredible policy. 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.
Where can I meet someone from Diamond Outfitters?
Veteran Owned and Operated
Dan Adler, Owner/Guide -Veteran USAF Officer and Command Pilot for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Safari Club International - Arizona Chapter Hunter of the Year Many of our Guides are Veterans and First Responders.