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Is ZOF available for Arizona/New Mexico Residents and Non-Residents?
Yes. Membership into this program is available to BOTH residents and non-residents of Arizona as well as non-residents of New Mexico for an annual fee of $399 per state or $599 for both states. New Mexico residents are only eligible for Arizona Membership at this time.
What species are available to hunt?
Arizona’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Coues Deer, Bison, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep, Desert Big Horn Sheep and Gould’s Turkey.
New Mexico’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep and New Mexico Ibex.
Who submits my hunt application?
We submit hunt applications for you as a value added service to our clients through our concierge service at Diamond Outfitters.
What if I cannot hunt this year?
Your ZOF/Diamond Outfitters consultant will procure bonus points for the species you want to hunt in the future. As such, you will not be eligible to draw that year, but you will continue to build precious bonus points and build your membership benefits through ZOF. New Mexico does not offer a bonus point system.
Do you have references for your guiding services?
As the Southwest’s largest full time Outfitter, we can assure you a highly qualified and experienced lead guide for your hunt. We have over 1,100 references!
Is it possible to draw multiple tags in the same year?
Yes. It is possible to draw multiple tags in the same year.
Is there more than just a yearly membership?
Yes. Your hunting license through the state of Arizona ($160) will be billed to your credit card on file annually as needed. Additionally, $40 per species will be billed to your card for application/bonus point fees.
New Mexico requires payment in full of all species applications plus a $70 non-resident license, plus $40 per species application fee. The NM license and species tag fees are fully refundable if unsuccessful in drawing a tag, application fees are not refundable.
Diamond Outfitters will complete all your paperwork through our concierge service.
What is your success rate?
For early rifle and muzzleloader elk hunts opportunity is always over 100%. Harvest of mature bulls 350 and well above 360 is routine! For archery elk hunts opportunity is always over 100% with 90% historical harvest-again 360 plus in ZOF units. (Over 100% means multiple trophy encounters!). For rifle deer hunts opportunity tends to exceed 100% with over 95% trophy harvest. Antelope, bison, Gould’s turkey, Desert and Rocky Bighorn Sheep hunts in ZOF units are 100% harvest with book animals the norm–not the exception!
What is included in your hunts?
Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS and/or BLM permits, private land access and trespass fees (if applicable), all trophy fees, tax, trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher are included in fully guided hunts. Semi-guided hunts do not include meals or lodging. Not included are any guide/cook gratuities.
Charges for Arizona Draw Application will be: $160 for Non-Resident Hunting License one time fee per year, $40 for each animal applied for. Az will charge tags when drawn.
Charges for New Mexico Application wil be: $70 for NM Hunting License and $40 application fee per species. NM charges for the Tags “Up Front” and will return if not drawn.
Is ZOF and Diamond Outfitters a Full Time Outfitter?
Yes and we cannot stress enough how important a distinction this is in our industry. Very few, if any, other outfitters in Arizona or New Mexico are full time. This means we have no other occupational distractions from focusing on you and your hunt success. As you “shop around” ask the outfitter if they are full time, scouting and prepping for your hunt!
Who are the guides?
Most of the ZOF and Diamond Outfitters guides are military Veterans, 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 matches our companies goal of providing employment opportunities for our Nation’s heroes.
Are you licensed, permitted and insured?
Yes, and all our 40+ 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.
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 typically $100-$150 per hunting day and include all the benefits the hunting client receives but (obviously) is not carrying a firearm or hunting. They may stay in camp, or go into the woods with you as coordinated with your guide.
Do you have discounts for junior hunters?
Junior hunters in the ZOF model are also $399 per year–most importantly they are accruing points that will give them the best odds of obtaining all 8 Arizona or all 5 New Mexico trophies in their lifetime, they should absolutely be members!
How far will my shot be?
Every hunt is so different. As a general rule, it would be nice for our rifle clients to be able to shoot to 350-400 yards and maybe more. We know this is difficult for some of our clients and it’s our job as your guides to get you as close as you need to be comfortable. We have Best of the West Long Range Rifles and Huskemaw elevation and windage enabled scopes ready for incredible, ethical, long range shots available in some camps with proper coordination 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 general rule, the more physically fit you are, the more options we have as your guide. That being said we guide wounded Veterans, disabled hunters and mobility challenged hunters on hunts all the time. If you can hike 2-6 miles a day in moderate country you’ll be prepared for our hunts. If you cannot we will still accommodate you with a variety of options that include, ground blinds, tree stands, sitting over trails, water etc. We can truly accommodate anyone!
Where can I meet someone from ZOF and 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, Arizona (and more), the Grand-Slam Convention, The World Deer Expo in Alabama, some ISE expos and many more. Contact us to determine if we are coming to your local area anytime soon or to have our outfitter speak at your event.
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