What are the success rates for ZOF hunts?
The opportunity rate is historically over 90% on bugle elk hunts, rifle mule deer and Coues deer hunts, Shiras Moose, California Bighorn, ibex, oryx and Mountain Goat hunts. We’re at a 100% harvest rate since 2006 on any of our Pronghorn antelope, Gould’s turkey, oryx, Desert and Rocky Bighorn Sheep hunts. To be candid, if a hunt is unsuccessful, it’s likely due to the client’s lack of physical conditioning or proficiency/accuracy with their chosen weapon.
Is This Too Good To Be True?
Nope! ZOF has found a way to make hunting affordable again for everyone! Instead of saving your entire life to afford one Western big game hunt, join ZOF and get all your guided hunts for free! Here’s how it works…We help you obtain the West’s most premier big game hunt tags in any of the five eligible states through our in-house application service. When you are drawn you are guided for free. Period. You only pay your annual membership, state license/s, big game tag/s, application fees and gratuities. Dozens of hunters have already drawn free trophy hunts through ZOF. The year you become a member locks in your annual fee subscription price so you are grandfathered at that price for as long as you are a member. No strings attached. You can cancel anytime.
Why Did You Create ZOF and Why Are You Doing This?
The cost of going on a Western big game hunt has tripled in the last decade. According to current research, millions of sportsmen and women cite the “cost of Western big game hunts” as the number one reason why they have given up their dream to hunt North America’s most iconic species. For LESS THAN THE COST OF A DIY HUNT any hunter now has the opportunity to hunt with Diamond Outfitters in Arizona and our premier outfitter partners in New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada.
What If I Draw Two Hunts In The Same Season?
Congratulations…you are going on two free trophy guided hunts! There are no restrictions on how many hunts you draw in any season.
What species are available to hunt?
There are a total of 37 free trophy hunts available with your membership if you select all states and all species.
Arizona’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Coues Deer, Bison, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep and Gould’s Turkey.
New Mexico’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Oryx, Aoudad/Barbary Sheep and Ibex.
Nevada’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (NV residents only), Desert Bighorn Sheep, California Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn Antelope and Mountain Goat.
Utah’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Shiras Moose, Bison, Mountain Goat, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Desert Bighorn Sheep and Pronghorn Antelope.
Wyoming’s premier hunts include Elk, Mule Deer, Shiras Moose, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Pronghorn Antelope, Mountain Goat and Bison.
Who submits my hunt application?
You tell us what states and species to apply you for when you register online. Then, our rock-star office staff submits hunt applications on your behalf through the ZOF concierge service as added value to you. After your profile is complete, we’ll keep the info current in our system so you never have to remember application deadlines in each state or what zones to apply in. If you prefer to apply for hunts on your own, members will receive a list of ZOF eligible hunt numbers for each state from our office. Application fees are still required for those who self-apply.
What if I cannot hunt this year?
You still want to join today to lock your membership price in at the current rate. Plus, your membership benefits increase significantly over time with bonus points and other benefits on gear and travel. If you’re a member and are unable to hunt the current year, and have a valid credit card on file, your ZOF consultant will procure “bonus points” to increase your draw odds for the species and states you want to hunt in the future. This service is only available in AZ, NV, WY and UT. NM does not have a bonus point option. By checking “bonus points only” in your annual membership document, you will not be at risk of drawing that specific year, but you will continue to build precious, precious bonus points. As stated, with bonus points your draw odds go up significantly over time bringing you closer to the hunt of your dreams.
Do you have references for your guiding services?
Yes. Over 1,700 happy clients that will take your phone call. As the West’s Premier Outfitter, we can assure you of a highly qualified and experienced lead guide for your hunt.
Is it possible to draw multiple tags in the same year?
Yes. It is possible to draw multiple tags in the same year and there are no restrictions to how many hunts you can draw with ZOF. Statistically speaking it is unlikely to draw more than one or two tags each season—however, every tag you draw through ZOF is eligible for a free guided hunt. If you draw a tag and do not want to risk drawing more than one hunt in the same season due to your personal schedule or other limitations, contact the office to apply only for bonus points for the rest of that application season.
Is there more than just a yearly membership?
Yes! Just like an unguided hunt, each state requires the non-refundable purchase of an annual hunting license. We will buy this license for you in each state you have selected and charge it to your credit card on file. Big game tag fees are charged to your credit card only upon a successful draw in Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Big game tags fees are fully charged to your credit card at the time of application in New Mexico and Wyoming. Additionally, there is an application fee of $45 per species, per person, and per application. This $45 fee is a combined fee of each respective state and ZOF. Finally, guide and cook gratuities are not included in your hunt with ZOF. Guide gratuities are typically 15%-20% of the actual retail price of the hunt.
What is included in ZOF hunts?
1:1 guide service, scouting, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS, State and/or BLM permits (if required), all trophy fees, taxes, trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher.
What if I am only interested in one species, say trophy bull elk for example?
This is your membership–you’re the boss–you pick the specie/s and the state/s. We’ll apply you for elk in each state you ask us to. Even if it’s just one! Every hunt you draw through this program will be guided for free–period. The annual membership fee remains the same regardless of your choices of states and species. In that sense, your “incentivized” to apply for more, but it’s totally up to you.
Who are the guides?
Most of the ZOF guides are Military Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers, First-Responders, Customs and Border Patrol Agents, local cowboys and lifelong career professional guides and outfitters. We find the caliber of individuals associated with these industries provides us a level of unmatched integrity in the outdoor industry and matches our company’s goal of providing employment opportunities for our Nation’s heroes. NM hunts are guided under the permits, leadership, and guide service of Matt Woodward and Borderland Adventures LLC who merged with Diamond Outfitters in 2019. NV, WY and UT hunts are guided under permitting and licensing of our partner outfitters. These outfitters are highly respected guides in their respective states and most of them are personal friends of ours. Legendary names like Josh Martoglio, Victor Trujillo, and Brett Guymon to name a few, are great partners and indicative of the type of talent available to our clients. AZ hunts are guided under the permits, leadership, and guide service of Diamond Outfitters LLC.
Are you licensed, permitted and insured?
Yes, and all ZOF affiliates are also CPR and First-Aid certified and many are experienced wilderness survival experts. Our reputation is our greatest source of pride and as you would expect, our guides/outfitters in this program are among the most elite and respected in their entire state. AZ Licence Number- SP748745, UT Outfitter Registration- 10753984-7500, NV Master Guide 1511509, NM Outfitter- 4576, WY Outfitter Registration BG-019.
Can a non-hunter be in camp with us?
Yes! We believe family and friends help to make the outdoor experience complete! The non-hunter fee is typically $250 per hunting day in Arizona and New Mexico and includes all the benefits the hunting client receives except carrying a firearm or hunting. Guests may stay in camp, or go into the woods with you as coordinated with your guide. In UT, NV, and WY daily rates may be slightly higher depending on the species hunted. In all states, the non-hunter daily rate may also be higher if mules or horses are to be used during your hunt.
Do you have discounts for junior hunters?
Junior hunters in the ZOF model are also $749 per year for all five states or $599 for your choice of two states. Junior hunters should ABSOLUTELY be in this program, it’s simple math! They are accruing points that will give them the best odds of obtaining all Western big game trophies in their lifetime, they should absolutely be members! Imagine if you had joined ZOF as a kid what your trophy room could be like today!
What are my draw odds for these hunts?
It depends. If we put you in for 37 hunts, your draw odds are dramatically higher than someone that has asked us to only apply for one or two hunts. Bonus points, which accrue in years you do not draw, increase your draw odds dramatically over time. Individual draw odds for each hunt are typically low. These are the best hunts, in the most premier units in the West–typically during the rut. You should not expect to draw every year. Think about it this way: If you only drew one tag with your membership over 10-years, receiving only one guided hunt, you still save thousands of dollars over the retail price of that hunt. If you draw two or more tags, your savings are in the tens of thousands. Your $749 annual membership breaks down to $2.06 per day! If this small investment sounds worthwhile, then a membership is a good fit for you! Every single year ZOF members are successful in the draws and harvest some of the best trophies on the planet! Again, with the bonus point system available in all ZOF states (except New Mexico) your draw odds go up exponentially over time. There is no limit to the amount of free hunts you can go on with us!
How physical are the hunts?
As a general rule, the more physically fit you are, the more options you’ll enjoy on your hunt. If you can hike 2-6 miles a day in moderate to challenging country at elevation you’ll be prepared for these hunts. If you cannot, please discuss any limitations with your individual guide so they can prepare in advance to accommodate your needs. Some hunts like antelope can be less physical while sheep or mountain goat hunts can be extremely physically demanding.
Where can I meet someone and talk to someone from ZOF?
Our owner Dan Adler is a keynote speaker and seminar host at many of the National hunting conventions each year. You can meet Dan, Matt and the team at our Diamond Outfitters/ZOF booths at The Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Grand-Slam Convention (GSCO), and the Arizona Elk Society Banquets. Contact us to determine if we are coming to your local area anytime soon or to have our outfitter speak at your event. Or, contact us right now!