The Division of Law Enforcement in the Game and Fish Department is responsible for registering outfitters. A list is available at no cost. Or, you can contact the Council of Outfitters & Guides for their brochure and list. There are two outfitters I can recommend here. The first is Mick Chapel (New Mexico Professional Big Game Hunting), who hosts fewer than a dozen clients a year. Last season his nine hunters tagged seven mature toms. In addition, these hunters also tagged a number of bobcats - a bonus opportunity on Chapel's hunts. He charges $3,000 for a 10-day hunt on a l x 1 basis, with an additional cost of $500 for a bobcat. The second outfitter is Dave Handrich of Handrich Guides and Outfitters, who hunts both New Mexico and Arizona. He produces around 90 percent hunter success for up to a dozen hunters each year. Clients have tagged book heads in the past with this outfitter. Handrich charges $2,500 for seven days of hunting.
Oregon (Department of Fish and Wildlife): This state is one where hunting with dogs is no longer allowed. In response, the department has greatly reduced the cost of a cougar tag ($10) to encourage all hunters to carry one. These permits are sold over the counter or by mail. Over 15,400 hunters last year could legally hunt cougars, and they........(continued)