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Aussie Clients Amazing Tag Trifecta!!!

When you dream of hunting "Big Elk" you think of New Mexico straight away! But when you live in Australia what do you do? How do you plan it? Whats the first step? Ok, lets start at the very beginning...first you chose an Outfitter in the State you wish to hunt.

Step 1. Choose Your Outfitter

I chose Jordan Hall Outfitting www.huntingnewmexico.com . I met Jordan at an Grand OVIS Convention held in Las Vegas USA in Jan of 2017.

I was drawn to Jordan and JH Outfitting, as the more I talked to Jordan the more I understood what he is about. Jordan is dedicated, passionate and full of knowledge about hunting and someone who takes great pride in what he does and wants you to have a great experience and adventure.

New Mexico offers so many choices of big game, like Elk, Antelope, Deer, Bear, Cougar, Ibex, Orix and many more species.

Jordan assist me in applying for you big game tags in New Mexico. Once you sign a contract with him as per NM State law the outfitter will give you the special Outfitter Number which gives you a better chance in the outfitter pool of drawing a tag with him.

You apply in March each year and the tags are drawn at the end of April.

I put in a section of tags for Elk, Antelope and Coes deer hoping I would win at least one of the selection.

The NM Tags were drawn early this year and I received a phone from Jordan who explained that I had not only been fortunate to win my dream hunt of an archery Elk, that I had an amazing result of winning all three tags Elk Antelope and Coes Deer ...I was speechless!

Step 2. Hunter Education Card

I already had a USA Hunters Education Card from Arizona, as its required by most States to hunt or apply for tags. You can complete it online at https://www.hunter-ed.com/

Step 3. Drawing The New Mexico Tag

If you draw a tag in NM during the April draw, its a huge celebration...Yes I am throwing a party here in Australia with my hunting mates!

Wow its time for the next step, which means booking your airline ticket and complete your online USA Visa which is valid for 90 days...(as I assuming you already have a valid Australian Passport which you need to have.) I have a valid five year USA Visa which is fixed within my Australian Passport. This visa allows me to stay in the USA for six months at a time.

Step 4. Flying To North America

I use Qantas, as I am a Qantas Club member which gives me a few extra comforts when traveling overseas like, one extra case up to 23 kilos - giving me a total of three cases, plus my cabin carry on and laptop.

I have access to the Qantas Club at Brisbane, Sydney LAX and Dallas to have a hot shower before a long haul flight, eat, drink and free access to the internet etc.Qantas operates from all major capital cities with-in Austra