Actually, a swoosh, when Cabela's T.A.G.S. client Pax Prentiss, sent an arrow flying, making a perfect 37 yard shot on a 171 inch P&Y Rocky Mountain bighorn. The whole event was caught on video by yours truly for our Cabela's Outfitter Journal Television Program. We will keep you posted for air dates and times of this exciting footage.
Reports are being received by our office from New Mexico where the bulls are screaming their guts out! Archery hunters this year have experienced the best bugle activity in four seasons. One of our best Cabela's T.A.G.S. outfitters in New Mexico went 3 for 5 on the second archery hunt (Sept 11-16). The two bow hunters who didn't fill both had excellent opportunities.
Another Cabela's T.A.G.S. outfitter reported in with an incredible 8x8 scoring 370+ B&C taken the first week (Sept 3-10). We at Cabela's T.A.G.S. still believe drawing an elk tag in New Mexico is one of the greatest values in big game hunting. Guaranteed tag hunts in the areas we are applying are going for $7,000 to $9,000. Important - If you can get lucky in the draw you can book the exact same hunt for roughly $3,950 2x1 or $4,850 1x1. Also, New Mexico is by far the fairest state in the west regarding non-resident tag allocations. At 22% of the total tags going to non-residents, draw odds remain reasonable - especially for bow tags, when you can hunt during the peak of the bugle season. Don't let another year pass you by - APPLY FOR ELK IN NEW MEXICO!!
New Mexico Oryx - NO TAGS CONSULTING FEE FOR 2008!
Hunting Oryx on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico is one of the greatest and most affordable big game experiences in North American hunting. In 2008 and 2009 Cabela's T.A.G.S. will be applying customers and waiving our consulting fee for Oryx applications! The deadline this year is February 2nd, so don't wait. All you will be responsible for is a $5 New Mexico state application fee. Plus the NM Oryx tag fee, if successful in the draw - $1,610. Successful applicants will usually draw dates over a weekend and a fully guided hunt with the Cabela's T.A.G.S. endorsed Oryx outfitter is only $2,000. As with any permit drawn through Cabela's T.A.G.S. you can also elect to hunt un-guided. However, with this being a two-day hunt and a once-in-a-lifetime tag we highly recommend booking with our outfitter.
Remember young hunters born before December 31, 1988 are applied WITHOUT A CONSULTANT FEE here at Cabela's T.A.G.S. The best thing you can do for a child's big game hunting future is build points in the states that offer them. They will thank you for it later.