I heard if you had contact with a packer or outfitter for two days, that would qualify as an outfitted hunt in New Mexico. I've been in touch with a outfitter who does drop camps encase I am fortunate to draw the unit I put in for. I really don't want to be guided, but would use some one to set us up in a drop camp, especially if it bumps my odds up.

My question is does anybody have clarification as to what really qualifies? The outfitter says the drop camp would not qualify as an outfitted hunt. Maybe he just doesn't want to pack us in since the new rule may have drummed up more hunts with him. Should I talk to another outfitter?

Any wisdom would be appreciated.