Outfitting Industry Laws and Regulations
The NM State Game Commission approved revisions to the rules that regulate the industry on 11-21-2017. The newly adopted rules have not yet been officially posted by NMDGF but can be found here as soon as they are available.
An outfitter is defined as any person who offers him/herself for hire and accepts compensation for providing equipment and/or services for hunting/fishing activities. In NM, the Dept. of Game and Fish regulate registered hunting outfitters (fishing outfitters are not regulated). An Outfitter must meet very specific qualifications as set forth in law.
NM State Statute 17-2A-3
NMDGF Regulations Title 19, Chapter 30, Part 8
Outfitter/Guide License Revocation Statute
Guide and Outfitter FAQs