2 day minimally guided option


Bit of an odd request, but I see a lot of outfitters offering 2 day minimally guided packages (basically a way to put people into the guided draw pool). What I am wondering is, is there part that explains that the 2 days would need to be during the 5 day season, or would it be legal to have 2 days guided scouting the 2 days prior to the season?

I am also interested in a 2 day package for elk. Anyone have a guide recommendation. So far I have only taken with Kiowa Outfitters.
Consider Jesse @ Wildoutdoors NM

And yes, as stated, it has to be during your hunt and has to be the first two days you hunt. i.e. you can't hunt a few days on your own, then be guided for 2 days. You can't hunt on your own until AFTER you've been guided for the 2 days.
I used 505 outfitters last year. And so did my dad and brother. Was happy with them. I used the minimally guided for archery. My dad and brother went guided 5-day muzzleloader. Dad got a nice bull, and my brother was able to fill his tag with a cow on the last evening.
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I used Kiowa last year for 2 days guided and a different outfitter before that. I was happy with Kiowa. I mean if you are doing the 2 day thing you probably don't think you need much help and doing it just for better draw odds. What they did was give us guides that were familiar with the area and took us hunting for 2 full days. Guides were competent so I will use them again.
I used Pete's guys at 505 Outfitters last year for a DIY Muley hunt and was beyond pleased. Both hard working, knowledgeable guides that could spot deer on the moon with a set of 10x42's ;)

I plan to use them again this year and hope to use them fully guided for elk one day.

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