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About New Mexico Big Game Hunting New Mexico Hunting Specialists - JFW Ranch Consulting

Our Owners

New Mexico White Tail Deer Hunt
Jim’s CS White-tailed Deer-click to enlarge

New Mexico White-tailed Deer Hunt
Kelly’s CS White-tailed Deer Hunt-click to enlarge

Jim and Kelly Welles are the owners of JFW Ranch Consulting (JFWRC) and consequently have a combination of 50+ years of hunting experience in New Mexico Hunting for big game. They both have extensive experience and understanding of the complicated public draw process and above all, enjoy helping others navigate it.

Jim has had the opportunity to preview and hunt many of New Mexico’s premier big game ranches and in addition has hunted in most public land units. Therefore, he knows many of New Mexico’s ranch owners and certainly, has a clear understanding and stays up to date on Game Commission and Game and Fish management practices. In addition, Jim served on the original Landowner Sign-Up-System Committee and the A-Plus Task Force. 

Jim and Kelly work with a very loyal team of guides who have extensive experience in New Mexico hunting especially for big game. Most importantly, all of JFWRC guides have a vested stake in the business model as the model itself recognizes their large contribution to your big game hunting success. Be sure to click on the ‘Guide Gallery’ on the photo page to meet the guys who make JFW Ranch Consulting a success.

Our Mission is building New Mexico big game hunting success, one relationship at a time. Come as a client, leave as a friend.

JFWRC strives to provide all clients with a one of kind New Mexico hunting experience. That is to say, firstly we specialize in customizing outfitted public land and private land Elk, Deer, Antelope, Big Horn Sheep, Oryx and Ibex hunts in the beautiful ‘Land of Enchantment’ a.k.a New Mexico. In addition and more importantly, we consult on the New Mexico landowner hunting permit system and will secondly assist with the New Mexico public hunting application system. We are permitted by government agencies in 85% of the state but if we don’t have what you desire for your New Mexico hunting experience, we will certainly help you find the hunt that fits you through the network of relationships we’ve built over the years with other outfitters in New Mexico.

Call us at 505-294-7861, or email us at, to schedule your hunt.

More Offerings from JFWRC and Jim Welles

Ranches for Sale

Furthermore as mentioned above, Jim knows many New Mexico Ranch owners and their ranch properties. Subsequently, Jim is an Associate Broker with Chas. S. Middleton and Son, which is one of the Southwest’s leading ranch brokerage firms. There is a tab-link on the right side menu bar that will take you to ranches that Chas. S. Middleton and Son have listed in New Mexico.  In conclusion, If you see something there that interests you, Jim will certainly get you detailed information promptly.


Important Dates

  • January 10th...draw opens.
  • February 13th...deadline for turkey and bear applications.
  • February 15th...deadline to report deer, elk, pronghorn, and turkey. Results can be reported online and by telephone. $8 late fee applies after this date. Failure to report these harvests will result in rejection of all draw applications.
  • February 27th...results for turkey and bear.
  • March 18th...NMDG&F deadline for all big game 5 o'clock Mountain Standard Time.
  • April 7th...deadline to report Barbary, ibex, javelina, and Oryx.
  • April 29th...draw results published.