JH Outfitting was developed from the idea that we don't just hunt for a kill. We hunt for an experience.  Hunting can only be defined as the closest form of connection to both wild animals, and the wild places they inhabit. Let us help you have that experience!

Our Mission

When I first started developing the idea for JH Outfitting I kept coming back to the thought of hunting for an experience.  That is also the best way to define how I personally have lived my life.  I first began guiding as soon as I legally could in the state of New Mexico, at the age of eighteen.  At the time I also began a career as a wildland firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service.  Over the course of almost nine years I worked in many wild places all over the United States. This occurred with various hotshot crews, and other wildland fire resources.  This was a great opportunity for me to see many amazing things, and work with many great people.  This also allowed me to pursue many life changing experiences.  However, after helping a close friend on a desert bighorn sheep hunt one year, I knew I needed to be in the woods guiding and hunting every moment I could.  With this in mind I left it all to pursue this dream.  I have had the privilege to work with a lot of great outfitters, and make guiding a full time career.  My experience wasn't fulfilled yet and therefore becoming an outfitter was the next step.  With that being said I can assure you that here at JH Outfitting we will work harder then anyone else to guarantee that you have your own personal experience of a lifetime.  Myself, my guides, and my wife Lauren would like you to consider us when looking not only for your next hunt, but for an experience that you are sure never to forget!

The wild ram embodies the mystery and magic of the mountains, the rocky canyons, the snowy peaks, the fragrant alpine meadows, the gray slide rock, the icy, dancing rills fed by snowbank and glacier, the sweet, clean air of the high places, and the sense of being alone on the top of the world with the eagles, the marmots, and the wild sheep themselves.
— Jack O'Connor

We are proud to be a member of the following organizations


  • Safari Club International
  • New Mexico Council of Outfitters and Guides
  • Grand Slam Club
  • Wild Sheep Foundation
  • Badlands Endorsed Outfitter