New Mexico Hunting Guides
H&A Outfitters, Inc. is owned and operated by Andrew Salgado. Andrew is dedicated to providing you with the best big game hunting opportunities New Mexico has to offer. Andrew is a full-time outfitter based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, specializing in professional fully-guided big game hunts for elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain lion and black bear.
H&A Outfitters, Inc. was established in 1992 and conducts all hunts on the basis of fair-chase hunting ethics. This outfit has built a reputation as a hard hunting, hard working honest outfit. Andrew has achieved what outfitters strive for: that is a long list of satisfied clients. Due to his high level of service and success, H&A has enjoyed a 70% repeat clientele every year. Andrew's only guarantee to you is 110% effort in every aspect of his operation.
A big part of Andrew Salgado's success in the outfitting business is because of his guides. Some of the men that guide for H & A Outfitters, Inc have been with him since he started in 1992. Not only do they guide for him, but they are long time friends and always looking after H&A's best interests and yours. You can rest assure that your guide is a professional and is knowledgeable of the country and the game you’re hunting. They will work hard to give you a quality hunting experience. Andrew and his guides look forward to meeting you in one of H&A's camps!
H&A Outfitters, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider, fully licensed and insured, permitted through the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and State Lands. H&A is licensed through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
Andrew Salgado - Outfitter/Guide
Andrew has lived and hunted in New Mexico since 1972.
Vicki Salgado - Office Manager
H & A Outfitters, Inc. wouldn’t be where it’s at today without Vicki's hard work. She takes care of all details big or small for your hunt. She will answer all your questions in a very professional and courteous manner. Vicki will assure you that when you book a hunt, no detail will be left out. Behind the scenes, Vicki deals with all the ongoing bureaucratic red tape it takes to run an outfitting business. She has over 20 years of experience in the outfitting industry and knows every aspect of it.
Andrew Salgado, Jr. - Guide
Drew is our youngest guide! Although he has been assisting on guided hunts for several years now, he officially started guiding in 2013. Drew has the experience, knowledge and instinct that makes him a top-notch guide. Drew is a natural! He has produced trophies for his hunters since day one.
Anthony Peperas - Guide
Born and raised in New Mexico. Anthony is a long time friend and one of our original guides. He's been guiding for us since 1992. He also owns his own successful construction company that builds custom homes in the Santa Fe area. Because of his passion for hunting, he leaves it all behind to guide a full schedule every year for H & A Outfitters, Inc. and produces trophies for his hunters time and time again. Anthony has a great ability to figure out the movement and pattern the game he is hunting.
Tom Holder - Guide
Born and raised in New Mexico. Tom is a life-long family friend, retired from State Parks in 2000 and has guided for H & A Outfitters, Inc. ever since. Tom, aka White Man, is a veteran guide and continues to produce game and opportunity year after year for his hunters. White Man is silent but deadly and loves the challenge of the hunt.
Jeff Hurtado - Guide
Born and raised in New Mexico. Jeff is a good friend and another one of our original guides that has been guiding for us since 1992. Jeff has his elk calling techniques down to a science. He continues to produce game and opportunity every season for his hunters. He is a veteran guide.
Chris Padilla - Guide
Born and raised in St. Johns, Arizona. Chris has guided for H&A Outfitters, Inc. since 2012. Chris is a childhood buddy. He loves the challenge of the hunt and he always produces opportuny for his hunters. His Native American instinct shows in his guiding ability which makes him a top-notch guide and very deadly in the field.
Rick Ortega - Guide
Born and raised in New Mexico. Rick is our newest guide. He has been a guide for well over 25 years. He's guided for several well-known outfitters throughout the state. He has built a reputation for being one of the best sheep guides in New Mexico, both Desert and Rocky Mountain Sheep. In the short time he has guided for us, he has produced game and opportunity for all his hunters he has taken afield. We are looking forward to working with Rick for many years to come.
On occasion we hire other guides that aren't mentioned above, but are also a valuable asset to H&A Outfitters, Inc.