Welcome to San Francisco River Outfitters. We take only a limited number of hunters each year to insure individual attention and trophy quality opportunity. Our specialty in the industry is that we offer true pack-in wilderness hunts using well trained mountain horses and mules to get you back where the big bulls live!
“Tom Klumker and his crew helped me and my son Ty on my son’s first archery elk hunt in 2013. We did a hunt with San Francisco outfitters into the Gila wilderness and it could not have been better. Tom has good stock animals; he’s honest, hard-working and knows the wilderness. I would highly recommend Tom and San Francisco outfitters to anyone wanting a wilderness experience. I can’t wait to do this again! Sincerely Jeff and Ty Taylor”
“We hunt from quality wall tent camps with cots and pads in sleep tents and a cook/dining tent with full-time cook and using a full time wrangler and 1×1 guide service.”
While we offer the best trophy bull elk wilderness hunts in America, we also offer hunting trips for Coues Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Antelope, Javelina, Merriam’s Turkey, Mule deer, Mountain Lion, bear, Ibex and Oryx in both New Mexico and Arizona.
OUTFITTER & GUIDE
Tom Klumker, your outfitter guide. We use some of the top guides in the West, which enables us to consistently harvest trophy class animals. I have owned horses and mules and have been packing into wilderness areas all of my life. In recent years some outfitters whom have no livestock opt to put some of their clients in for the wilderness hunts and then try to farm out the packing and camps to unqualified operators or they try to hunt from the trail heads. We operate in The Gila National Forest, the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico and the Coronado and Apache/Sitgreaves National Forests in Arizona. If you want a true traditional wilderness pack-in hunt where knowledge and experience count, give us a call.
SPORTSMAN CHANNEL OUTFITTER
San Francisco River Outfitters has been selected to outfit and guide the hosts of “Relentless Pursuit “ which airs on Sportsman Channel and “Extreme Desire” airing on the Dish Network starting July of 2014. We have enjoyed guiding on multiple successful trophy bull elk, Couse deer and more hunts over the years.
ABOUT SF RIVER OUTFITTERS
Outfitters. We take only a limited number of hunters each year to insure individual attention and trophy quality opportunity. Our specialty or niche in the industry is that we offer true pack-in wilderness hunts using well trained mountain horses and mules and hunt from quality wall tent camps with cots and pads in sleep tents and a cook/dining tent with full time cook and using a full time wrangler and 1×1 guide service. We use knowledgeable guides with considerable experience hunting in the wilderness. We operate in the Gila National Forest (16B primarily plus units 23, 16E, 16D and 15), the Lincoln National Forest (Unit 34) in New Mexico and the Coronado (Unit 33) and Apache/Sitgreaves (Units 27 and 1) National Forests in Arizona.
2021 HUNT REPORT
This was an interesting year with our hunters taking fewer archery elk than last year but our rifle hunters did better. Antler growth was average and we took one archery bull that was just shy of 350 and one rifle bull that was just over 350. We had a few broken points on some of the 8 bulls we took in 2021.
We continue to hunt the very rugged Gila Wilderness, unit 16B, going into our quality wall tent camp by horseback and pack mule. The huge Whitewater Baldy Fire of 2012 and resulting dead fall trees and locust sticker brush make it harder every year to get through and get around. We manage to still hunt a big portion of the Northwest quadrant of the Gila Wilderness.
We encourage and highly recommend our clients to be in the best shape possible and be prepared to put many miles on horseback in some really tough country. We put you on good gentle mountain horses and are guided by our professional and competent guides.
This is our 35 th anniversary of guiding hunters as San Francisco River Outfitters mostly in the Gila Wilderness.