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
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.
2022 HUNT REPORT
San Francisco River Outfitters continue to offer our wilderness pack-in by horseback and pack mule, hunting the rugged and remote Gila Wilderness. Due to the effects of the 2012 Whitewater Baldy Fire continue making it harder to get around as well the lingering effects of the 23 year old wolf reestablishment program our success rates have dropped somewhat. However, we still took 7 nice bulls mostly scoring over 300 with a couple 360+ bulls. The Gila Wilderness still produces some of the largest 400+ world-class bulls being harvested each year and our hunters also have opportunities at these bulls.
The NM Game Dept. is cutting rifle elk tags in our wilderness unit due to reduced harvest levels of the past three years so it will make it harder to draw rifle tags, but archery tags remain the same.
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 36 th anniversary of guiding hunters as San Francisco River Outfitters mostly in the Gila Wilderness. Our many years of experience gives our hunters an advantage over our competitors. Over the years we have done our very best to keep our prices as low as possible and provide outstanding value to every one of our hunters. Unfortunately, we are facing unprecedented inflation impacting every angle of our expenses and we have had to increase our prices. We are very reluctant to do so but we hope you understand that as a small, family-owned business this is necessary for us to continue operating and sharing our world-class wilderness trophy hunts with sportsmen from all over the country and world.