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.
2019 HUNT REPORT
Our 2019 season was great as we had good success rates and took our biggest bull ever out of the Gila
Wilderness. Antler growth was really good and the big bull was taken on the second rifle season and
scored an amazing 415 gross. We took 6 bulls out of 7 hunters on our two seasons of rifle hunting.
On the first week archery hunt we took a 373 bull. Our archery hunters took 5 bulls out of 12 hunters on
three weeks, with some missed shots and stuck bulls that got away.
Elk numbers were good and a lot of bulls were seen with every hunter having some action.
The high country of the Gila is getting harder and harder to hunt due to the Locust sticker brush, aspen
regeneration and fire killed tree downfalls, but the elk are doing good there.
Our hunts continue to be pack-in by horseback and pack mule into more remote portions of the Gila
Wilderness and hunt out of quality wall tent camps. We have some of the best guides in the business to
insure you a quality wilderness elk hunting experience in some really rough country that continues to
produce some big bulls.
Next year will be our 34th year operating in the Gila Wilderness. Our many years of experience there
gives our hunters an advantage over our competitors.