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2022 New Mexico Hunting Recap

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 36th 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.

2021 New Mexico Hunting Recap

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.