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.
This is our 35 th anniversary of guiding hunters as San Francisco River Outfitters mostly in the Gila Wilderness; Our many years of experience there gives our hunters an advantage over our competitors.
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2020 New Mexico Hunting Recap
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.