• 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 1x1 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.
  • “We have hunted with Tom multiple times and can’t say enough about his integrity and knowledge of the wilderness. There are many part-time non New Mexico resident outfitters to choose from. Tom is different as he has lived next to the Gila’s and spent countless hours in them the last 30 years. This equals knowledge and big bull opportunities for his clients! Brett Gorrell / Drue Collins
  • I have been hunting the Gila and Blue Range Wildernesses since 1972 and professionally outfitting there since 1986. We try very hard to go beyond the other hunters and outfitters to get our hunters into parts of the wilderness areas where we see few other hunters.
  • This big 7x9 bull scored 406 gross and was taken on the third archery season by Nathan Wolford of TX. and accompanied by his father-in-law G./W. Hubbard whom also killed a nice bull. Nathan told me and I quote "It was a fantastic hunt-the hunt of our lives! We truly enjoyed it." They even saw a much bigger bull that they couldn't quite get a shot at.
  • Matt Dunn's 382 bull is pictured here. His hunting partner Gabe Aguilar took a 383 gross bull. Both are from TX and they both took big bulls on the first rifle hunt. They told me and I quote "I want to thank you again for a trip I will never forget."
OUTFITTER

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. If you want a true traditional wilderness pack-in hunt where knowledge and experience count, give us a call.
SPORTSMAN CHANNEL OUTFITTER

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

ABOUT SF RIVER OUTFITTERS

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 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 1x1 guide service. We use knowledgeable guides with considerable experience hunting in the wilderness.
2014 HUNTING RECAP

2014 HUNTING RECAP

San Francisco River Outfitters had a great year taking more bulls than ever and our success rates were phenomenal. Our fully guided and outfitted archery elk hunters went 11 for 15 for a great 75% success rate and the drop camp archery elk hunters went 4 for 12 for a 33% success rate. Our rifle elk hunters went 9 for 9 for a 100% success rate with one of those a drop camp. We had two late season muzzle loader hunters taking 1 bull and the other hunter got some shooting. Antler growth was great this year with the largest bull taken with a bow scoring 406 and was a 7x9. Three more bulls were over 380 with one a bow and two with a rifle. Two 365 bulls were taken with a bow and two 350 bulls taken, one with a bow and one with a rifle. The bulls were taken in a huge part of the Gila Wilderness with one of our camps being in 18 miles. It took a lot of hard work and our almost 40 years of experience to accomplish this, along with some of my excellent guides whom are in my estimation some of the best elk guides in the west. The 2014 elk draw was better and we drew almost 45% of the applicants we applied. We continue to concentrate most of our hunts in unit 16B in the Gila Wilderness where we pack in by horseback and mule to get away from the roads and the concentration of hunters with the onslaught of their ATV’s. We continue to provide a great wall tent camp with a full time cook and a full time wrangler/packer and 1x1 guided hunts. 2015 is shaping up to be another great year with ample fall rain and excellent feed in the burn area of the 2012 Whitewater/Baldy Fire complex. The elk herds are better than ever and we expect great things in 2015 as we had two bulls well over 400 that got away again and a few more we never got to see.