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 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!

Trophy Hunts

“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”

Horseback Vacations

“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.”

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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

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

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

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.
2016 HUNTING RECAP

2017 HUNTING RECAP

The Gila Wilderness continues to treat us well with our elk herd stable to increasing. 2017 was a great year for our hunters taking 5 archery bulls and 12 rifle bulls out of the Gila Wilderness. Our archery hunters were over 30% successful and the rifle hunters went almost 80%.  We had a good draw this year drawing over 30% of the applicants we applied in the 10% outfitted pool of licenses.We took a lot of nice bulls with three over 350 and saw some really big bulls that eluded us again. Three bulls over 400 were still walking after the hunts.

We hunted out of two camps this year with our camps being 12 miles apart, which spread out our hunters into a lot of country where we see very few other hunters.

2018 should be a good year since we left many big bulls still walking.

We are proud to announce that our daughter Paula has joined us full time as a full partner in our business. She is a great asset and will make San Francisco River Outfitters strong well into the future.