Our Mule Deer hunts take place in units 2b, 2c, 16, 22 and 23. Our success rates on mule deer are 80% on bucks scoring 150”-190”. These units all have potential for 190”-200”+ bucks. Extensive glassing and putting yourself in areas that produce giant bucks will increase your odds in harvesting a 180” buck or better.
Our Coues deer hunts take place in Units 16, 22 and 23 and are prime units to harvest 100”-125” bucks. Our success rates on these hunts are 80%. We have seen bucks in these units pushing the 130” mark so with a lot of extensive glassing you could harvest a buck of a lifetime.
Taxes will be added to all hunts. We also offer guided hunts for mobility impaired.
Gila & Apache Outfitters LLC is a family owned business that has been helping hunters take Trophy Elk on public land in the Gila National Forest and Apache National Forest of New Mexico. Michael DeLaO is the Owner, Outfitter, Business Manager, Booking Consultant and Landowner Tag Broker.
For the elite sportsman! Do you want an experience of a lifetime deer hunt? Are you the outdoorsman who wants to push your capabilities to the limit? Our backcountry hunts begin with packing you deep into the wilderness where only horses are permitted for travel. Our horseback string will be lead by our professional wrangler and experienced backcountry guides. Camp will consist of wall tents, a cook tent, a full time wrangler and cook. There you will be sleeping in the middle of prime deer country where trophy deer are plentiful. Horses will be on standby for access and meat retrieval.
These hunts take more resources to conduct(horses, wranglers, cook and professional guide) but also have a super high success rate for 165-180+ bucks due to the fact that you will be hunting in areas where deer grow to their full potential. Being in good or great physical condition is a must!
Wilderness units are 16B
Sept 1-6(6 day hunt)
Sept 8-14(7 day hunt)
Jan 1-7(7 day hunt)
Jan 8-14(7 day hunt)
Nov. 6-10(5 day hunt)
Nov. 13-17(5 day hunt)
All Wilderness/Backcountry hunters need to be at the Gila and Apache Lodge in Reserve, NM in the early morning the day before your hunt in order to get an early start driving and packing into our wilderness
At Gila & Apache Outfitting and Guide Service, our goal is to provide our clients with a truly memorable hunting experience. We do this by limiting the numbers of hunters we take on each hunt so that our clients will be guided by one of our highly skilled, professional guides.