Lion Hunting in the Gila National Forest

Mountain Lion Hunting

Our mountain lion hunts require the aid of our well-trained hound dogs.  We hunt from 4 wheel drive vehicles and on foot. Snow mobiles are an option when weather conditions permit them. Snow is not always a necessity, as our hounds are trained for dry ground conditions. Our hunts are 7 consecutive days from December 1st to march 31st.  The license is over the counter and purchased through the New Mexico Game & Fish website and needs to be bought 48 hours prior to your designated hunt.


On Call Hunts

Our “On Call Hunts" seem to be most popular because hunting conditions are at their best. From the minute the dogs hit the ground, to the chase and the taking of your trophy is a guaranteed hunting experience you will never forget.  Just know that you are hunting with some of the best trained hound dogs  and knowledgeable guides in the business.

Outfitter : Michael DeLaO

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.

Fully Outfitted & Guided Hunts

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.