Here's what a few of our customers have had to say about us.
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Rifle Elk Hunt
I wanted to thank everyone out there again. We made it home safe. I will never forget how hard your crew works to find animals a make the trip fun. I was at my limit before we made it to the elk, but everyone kept encouraging me and pushing. We made it an I got the elk of my life.
Thank you Stephen
Fall 2023 - New Egypt, New Jersey
1st elk hunt with Big Rim, best outfitter I have hunted with. Did a muzzleloader elk hunt this year and was a great experience. The camp was great, good food guides are best in the business and Walker’s muzzleloaders are great! If you are looking for a great elk hunting experience go with these guys, they will put you on the elk.
Winter 2023 - Barnard, VT
Well managed, high quality outfit. Guides are experienced, easy to work with, and know what they are doing. Lodging is comfortable and quite a bit better than what you might expect way out there in the desert. Animals are definitely there if you look for them, and true fair chase. Equipment is second to none. Their optics and rifles are spectacular! Highly recommend!
Winter 2023 - San Antonio, TX
Incredible experience on every level. First class guides, first class accommodations, great food (I think I actually gained wait while I was there!), great hunting. Bob and Walker Daugherty and their guides are so easy to get along with you’ll feel like you are family. This is a true fair chase hunt, the game is there in Chinati Mountains, but you have to do your part. Show up in shape and practice your shooting before hand. One more thing, leave your rifle at home and use theirs! Their hunting policy makes it advantageous, and unless your rifle is setup to shoot over a 1000 yards super accurately use your guides gun! I’ll be back
Fall 2021 - St. Louis, MO
My first ever black bear, and I could not be any happier! Every member of the Big Rim Outfitters team went above and beyond to make my dream hunt become a reality! World class hunting guides who knew the terrain, the animals, and every aspect of our hunts to get us on trophy animals very fast! I highly recommend Big Rim Outfitters for any of your Western big game hunts that they offer, you will not be disappointed! Many Thanks to everyone involved there for making this happen, I will be back! Kyle Brown
Fall 2021 - Buna, TX
Hunting with Big Rim Outfitters and killing my first bear was a dream come true! An amazing experience all around, from the hunt to the food back at camp. I will definitely book my next hunt with them!
Fall 2021 - Beaumont ,TX
Hunted with Big Rim Outfitters for my first bear hunt . What an awesome experience! From the first time we arrived at camp they treated us as family. My guide Michael and spotter Don worked their butts off to make my hunt successful! Everyday we arrived back at camp to hot meals and friendly conversations. I can not wait to get back with them and book my next hunt ! Thank you Big Rim Outfitters for the great memories, see you soon !
Texas Aoudad/ Mule deer - Queen Anne, Maryland
Being young in my career of traveling to hunt I am so happy I have found Big Rim Outfitters. You won’t find a nicer group of people that work hard to provide you with a great experience. Their knowledge of the terrain, species they hunt, and how and when to make a move surpasses anyone I’ve ever been with. If you're looking for a great place to hunt with some of the best guides out there and a new friendship look no further than Big Rim.
September 2020 NM archery elk hunt - Painter, Virginia
I had the hunt of a lifetime with Big Rim Outfitters. The considerable scouting and camp preparations prior to my arrival was impressive. My guides, Caleb, Reese and Dawson worked hard everyday to get me within bow range of an elk. Because of their persistence and knowledge of the terrain and game I was able to kill a beautiful 6 X 6 elk. I can't thank and recommend Bob and his crew enough. I plan to hunt with Big Rim Outfitters every year I'm able.
January 2020 - Texas
My dad and I had an awesome time hunting with Big Rim. These guys are first class all the way and overall a great hunting crew. The amount of sheep you see is astonishing. Beautiful country. We plan to book more hunts with Big Rim in the near future! These guys are the herd bulls of Aoudad sheep hunting.
FALL 2019 - CANDELARIA, TEXAS
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FALL 2019 - CANDELARIA, TEXAS
WE HAD AN EPIC ADVENTURE WITH BIG RIM OUTFITTERS. EVERYONE WAS FABULOUS TO HUNT WITH, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROFESSIONAL. THE HUNTING CAMP WAS VERY NICE, FUN AND RELAXING. BOB AND MICHAEL DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF PUTTING US ON TOP QUAILTY RAMS AND MAKING OUR HUNT A SUCCESS!! NOT TO MAKE LIGHT OF WALKER’S AND BANO’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR HUNT.
Fall, 2018 - Chesapeake City, MD
This past November I was fortunate enough to hunt with Big Rim Outfitters. By the second day my guides Walker and Evan put me on the stalk of a lifetime, and I took a great 6x6 bull with a muzzleloader. This experience surpasses any hunt I have done in the past. Camping and hunting in the San Mateo mountain range, and enjoying laughs around the woodstove are memories I will never forget. The Daugherty family truly want nothing more than to put you on trophy animals. Anyone looking to do a big game hunt should definitely call Big Rim Outfitters, it's an adventure you'll never forget. Thanks again for the great opportunity! Andy Young
Fall 2018 - Wilson, NC
This past October I had the great experience of taking my first bull elk. I took this nice 300+ inch bull with a muzzleloader in New Mexico while hunting with a fantastic group of folks at Big Rim Outfitters. Everyone at Big Rim including the owner Bob Daugherty and his wife Jennafer, Walker, Evan, Morgan, Michael and Bano were all just great folks and a pleasure to hunt and share camp with! It was very evident that they had extensive knowledge of the area we were hunting and really knew what it took to put you on the elk! My two guides, Walker and Evan, were absolutely fantastic! They were so knowledgeable, hard working and just a pleasure to share the hunt with. The whole experience of finding and taking the bull and watching them as they so expertly skinned and prepared the meat to be packed out was just amazing! I left New Mexico with not only a great trophy but also some great new friends that I hope to be able to visit and hunt with again in the future. I strongly encourage anyone who is looking for a great hunt down in that area to contact Bob Daugherty at Big Rim Outfitters. You'll be glad you did!!!
October 2018 - New Mexico Unit 17
I highly recommend hunting with Big Rim Outfitters. Bob and his guides have extensive knowledge of the areas they hunt and the behavior of the game. I’ve hunted mule deer, aoudad and elk with Bob, and I’ve been successful on each hunt. Accommodations are clean and comfortable. Bob and the guides have a positive attitude with a lot of good humor. I’ve hunted with many outfitters in the U.S. and internationally. I’d rate Bob’s operation at the top. His hunts are fair-chase, so success isn’t guaranteed, but I think you’ll have a great chance at a trophy and memories of an enjoyable hunt.
Fall 2018 - New Mexico
This was a trip of a lifetime. I can honestly say, it would be almost impossible to have a better hunt. I did not bring home a bull, but I did have the opportunity to arrow a beautiful, giant bull, but (sadly) did not recover him. The guides went the extra mile searching for my bull and put forth the utmost effort to exploit all possible determination to do so. Not only was the action amazing, but the food was excellent, and the company and camaraderie was top notch. Every day was filled with screaming bulls and good times, and that was more than we could ask for. The guides were great and worked extremely hard for us, day after day. We will, without a doubt, be returning to hunt with Big Rim Outfitters year after year.
Fall 2018 - Corpus Christi, Texas
I have just returned from my third trip with Big Rim Outfitters. All three trips have resulted in successful harvests. This hunt involved my first attempt for a bull with a muzzleloader. The experience was awesome. The guides, Walker and Evan, performed extensive scouting prior to my arrival for the hunt. As a result, we were in screaming bulls from the moment we set foot in the unit. On the first day of my hunt, we had numerous vocal bulls to target. After letting a couple of young bulls go, we made a successful stalk on this fantastic public land bull. These guys make everything so easy on the hunter, it almost isn't fair. Anyone who has ever wanted to go after big bulls in wild country should give this group a call. It is a true experience and You will not be disappointed. I, for one, am already booked for next year.
2018 NM Archery Elk Hunt
I just finished a successful hunt of a lifetime with Big Rim Outfitters, and want to "Sing their Praises". As an older Archer of 78 years, I must admit I had limited expectations due to age, but Bob and his staff made it possible. My experience was 100% from beginning to end with two highlights: The delicious food prepared by his lovely wife, Jen, and getting to know his talented and dedicated guide of 25 years, Urbano Garcia. He is a true gentleman with an absolute wealth of elk knowledge that he is willing to share. Bob and Jen create a team with warm, family atmosphere. They are dedicated to professionalism and filling tags. I sincerely hope to hunt Gila bulls again with Bob in the not too distant future.
September, 2018 - Kingwood, TX
I wanted to thank Bob & Jennafer Daugherty and the rest of the folks at Big Rim Outfitters for an incredible time on my first archery elk hunt in the backcountry of the Gila National Forest of New Mexico. I was fortunate enough to get a 300+ herd bull elk on the first day of our hunt! Bob & Morgan had us in the middle of several bugling bulls that morning. I’ve been looking forward to this hunt for a long time and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Even beyond the hunt, I’m thankful for the new friendships made and getting to know Bob and his family. Thanks to Big Rim Outfitters for making this experience a memory that will last a lifetime! Hopefully, I’ll be lucky enough in the future to draw another tag, so I can get back out here to hunt with the Big Rim Outfitters’ team.
Fall 2017 - Corydon, Indiana
My experience with Big Rim Outfitters has been nothing less than outstanding. The Daugherty family provides the highest quality and most professional hunting experience of a lifetime. Their hunting experience and knowledge of big game and hunting terrain is second to none. After my first hunting trip with Big Rim Outfitters it was very apparent that their primary mission is the success of their hunters. The camp accommodations are very good, the food is excellent and the family style hospitality is exceptional.
Having been an outfitter myself earlier in my life, I am fairly particular in my assessment of outfitters. I have known Bob Daugherty for almost 40 years now. Over this time, besides all the great hunts, he and I and our two families have become like extended family to each other. We have hunted extensively together for many species in New Mexico, Colorado and Texas and the Northwest Territories in Canada where we hunted for Moose, Caribou and wolf. We have successfully hunted Rocky Mountain Mule Deer, Desert Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Bear, Oryx, Aoudad Sheep, Whitetail Deer, Turkey, Hogs and varmints together. We hunt together several times a year. All hunts have been in superior quality habitat and then naturally all animals taken have been of superior quality. But far and above this factor, is the extremely superior family that you hunt with in the Daugherty’s of Big Rim Outfitters, a wonderful Christian family that runs an outstanding outfit with a wholesome Christian family atmosphere. Accommodations and food could not be better and the camp atmosphere very comfortable and fun. The children, Walker and Morgan, have been raised up in this family way of life and are now extremely accomplished in their own right. Morgan’s husband Michael, has been immersed since marrying Morgan and has quickly established himself as an equally accomplished member of the outfit. I have hunted in all of their primary areas (and have been privileged to have been invited to explore some new ones) and can tell you for sure that they do have the game and they know how to hunt. Depending on where we are the hunts can be from a lodge, personal ranch house, turn of the century ranch HQ or an old-style cowboy canvas wall tent. You may hunt in trucks, UTV’s, ATV’s and on foot or possibly hunting on mules. I have recommended Big Rim to family, friends and business associates and all have returned from their experiences with Big Rim with the same glowing accolades. I can absolutely guarantee you that once you hunt with the Daugherty’s and Big Rim Outfitters that not only will you have one of the finest hunts of your life, but you will come away with a lifelong friendship.
Travis Taxidermy / Wildlife Artist
Big Rim Outfitters has made a significant difference in my hunting career. I met Bob Daugherty in 1992 on a Colorado Mule deer hunt and it turned into a 24 year journey of adventure and friendship.
My hunts have been 100% shooting opportunity for all species hunted with a 97% success rate with bow, rifle and muzzleloader. (Aoudad, javelina, elk, mule deer, antelope) Many of my trophies qualifying for the Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young records books. The many clients referred from our full-time taxidermy business have all enjoyed similar results, boosting our business over the years with superb trophies to mount. In 2014, I took my 25th North American Species and qualified for the Super 25 award. That quest allowed me to meet many fine outfitters and some great people but I still rate the Big Rim Outfitter family and close knit group as some of the best. You will feel comfortable and safe in a Christian atmosphere and come away feeling like your own personal family has grown. If you want to make a significant difference in your own hunting career, I recommend you choose Big Rim Outfitters.
Hazel Creek Taxidermy / Bringin' It Home YouTube Video Series
When it comes to hunting and harvesting big game animals, Bob and his crew are top notch. I have hunted all over North America, Mexico and Canada and you won’t find a more dedicated crew of people to make your hunt successful. I have been hunting with Big Rim Outfitters for 16 years and have harvested several animals including multiple elk, mule deer, bear, aoudad sheep and turkeys. In my business of filming outdoor hunting (Bringin’ It Home Youtube video series) it is important to get close and clear footage of mature animals, that is why I always hunt with Big Rim Outfitters.
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