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FALL 2021 - El Paso, TX
Mike, Joey, and Strait are not only professional but down to earth. They all went out of their way to ensure I felt welcomed and relaxed. This was my first Elk hunt and I thank GOD I booked with Triple C. To sum it up, I had a blast and I got to tag a Beautiful Bull. No attitudes or egos at this camp, just guys that are true masters of hunting elk and know their hunting units inside and out.
Fall /2021 - Indiana
I’ve hunted elk since the mid 70s and have been successful but I have never had a chance at a big bull. Triple C Outfitters not only gave me my shot but that shot was on a bull of a lifetime! Triple C Outfitters does what it takes to get you your shot. Thanks Mike and the best guide I ever had Strait truly the best. I’ll be directing my hunting buddies your way.
Second Season Archery 2021 - Charlotte, NC
I just got back from a fantastic 5 day archery Elk hunt in unit 16A in the Gila National Forest with Triple C Outfitters last week. From the get go, Mike was super helpful and attentive to details. We contacted him over 6 months ago and he "met" with us on the phone many times to speak with us and understand exactly what we were looking for in an elk hunt. He made suggestions regarding unit choice and then offered to walk us through the draw and give us live help as we completed all of our online forms. As luck would have it, we drew 16A. Although Mike and his team had hunted led countless trips all over the state, he had not, as of yet hunted this unit. Unprompted, Mike took it upon himself to make many trips to 16A to scout the unit with his wife and brother to gather intel. He excitedly texted us each time with a report of the bulls he had seen and the climate conditions. He also promptly answered countless emails and texts from us up until the day we arrived. He and Strait met us in Reserve and led us to a cabin he had arranged for us to stay in deep within the unit itself so that we did not need to waste over an hour a day driving to our hunt location - which was really key. The lodging was sufficient and tucked beautifully within the mountains and we heard bugling all around us each morning and evening. When we sat down and planned our 5 days of hunting, Mike and Strait did a good job of listening to our goals. When My buddy Jack and I made it clear that we wanted to cover a lot of territory on our hunts and not simply sit on water tanks, they ramped up and we did just that, covering no less than about 10 miles each day. Some days, we stayed out all day and others we zipped back to the cabin for a well needed siesta. The elk were bugling energetically each morning and both teams put out aggressive chase. On the fourth day, Mike and I had a particularly challenging and satisfying stalk that ended in a 125 yard crawl only to have the bull get agitated by a swarm of bees and wander off just as we crested the ridge within 60 yards! Because the sun was directly in our faces, Mike suggested we use some charcoal from a burned tree limb and make some makeshift face camo to minimize the reflection. Worked great and had the bees not pissed off our boy, our stealth would have paid off. In the end, on the last day, we got into another heart pounding stalk up hills and down caverns after a bull we had been after for a few days. Like ninjas, we gave chase and just as we thought the elk were going to head down away from us forever, they suddenly turned back on us! We crouched and I nocked my arrow, let the cows cruise by in the distance and came to a full draw as the bull ducked behind a small Juniper tree. My heart was beating out of my chest and at about a minute I heard Mike whisper, "keep holding, its all in your mind". The bull finally stepped out into a narrow 24 inch window at 67 yards and I let the arrow fly. .. just over his back. In my haste, I had forgotten to pull down my buff and never anchored my kisser correctly - hence the miss. I was deflated. In the end, Mike and his team did their job, I just didn't do mine. It was a thrilling week with some really quality guys with the Triple C Outfitters and I look forward to getting some more NM dirt on my boots soon! Thank y'all very much. Scott Schneider
Rifle 2020 - Hickory Corners, MI
Ever since I started hunting 22 years ago, I’ve dreamed of killing a big bull elk! Triple C made that happen, from the moment we arrived in camp we felt at home! The accommodations were amazing, the food was great, the staff was incredible and the hunting was above and beyond anything I ever could have dreamed. We were on bulls almost from the moment we left the truck and us Michigan boys went 4 for 4 on the hunt of a lifetime!!! If you want to get on big bulls in this beautiful back country, give Mike at Triple C a call. Thank you Mike, George, Strait and Cody for a week we will never forget!
Fall 2020 - Delton Michigan
The experience of a lifetime! Mike Clifton the owner of triple went above and beyond anything my dad and brothers could have ever imagined. The amount of bulls the four of us were put on was absolutely amazing! This hunt was my 62 year old dads dream! On the fourth day we were blessed with 8 inches of snow and he shot a bull in the snow. We enjoyed a beautiful fire on top of the mountain with snow falling on us. The emotions to see your father fulfill a life long dream was overwhelming. Guides Cody and Strait did an absolute great job they were so professional and intensive to everything we needed. Their skills were amazing and there personalities were awesome! Mike runs a top notch outfitting business here the lodging and food were everything we could have imagined. I want to thank them all for providing the memories of a life time for the four of us we will never ever forget this experience and the friendships that were made here! Thanks Triple C for everything
Elk Bow - Kerhonkson NY
I would just like to say that Triple C Outfitters is definitely a world class outfitter. I have hunted in upstate NY my whole life and when I drew a tag for Bull Elk in New Mexico I was really at a loss for experience for elk hunting but Mike and Ryan took care of everything. The accommodation were perfect and the food was awesome! No stone was left unturned, my guide Ryan had me on Bulls every day. I don’t think that I will ever be able to use another outfitter. They really set the bar very high. Thank you for letting me take the bull of a lifetime.
September 2018 - Santa Barbara, CA
Mike & Chris are really good, honest, hard working, patient, down to earth people that not only know how to hunt very well, but they are the kind of people you just want to hang out with. As a California resident, an archery elk hunt on my bucket list for many years. I never thought I would actually do it, and I looked into it many times over the years. I finally decided it was time and I researched many outfitters that had flashy websites, but after speaking to them, I just wasn’t sure. After speaking to Mike, I knew he was the outfitter I wanted for my bucket list hunt. As he walked me through the draw process, I had a lot of questions and he patiently answered all of them. As for the hunting, their calling and tactics are as good as it gets. They had me in 25 yards or less shot opportunities three days in a row before the sun was even up and they spotted several bulls every day that were not bugling. I kept passing up nice bulls in hopes for a bigger one and on day four, I decided to take this one. Their care for the meat and the process after the kill were outstanding. Mike and Chris were total strangers when I arrived, but now they are friends for life and I cannot say enough good things about them on this short post. I wish I would have met them 10 years ago and I can’t wait to hunt with them again!
Archery - Weed, NM
10/10 experience. Accomodations-great. Food-good. Hospitallity-great. Amount of opportunities 10+. Mike was awsome. Great outfitter. It was the best hunt I've been on. And I've hunted all over. He had us on bulls everyday. I was being selective and could have tagged out on a bull at anytime. Would recommend highly. I will be back. Thanks Mike!
For a first time Muzzleloader draw Mike and the guys at Triple C were a help from the start. Mike was available for any questions our group had in regard to muzzle load hunting for elk. Great Guides, truly know the area. They work very hard to get the animal of your choice. Couldn’t have asked for anything better, I felt we came as a customer and left with new friends.
All my expectations were exceeded! We worked hard, but saw quality bulls every day, both morning and evening. The Triple C team was professional, friendly, and fun. Choosing an outfitter can be an overwhelming task. Which state? Unit? Outfitter? Weapon? Application Questions? If you are reading this and have these kind of questions, I recommend calling Mike Clifton at Triple C Outfitters. I am glad that I did!
I have dreamed of killing a big New Mexico bull elk all of my life. On the last day of the hunt, all our hard work paid off when I killed this beautiful NM bull. Mike and Chris worked hard every minute of the hunt to make sure my hunt was a special experience. I can't thank them enough for making my dreams come true.
I have hunted big game all over the world and I can say that Triple C Outfitters is in the top 1% of all outfitters I have ever dealt with. This is my 4th hunt with Mike and his crew and they never disappoint. On this hunt my flight into El Paso was delayed and it looked like I was going to miss the first day of my elk hunt. Not on Triple C's watch! Mike and his wife picked me up at the airport around midnight and we arrived back at the lodge around 3am. Two hours later, Mike had us hiking up a ridge in the dark to ambush a bull he had been watching. By 7:30 am on day 1 of the hunt I had my bull down. You simply won't find a better outfitter in NM.
I would like to take a moment to thank Triple C Outfitters. This was my dream hunt of a lifetime. Michael Clifton and his guides where outstanding. Accommodations and food where excellent. These guides will take the time to fit your needs. We were lucky enough for three Tennessee hunters to take home three beautiful elk. Thank you Michael and Triple C Outfitters for a hunt of a lifetime.
We had a great rifle hunt in October and were able to fulfill Pop’s lifelong dream of elk hunting. Special thanks to Triple C Outfitters, Michael & Belinda Clifton, Joey Paulk, Steve, and Clifford. Triple C is a top notch bunch and worked their tails off to make this a special/successful trip for us (3 hunters and 3 trophy bulls). I cannot say enough good things about them. They knew exactly where the elk were and how to get on them. I have dreamed of an elk hunt with my dad all of my life and they surpassed every expectation. They were there to assist with every need that us rookie elk hunters had from pre-trip gear and shooting advice to coaching us through the shots over our shoulders in the field. Further more, they are all genuine, good people and a pleasure to be around. If I could sum up Triple C Outfitters in one word it would be “professional”. Great job guys! I can’t wait to do it again. P.S. Belinda is an excellent cook!! Thank you.
We have finally found our New Mexico outfitter for life! Mike and Chris are passionate about what they do and it definitely shows. The ranch accomodations and food were fantastic. Quality and quantity of game was unbelievable. Every morning and evening of my hunt, we were right in the honeyhole with big toms all around us. I ended up taking a trophy Merriam on the last morning of the hunt. You will not be disappointed with Triple C Outfitters!
Absolutely great hunt from start to finish. Mike and Chris know their area and definitely do their homework. By the first morning of our hunt, I was tagged out with two trophy toms. Accommodations and food were excellent. Can't wait to get both my birds back from the taxidermists. Definitely coming back next year!
I was fortunate to harvest a beautiful Barbary Sheep ram on NM public land with Triple C Outfitters. Prior to the hunt, I talked at length with Mike Clifton as he patiently explained what to expect in camp (lodging and food) and while on the hunt (lots of walking and glassing). He listened intently to what I wanted in a ram, and how we collectively would reach our goal. There was never a doubt in his mind we'd achieve that goal; he knows the land, he knows there are great rams in the area for a patient hunter, and he knows he has awesome guides who can help hunters like me make my dreams reality. Shortly after starting our day a group of five rams was spotted by one of his guides, Oscar Medrano, from nearly 2 miles away. Once we ascertained there were three definite shooters in the group we charted the stalk and eventually closed the distance to 210 yards. With Mike and Oscar's expertise in field judging, we narrowed the top three rams to the one I shot...a ram that reached 30"!! This was truly a phenomenal hunt and I can't wait to go with Mike and his crew again!
Good times, awesome guides, and to top it off a great public land ram!! Highly recommend, can't wait to do it again!!
Epic time hunting turkeys in the high country with Mike and Chris. Mike called a big tom in and I smoked him at 25 yds on opening morning. Already booked for next spring, can't wait to do it again!
Within 20 minutes of sunrise on the 1st morning of the hunt, Mike and Chris called 3 bulls past me at under 35 yds. I let an arrow fly on the 3rd bull and hit perfect. By 10am my meat was packed off the mountain and hanging in the cooler. Best outfitter in New Mexico!
Feb 2015/Feb 2016
I've completed two Barbary sheep hunts with Triple C Outfitters. Both trips were fantastic. My buddy and I had a great time. Mike and his crew busted their asses to ensure we had a great experience. By the way, I also took two beautiful animals.
Fall 2013/Fall 2014
TRIPLE C OUTFITTERS, MIKE AND CHRIS WILL WORK HARD FOR YOU. I HAVE BEEN ON 2 GUIDED ELK HUNTS AND KILLED 2 GOOD BULLS. THEY PAY ATTENTION TO EVERYTHING AND WILL DO ALL THAT THEY CAN TO GET YOU A SHOT AT GAME, THE REST IS UP TO YOU. NOT JUST GREAT GUIDES, GREAT PEOPLE!
Mike and Chris made a lifelong dream come true finishing a turkey Grand Slam in one season. One of the two Merriam’s I harvested was a trophy tom we chased for three mornings finally taking him after crawling twenty yards on my belly in the snow.
Best outfitted hunt I have ever been on from start to finish! Honest, hard working outfitter with no surprises. The lodge accomodations were amazing, the food was top-notch and the quality of game and quides was unbelievable. Killed the biggest bull of my life on the 3rd day of the hunt.
I have been fortunate enough to draw 2 elk tags and 1 mule deer tag in 3 years of applying with Triple C Outfitters. If you are looking to hunt NM, look no further! Experience of a lifetime hunting with the hardest working NM outfitter, bar none!
Hunting with Triple C Outfitters was an experience of a lifetime. Mike and Chris really do their homework to put you on the biggest bulls in the area. Incredible hunt, incredible bulls, incredible outfitter. Can't wait to draw another elk tag!
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