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Ridgeline Outfitters - Testimonials

Ridgeline Outfitters - Testimonials

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Morgan Matson

I cannot say enough good things about Dan, Ridgeline, and his guides. For Christmas, my wife and I purchased a 3 day antelope hunt in New Mexico for my 13 year-old son. Dan was timely and accurate in all of our communications leading up to the hunt and was very interested in knowing about my son and what he could do to make it a successful hunt.

Dan's guides Chris and David were superb. There was no quit in them! They new the land and the animals extremely well. We had a great time glassing and stalking and they weren't lazy like some guides tend to be. You could tell they enjoyed the hunt as much as we did. They were also professional and courteous and patient with my son despite him missing a few opportunities due to being a bit slow to shoulder his rifle.

We look forward to our next hunt with Ridgeline. We've hunted all over and say this was one of our very best experiences.

Randy Allston

Late rifle 2021 - Mew Mexico

In doing a private land hunt with my daughter in 2020 through Ridgeline with our guide Jason, we killed a nice 5x5, My son and I were lucky enough to draw tags for 2021. Of course after having a great hunt last year we requested that he guide us again. What a great hunt this year was. He had us on the bulls from the first minutes of the hunt and we saw elk every day. My son killed a nice 5x5 and I was able to get a 6x6 Would never have been able to do it without Ridgeline’s knowledge of the area and expertise. Thanks again for a great hunt guys!!

Jain Thompson

Fall 2021 - Williamsport Pennsylvania

My wife lori and I have been hunting with ridgeline outfitters since 2005. Dan and his crew are top notch and have always put us on great bulls. We have been successful each hunt we’ve been on and capped it off this year with a bull of a lifetime. 370”. Dan has great guides, great hunting areas and even better hospitality so I would never recommend anyone else to book a hunt of a lifetime with. If your thinking about booking a hunt, you will never find a better outfitter, hunting area, and experience like you will with ridgeline outfitters!!

Jess Brehmer

Jess Brehmer

September 2021 - Minnesota

I had a great archery elk hunt with Ridgeline Outfitters. When one of the private ranches fell through Dan pivoted and worked to find me a suitable alternative. I ultimately got drawn for unit 10 and I had an awesome hunt with my guide Daryl through Ridgeline Outfitters. I shot a nice 6x6 bull on day 3, my first archery bull, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Dan for an awesome experience!

John Ford

Fall 2021 - Belen, NM

I’m a bird hunter but compliments of my Nephew taking me on my first ever Elk Hunt, I’m now addicted. I needed Silhouette identification to know what an Elk looked like. Dan Reyes owner of Ridgeline Outfitters and one of his guides, Fred Kloeppel, took the time to begin this type of hunting education for me before the hunt to make it a successful experience. And it was. Besides trying to educate this old guy they had more than done their job by a lot of scouting before my Nephew, Ford Stokes, and I got there. Where we were going to hunt, Dan discovered that the Elks in my area or unit had vacated and he scrambled to find another location. Hunting it the first morning we heard two elks and my eyes were not keen enough to glass one of them before it disappeared into the Salt Cedar and Cottonwood trees. I thought we would stalk them down but Dan said where we were that we would probably spook em out but better to come back in late evening. He was right and even though I made two warning shots via divine intervention I was able to bring this beautiful animal down. Short to say the experience was great compliments of my Nephew and Dan whom Ford has been hunting with for some twenty plus years. Thanks again, John Ford

Don Davis

Don Davis

Fall 2020 - New Mexico

Wanted to Thank Dan and his team for making Melanie and I Elk hunt a memorable one. Ethan and Toby had put me on a good Bull opening day which I was successful in taking. Which gave us four days to fill Melanie's tag. She had a couple good opportunities on two 330 Bulls but couldn't close the deal. Saw A lot of Bulls everyday but she was holding out. When it came down to the last day after passing on numerous bulls we found a couple young bulls that were busted up. It was the last hour of the last day and Melanie was ready to fill her tag. Ethan got as close as they could with time running out, SO AT 400 yards with her 28 Nosler she took the shot. The pictures show the results. Also special thank to our cook Jeff you never left hungry.

Isaac Thimmesch

Dec 2020 - McGregor Range, NM

Ridgeline Outfitters was the only place I was able to find a hunting guide with experience on McGregor Range. They scouted the Elk ahead of time, and took me right to them every morning of the hunt. Dan and Randall are amazing at glassing up critters! I had an awesome hunt with them, and brought home a nice elk. I highly recommend Ridgeline Outfitters.

Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis

Winter 2020 - Hobbs nm

Once in a lifetime hunt in the books and one that I’ll never forget!! I was fortunate to draw a bighorn sheep tag in New Mexico this year and more so to have some awesome people helping me fill my tag. The guys at ridgeline outfitters are the real deal. Not only from staying in contact with me throughout the year and working to find some awesome sheep. But when it came down to getting my awesome 165” desert bighorn these guys were top notch. From finding the group of rams the night t before to putting me in perfect position to lay the hammer down opening morning simply amazing. Had such a great time with these gentlemen thank you Dan,Ethan and Jacob amazing hunt and Awesome memories!!

Mike Comegys

Fall 2020 - Plano Texas

Took a shot with Ridgeline Outfitters after finding their website. It was my first time to hunt New Mexico, and I wasn't familiar with the process. After speaking with Dan, he was able to answer all my questions. Dan made the process easy so all we did was show up. We had the hunt of a life time. My 2 boys hunted with Ethan and Jason and both shot excellent mule deer bucks. I highly recommend both of them as guides. Dan went above and beyond to provide my boys and me with evertyhing we needed to make our trip the best experience possible. I will be rebooking for the elk hunt next year!

Mark Smith

October 2020 - Magdalena NM

Just finished a muzzleloader elk hunt in Unit 13 with our guide Albert Castillo. One of the biggest factors in elk hunting is the one the outfitter can’t control and that’s the weather. It was 80-82 degrees every day, the bulls were beat down from the rut and they were laid up trying to avoid the heat. However, those things Dan could control were handled in an excellent way! Albert was an excellent guide, he had vast knowledge of the animals and the unit we were hunting in, as well as great people skills. The accommodations were good, the food was great and plenty of it. Everyone we met with Ridgeline Outfitters were excellent and very accommodating people. Killed a good 5x5 the next to last evening, got a bunch of good meat and due to the factors against us, everything worked out great. Extremely pleased with the whole experience, hope to hunt with Ridgeline again and would highly recommend them. Hunt all you can, you’ll run out of health before you run out of money!

Gregg gray

Muzzleloader 2020 - Evadale,texas

Thanks for an experience of a lifetime! Anyone looking for a great elk hunt this is your outfitter. My guide was very proffesional and knew the area and what he was doing.I killed a very respectable 6x6elk under tough hot conditions and saw numerous elk.This outfitter is very respectable and shoots you straight on the hunt and the unit you will hunt. Thanks again dan and my guide chad and will rebook when the chance arrives.


Fall 2020 - Surprise, Arizona

Just got back from another amazing Archery Elk Hunt with Dan Reyes of Ridgeline Outfitters in the Gila wilderness. As usual Dan had me on bulls every morning and every afternoon . A few days in the hunt I was able to put an arrow thru a 340” class 6x6 bull thanks to Dans help and expertise. The clean lodging , camp cook camp chef Jeff and the food Dan provided was top notch . Already booked another Elk Hunt with Dan for next season and I’ll continue to do so. If you want a quality Hunt with a great outfitter then Dan at Ridgeline is the man to book with. Larry

tom gray

fall 2019 - Pawling, New York

Private land elk hunt was the best. Camp, food ,guides the best. Hunt of a life time, saw numerous elk, took nice 6 x6 would recomend to anyone looking for a quality hunt

Martin Malneritch

Martin Malneritch

Fall 2019 Muzzleloader bull elk - Elk 3-227 New Mexico

My guide, Jay Jaramillo, did an awesome job getting me onto a great bull of a lifetime. His years of experience and knowledge of this unit was very evident. My first muzzle loader 3-227 hunt was a success that was fueled with great food prepared by our camp cook, Jeff. Thank you Dan for setting up a lifelong memorable hunt!! I would highly recommend! Thanks again, Martin Malneritch


Archery Elk - Arizona

Just finished up a awesome Archery Elk Hunt. With Dan in New Mexico and had the time of my life. Ridgeline outfitters has top notch guides, great clean accommodations and a awesome cook. Dan worked extremely hard and had us on tons of elk every morning and afternoon. Got nothing but positive things to say about Ridgeline outfitters. I already booked hunts with Dan for next year and will continue to book with Dan. I highly recommend you book with Ridgeline outfitters and you will experience the time of your life. I know I did and have a great bull to top of a great experience. Thanks again Ridgeline outfitters and can’t wait until next year !

Dale Snodgrass

Summer 2019 - Logan NM

Just completed a successful 2019 Antelope Hunt. Great hunt under tough and very HOT conditions. Superb interaction with Dan Reyes and awesome effort by our guide Randall Espinosa. Experience was so good immediately booked an open Muzzle Loader Elk Hunt and a 2020 Mule Deer Hunt.

Amber Decker

Amber Decker

2019 - New Mexico

My husband bought a antelope hunt for me and my son for August 17th to the 19th with Dan . He had great reviews so everything seemed to be great but as the date came closer Dan called and said he couldn’t make it do to having a baby . At this point I became very skeptical on how our hunt was going to turn out . We had been told we would have a new guild name David . As the trip came near we received a lot of phone calls from David to get information about us and to let us know what to bring and what to expect. We came in a few days early and David took us scouting and it was great . He was one of the best guides a person could ask for !! He made us feel like we had been friends for years had a lot of laughs and Just good old fashion bull shitting . He took very good care of us and probably needs a new truck . A 3 day hunt ended a few hours into the first morning hunt . We filled both tags do to David being on his game ... I’m sure Dan is a great guide and we couldn’t have been more happy then we were hunting with David . An absolutely great group of hunters and guides . We would definitely recommend them to everyone we meet who truly want a great experience hunting and a good time hanging out . Thanks David you did a fantastic job . Thanks ridge line totally worth it and Dan for sure made sure we got taken care of . Thanks Dan and congrats on the new baby . And we also want to say thanks to David’s son for helping scout for us and taking time out of your day to make sure ours was great . We are very appreciative to all involved


Mule Deer Hunting NM

My first experience on a guided hunt was with Dan at Ridgeline Outfitters in 2016.  I now have three hunts with Dan under my belt: two for Mule Deer in Unit 41 and one for Elk in Unit 34.  Dan goes the extra mile to make the hunt as successful and enjoyable as possible.  The food, accommodations, camaraderie and overall hunting experience is rewarding and is what keeps me booking hunts with Ridgeline Outfitters.  My next Elk hunt in Unit 34 is scheduled for October 2019.  I highly recommend Ridgeline Outfitters for your next hunt.

North Carolina

Ray N Walker Jr

What an awesome hunt and a wonderful experience!  Killed the biggest elk of my career. I’ve hunted all over the country and have hunted elk in NM for 30 years. Without a doubt, Ridgeline is the way to go. Great equipment, nice accommodations, great food and most of all; really friendly folks all focused on getting you the best hunt possible. It’s the people that make the difference!  I’ve already booked next year and have told all my friends about Dan and Ridgeline Outfitters. Book a hunt now! You’ll be glad you did!

Marcia Bigelow

December 2018 - Apache Junction, AZ

We hunted with Dan in unit 12, New Mexico He worked hard to get me a cow elk with success on the third morning! He knew the ranches well.

Billy Mahanes



Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you again for the great hunt this past December in New Mexico. It's always great to be waiting for a nice rack to come back from the taxidermist, but the week itself was a great experience for me (with the nice bull taken making it even better). Everything was handled in a professional manner, with lodging, food, and details taken care of as I expected . I have to mention the great job done by my guide, Iseah, who was excellent. He had obviously scouted prior to my arrival and worked hard all day, every day, to find a mature bull - which we saw several during my hunt. And we just simply had a fun time together hunting elk

I hope I can have the opportunity to hunt with you and your guides again in the coming years, as I would certainly come back and recommend your hunt to anyone. Doesn't get much better than to enjoy a great week and take a bull that was a lifetime dream for this country boy from Virginia!

Bob Beck

Host of Extreme Outer Limits TV

My hunting experience with Dan Reyes of Ridgeline Outfitters has been outstanding! My first experience with Dan was hunting Barbary Sheep. It was a tough hunt but Dan had done his homework and in the end I took a respectable ram.

The following year I booked a late season Bull Elk hunt for not only myself, but an EOL customer as well. After spending the time with Dan on the sheep hunt, I was confident that he would provide us with another successful hunting venture. My customer and I were very pleased with the amount of animals that were seen on the hunt as well as the amount of respectable bulls that we were able to look over before harvesting two nice 6 points.

Our experience with Ridgeline Outfitters has been nothing but excellent. As I write this testimonial, I am in the process of booking my next Bull Elk hunt with Dan. I will be accompanied this year by two EOL customers. We look forward to yet another epic hunt!

Rob Warner

New Lothrop, MI

This was my 2nd year hunting with Dan Reyes of Ridgeline Outfitters. Though i was unsuccessful last year with the extreme drought conditions in New Mexico, I rebooked again for this year. I knew Dan and his guides would be prepared and I was not let down. Dan and his guides had scouted bulls for the 3 hunters in camp did a great job matching hunter’s abilities and expectations to each guide. Equally impressive was not only did they do their homework finding quality bulls for us to hunt, but they found these bulls away from other hunters in this public land unit. I have the advantage of hunting with Dan in both successful and unsuccessful years and know how motivated and sincere Dan and his guides are in putting you on nice bulls. I have recommended Ridgeline Outfitter to my friends and plan to return myself.

Daniel Lee Martin

Host of Brotherhood Outdoors

I love to hunt and have been doing it my entire life. Coast to coast and around the world I have seen some of the most incredible animals and have hunted with the most talented guides the industry has to offer. I recently spent a week in New Mexico with Dan Reyes, owner of Ridgeline Outfitters and he is now in my book of elite guides. A late season elk hunt proved to be one of the most challenging hunts I’ve ever attempted and Dan made the experience more enjoyable than I could have imagined. He knows what he’s doing, how to treat his clients and how to put you in front of big bulls. I’ll be back to hunt with Ridgeline Outfitters, GUARANTEED.

Dennis Buhlke

Winfield, KS

This year I booked a hunt in New Mexico with Dan Reyes and Ridgeline Outfitters. Probably one of the best decisions I made all year! After several years of disappointing hunts with other outfitters, I found one I’m going back to next year! And hopefully years to come! I got to camp the day prior and found Dan and his guides not only already there, but also having done their homework prior to the season opening. Each guide had done some scouting and had several options ready for when they met their respective hunters. The result, every hunter had a shooting opportunity on the first day! We all know that there are no guarantees with hunting and every year presents new and different conditions. But I believe that preparedness will always improve your odds of closing the deal. Dan and his guides were prepared, ready and willing to customize their hunting tactics to their hunter’s abilities, and stayed highly motivated from the first day to the last! Best thing I can possibly say about Ridgeline Outfitters is; “I’m going back”!

Ford Stokes

Dan worked extremely hard to help me get my first trophy Elk during the early bow season. It was an experience of a lifetime! We chased a 350+ Elk on the 4th morning but couldn’t get quite close enough for a shot, then I got a 330 inch Elk that afternoon. Dan worked us into close position throughout the week to a 100+ head Elk herd. I learned a great deal about hunting elk from Dan, specifically that getting the wind right is everything. I am an experienced southeastern bow hunter, but had never hunted Elk in my life, with Dan’s guidance I was able to get my first Elk and it was a 330 inch 6 x 6 Bull!

Get ready to hike and work hard for your Elk with Dan. The air is thinner in NM and AZ than here in the Southeast, due to the lack of humidity, it took me one day just to acclimatize to the altitude and dryer air. I ran 3 miles 3 times a week to get ready for the trip and that advanced training helped me keep up with Dan in the field. He will consistently outwork you for your own Elk, you can’t ask for anything more from your guide.

Thank you again Dan for the hunting experience of a lifetime!

Dave Michaut

I hunted with Dan for the last 2 years and had a great experience both times. He does his homework and put me on great animals both times. You can’t ask more from an outfitter. I’ve hunted for many years on guided hunts in Alaska, Canada and the western United States and highly recommend Dan as a guide.

Brad Myszka

Wausau, WI

I have archery elk hunted 5 times with Ridgeline and plan on booking again. We always seen plenty of good bulls and a few great ones. They work hard for you and don’t pressure you. Dan always worked with me to put together the hunt that fit my schedule and budget. Can’t wait to get back, Dan put me in position to kill some great bulls but I need to learn to control my buck fever. I highly recommend hunting with Ridgeline Outfitters. 

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