Frank Simms, Outfitter
For over thirty years. Frank Simms has been a true fixture in the field of world class commercial big game outfitting. He has hunted from northern Alaska to southern Africa, and as a third-generation New Mexican, Frank has been involved in the ranching business in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado all his life. In 1994 he founded Rio Brazos Outfitters, Inc., which is now the official operational representative for Banded Peak Ranch Outfitters.

Randy Slaughter, Partner
Randy Slaughter has been a professional hunting guide for 17 years. As Partner and Operations Manager of Rio Brazos Outfitters, Inc., as well as the operational representative for Banded Peak Ranch, he is dedicated to seeing that your hunt with us is as fine as possible.

RIO BRAZOS OUTFITTERS hunts on tens of thousands of acres of private land in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, offering hunts for Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkeys, and such free ranging exotic species as Oryx and Barbary Sheep, also known as Aoudad.

Our specialty is Elk! New Mexico and Colorado are widely recognized as the premiere elk hunting destinations in North America. Our private “high country” ranches are located in some truly pristine scenic areas and boast high-density elk populations. Our hunts include landowner license availability, lodging, meals and professional two-on-one guide service.

While not included in our prices, we provide ready assistance to our clients who seek commercial meat processing and taxidermy services.

Regardless of hunt type, the range of bull elk taken on our hunts is on average from 250 B&C to 320 B&C with occasional bulls being taken in the 340 B&C class. Nearly all RBO hunts provide clients with 5 full days of guided hunting and 6 nights including lodging and mouth-watering home cooked meals prepared by dedicated professionals.

All RBO elk hunts include scenic cabin accommodations in remote and incredibly beautiful environments with hot and cold running water and shower and toilet facilities. Sleeping accommodations are classic “bunkroom” style within the cabins themselves.

Since 1994, our success rate on rifle elk has been well in excess of 80%. Success on archery elk over the same period has been in excess of 40% with essentially 100% shooting opportunity.