About Us

Mike BT PopoutUpfront Outfitters, located in Washington State and New Mexico, started in 2004 by Western Washington native, and professional hunting guide, Mike Jenkins. Mike has dedicated over 20 years of successfully guiding and hunting all major species of big game animals across the western United States and Alaska. Mike grew up hunting the coastal mountains of Western Washington where he learned to successfully hunt Blacktail deer, Roosevelt elk and Black bear at an early age. Being the oldest of three boys, his dad had him out in the woods as soon as he was old enough to walk. Mike enjoyed going camping, fishing, hunting and hiking. By the time Mike was 20 years old he had already successfully harvested many Roosevelt elk and Blacktail deer, which lead him to Alaska where he worked in the timber industry and got his first experience guiding hunters.  As much as Mike loved the vast wilderness lifestyle of Alaska and hunting endless amounts of wildlife, his passion for elk hunting soon took him to Montana to work as a full time hunting guide. 

Another Gila MonsterMike worked and managed an outfitting business in southwest Montana where he successfully guided for elk, deer, bear, moose and sheep. Mike also spent his time in the spring and summer working as a fly fishing guide on the Yellowstone, Madison, and Beaverhead rivers in western Montana. However, every year he would still find his way back home to Washington to hunt for elk and deer.  Mikes love of the outdoors and elk hunting drove him south to New Mexico in 1990 where he began guiding archery elk hunters in the beautiful Gila National Forest.   Hooked from the start, Mike decided to continue to travel to New Mexico every year to guide archery elk hunters.

Mike’s knowledge of big game, and hunting and calling abilities have earned him a spot on many ProStaff teams including Cabela’s, Eberlestock Packs, Mossback Game calls and formerly on Knight and Hale calls and Point Blank Calls. In his off months, Mike travels around the country to give big game hunting seminars and presentations. Passionate, dedicated and successful, Mike now lives his hunting dreams through other peoples tags.

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Upfront Outfitters is licensed, permitted and fully insured. Offering guided hunts for the beginning or avid hunter for: Rocky Mountain elk and Mule deer in New Mexico and guided hunts for Roosevelt elk and Rocky Mountain elk, Blacktail, Whitetail and Mule deer, Bighorn sheep, Shiras moose, bear and turkey in Washington State. Our hand picked and experienced guides are among some of the best in the business. We prepare year-round to ensure that you have the best hunting opportunity available.



Daryl Hall – New Mexico, Arizona, Washington State

Johns Fords BullDaryl is an Arizona Native growing up on the New Mexico/Arizona border.
Not only was he raised in the land of monster bulls but his eagerness to succeed and his
commitment to Upfront Outfitters makes him a valued asset. Daryl is an all around solid guide and hunter who is always upbeat, positive and a joy to have in camp. You’ll always be in good hands with Daryl.



Duane Ott – New Mexico, Arizona







John Eisenhower – Washington state