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Meat Processing

New meat processing options available coming soon! 


As a courtesy to our clients, Bitterwater Outfitters offers storage of game in our walk in. If requested, Life Like Taxidermy can pick up stored game for taxidermy work from the Bitterwater Outfitters headquarters free of charge. 

For pricing and information, call Kurt Santoro at Life Like Taxidermy - (559) 479-8201

***Bitterwater Outfitters does not operate any companies which provide taxidermy services. Therefore, Bitterwater Outfitters cannot make any representations regarding the quality of work or professional services offered by any outside companies. Bitterwater Outfitters encourages its clients to call any company they are interested in using and to check references.

General Equipment

Hunting clothes, warm jacket, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, binoculars, gloves, hunting boots, cap or hat, cooler for transporting game home (complimentary delivery to local butcher is provided).

A current hunting license, current species tag, and copper bullets are required (Hunting license and tags not required for bison, water buffalo or exotics).

Additional Activities

Bitterwater Outfitters doesn’t stop at hunting. When you book a hunt with us, you’ll have access to the shooting range and fishing pond. The Ranch Headquarters also serves as a working cattle ranch. Depending on the time of your hunt, you might get to see a cattle drive or calf branding.

We are also located in the heart of wine country. Just a few miles west, you can go on a wine tasting tour or enjoy the Wine Festivals in Paso Robles, which are held throughout the year. A little farther west you’ll find a variety of beaches including Morro Rock, Pismo Beach, Cayucos and Cambria just to name a few. Hearst Castle and the elephant seals are also popular local attractions.

Non Hunter Guest

Non hunter guests are welcome to come enjoy the ranch and ride along on the hunts. A $150 fee will apply for each non hunting guest.

Big Game

.270 or bigger

Effective July 1, 2008, the California Fish and Game Commission modified the methods of take to prohibit the use of projectiles containing lead when hunting big game and nongame species in an area designated as the California condor range.

Bitterwater Outfitters is in the condor range and lead free ammo is required. For a list of certified nonlead ammunition, click here

Species Season Dates
Tule Elk (PLM)

PLM 1 (P): Bull - July 1 - Dec 31, 2018
                  Cow - Aug 15 - Dec 31, 2018
PLM 2 (C): Bull - TBA
                  Cow - TBA
PLM 3 (W): Bull - July 15 - Dec 31, 2018
                   Cow - Aug 15 - Dec 15, 2018

Tule Elk (private land) Period 1: ; Period 2: 
Deer Aug 10-Sept 22, 2019
Wild Pig Year round

Fall Season: November 11 - December 9, 2018

Spring General: March 30 - May 5, 2019

Additional Junior: March 23 - 24, 2019 & May 6 - 19, 2019


Sep 1 - 15 2018; Nov 10 - Dec 24, 2018

Quail Oct 20, 2018 - Jan 27 2019
Bison, Water Buffalo,
Exotics, Varmints
Year round

Click here to see our Bitterwater Outfitters reviews and client testimonials

It was a really good experience going on a hunt with Bitterwater Outfitters. I loved staying at the ranch headquarters. The operation is an old western, down to earth feel. Clayton was great to talk to and be around. Everyone that I know that has gone keeps coming back. If someone doesn’t come back, they don’t like to hunt.
Pat Murphy