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About hunting in Wyoming
Any hunter who dreams of wide-open spaces and herds of plentiful big game will find that their hunting dreams lead to Wyoming. The state is a huge, high plateau broken by many wild, remote mountain ranges. Elk, mule deer, grizzlies, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep inhabit the high country of mountain ranges such as the Wind River and Teton ranges in the west, the Big Horns in the northcentral, and the Snowy Range in the south. The sweeping high plains of Wyoming are covered with cattle and cowboys, and the productive rangeland is shared with impressive herds of pronghorn antelope, deer, and elk. Wyoming’s most sought-after game animals are pronghorn, elk, moose, mule deer, and white-tailed deer. The state also offers hunts for bighorn sheep, bison, black bears, mountain lions, wolves, mountain goats, turkeys, and upland birds. Elk are plentiful on public and private lands in both mountains and plains regions. Mule deer are found throughout the state, both on the plains and in the mountains, while whitetails are plentiful in the Black Hills region in northeastern Wyoming and in many farming areas and creek bottoms around the state. But Wyoming is best known for its pronghorn—more commonly called “antelope.” Wyoming has more pronghorn antelope than anywhere else on the North American continent, and success rates for hunters exceed 85 percent. Most Wyoming hunting is managed via a limited quota system, which means there are a set number of licenses for each hunting area, and hunters have to apply for licenses well in advance of the season. That means planning ahead is a must if you want to hunt in Wyoming. To hunt in Wyoming, you also need a conservation stamp and proof of completing a hunter safety course. Wyoming also requires big-game hunters to wear at least one item of fluorescent orange while hunting. Wyoming has more than 30 million acres of public land, making it a hunter’s paradise. Some of these areas are federally designated wilderness areas, and Wyoming law stipulates that nonresident big game hunters are required to use the services of a professional outfitter or resident guide when hunting in wilderness areas. All outfitters must be licensed by the Wyoming Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides. The Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association, www.wyoga.org, is a great source of information on guides and outfitters in Wyoming. For more information on hunting in Wyoming and to apply for a license, contact the Wyoming Game & Fish Department: wgfd.wyo.gov.
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Wy. Cow Elk Bow or Rifle 4 day Guided United States
As Wyoming elk hunting outfitters it is an all time favorite to guide elk hunters that are serious in seeking the quality game our area has to offer. The land is rugged and requires endurance for the trip up the mountains. As with any big game hunt with Wyoming Outfitters we ask you to be in the best shape possible. A Wyoming Elk Hunting License is required to elk hunt in the state of Wyoming, including the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Please note when applying for a tag with us in the area where the application asks for unit insert -gen- for general tag. The opportunity for elk hunting on public lands has been a part of our American Heritage since the inception of public lands in the early 1900's. This Wyoming elk hunt is an opportunity to beautifully see for yourself the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Western Wyoming. Hunting areas south of Jackson hole near Daniel, covering units, 90, 92 and 94. While the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish Department manages hunting and fishing opportunities, the public lands of the Bridger-Teton National Forest are the favored hunting grounds of many Americans. When you are archery or rifle Wyoming elk hunting, we will provide the following: pack in and pack out, pack game to the trail head, meals, 1 full time guide for up to 3 hunters, a horse for transportation, use of our facilities. You will pack in the afternoon of the day prior to your bow or rifle elk hunt. You will pack out the afternoon of the last day of your bow or rifle elk hunt. The weight limit for this option is 65# per individual plus your bow arrows. There will be a $50 charge for every 20# of additional weight.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Oct 2020
Prairie Dog/Varmint Hunt '20 United States
This is a fun hunt to do either on your own or with a couple buddies or family members. It makes for a great day and is very kid friendly! We have several prairie dog towns on our private ranch providing for hours of shooting. Your trigger finger will get tired! We generally suggest bringing at least 300-400 rounds of ammunition per day per person. There are several stores in the town of Sheridan to purchase more if you need.
Trip duration: 1 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 15 Aug 2020
Cow Elk Lottery Tag, 2x1 Hunt United States
We have two openers for our elk areas the first being on October 1 this is a smaller unit but we most generally bring the bulls in with a bugle or cow call. This also is conducted on horseback but there is some access on ATV. This is a lottery tag that you apply for in January. Hunter guide ratio is 2 on 1.The second opener is October 15th which is a much larger area and also is conducted on horses, and some area available with an ATV. This hunt is also a 2 hunter to guide ratio. And also a lottery tag basis. Bulls also range in the 280-320 class. Both hunts are based out of our house and we truck and trailer to various trailheads. Shots on this hunt can be from 50 feet to 500 yards. General elk runs from October 15th to October 31st. We also have a 91 type 1 tag that starts October 1st to October 31st. Archery for elk starts September 1st to October 31st.
Trip duration: 2 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2021
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