Wyoming Elk Hunting
Wyoming Elk Hunting
Wyoming elk hunting continues to be some of the best in the country. From backcountry drop camps, to plush lodges, and everything in between!
Luckily there are still a few places where you can escape the crowds and pit yourself and your hunting skills against nature as opposed to other hunters. One of those places is Wyoming. If you’re not applying for elk in Wyoming, you’re missing out…but we have some options for you with little or no points. Our backcountry outfitter has solid success year over year on good bulls at an affordable price. If you want a more plush experience, we have a beautiful Wyoming lodge hunt.
Why you should consider elk hunting in Wyoming:
Wyoming Elk Hunting Lodge
Hunting Wyoming elk is a dream for many...and this hunt is one for the books. The lodge, the chef, and most of all....THE ELK!
Wyoming elk hunting on private ranches totaling nearly 1 million acres. This outfitter offers Wyoming elk hunting on a vast array of different areas, from low country, to steep mountainous terrain. What is great about this elk hunt is that these ranches fall into the general elk tag pool, which are a 100% draw for non-residents. The properties are so large that the outfitter is able to provide mature animals.
You’ll be hunting Wyoming elk from a beautiful lodge.
With over 8,000 square feet of luxurious living space, the hunting lodge sits in the middle of 100 square miles of mountain wilderness that is teeming with trophy mule deer, lots of elk, and trophy Shiras moose. This magnificent lodge is surrounded by quaking aspen, cedar trees, bubbling streams and even features a couple of fishing ponds.
With 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 3 great rooms and plus many other accouterments, a stay at this ranch is one you’re not likely to forget. Whether you are enjoying a chef prepared meal, or relaxing from a long day of hunting in our hot tub, this ranch immediately feels like home. From the enormous log structure to the western décor, you may even want to come back in the summer with the family for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or just to hang out and get some down time.
Benefits of hunting Wyoming elk with this outfitter:
- Great option for corporate groups.
- Both rifle and archery elk hunts (archery guides are experienced bowhunters).
- When hunting Wyoming elk, you can combo with mule deer.
- All hunts are on private ranches, totalling nearly 1 million acres.
- Opportunity rates are nearly 100% for both rifle and archery hunters.
- Success rates are 90%+ for rifle hunts, and 60%+ for archery hunts.
- Mule deer average 160-180 inches, with a buck or two over 200″ taken yearly.
- Elk average 260-310 inches.
- Guiding is usually 1×1, however you can save some money on a 2×1 hunt.
- Guaranteed tags if you apply prior to the January 31 deadline. If you don’t draw a tag in Wyoming, this outfitter has another hunting lodge in Utah as a backup.
We also have some rustic cabin accommodations in town as an alternative. These elk hunts aren’t quite as physical, and offer additional comfort, and modern conveniences. Hunting style is similar to that of the high-country pack-in camp.
Accommodations offer a warm atmosphere, queen beds, hot showers, restrooms, cable television and high speed internet. You’ll use horses (or snowmobiles on the mountain lion and cow elk hunts) to access hunting areas, and return to the town at the end of the hunting day.
Cow Elk Hunts
We we do also have a few cow hunts in the late season. On these hunts, you’ll stay in town and use snow machines to access the hunting area. Cow hunts this time of year usually aren’t all that difficult, but may require some climbing in deep snow so be in shape. These are usually three day hunts.
High Country, Pack-in Elk Camps
Wyoming elk hunting continues to be some of the best in the country, and our backcountry hunts are no exception.
Like we said above, if you’re not applying for elk in Wyoming, you’re missing out…but we have some options for you with little or no points. Our backcountry outfitter has solid success year over year on good bulls at an affordable price.
A typical hunt goes like this:
You’ll be hunting out of a primitive camp located at approx. 8,000 ft in the steep, rugged country. You’ll get up, eat breakfast, and then use horses to get to the ridges an hour or so before daylight. At that point, you’ll tie up the horses and hunt all day, returning to your horses in the evening. Upon returning to camp in the evening, the guides will take care of the horses, and there will be a hot, all-you-can-eat dinner ready shortly after dark.
- The better shape you’re in, the more you’ll enjoy this elk hunt. Here’s a workout for you.
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We went from a silent morning on the mountain to an eruption of elk activity in seconds…..this is truly addictive….ready for next year!
I couldn’t have asked for anything better from my first elk hunt! I killed my bull on the fourth day. It was the most intense hunt I’ve ever had.
This was was my first Western hunt ever and I didn’t know what to expect. I could not have been happier. Russ and I have developed a solid client / provider relationship in the short time we’ve ok now each other through the phone. Hope to meet and hunt with him someday!
It was great experience to connect on that bull. Grant did a great job of putting me on elk and calling this one in.