Wyoming Hunting Rates
Wyoming Elk Hunting and Outfitters of greater Yellowstone
We hunt in the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Gros Ventre Wilderness, we are situated in a prime location, and able to make the most of our prolific area.
A large local herd population enables us to maintain a shot opportunity success ratio of at least 65-80%.
We are able to hunt elk from three different camp locations. This gives us the flexibility to be where the elk are at the time you are here hunting.
Our highly qualified guides put in the time and do the research to help make your hunt a success.
We have quality archery and rifle hunting in our area!
We highly recommend conditioning yourself before embarking on your trip. The high altitude and rugged terrain are obstacles that are less inhibiting as you hunt if you take the time to prepare yourself physically. As you plan, remember, also, that there will be some unavoidable riding, thus, spending some time on horseback prior to your hunt is advised. The more physically conditioned you are, the more hunting options and opportunities will be available to you. Hunting here is a physical activity, you will likely be up well before the sun and riding or walking much of the day.
This season starts at the beginning of September, and the mountains are alive with bugling animals. The elk are grouping up and we can go to where they are.
Generally, the weather is mild at this time, especially earlier in the month, but there will likely be some snow before the season ends and temps will range from 0 to 60 degrees.
On this hunt, there is both hiking and horseback riding required and some physical conditioning is strongly suggested. We can often locate the elk by their bugling and may travel long distances to get to the largest bull. Typically elk hunting occurs at lower elevations than our deer hunting, usually within 7,000 to 9,500 feet. It consists of mostly heavy timber and open grassy pockets or meadows.
When applying for a license, apply for a General license.
In addition to the Conservation stamp and feed ground stamp, Archery elk hunters are required to purchase an archery license.
|Elk: Archery||Starts at $3,500 per person||5 Day Hunt|
|Cow Elk: Archery||Starts at $1,750 per person||5 Day Hunt|
Wyoming Elk hunting for rifle season in our area starts in the middle of October and runs through the end of the month. Often by this time of year, there is snow in the mountains and the elk are moving down. There is little to no bugling by this time, as well.
If we have sighted elk, and know where we are going, we will be in the saddle well before daylight.
Elk hunters are required to purchase a feed ground stamp as well as their Conservation stamp. We are in the General area when applying for your license.
Hunters are encouraged to add preference points to their budget for added benefits.
|Elk: Rifle||Starts at $3,500 per person||5 Day Hunt|
|Cow Elk: Rifle||Starts at $1,750 per person||5 Day Hunt|
For information about licensing and hunt areas, go to Wyoming Game & Fish Department. We are happy to offer any assistance with this process.
Our areas are units 84, 86, & 87. We are primarily in unit 87. When applying, we are in the GENERAL area.
Elk applications must be in by January 31.
All online applications must arrive in the Cheyenne office by midnight mountain standard time (MST) on the deadline date. Fees must be paid in full when the application is submitted. Unsuccessful applicants will be refunded their license fees minus the application fee.
Preference Points: All applicants have the option of purchasing preference points to help assure they will draw a license. Applications for preference points can be obtained in July and must be submitted by the end of September to receive this advantage for the following year.
We strongly advise the purchase of a preference point. In addition, you can purchase an additional point when you apply for your license. If you don’t draw, you will have that additional advantage, and if you do draw, the state will refund your money. The cost for elk preference point is $50.
MAKING A RESERVATION
A deposit of $500 is required to secure a booking. Upon successful drawing of a license, 1/2 of the cost of the hunt solidifies your reservation. Once a booking is made, the deposit is not refundable. The balance is due two weeks prior to your hunt.
Hunters who are unsuccessful in the drawing will receive a deposit refund within 30 days, or you may apply the deposit to either a future hunt or one of our other great activities.
What to Bring
Much of what you should bring will be necessities no matter when you come. However, our seasons span a period of time when conditions can vary immensely.
Check our general hunting page, or click on the following for a downloadable supply list that you can print.
When to Arrive…
We need you to arrive the day prior to your scheduled hunt. You must be available no later than 4 p.m. to be transported into the camp. If you are flying, plan your itinerary so you can get to our trailhead in time. If you are driving, please schedule your arrival accordingly. We will finalize pick ups and meeting times and let you know once all the schedules are set.