Wyoming Wilderness Horseback Elk Hunt
A true pack-in wilderness elk hunt on horseback is every hunter's dream. This family owned outfitter has been taking hunters into the back country of Wyoming since 1973. These wilderness elk hunts offer seclusion in unspoiled elk country, typically ranging from 60%-80% opportunity on bulls. Whether it's an archery or rifle hunt, you'll spot and stalk, bugle, walk and ride horses, so get in shape and practice shooting and riding. Ranging in elevation from 9,000 - 11,000 feet, these mountain elk hunts are very rigorous, and you must be physically fit and healthy to book a hunt. You can expect long hours of horseback riding and walking in rugged, high altitude terrain. Camps are normally limited to just 2-4 hunters and the rifle hunts still offer excellent bugling activity. All Wyoming elk licenses are sold via drawing with very high draw success (100% last year).
2019: $6,000 (5 days) $7,100 (7 days)
2020: $6,250 (5 days) $7,400 (7 days)
10% youth discount (18 and younger)
Archery hunts are guided 1x1 and rifle 2x1
September - October
Fly to Casper, rent a vehicle and drive to base camp near Lander. Overnight at base camp, and pack into camp the following day.
Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost
Apply with WTA TAGS.
Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017.
Regular License $707 (odds of drawing approx. 100% with 2 preference points)
Special License $1,283 (odds of drawing approx. 100% with 1 preference point)
Conservation stamp $15.50
Archery license $72
Physical Requirement Level
Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.