Outfitter # 001

Trophy Elk Hunt in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming



Unit 45 in Northcentral Wyoming is quickly becoming one of the best opportunities in the state to harvest a trophy bull Elk. This unit lies at the southwest corner of the Bighorn Mountains, with Lodge pole pine ridges running down to sage and grass covered valleys; this is an elk hunting paradise.

It was here that Roosevelt was referring to when he wrote his Sister Anna exclaiming “the woods fairly rang with my shouting when I brought down my first lordly bull, with great branching antlers” –Theodore Roosevelt September 20, 1884 Letter to Anna

This historic location still holds the makings of your own story just as Roosevelt did long ago. WTA TAGS has teamed up with one of Wyoming’s premier outfitters to help you conduct this hunt of a lifetime. With a small hike you will settle into base camp where you will be set up in a fantastic wall tent style camp. Depending on where the Elk are concentrated you could be hunting from 4x4 vehicles, as well as horseback to make sure you are in the best areas to be successful. With bulls averaging over 300 inches this is a great opportunity to harvest an Elk of a lifetime.

Whether you are an archery hunter or rifle, Unit 45 offers tags for both seasons, and can be typically drawn with as few as 6 preference points.

If you are interested in learning more about this incredible Elk hunt in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming call WTA TAGS today to talk to a consultant about planning your hunt.


Rifle Hunts:

  • $6,150 / Rifle / 5 Day / 1 on 1 Guide / + License & Tag
  • $5,150 / Rifle / 5 Day / 2 on 1 Guide / + License & Tag

Archery Hunts:

  • $5,150 / Rifle / 6 Day / 1 on 1 Guide / + License & Tag

September - October


Deer, antelope, turkey and private land elk hunting is conducted from their bunkhouse. You will experience all the comforts of home with, showers, beds and even satellite TV. Their bunkhouse can accommodate large groups so don’t hesitate to consider your friends.

Their mountain hunts are based out of wall tent camps or a log cabin in the Big Horn mountains. In thier tent camps hunters and fisherman sleep on cots in sleeping bags inside a canvas wall tent. These camps consist of multiple tents including a cook tent, toilet tent and sometimes a dining tent. Propane or wood burning stoves are used for heat and propane lanterns for light in the early mornings and after dark.

Lodging, Meals, In-Field Transportation, Infield Trophy Care, Lodge, Cabin, and Wall Tent

Comfortable wall tent accommodations, meals, guide service, and field care of trophy

Shipping of Meat/Trophy, Meat Processing, Airfare, Gratuities, Laundry Machine, License, Taxidermy, and Personal Items

Flights, hotels before or after hunt if needed, taxidermy, meat processing, shipping trophy/meat home, tips


Fly to Gillette, WY, and rent a SUV for the drive to Camp. (Optional airport pick-up $250/group of 4 or less)

Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost

Elk license (regular) $707; (special) $1,283

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.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile,ATV/UTV,Horseback.

This unit has been drawing typically with 7-8 preference points with a 1:15 odds of drawing in the random pool each year.