Southeastern Wyoming has established itself as a premier destination to elk hunt within the cowboy state. In this area, you will find much of the land is owned privately by large ranches. These ranches truly value the wildlife with many practicing very limited off take in a mission to improve both age and trophy quality of their bulls.
This outfitter hunts two separate ranches, both distinct and special in their own way. The “Mountain Ranch” is roughly 8,000 acres (8000-9500 ft.) of steeper terrain that is covered in primarily pine trees with aspen pockets found throughout the ranch. The “Foothills Ranch” is a sprawling 20,000 acres (7000-8500 ft.) of rolling sage-covered hills that give way to numerous creek bottoms that contain aspen and cottonwoods. A handful of pine-covered ridges can be found on the ranch but it is primarily open and very glassable. Both ranches have resident elk herds throughout the summer and fall.
Scouting extensively prior to the September archery hunts, shot opportunities have been near 100% over the last three years with a 90% success rate. These figures are a testament to the outfitter’s hunting ability, knowledge of his elk herd, and many hours of pre-season preparations. Archery hunts will be conducted in a very traditional manner using a mixture of spot & stalk, calling, and sitting wallows. Hunters arriving the first week of September should expect to sit wallows in the afternoon as this is a very successful method of hunting. As the rut progresses calling as well as spot & stalk hunting will be the primary hunting methods used to pursue bugling bulls. Archery hunters need to prepare for shots ranging from 20-50 yards. Rifle hunts will be conducted from October to early November, dependent on Wyoming’s elk season dates. Using traditional styles of hunting from calling to spot and stalk.
Lodging will vary depending on location. If you are hunting the “mountain ranch” you will be staying in a traditional wall tent camp with sleeping tents and a cook’s tent where meals will be served. Hunters and guides will drive roughly 45 minutes down to the main camp on days a shower is desired. For those hunting the “Foothills Ranch”, lodging will consist of a traditional hunting lodge that is set up to provide a comfortable stay. Three small cabins near the main lodge are also used, each containing full baths.
Tags for this hunt can be drawn with 1 preference point in the “special” making this a very simple hunt to plan. If you have questions regarding this hunt, would like to get booked, or would like assistance applying into the Wyoming elk draw – please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected]
2×1 hunts only
2X1-$7995 Archery hunts
2×1-$7995 Foothills Rifle hunt
2×1-$8495 Mountain Elk hunt
*$26.04 food and lodging tax will be added to all hunts
General Tag (Special) $1268.00- Requires 1 point to draw
General Tag (Regular) $692.00- Requires 3 points to draw
Archery Endorsement $75.00
Lodging will vary depending on location. If you are hunting the “mountain ranch” you will be staying in a traditional wall tent camp with sleeping tents and cook’s tent where meals will be served. Hunters and guides will drive roughly 45 minutes down to the main camp on days a shower is desired. For those hunting the “Foothills Ranch”, lodging will consist of a traditional hunting lodge that is setup to provide a comfortable stay. Three small cabins near the main lodge are also used, each containing full baths.
Clients will need to fly into Laramie, Wyoming where you will be met by the outfitter or a representative and transported approximetly 45 minutes to camp.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.