Archery: First two weeks of September
Rifle: Last two weeks of October
Central Wyoming’s limited quota deer areas 87 & 89 are home to some of the state’s finest mule deer hunting. Tags in both areas are limited which ensures the age class and trophy quality of bucks is superior to general areas. The overall experience is also vastly improved as hunter pressure is much lower. Hunts within these areas will be conducted on both public land as well as the finest private ranches within each area. WTA’s choice outfitter will invest the time and effort, scouting, prior to the hunt. This will ensure you have the highest odds of successfully taking a mature, trophy quality buck.
Similar in overall topography and vegetation both areas will vary from 5,500-10,000 feet above sea level. At lower elevation you will find rolling prairie that gives way to large, choppy sage brush covered hills. These hills then lead up to more mountainous country that will contain juniper and pine trees. Large tracts of roadless lands are dispersed across each unit for those of you that prefer to day pack into areas. For those that prefer to hunt from a pickup you are in luck as roads are found throughout much of each unit.
Hunters can expect to use spot-and-stalk hunting techniques, exclusively, regardless of weapon choice. The topography found here is ideal to set-up atop high vantage points where one can pick apart the country below with binoculars and spotting scopes. Once a desired buck is located a stalk will be planned with your expert guide and executed upon. Bucks within these areas will routinely score 160-175 with bucks exceeding the magical 180 mark being harvested each and every year.
It should be noted that these areas are ideal for those of you that wish to harvest a buck with archery equipment – including crossbows. Once a tag for either area is drawn, successful tag holders can then purchase the archery stamp which allows you to then hunt during the archery season that opens September 1st. Hunting pressure during the archery season is minimal and bucks tend to be very visible as they are still on their summer patterns.
Lodging for these hunts will come by way of modern camp trailers fully equipped with air conditioning, heat and all basic amenities, cabins or luxury lodges. Lodging will be dependent on what portion of the hunting area you will be focusing your efforts on. Hunters will have their choice of a full hot breakfast in the morning or taking homemade breakfast burritos/sandwiches to the field to eat at their discretion. Lunches will be basic and oftentimes taken in coolers to the field. Each night a large homemade dinner will be served that is sure to not disappoint.
This hunt does require you to draw a tag, the minimum number of points needed to assure guarantee a tag is currently 11 but randomly allocated tags are available. If you have drawn a tag and now seek outfitter assistance or have further questions regarding this great mule deer hunting opportunity or would like assistance applying into the Wyoming mule deer draw please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS (8247).
$6,950+ 3.5% Tax (1X1)
*Hunts are 5 days in length
Special Tag: $660.00 (approx.)
Regular Tag: $374.00 (approx.)
Archery Endorsement: $75.00 (approx.)
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the trip but you are more than welcome to bring your drink of choice to camp.
Lodging for these hunts will come by way of modern camp trailers fully equipped with air conditioning, heat and all basic amenities, cabins or lodge based. Lodging will be dependent on what portion of the hunting area you will be focusing your efforts on. Hunters will have their choice of a full hot breakfast in the morning or taking homemade breakfast burritos/sandwiches to the field to eat at their discretion. Lunches will be basic and oftentimes taken in coolers to the field. Each night a large homemade dinner will be served that is sure to not disappoint.
Clients will need to fly into Casper, WY. where you will be met by a representative of the outfitter and transferred 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.