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Wyoming Backcountry Horseback Elk Hunt

Outfitter #843
Rifle, Archery, Crossbow

September – Archery

October – Rifle

This outfitter offers some of the finest wilderness elk hunts in western Wyoming.  They are hunting a mostly resident elk herd so they do not rely on heavy snows or migration to ensure success.  The areas hunted have not been affected by wolves like some of the other units in the state.  You can expect to be hunting bulls that will score in the 300″ category with some bulls being harvested every year in this area exceeding 350″.  The guides pride themselves on providing a very high shot opportunity and an adventure of a lifetime.

The archery hunts take place the month of September where one can experience hunting bulls in the rut.  The experienced guides are very educated in finding and calling elk in close.  One could expect to have many encounters with rutting bulls during the hunt.  The rifle hunts will take place in mid-October when the rut is winding down.  These hunts will be mostly spot and stalk with a strategy formulated to get into range once a trophy bull has been spotted.  Like most wilderness style hunts those in the best physical condition that can maintain a positive attitude will enjoy the hunt and experience the best success possible.

Camps consist of comfortable and spacious wall tents with wood stoves, cots and covered floors.  Top of the line mountain horses, mules and tack will be utilized to transport you to camp which is located approximately 6 hours from the trail-head.  You will traverse creeks, rocky terrain and some of the most beautiful country that Wyoming has to offer en-route to your secluded camp in the high country.

This hunt requires you to draw a General Wyoming elk tag.  These tags typically take 4 preference point in the regular drawing and 3 preference points in the special drawing to guarantee a tag.  There are tags offered randomly in the draw so even applicants with no points have an opportunity to draw as well.

If you have further questions or would like additional details regarding this elk hunting opportunity or would like assistance with applying into the Wyoming elk draw, please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS (8247).

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Pricing Details

2X1 – $5,500 (archery or rifle)

1×1 – $7,500 (archery or rifle)

Observer – $1,500

Hunts are seven days with two days of packing into and out of camp (5 full hunting days)

License & Tag(s) Cost (approximate)

$692 Regular Draw

$1,268 Special Draw


Guide, Meals, In-Field Transportation, In-Field Trophy Care


Shipping of Meat/Trophy, Taxidermy, Gratuities, License, Taxes


Tented Camp


Fly to Jackson Hole, WY where you will rent a vehicle and drive to trail-head.  Outfitter will provide driving directions to meeting location.

Airport pick up and drop off available at Jackson Hole airport for $250.  Hunters would need to fly in a day early then overnight at motel in Afton, WY at hunters expense.

Hunt Style

Physical Level:

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.

Spot and Stalk, Calling

Trip Requirements

All participants must read rules and regulations pertaining to method of take and be within the state/country’s guidelines. WTA is not responsible for failure to meet any state/country requirements.
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Sidney, NE 69162

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