September – October
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 1×1 and rifle 2×1
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
Fly to Casper, rent a vehicle and drive to base camp near Lander. Overnight at base camp, and pack into camp the following day.
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.