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Wyoming Elk Hunt and Mule Deer Hunt

Overview

Wyoming Elk Hunt and Mule Deer Hunt

This Wyoming elk hunt and mule deer hunts take place on over 200,000 acres in south-central Wyoming with private land of 19,000 acres as well.  Elevations from 6,700’ to 9,200’ along the infamous Green Mountain Range.  This Wyoming elk hunt and mule deer hunt is offered on an incredible ranch that has very diverse terrain ranging from scenic timbered mountains and canyons to river bottom along the Sweetwater River. There are beautiful rolling open grasslands, canyons and high rock ridges. You can glass for game up to 2-3 miles away from most places on the ranch.

Wyoming Elk Hunt
Wyoming Elk Hunt

The ranch installed a water pivot system over 25 years ago to provide over 600 acres of irrigated alfalfa meadows! With no other food source similar to this for over 70 miles in any direction, game animals are drawn in like magnets!

A resident elk herd roams freely in the alpine mountainous regions of the ranch while large numbers of mule deer, white tail and pronghorn antelope reside in the lower sage and grasslands on the ranch. With minimal hunting pressure and the best food source for miles this ranch provides hunters the chance for true trophy elk, mule deer and record book antelope.

ALL elk, mule deer and antelope hunters have been 100% successful the past 9 years!!  Simply amazing! FREE RANGE

We are most excited about this fantastic elk and mule deer hunting opportunity.  We have literally looked for over a decade to find a reasonably priced, low pressure, high success trophy quality hunt with virtually a 100% success of drawing tags.

This is a family owned and operated business since 2002 committed to excellence.  Antlers & Anglers Worldwide is excited to partner with this high opportunity outfitter who is known for some of the finest hospitality, guides and experiences the West has to offer.

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Species: Elk, Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope
Capacity: 2-6 hunters depending on the hunt
Location: South central Wyoming
Season: Varies by species and type of hunt
Method: Archery, rifle, crossbow, and muzzleloader
Lodging: Nice ranch house
Food: Home cooked meals
Trip Length: 6 nights/5 full hunting days for elk and mule deer. Antelope 4 nights/3 days
Transport: Guide vehicles
Guided: 1x1 or 2x2 fully guided

Shooting

The ranch consists of 19,000 private acres, 200,000 acres of public land and exclusive rights to another adjoining 1 million acres of BLM land. The public land is land-locked so no one else has access. The lodge and irrigated food plots are on the 19,000 private acres.

This is a classic western style hunt with a lot of spot & stalk hunting, riding ranch roads in trucks or ATV’s and glassing with your binoculars. The game is well patterned moving in and out of the irrigated alfalfa fields enhancing the high opportunity rate for success.

This amazing ranch only offers 6 elk and 6 mule deer hunts each year! Because the antelope tag takes so long to draw they only do 2-3 each year. Under normal conditions you will see over a hundred elk, mule deer, antelope and whitetail each per day!

Elk Hunting:

This ranch consists of both “Trophy” Unit 24 and “General” Unit 128. Unit 24 requires 12 preference points to draw a tag while Unit 128 only requires 1 preference point. It’s extremely rare for hunters to have a tag for Unit 24 so our outfitter does the hunting on Unit 128.

What’s this mean to you? That you get to hunt the same top quality trophy herds as they hunt in Trophy Unit 24! In addition, the lodge only offers 6 elk and 6 mule deer each year so the ranch is like a quiet sanctuary with the best food source for miles. This means there are hundreds of elk, mule deer, whitetail and antelope calling this ranch home during the fall!!

Archery season is September and you can use a crossbow in WY! Hunt the heat of the bugle and try to spot & stalk within bow range of a screaming bull while large numbers of game animals are all around you! You and your guide will be calling at these big bulls as well as using decoys to try and close in on them for the shot. The payoff on this amazing hunt is average shots of 18-20 yards! There will be a lot of crawling on your knees on this hunt through the sage and cactus so bring your knee pads. If you have bad knees this is not the hunt for you!

BONUS: Wyoming allows bow hunters to come back during rifle season if unsuccessful during bow season. That’s never happened here because all bow hunters have been 100% successful. However, if needed you can go back during rifle season and just pay a daily rate.

Rifle season is only October 1-14 and there are normally only 2-3 hunters on each hunt. The bugle is still going strong but bulls typically won’t come to your calls or decoys as they do in September. You won’t believe the number of elk you will see on this hunt!

Realistic expectations are for a 300-350 gross SCI bull. 355 is the biggest so far.

Mule Deer:

Archery season is September for mule deer as well. This hunt is usually a combination of setting up ambushes as big bucks move in and out of the alfalfa as well as watching bucks bed down during the middle of the day and then making a plan to stalk in for the shot.

Mule Deer Rifle season is mid to later in October. The same hunt tactics are used during the rifle season but now you have a rifle for the long shots. There could be 6 hunters in camp if there were no archery hunters that year.

Realistic expectations are for a 160-180 gross SCI buck with 215 being their best ever.

Antelope:

One of Central Wyoming’s best hunts of all time is the Pronghorn Antelope. Unit 68 offers some of the finest trophy antelope hunting a person can find nationwide. Since 2009 they have only taken 1 buck that did not make the Boone & Crockett minimum score for the record book! With 100% success since 2009, they have taken bucks ranging from 78 inches to 88 6/8ths.

Spot & stalk, ground blinds and tree-stands are all possible hunting options. There are normally 2-3 hunters per year.

This hunt requires hunters to secure a tag through the Wyoming Game and Fish and takes as many as 6 to 7 preference points to secure the tag.

Archery season runs roughly August 15-September 19. Their smallest bow buck was 85 and their largest 86. Consistent!

Rifle season runs roughly Sept 21-Oct 22. Their best rifle buck was 88 6/8.

License / Preference Point Information:

We will handle buying your preference points and your license for your convenience.

Physical Condition Needed:
You will enjoy this trip more if you are in good physical condition.  However, with a good road system on the ranch they can cater to your needs with the use of vehicles as much as you wish.

HUNTER EDUCATION CARD is required if born after January 1, 1966.
There is a one-time exemption with the Hunter Mentor Program which allows a hunter that is 12 years old or more to hunt with a legally licensed adult. Find current details at:
https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Education/Hunter-Mentor-Program

 

 

Itinerary

Arrive arrival day afternoon to shoot your rifle and settle in. Hunt the next 5 full days. Depart after breakfast the following day.

Travel Suggestions:
Commercial and private planes fly into Casper/ Natrona County International Airport (CPR). You can rent a car for the 2 hour drive or the lodge can pick you up for a fee.

Lodging

There is a very nice 2 story ranch house that overlooks the alfalfa feeding grounds so you can enjoy watching game every day. There are 5 bedrooms with 3 baths, kitchen, dining area, den sitting area with TV. There is limited satellite Wi-Fi and good cell service with AT&T and Union. Verizon does not work here.

The master bedroom has a private bath and king size bed. Two other rooms have a double bed each and the last 2 rooms have 4 twin beds each.

Rifle mule deer season could have 6 hunters in camp at one time. All other hunts will only have 1-3 hunters in camp at a time unless one group buys out the lodge.

Meals:

Good meals are a part of this experience. Start your day with a continental breakfast consisting of various Danishes, fresh fruit, juices and coffee before heading out for the morning hunt. Return around 11:00 AM for a big, hot brunch consisting of favorites like breakfast burritos, French toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and more. Dinners will be favorites like steaks, spaghetti, fajitas, chicken fried steak and more. Everyone loves the meals and no one goes hungry!

BYOB: Alcohol is not included or provided. Please bring your own.

Rates

2019 Prices:

Elk Hunt: 6 night/ 5 full hunting days
$8,500 1X1 Guided
$7,500 2×1 Guided

Mule Deer: 6 night/ 5 full hunting days
$7,500 1×1 Guided
$6,500 2×1 Guided

Antelope: 4 night/ 3 full hunting days
$4,500 1×1 Guided
$3,500 2×1 Guided

FAQ

I don’t understand drawing tags.  How hard is it?

No issue at all!  The outfitter handles the draw for you.