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F RO M T H E O F F I C E O F T H E W YO M I N G G OV E R N O R

Mark Gordon

Dear Fellow Hunters and Outdoor Enthusiasts, It is my pleasure to take this opportunity to write an introduction to the 2019 Wyoming Outdoors publication. This guide offers information on hunting, fishing, and a range of outdoor activities that can be pursued year-round in the Cowboy State. Whether this is your first trip to Wyoming or you return year after year, there's a wealth of information to be gleaned from these pages. I grew up on a ranch in Kaycee, Wyoming where the hunting opportunities are world-class. I still vividly recall one of my first hunting experiences, when my father and I rode out of the Bighorn Mountains in a snowstorm, my hands buried under saddle blankets to keep them warm. With the right outfitter, you'll be prepared to make lasting memories of your own.

BOARD of DIRECTORS President Sy Gilliland | Casper, WY

Our state's natural beauty and variety of landscapes ensure that there's something for everyone somewhere in Wyoming. No matter what type of hunting experience you're seeking, with bountiful game and rivers teeming with fish, Wyoming has something to offer you. Solitude is easily accessible, and the friendly and knowledgeable outfitters and guides featured in this guide can help you find the spot you've been dreaming of.

Vice President Budd Betts | Dubois, WY Secretary/Treasurer Dax McCarty | Douglas, WY Board Members Taylor Engum | Shoshoni, WY Lee Livingston | Cody, WY Carlton Loewer | Jackson, WY Terry Pollard | Pinedale, WY Carl Sauerwein | Cody, WY Tyler Sims | McFadden, WY Jeff Smith | Sundance, WY Dustin Stetter | Dubois, WY Brian Taylor | Kelly, WY

The members of the Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association know our state's wild lands as we well as anyone, and they are here to help you assemble the trip of a lifetime. I hope you will join us soon. Sincerely,

Mark Gordon, Governor

F RO M T H E W YO G A P R E S I D E N T

Sy Gilliland

Board Members/ Guide Representatives Mike Aberle | Sundance, WY Dusty Schell | Bar Nunn, WY WYOGA Lobbyist Bill Novotny , Administrator Laurie Marcovitz | Casper, WY

Dear fellow hunters and outdoor enthusiasts: Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Wyoming Outdoors publication. In 2019, we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association. I want to thank the Wyoming Outfitters that had the foresight to create and build such a strong statewide organization.   The members of WYOGA are hands down the finest outfitters in Wyoming. As you plan your next dream big game hunt or outdoor adventure, rest assured, the right outfitter to spend your hard earned dollars with is a WYOGA member. The Wyoming outfitting industry is healthy and a huge part of our tourism industry which happens to be our state’s second largest industry.

WYOMING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 2650 159 N. Wolcott, Ste. 117 Casper, WY 82601 phone: 307.265.2376 email: wyoga@wyoga.org website: www.wyoga.org

WYOGA maintains a full-time office and our Administrator, Laurie Marcovitz runs a tight ship. The office requires full time attention with numerous duties including publication ad sales, fundraising, organizing our annual convention, attending the SCI & Shot Show and numerous board meetings. WYOGA is made up of 12 Board of Directors and two Guide Representatives. WYOGA board members commit to attending multiple meetings and serving on state wildlife task forces at their own expense. Without the time and dedication by the board members, WYOGA would not be as successful as it is. Our legislative presence is directed by our lobbyist Bill Novotny who maintains a year-round presence. The traveling sportsman’s lone voice in Wyoming politics is WYOGA and we work very hard to ensure our incredible wildlife resources are shared with those who live out of our borders. The non-resident hunter receives approximately 20% of the total big game and trophy game licenses yet provides 80% of the license fee funding to the Wyoming Game & Fish. Our Wyoming Game & Fish department could not function at the level its dedicated wildlife professionals do if not for 2018 STATISTICS non-resident sportsmen and women. Total WY Outfitters: 316

For General & Advertising Info, please contact: Laurie Marcovitz, Administrator

Wyoming offers incredible hunting, fishing and outdoor experiences. The cowboy state’s wildlife populations are unrivaled due in large part to a low human population, incredible and abundant habitat and responsible management by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. So visit our member’s websites, stop in their booths at a sport show or give them a call. It’s never been a better time to hunt, fish or recreate in our great state. Sincerely,

For a MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION:

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Stats represent 2018 outfitted clients

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Deer 2,643 2,235 85% Antelope 3,254 3,051 94% Elk 3,195 2,050 64% Black Bear 136 79 58% Moose 39 37 95% Sheep 95 78 82% Mt. Goat 12 12 100% Mt. Lion 84 51 61% 30 0 0% Wolf Total: 9,488 7,593 80%

Sy Gilliland, President

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WYOMING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES ASSOCIATION

MEMBERSHIP dIRECToRY OUTFITTERS by COMPANY NAME

This list below is alphabetized by “Outfitting Company Name” 5K Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 88 Ranch Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Absaroka Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Allen’s Diamond 4 Wilderness Ranch. . . . . . . . . 66 Backcountry Hunting Logistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Bald Mountain Outfitters, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Bar-Nunn Hunting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Barlow Outfitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Bear Basin Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Bear Track Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Best Of The West Outfitters, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Big Country Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Big Horn Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Boulder Basin Outfitters, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Box Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Butte Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 C 4 Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 C K Hunting & Fishing Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Camp Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Cole Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Constant Quest Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cross C Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Dodge Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 East Fork Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Elk Fork Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Elk Mountain Outfitters, LLC/ Wapiti Ridge Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Extreme Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Fiddle Back Ranch, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Five Star Expeditions, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Grand Slam Outfitters, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Great Plains Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Green River & Bridger-Teton Outfitters, LLC . . . 69 Greys River Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Grizzly Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Gros Ventre Wilderness Outfitters, Inc. . . . . . . . 73 Heart 6 Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Heart Spear Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 High Pine Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Jenkins Hunting Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Livingston Outfitting, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Massive Buck Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Meeks Brothers Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Morning Creek Outfitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Muddy Draw Outdoors, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Nelson Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Nols Rocky Mountain (NHO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Non-Typical Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Offgrid Outdoors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Outfitters of the Wyoming Wilderness . . . . . . . . 72 Outwest Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Paradise Guest Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Pathfinder Hunting & Fishing Consultants, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Pennoyer Outfitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Powder Horn Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Rand Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Red Desert Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Robert Model Outfitter, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Rough Country Outfitters & Guides. . . . . . . . . . . 72 Savery Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Seven J Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Sheep Mesa Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 SNS Outfitter & Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 South Fork Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Spearhead Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Spotted Horse Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Spur Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 T Lazy T Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Table Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . 68 The Ranch at Ucross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Thomson Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Timber Canyon Ranch Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . 73 Timberline Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Triangle X Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Triple Three Outfitters, Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Trophies Plus Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Trophy Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Trophy Ridge Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Turkey Track Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Two Ocean Pass Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Wagonhound Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Western Gateway Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Wild Man Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Wilderness Trails, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Wolf Lake Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Wood River Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Wycon Safari, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Wyoming Professional Hunters, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 71 Wyoming Wilderness Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Wyoming Wildlife Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Yellowstone Outfitter Hunting & Fishing Camps & Wagons West. . . . . . . . . . 69

Governor’s & President’s Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Member Directory List / TOC / Advertisers . . . . . . . 3 WYOGA Hunting Stories. . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 26, 30 & 44 Greeting from Bill Beres Article. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2019 Hunter of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Unraveling the Preference Points Mystery Article. . 22 Big Game Rifle & Archery Awards. . . . . . . . . . 33–39 Pheasant Hunt Raffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2019 Honorary Lifetime Member Award . . . . . . . . 48 2019 Guide of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Honorary Lifetime Members List, WYOGA Voting   Guides List & Agency Personnel List . . . . . . . . . 56 2019 Agency Personnel Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 WYOGA Membership Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 66–73 WYOGA Yellow Pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77–79

ADVERTISERS

5K Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 42 & 49 Absaroka Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Allen’s Diamond 4 Wilderness Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bald Mountain Outfitters, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Best Of The West Outfitters, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 27 & 58 Big Country Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Big Horn Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 C 4 Outfitters & Camp Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . 63 Boulder Basin Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Box Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C K Hunting & Fishing Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Constant Quest Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Counter Assault. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Cross C Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dodge Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Dallas Safari Club - DSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 East Fork Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Elk Fork Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Elk Mountain Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Five Star Expeditions, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Greys River Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Gunwerks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover High Pine Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 IDE Land & Leasing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jenkins Hunting Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Livingston Outfitting, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 & 25 Massive Buck Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Maven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Meeks Brothers Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Mooncrest Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Non-Typical Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 & 55 Offgrid Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 OtterBox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Outdoor Dream Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Park County Travel Council. . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover ProDesign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Ramkota Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Rand Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Realtree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Rough Country Outfitters & Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Seven J Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 & 11 SITKA Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 SNS Outfitter & Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 & 17 Sportsman’s Warehouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Spotted Horse Ranch, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Stone Glacier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback   Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 & 65 Table Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Tegeler and Associates. . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover The Best of the West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Thomson Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Timberline Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Town Square Inns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Triangle X Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Trophy Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Turkey Track Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Two Ocean Pass Outfitters & Heart Six Ranch. . 80 & 81 Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 & 13 Wagonhound Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 & 29 Western Gateway Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Wild Sheep Foundation - WSF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Wood River Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Wyoming Game and Fish Department. . . . . . . 5 & 82 Wyoming State Board of Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Yellowstone Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Publication Design: Mark Schuler/ProDesign Printing: Royle Printing • Cover Photos: Adobe Stock

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BRIDGER WILDERNESS SUMMER FISHING AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PACK TRIPS BIG GAME HUNTING

Mike Mullins 2019 7x7 Elk

Terry Campbell 2019 6x6 Elk

Jim Latta 2019 Black Bear

Larry Corder 2019 Moose

Bald Mountain Outfitters “The 2019 season was an extremely successful and enjoyable year – a big Thank You to all of our past and new clients and friends that joined us! Our 2020 Summer Pack Trip dates are already booking well and I do hope that you will consider joining us. The 2020 Hunting Dates are nearly full for elk and I am booking for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Hunting has been great and we hope that you will join us. Please review my web site for complete descriptions, new photos etc.” Kathy Pull 2019 Moose

Willey Gaspard 2019 6x6 Elk

Larry Clark 2019 5x6 Elk

Robert Tayler 2019 Moose

BRIDGER WILDERNESS BASE CAMPS

Rick Williams 2019 6x6 Elk

TERRY & BARBARA POLLARD • BG#071 P.O. BOX 754, PINEDALE, WY 82941 • (307) 367-6539 tpollard@wyoming.com • www.baldmountainoutfitters.com

Kimberly & Rick Greene 2019 Moose

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BRIDGER WILDERNESS SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Bald Mountain Outfitters IN BUSINESS IN THIS SAME AREA SINCE 1976 TERRY & BARBARA POLLARD • BG#071 P.O. BOX 754, PINEDALE, WY 82941 (307) 367-6539 • tpollard@wyoming.com

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FATHER/SON HUNT MEMORIES BY JIM EVANS

IN 2018 MY SON, JAMES, AND I HUNTED together for bighorn sheep in the mountains west of Cody, Wyoming. It started about twenty years ago when, having each harvested a moose and several deer, elk and antelope over the years, we decided we would like to hunt bighorn sheep. Since sheep tags are difficult to draw and we wanted to hunt together we began buying points each year until we had accumulated enough to ensure both would draw. Late November 2017 I had a heart attack and had bypass surgery. The heart attack and surgery were a wakeup call. If we were going to hunt together it would have to be soon. We checked our points and thought we had each acquired enough to ensure drawing. Neither of us had ever hired a guide before but knew that for sheep we would be lost without one. We also knew we didn’t have the time or capability to spend weeks scouting and hunting so a good outfitter who had the equipment and knowledge to make the hunt a double success would be necessary. The outfitter and his guides must have knowledge and experience hunting sheep and must do the scouting necessary to know where to find good rams at any given time. It is also important that they learn and accommodate the capabilities of the hunter. Jimmy Owens with Lost Creek Outfitters was recommended and I contacted him. After we explained my limitations, they told about other hunters they had guided with medical issues and were enthusiastic about accommodating my situation. We received our permits. We arrived at Jimmy’s ranch the morning of September 3rd and met the hunters who had just come out of the mountains the day before and admired the sheep they had taken. We loaded our gear into the trucks and headed out with Jimmy, his brother Mike, and Cameron Schmidt. Jimmy and his guides were great and took my abilities into account choosing locations to hunt that would allow me to be successful. We rode horses into the Big Creek drainage where our camp was set up. That evening and the next morning we glassed a large basin where the guides had observed sheep a couple of weeks earlier. A pack of wolves had followed a herd of elk into the basin which caused the sheep to leave also. We left that area by about noon on our second day and drove to the Mormon Creek drainage where we packed in to a high camp near

another basin where the guides had seen nice sheep while scouting. That evening we observed some sheep from a vantage point overlooking the basin and had high hopes for getting a chance at sheep the following day. Early the next day we were on an overlook and eventually spotted several sheep a couple of miles away on the other side of the basin. They were staying in an old forest fire area with burned standing trees and new growth cover. We worked our way along a steep rocky ridge with lots of loose rock and watched them from a rock outcrop overlooking their location and determined a route to approach. We got close in the burned timber and new growth but they spooked and left before we could get a shot. It had taken most of the day to get to that point and it was late afternoon so we immediately headed

back to camp straight across the basin. It was about 1:00 a.m. when we reached camp, had a quick meal and went to bed. The next morning we didn’t get an early start and I was not up to another hike like the day before. We watched awhile from the overlook we had spotted the sheep from the day before without seeing sheep. Mike and James traversed a ridge to hunt another basin. Jimmy and Cameron climbed to another overlook to see another area leaving me to watch the first basin and recuperate. That afternoon, on the way back to my location, Mike and James spotted sheep in one of the draws in the basin I was watching. Jimmy and Cameron could also see them from their location. Mike got James into position and he shot his sheep. The others all went down to the sheep and collected the meat, head and cape. It was late when we reached camp but it had been a successful day. The next day we went back to the overlook and glassed the basin. We spotted some sheep below us with a nice ram in the group. It was about 800 yards away, too far for my rifle. The guides decided the ram was too exposed for us to get close to unobserved and that I should take the shot with Mike’s rifle, a 6mm284 that he built. They dialed the range into the scope and I took a shot, clean miss. They thought it was about 5 inches too high. The sheep spooked and we didn’t see any more for several hours. About noon, while various options were being considered, I spotted a ram lying on a little ridge in the basin. Again it was about 800 yards. This time we were able to stalk to about 400 yards and I took a shot with Jimmy’s rifle, a 7mm-STW, also built by Mike. The ram dropped in his tracks and we headed down to dress it out. The guides all thought it was bigger than the others they had seen come out of the area that year. We packed up the meat, head and cape and Jimmy and Cameron carried it to the top of the ridge while I did my best just to get myself there. While we were getting the sheep, Mike and James broke camp and loaded the animals. They got to the top of the ridge about the time we came out of the basin saving us another half mile of hiking. We headed out and reached town about 8:00 that evening. Monday morning, after taking the heads to the Game and Fish office in Cody to have the horns plugged, we took the sheep to Dewey’s Wildlife Studio in Cody for mounting.

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Greetings from Bill Beres

Criminal Investigator for the Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides

GREETINGS FROM BILL BERES

I WAS ASKED TO WRITE a short article for the Wyoming Outdoors publication by the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association and I am happy to do so and appreciate the opportunity. My name is Bill Beres and I am the Criminal Investigator for the Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides. The Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides is the licensing agency for all Big and Trophy Game Outfitters and Guides in the State of Wyoming. The Board is comprised of seven members, all of whom are volunteers and are appointed by the Governor of Wyoming. Of the seven members four are active outfitters from various sized outfits and locations around the state, two are members of the public at large who have no direct involvement to the outfitting industry and one is a representative of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. The Board is completely funded by license fees from our outfitters and guides and employs three full time employees. Agency Administrator Amanda McKee, Administrative Assistance Brandy Durante (both of whom are excellent at their jobs and are extremely helpful to everyone who calls with questions, information requests and license issues) and myself. I have been in this role since September of 2018 and it has been a great transition after spending over 13 years as a State Trooper here in Wyoming. My position is unique in the law enforcement community since I specialize in Wyoming State Law regarding Big and Trophy Game Hunting Outfitters and Guides. The position is multifaceted and includes both front and back country patrols, conducting criminal investigations into illegal or unlicensed outfitters as well as licensed outfitters and guides, should the circumstances require. I also investigate formal complaints that are filed on licensed outfitters and guides for a variety of reasons. These complaints can be received from a variety of sources including clients, landowners, members of the hunting public, wildlife advocacy groups and even other outfitters or guides. This position includes a lot of responsibilities on the administrative and compliance side of things including meetings, new outfitter equipment inspections, camp inspections, legislative issues and others. I have also been working hand in hand with multiple wildlife and land management agencies including the Wyoming Game and Fish, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, United States Fish and Wildlife Service and others. As an individual who is looking at making a large investment in an outfitted Big or Trophy game hunting adventure (many times this is a once in a lifetime experience), it is imperative for you to do your homework when it comes to booking a hunt. First and foremost I must briefly explain that if you are going to book a hunt it is required that the outfitter be

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licensed through the state of Wyoming. This is important since it is actually a crime to book a hunt with an unlicensed outfitter. The only exception to this is if you are going to hunt with a private land owner on their own deeded land. The land owner cannot hire any guides, nor can they hunt on any public land, even if it is adjacent to or within their deeded property. Many prospective hunters are not aware that it is a crime to book a hunt with an unlicensed outfitter or guide and I am hoping to shed some light on that with this article. Also, just because someone is a licensed hunting guide does not mean that you can book a hunt with them. A guide license is only valid if the guide is employed by a licensed outfitter. Unfortunately a small percentage of licensed guides have gone rogue over the years and taken clients off the books without an outfitter being involved. This is illegal and this is exactly the type of activity that I investigate (as well as game wardens, federal officers etc.). There can be large monetary fines associated with hiring an illegal outfitter or guide. And as far as the illegal/ unlicensed outfitter is concerned, large fines can be accompanied by jail time. The bottom line is this: do your research and hire a licensed outfitter and save yourself a lot of money and even more headaches and heartaches. To become a licensed outfitter or guide there are a lot of requirements in place including passing relevant tests, first aid and CPR certifications, insurance requirements, equipment standards, proper area authorizations, land use permit requirements and more. I don’t know why someone would risk a potential once in a lifetime adventure with someone who is not qualified to provide the services that they are being trusted to provide. By hiring an unlicensed outfitter the hunter has no protections in place. What happens if you are seriously injured, or the unlicensed outfitter doesn’t live up to your expectations? What happens if you pay someone and get stood up at the trailhead? What happens if you book an illegal hunt and end up with criminal charges as a result? Wyoming strict regulations in place when it comes to Big and Trophy Game Hunting in regards to outfitting and guiding and that is largely for consumer protection. Wyoming has some of the most remote and beautiful places to hunt in North America. Take full advantage of the opportunity and do your homework, know what you are signing up for, be safe and most importantly enjoy your experience and our Great State. If you have any questions in regards to Wyoming laws regarding outfitting and guiding, if an outfitter is licensed, which outfitters cover specific areas or species etc. feel free to reach out to us at the Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides at https://outfitters.wyo.gov/. If you have tips or information on a possible unlicensed or illegal outfitter my contact information is available on the website as well.

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OF THE YEAR 2019 HUNTER KEVIN HENNING SPONSORED BY

KEVIN HAS HAD THE PLEASURE OF TRAVELING TO WYOMING for almost forty years. He worked in the oil and gas business and his company had a number of offices throughout the state. He always wanted to get transferred to Wyoming but no such luck. He did get to travel there quite often and was able sneak off and do some fly fishing, usually in the North Fork of the Shoshone river or Tensleep Creek. Sometime in the late 1980’s, he and a group of Midwest deer hunting buddies made several unguided archery elk trips to Wyoming with little success. Archery elk hunting got in his blood and he began to do guided trips beginning in 2000 Kevin has drawn an elk tag sixteen times, hunting first with Paintrock Adventures, later becoming East Fork Outfitters. There has never been trip when he didn’t see elk or wasn’t very close to being able to take a shot. Unfortunately, sometimes it just doesn’t work out but he is thrilled to have taken six elk with five different guides. He also learned that Grizzlies like to eat downed elk and will come to a cow call. Hunting in the rugged and pristine Wyoming wilderness is the ultimate adventure and he intends to do it as long as his body holds out. He is deeply indebted to the great outfitters, guides, wranglers, cooks and hunters he has gotten to know. He is honored to be selected Hunter of the Year by the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association. He is also fortunate to have a wonderful wife, Sandy, who encourages his hunting trips to Wyoming.

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Unraveling    the Preference        Points Mystery By Jim Schell, Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

“WHAT THE HECK DO YOU MEAN, I didn’t draw my dang Wyoming elk license again!!!” I’m sure most of us have either said, or at least heard this very statement, quickly followed by a few other choice words of disappointment! So, if you are like many Non-Resident Sportsmen, you have at least a few questions surrounding Wyoming’s Big Game Preference Points System! In an effort to help folks better understand how the Preference Points System works, a few facts, figures, opinions and application strategies will be presented. Understanding the dynamics of the WGFD Big Game License Drawing, may be of real benefit to you in successfully drawing that coveted Antelope, Deer, Elk, Bighorn Sheep or Shiras Moose license, when, where and how you wish to hunt them in future years! WGFD first introduced Preference Points for Resident and Non-Resident Bighorn Sheep and Shiras Moose in 1995. Preference Points for Non-Resident Elk, Deer and Antelope began in 2006. At this time, Preference Points are not available to Wyoming Resident hunters for these species. Jennifer Doering, WGFD License Section Manager, states several key points they communicate to their applicant customers are “Preference Points are only considered for an applicants first choice, for full price license applications, and she reminds us that Preference Points must be purchased at least every two years, or they will be forfeited and lost after the second year of not purchasing your points.” Wyoming license draws are allocated at 75% for preference point holders, and 25% for all applicants, providing all applicants an opportunity to draw a license. For a complete run-down on Preference Point totals and drawing odds for each species, check out the WGFD web-site at wgfd.wyo.gov. Brian Nesvik, WGFD Chief Game Warden, commented that “Preference Points were originally intended to provide hunters with predictability and reasonable assurance that over time, their chances of drawing high demand areas would increase. Specifically for Non-Resident, they were intended to help hunters predict how often they would draw a tag for their favorite areas. It appears now, that as the number of Preference Point holders and the maximum number of preference points available has increased, and the level of predictability has decreased, at least for some hunt areas. This conflict with the original intent is definitely something we have been hearing about from Sportsmen.” Scott Talbott, WGFD Director, suggests that “hunters should determine what type of hunt they would prefer, IE; private land, public land, back country, front country, outfitted, non-outfitted, 4X4 or horseback, etc; prior to applying for a license. By reviewing the WGFD web-site Demand Index, an applicant can determine the hunt area they may be successful in drawing a “Regular or Special” license for, based on their personal interests and number of Preference Points they have accumulated at the time of application.

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So, inquiring minds want to know, why has the Preference Points System became so bogged down? Why have so many sportsmen accumulated so many points? Why is “Point Creep” happening? The answers to these tough questions may be found in a variety of factual data, and personal opinions by many, who have studied the dynamics of, and participated in the Preference Points Systems since its inception. One reliable theory, is that during the previous presidential administration’s depressed economy and uncertain times, many conservative sportsmen chose to just stay home, save their money, and stack up another preference point for the future! And stack em’ up they have, to the tune of 66, 574 NR Antelope point holders, 65,293 NR Deer point holders, and a whopping 77,484 NR Elk point holders!!! Of course, just a percentage of these Preference Point holders actually applied for licenses in 2018. And as the economy continues to improve, consumer confidence, spending and desire to travel has greatly increased, as well as the the number or NR license applications for all of Wyoming’s big game species! However, there is a silver lining in this massive cloud of NR Preference Points! With Wyoming’s generous Non-Resident quota of 16% for Elk, 20% for Antelope Deer and Shiras Moose, and 25% for Bighorn Sheep, many applicants are rolling through the points system each year, creating a virtual “light at the end of the tunnel” for future applicants! In Particular, Wyoming’s Elk population has never been higher, quality has never been better, and we are truly living in “the good old days” for quality elk hunting! In fact, Wyoming’s general permit elk hunting opportunities rival our neighboring states special permit units, and required only three Preference Points to guarantee a license was drawn in 2018! A common misconception among applicants is; the more Preference Points it takes to draw a license, the better the hunting must be! This is not the necessarily the case, as many factors influence the number of Preference Points required to draw a particular limited quota license, IE; local demographics, how many tags are issued per area, is it predominantly private land with limited access, or easily accessed public land or remote back-country wilderness. The dedicated professionals of the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association, strongly encourage all sportsmen and women, planning to hunt in Wyoming in the next several years to decide when, where and what type of hunting experience you are looking for. Then, do your research within WYOGA’S statewide variety of topnotch, professional outfitters and guides, offering everything from soup-to-nuts hunting opportunities that will best suit your needs, wants, dreams and desires! In order to guarantee your hunt reservation with one of Wyoming’s top quality, WYOGA member outfitters, we suggest that you book your dates early, even several years in advance ,while you are accumulating the Preference Points necessary to guarantee your license is drawn! Thanks, and good luck applicants!

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Armed with unsurpassed opportunities for trophy elk and fourth generation guides, your experience with Triangle X Ranch is sure to be a bulls-eye. We proudly operate three hunting camps in the Teton Wilderness region directly south of Yellowstone National Park. Our camps offer some of the finest big game hunting in America and are strategically positioned to offer a near monopoly on one of the finest hunting areas in Wyoming.

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At Lost Creek Outfitters, we offer guided hunts for Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Elk, Mule Deer and Mountain Lion. Our hunts are located near Cody on the Shoshone National Forest with accommodations about 20 miles toward the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We are permitted in prime areas for Governor Sheep tags and Commissioner Elk Tags. Our mission is to maintain our commitment to being a small, high quality hunting and pack-trip operation. We strive to be the best outfitter in the business, not “just one of the good ones”. We truly value and cherish our clients and the great friends they become. We want their experience with us to be prized for a lifetime. We are strictly a fair chase, legal operation who loves the wildlife and the opportunities we have to pursue them. We study and live with the game we hunt and love sharing our experience and knowledge with others.

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The Casper location offers clients an exclusive hunting experience on an all-private, working ranch in Central Wyoming that consists of 80% deeded acreage and 20% Bureau Of Land Management (BLM) acreage. We offer guided hunts for Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, and Cow Elk. A rustic lodge on the ranch will serve as a repose for hunters who choose this destination to harvest their trophy elk. At the end of the day, we want you to remember us as one of the best outfitters in the industry – and, as serious hunters ourselves, we appreciate the value of a once-in-a-lifetime tag, and we will do what is in our power to ensure your success.

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TROPHY MOUNTAIN LION HUNT IN WYOMING BY HAROLD WISER, WITH NICOLETTA CHERRY AND GARY MOHR

I AM A FARMER IN NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA, and I have hunted my entire life. Recently I decided to do some adventure hunting, I took a large buck and a trophy bull elk on the same hunt in Hillside, Colorado. I later shot a bull moose in Alaska and that is when I decided I wanted to try something even more exciting, the mountain lion. I found Great Plains Outfitters online and made arrangements to hunt with them near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. In January, Nicoletta Cherry, a friend and employee, and I drove 30 hours to Wyoming. Dirk Jenkins, Jennifer Dewey and Tyler O’Brien welcomed us into their gorgeous hunting lodge in Great Plains. Sunday, we rested to prepare for our Monday hunt. We had ideal weather conditions; the temperature ranged from 10 degrees at night to 40’s during the day. Fresh snow every night made for perfect tracking conditions. We left at 4 a.m. for the two-hour ride in pickup trucks to the 40-mile-long canyon, this day we only saw one small cat. Every night Dirk made sure that his precious dogs were fed and watered before anyone else, those dogs were amazing, they wanted those mountain lions. Dirk uses radio collars to tell him where the dogs are at all times, he can even tell if they are running or standing up, presumably with a cat treed above them. The next day was almost full of too much action the five dogs were chasing five different cats; the dogs got too confused with this much going on. Wednesday, I started tracking with Dirk and Nicoletta with Tyler. We didn’t see anything on the way into the canyon but found prints of a large lion in our tire tracks on the way back out. Nicoletta was on a side by side with Tyler and they hunted that cat and took him down! Nicolett's mountain lion was about 150 pounds. Dirk said that about 50 percent of their tags get filled, I suddenly realized that I was likely to become the 50 percent that doesn’t make the kill. Three hours later Dirk spotted an anaconda trail over a ridge with his binoculars.

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A large tom had killed a mule deer and drug it through the snow, but it was too late to pursue the cat, we packed up the dogs and headed back. Dirk was certain the cat would be in the same location the next day, sometimes they gorge themselves with up to 30 pounds of meat and don’t travel far, so we got the snowmobiles and carts ready for the next day. Thursday morning at about 8:30 a.m. Dirk radioed me that we were about 4 miles from a big tom, he told me to have the rifle ready; the dogs had treed the cat. I had told him earlier that I was in good health so it was odd that he would ask me again, he said, “are you lying about your health” I said “no, I have a separated shoulder but otherwise I am healthy” and he didn’t say anything else. While I drove the snowmobile 4 miles to find Dirk, I kept wondering why he had asked me about my health, I am lean and fit and work hard all year. Dirk said, “this is one of the biggest mountain lions I have ever seen but it is so far away we can forget it”. I didn’t drive 1600 miles to go home emptyhanded! I told him that I wanted that cat! Looking into the deep canyon I suddenly realized why Dirk was concerned with my health, he was at the bottom of the canyon, 3000 feet down, through a foot and a half of snow.

I slid and slipped down that canyon for a half an hour to get to the bottom, Tyler was there with the dogs and they had trapped a big tom in a tree. I wondered if I would have enough wind left to hold my rifle steady after all that exertion, I couldn't get a clean shot I had to back up into an open field to get clear aim, it wasn’t going to be easy to get this cat. I carried a 6 mm Remington Mohawk with an 18-1/2” inch barrel with custom loads. I had been shooting about 2 inches to the right and Dirk knew it, so I compensated and took my first shot at the cat 40 feet up a tree. Dirk yelled, “You missed it!” The cat jumped 4 feet straight up in the air, I hit him, when it came back down, I took my second shot. I hit him again, he fell out of that tree and almost onto the dogs! He rolled down another 500 feet to the river bottom of the canyon, like i said it wasn't going to be easy to get this cat. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a field scale to weigh him, but our guess was that he probably weighed about 200 pounds. Nose to tail he was over nine feet and part of the tail had even been lost, more than likely in a fight. It was a huge cat in anyone’s estimation, everyone was excited about taking such a large cat. On most hunts there is a brief period of excitement just before the shooting, but this hunt was exciting for the entire week. Feeling very satisfied, Nicoletta and I left Wyoming for Colorado to visit family and take the cats to Gary Bohochik at G.B. Taxidermy in Swissvale for mounting. Gary said this was easily a 200-pound cat, he ordered the large foam mount and it fit perfectly. The Game Warden estimated the cat to be seven years old. A year later I picked up the mounts and made the drive back to Pennsylvania. This year (2019) I received a letter from the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association announcing that I had won third place in the Mountain Lion Riffle category. Nicoletta and I will be attending WYOGA’s 2020 Annual Awards Convention and Big Game Awards Banquet.

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IN SEPTEMBER OF 2013, my husband Steve & I ventured to 7J Outfitters on our 1st archery elk hunt. We had been blessed to hunt with Jeff & Deb before but we always rifle hunted. The challenge of having a rutting bull elk come into a call in bow range and trying to stay composed enough to shoot it with a bow compelled us to try. We did not come away with an elk that year, but I was able to draw on a beautiful 6x6 after watching him come the whole way off the side of the hill, bugling all the way, I was unable to hold my bow long enough for him to step out from behind the saplings. That was enough for me , I WAS HOOKED!! I had never experienced anything like that in my short hunting career and I wanted more of it. We would travel back to 7J on several more hunts over the next several years. In 2015 we did our 1st pack in hunt for elk and I was blessed with a beautiful 6x6. I never had such an emotional hunt in my life and that is for another writing. Now I needed Steve to experience the same unexplainable feeling of harvesting an elk with a bow & arrow. On December 28,2016 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As we sat in the Dr.’s office, Steve by my side, we were trying to let this all sink in. I looked at my Dr and told him that we had an archery elk hunt booked for September of the upcoming 2017 season and could he have me ready for that? He sat back in his chair and asked if I was serious, with a bow & arrow? Together the 3 of us starting calculating and laying out the plan to have us in the mountains of Wyoming again chasing elk with stick & string. I am here today to tell you that knowing I had that opportunity (along with the grace of God above), is what got me through chemo, surgery, and radiation over the next 6 months. That fall we made our trek to 7J and although I had an

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opportunity and could not connect, Steve arrowed his 1st elk and I could not have been any happier. Now he understood the feelings I had been trying to explain for the last several years! Fast forward to Sept. 2018 and we are chasing elk again with our friends at 7J.

On our 1st morning out our guide Kenny Morga had mentioned things were pretty quiet as far as the elk talking. The morning was rather uneventful as far as the hunting goes but we got to trek through some

beautiful country. That afternoon we went to the same spot we started in the morning and Kenny thought he had heard a faint answer to his call. We watched some mule deer on the mountainside and then he placed us where he thought the bull may come and he proceeded to set up behind us 100 yards or so and worked his magic. The bull came in silent and I drew my bow back as he went through a small dip in front of me only to have him stop right in front of me at 25 yards and stare right through me. I was able to hold my draw this time until he turned to his right and gave me a broadside shot. And the emotions were the same this time as they were the 1st! I hit him a little further back than I thought and with daylight fading Kenny felt we should come back in the morning for him. When I shot this bull I was unaware that he was a non-typical. Steve has always told me, once you decide to shoot don’t look at the rack! Our blessings did not stop there, Kenny called in a beautiful 6x6 on the last morning that my Steve harvested! I can’t say enough about Kenny, Clint, Jeff and Deb along with the rest of the folks that have helped to make our dreams come true in the mountains of Wyoming. They all work incredibly hard to make sure each person has the opportunity to harvest an animal. If you would have asked me 20 years ago if I thought I would ever be chasing elk with a stick & string let alone been blessed to harvest some of the most magnificient animals on this earth, I would have said “no way”. I thank God he has given my husband and I the passion that we share that is called hunting and I hope each of you reading this will be brave enough to “chase your dreams”!

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WYOMING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES ASSOCIATION

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RIFLE &FORARCHERY AWARDS ANIMALS HARVESTED IN 2018 Rifle Awards Sponsored by: DALLAS SAFARI CLUB Archery Awards Sponsored by: WILD SHEEP FOUNDATION

Congratulations to the Winners and Honorable Mentions!

MULE DEER TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

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The Sam Coutts Mule Deer Typical Rifle Award

1st

1st 2nd 2nd 3rd HM HM HM HM HM HM HM

2nd

Hunter

Scott Joslyn Bill Wagstaff Jacob Salser John Saylor Larry Moczygemba Donald Ivacic Tom Holmes Peter Hemmerich Robert Powell Lori Brill Jad Dilley

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Outfitter

Non-Typical Outfitters Non-Typical Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters Outfitters of the Wyoming Wilderness SNS Outfitters & Guides Grizzly Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Turkey Track Outfitters Rough Country Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting

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Nick Morgan Dylan Smith Tyler Benton Dustin Stetter Matt McKinny Pat Monroe Ken Decker Pat Souza Quinn Hiser Tyler Benton Troy Laird

197 5/8 194 2/8 194 2/8 190 3/8 182 7/8 182 0/8 175 5/8 175 4/8 174 3/8 173 5/8 171 5/8

MULE DEER NON-TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

1st 2nd 3rd HM HM HM HM HM HM HM

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Hunter

Franco Domingo Eric Ross Royal Moning Kyle Johannson Donald Dietrich Robert Carpenter Larry Wolfe Kason Fritts George Burson Charles White

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Grizzly Outfitters Non-Typical Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Table Mountain Outfitters P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC Grizzly Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters Seven J Outfitters Rough Country Outfitters

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Tyler Benton Johnny Helton Ken Decker Randy Burris Mick Wolf Jess Troutman Jess Troutman Colby Richins Drew Huerter Dusty Schell

213 0/8 195 0/8 193 6/8 187 2/8 182 4/8 180 3/8 180 2/8 180 0/8 179 7/9 176 3/8

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MULE DEER TYPICAL ARCHERY 2nd

1st 2nd 3rd

1st

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Big Horn Outfitters Big Horn Outfitters Big Horn Outfitters

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Dustin DeCroo Dustin DeCroo Rick Sweeny

162 7/8 160 2/8 152 6/8

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Gonzalo Sanchez Chuck Brewer Ken Asbury

Outfitter

Wagonhound Outfitters Cole Creek Outfitters Cole Creek Outfitters

Cougar Sanchez Kody Glause Kelly Glause

177 0/8 172 6/8 138 2/8

WHITETAIL DEER NON-TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

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Justin Takacs David Houser Jake Thoele

MULE DEER NON-TYPICAL ARCHERY

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Marc Robinson Bob McCormick James Clopper

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Clint Schneider Jim Schell Dusty Schell

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156 3/8 132 1/8 130 2/8


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Nicholas Daye Neil Daye

Guide SCI Score

Seven J Outfitters Seven J Outfitters

Aaron Bina Donny Fauth

WHITETAIL DEER NON-TYPICAL ARCHERY

Hunter

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Wagonhound Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Big Horn Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Big Horn Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting Rough Country Outfitters Seven J Outfitters Big Horn Outfitters

Guide

Robert Lesner AJ Henson David Cardinal Nolan Moxey Robert Lesner Rick Sweeny Troy Laird Dusty Schell Conner Metz Nolan Moxey

SCI Score 154 4/8 151 6/8 151 3/8 150 2/8 147 7/8 143 5/8 143 0/8 140 6/8 139 5/8 137 3/8

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John Edwards Ernie Dosio Jeff Litteral Sheldon Otuska Randy Barrett Joe Pate Alan Sparn Joe Lundsford Cody Turnbow Art Caputo

WHITETAIL DEER TYPICAL ARCHERY

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Seven J Outfitters

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SCI Score

136 5/8

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137 0/8 133 7/8

ELK NON-TYPICAL RIFLE

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1st Edward Barfield Grizzly Outfitters

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Pat Monroe

SCI Score

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ELK TYPICAL RIFLE

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1st 2nd 3rd HM HM HM HM HM HM

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2nd

1st 2nd 3rd

Guide

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SCI Score

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SCI Score

Phil Rutt Cougar Sanchez Dax McCarty Mike Lessard Brian Taylor Aaron Wuerker Dax McCarty Adam Todd Tyler Sims

385 2/8 377 4/8 374 4/8 371 4/8 366 2/8 357 7/8 354 1/8 344 3/8 336 4/8

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TJ Danklefs Craig Johnson Joy Cline

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Wagonhound Outfitters Rough Country Outfitters Seven J Outfitters

ELK TYPICAL ARCHERY 2nd

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Triple Three Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Triangle X Ranch Outfitters Gros Venture Wilderness Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters Waghonhound Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting

ELK NON-TYPICAL ARCHERY

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Eric Piziali Andrew McCormick Dave Lee R. Scott Quillman Charlie Springer Rick Penno Jackie Henriksen Brett Gunter Dave Wenger

3rd

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Gary Mills John Grover Clark Lewey Mike Hauser Jim Domire James Shear Jason Abel JT Kreager Kevin Schlidt Steve Niedzielski

Outfitter

Cougar Sanchez Brandon Gray Kenny Morga

327 0/8 269 2/8 232 1/8

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Triple Three Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting Wagonhound Outfitters Triangle X Ranch Outfitters East Fork Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting Tyler Sims Outfitting Triple Three Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters

Phil Rutt Troy Laird Dax McCarty Stuart Kennedy Taylor Engum Troy Laird Tyler Sims Adam Todd Dax McCarty Adam Todd

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369 6/8 363 1/8 354 4/8 350 6/8 336 4/8 332 1/8 330 4/8 323 6/8 317 7/8 316 7/8


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Scott Kent Jeffery Jones Paul Elia, Jr. Dave Craver Greg Koontz Hope Crites Laura Gaulke Paul Elia, Sr. Steve Hearne

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Bald Mountain Outfitters Barlow Outfitting Bald Mountain Outfitters Bald Mountain Outfitters Bald Mountain Outfitters Bald Mountain Outfitters Big Country Outfitters Bald Mountain Outfitters Bald Mountain Outfitters

BIG HORN SHEEP RIFLE 2nd

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1st 2nd 3rd

The Courtney “Cort” Feeley Big Horn Sheep Award

Hunter

3rd

Outfitter

Guide

SCI Score

Guide

SCI Score

Nycole Pollard Nate Rogers Ryan Banigan Cody Wilson Cody Wilson Dillon James Eddie Patterson Nycole Pollard Cody Wilson

358 2/8 354 5/8 314 6/8 314 0/8 310 4/8 296 7/8 279 4/8 263 3/8 240 7/8

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MOOSE RIFLE

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Grayson Lacey Elk Mountain Outfitters Kirk TeGrootenhuis Mule Shoe Outfitters Jim Evans Lost Creek Outfitters

Mike Wakkuri Ty Huffman Jimmy Owens

191 3/8 176 2/8 170 6/8

MOUNTAIN GOAT RIFLE

1st

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1st

Hunter

Kevin Kelleher

Outfitter

Barlow Outfitting

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Guide

Dale Clark

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SCI Score 27 7/8

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Cody Campbell Heath Walker Dennis Jensen Wayne Bolar John Johnson David Naasz David Sutton

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Bald Mountain Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Mule Shoe Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Rough Country Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Gros Ventre Wilderness Outfitters

2nd

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1st 2nd 3rd HM HM

Rick Voss Chad Perry Harold Wiser Frank Byremo Randy Schultz

Outfitter

2nd

1st 2nd 3rd

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Dan Wilson Victor Vouga Jay Koetsier

Outfitter

Guide

SCI Score

Guide

SCI Score

Guide

SCI Score

Nycole Pollard Mark Warr Justin Wright David Dandridge Joe Johnston David Dandridge Brian Taylor

20 9/16 19 15/16 19 11/16 19 5/16 18 12/16 18 1/16 17 12/16

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Mule Shoe Outfitters Heart Spear Outfitters Great Plains Outfitters Great Plains Outfitters Mule Shoe Outfitters

ESTATE BISON

The Marion Scott Estate Bison Rifle Award

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MOUNTAIN LION

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1st

BEAR

Justin Wright 15 0/16 Kody Glause & Adam Bilek 14 14/16 Dirk Jenkins 14 11/16 Dirk Jenkins 14 7/16 Cody Wright 14 5/16

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P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC Patrick Fiedor P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC Mick Wolf P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC Patrick Fiedor

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73 7/8 70 3/8 68 3/8


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Anthony Sivaggi Fred Burd Sara Finely David Koch James Herget Robert Devicentis Gary Lattrell Gary Lewis Joshua Riddle Raymond Gilbert

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Guide SCI Score

Non-Typical Outfitters P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC Rough Country Outfitters Seven J Outfitters SNS Outfitters & Guides Tyler Sims Outfitting SNS Outfitters & Guides Rough Country Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting SNS Outfitters & Guides

ANTELOPE ARCHERY 2nd

1st 2nd 3rd HM HM

Hunter

Michael Clevinger John Zocholl Ken Asbury Mike Bundy Gerald Hanson

Dylan Smith Patrick Fiedor Joe Johnston Todd Hoover Devin Cardinal Mike Bottom David Cardinal Dusty Schell Troy Laird Devin Cardinal

87 0/8 84 2/8 82 6/8 82 0/8 81 6/8 81 3/8 81 1/8 81 0/8 81 0/8 80 7/8

BIG GAME HUNTING

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Cole Creek Outfitters Cole Creek Outfitters Cole Creek Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting Wagonhound Outfitters

Guide

Kelly Glause Brad Welch Kelly Glause Colter Larsen Erick Mares

SCI Score 83 3/8 79 4/8 78 4/8 77 4/8 75 4/8

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THREE FOR THREE FOR THREE BY BOB MCCORMICK

NOVEMBER 2018 WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE HUNTING experience of my life. We departed from our home in Pennsylvania for Hulett, Wyoming on Sunday November 4. We drove as far as Rochester, Minnesota where we spent the night and got up early to continue our 24 hour 1700 mile drive to Hulett. Finally reaching our Motel the evening of November 5. Accompanying me were my Son Brian and his Son, my 13 year old Grandson Layne. The following morning we set off as tourists on an educational trip to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument. The next day, we went to Devil’s Tower and then met up with our friends from Rough Country Outfitters for the trip to camp. After a wonderful dinner, plans were made for our Hunt. We all agreed that my Grandson Layne would be first, my Son Brian would be second, and if time allowed, I would go last. We awoke early on the 8th – although I am quite sure my Grandson Layne did not get much sleep in anticipation of our hunt. We watched numerous Deer but did not see what we were looking for – so back to camp, dinner, and bed.

The next day Jim spotted a mature 8 point buck and after one shot Layne’s dream was complete (mine too!) The following day,

November 10 Jim spotted another beautiful long tined mature Whitetail and also with one shot, my Son Brian downed his Wyoming Trophy. The next day we awoke to snow and ice but Jim was able to spot another beautiful Buck. But, of course, in my excitement, I shot over him for a clean miss. Dejected, we returned to camp empty handed on Buck number three. With only the morning hunt remaining, it was a short sleepless night for me. As dawn arrived, we were back in the field. Jim assured me he could find a good mature Deer and around 8 AM, he spotted a Dandy. We approached the Deer and after three shots the Deer was down. Actually, I am still shaking with excitement. It was a beautiful non-typical Buck of a lifetime. What made this such a special and memorable hunt is I have hunted and harvested Wyoming Big Game with three generations of Rough Country Outfitters – Big Jim, Jim Schell’s Father, Jim Schell, and Dusty Schell, Jim and Deb’s son. Now three generations of the McCormick family have hunted and harvested Wyoming Big Game with the Schell Family. Three for three for three.

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AT THE AGE OF 12 YEARS and working as a horse wrangler for Bob Adams of Cody, I made the decision to become an outfitter. My Dad began guiding in 1946 and my upbringing certainly contributed to that decision. I guided for different outfitters over the years whenever I could get time off from Range Conservation work and chasing wild horses for the BLM. I received my first Outfitter License in 1981 and bought my first hunting camp in the Thorofare in 1982 from Tommy Thompson. I sold that camp after the fall of 1989 then bought the Two Ocean Pass camp in the Spring of 1990. We’ve owned permits on the Shoshone National Forest, Bridger Teton National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park these past 38 plus years. As with all outfitters, I think most of our memories come from our relationships with the summer guests and hunting clients over the many years. I’m probably a bit different from most outfitters in that my fun seemed to begin after the kill. I tried to assist my guides and their hunters to retrieve their trophies as often as possible. I always figured that that was the least I could do for the many clients and their hunt. I really enjoyed the many summer trips. We were really fortunate to see all the different country over the years, especially those summer trips from Jackson to Cody. As with all outfitters, good guides can either make or break you! A special thanks goes out to my guides and cooks over the many years. They were some of the best in the business and my utmost appreciation goes out to them. Keith Covington, since 1981, and Bernie Van

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KENNY MORGA IS 54 YEARS OLD, single and lives in Sundance, WY. Influenced by his father, Kenny started hunting small game and Whitetail deer at an early age. At age 14, he took an interest in taxidermy and began to work with a local taxidermist. This taxidermist began to take Kenny along on turkey and waterfowl hunts. Kenny quickly picked up on “the calls.” As he got older, he started to guide waterfowl hunters on the Eastern shore of MD. By the time he graduated high school he was guiding and hunting anything he could. His real passion was bow hunting. He taught himself to shoot a bow and how to repair and set up archery equipment. His father, a lifelong police officer, discouraged Kenny from thinking about going into law enforcement and together, they opened a hunting and fishing supply store. 11 successful years of running one of the largest outdoor stores in the VA area, was taking a toll on his father and he wanted to retire.

Taking time away from the shop every fall, Kenny was able to travel west and hunt Bear, Elk and Antelope. His passion for hunting was shared with many friends and family members. Knowing Kenny was closing the shop, Kenny’s friend and longtime Seven J guide, Todd Hoover, introduced Kenny to Jeff and Deb Smith in 1994 at the Eastern Outdoor show in PA. Jeff

invited Kenny to come out and give guiding a try. In 1995, Kenny started guiding for Seven J Outfitters and has helped Jeff and Deb and their clients for 25 years. Kenny has been a true asset in helping Seven J Outfitters become a successful business. Whether he’s calling in turkeys in the spring, putting up blinds for Archery Antelope, hanging stands for Archery Whitetail Deer, stalking Mule Deer and Antelope for Bow or Rifle or Bugling in Bull Elk, he has guided many hunters to success. His passion and love for hunting, shows in all aspects of his guided hunts. He has a TRUE talent for hunting. His patience, knowledge, skills and people skills are second to none. Many a hunter have been rewarded with his talents. Seven J has been blessed having Kenny as a guide for 25 years. Jeff feels Kenny is a true asset to the whole Outfitting industry. It is guides like Kenny, that bring hunters back to hunt Wyoming, year after year.

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T.T. Adams • Jackson, WY John Andre • Dubois, WY Ray Billings • Upton, WY Johnny Bliznak, M.D. • Abilene, TX Lance Robert Bowles • Kennewick, WA Kim Bright • Pinedale, WY Kay Brockmeyer • Jackson, WY Dick Cole • Cody, WY Ron Dube • Cody, WY Ramul Dvarishkis • Hamilton Dome, WY Fred Finley • Dubois, WY

Gregg Fischer • Alpine, WY L.D. Frome • Afton, WY Don Gibbs • Tucson, WY Dale Good • Cody, WY Tim Haberberger • Alpine, WY Randy Haecker • Franktown, CO Ted Hale • Afton, WY Arlene/Bob Hanson • Wapiti, WY Randy Hopp • Newberg, OR Bill Isaacs • Everglades, FL Dean Johnson • Cody, WY

Vernon Kiefer • Jackson, MO Eugene Linn • Wilson, WY Dean Metzger • Sparks, NV Scott Millward • Jackson, WY Ed Moriarity • Jackson, WY Stanley Pennoyer • Thermopolis, WY Charlie Peterson • Jackson, WY Everett Peterson • Afton, WY Wayne Platt • Encampment, WY Gap Pucci • Jackson, WY Don Randle • Cheyenne, WY

Dru Roberts • Daniel, WY Don Schmalz • Cody, WY Marion Scott • Gillette, WY Steve Sheaffer • Yoder, WY Courtney Skinner • Pinedale, WY Monte Skinner • Pinedale, WY Press Stephens • Cody, WY Hank Snow • Pinedale, WY Glenn Taylor • Jackson, WY Harold Turner • Moose, WY John R. Winter • Thermopolis, WY

WYOMING OUTFITTERS & GUIDES ASSOCIATION

Mike Aberle

2019 WYOGA VOTING GUIDE MEMBERS

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters

Jessie Allen

Lander, WY • Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch

Erik Back Laporte, IN

Ryan Banigan

Pinedale, WY • Bald Mountain Outfitters

Jim Barton

Richard Fink

Wesley Livingston

Cougar Sanchez

Dan Fox

Dave Mcknight

Deb Schell

Evansville, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides Prudenvile, MI • Wycon Safari, Inc.

Randy George

Riverton, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Jordan Glause

Glenrock, WY • Heart Spear Outfitters, LLC

Cody, WY • Livingston Outfitting, Inc. Sedalia, CO • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Connor Metz

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters

Kenny Morga

Waynesboro, PA • Star Valley Outfitters, LLC

Tilman Schneider

Buffalo, WY • Little Bighorn Outfitters

Daniel G. Schrems

Susan Moyes

David Cardinal

Hulett, WY • (2016 Guide of the Year) East Fork Outfitters

Bill Nation, Jr.

Dennis Cease

Pavillion, WY • Swift Creek Outfitters

Laramie, WY • Timberline Outfitters

Bruce Boli

Meeteetse, WY • Wood River Ranch

Christopher “Joe” Gray

Casper, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Colter Hansen

Laramie, WY • (2010 Guide of the Year) Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Cole Hill

Powell, WY • (2012 Guide of the Year) Wyoming Wilderness Outfitters

Pavillion, WY • Swift Creek Outfitters

T.J. Clark

Keith Covington

Orem, UT • (2005 Guide of the Year) Two Ocean Pass Outfitting

David Dandridge

Alpine, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Ken Decker

Sheridan, WY • (2007 Guide of the Year) SNS Outfitters & Guides

Donnie Fauth

Red Lion, PA • Seven J Outfitters

Bar Nunn, WY • (2014 Guide of the Year) (Wyoga Guide Representative) Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Brandon Gray

Saratoga, WY • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Meeteetse, WY • Wood River Ranch

Dusty Schell

Sundance, WY • (2019 Guide of the Year) Seven J Outfitters

John Mort

Brodie Bennett

Glenrock, WY • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Kelly Glause

Evansville, WY • Cole Creek Outfitters

Casper, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Douglas, WY • Wagonhound Outfitters

Jackson, WY • Swift Creek Outfitters

Heith Hill

Dillon James

Pinedale, WY • Bald Mountain Outfitters

Jennifer (Jen) Jenkins

Sheridan, WY • Great Plains Outfitters, LLC

Bruce Kopperud

Casper, WY • East Fork Outfitters

Troy Laird

Laramie, WY • (2018 Guide of the Year) Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC

Eugene Linn

Wilson, WY • (2016 Honorary Lifetime Member) Darwin Ranch

Rawlins, WY

Nicholas P. Oceanak Mike O’leary

Clint Schneider

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters Saginaw, MI • (2011 Guide of the Year) Allen’s Diamond 4 Wilderness Ranch

Steve Sheaffer

Yoder, WY • (2012 Honorary Lifetime Member) Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC

San Diego, CA • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Doug Shedd

Albany, OR • Rim Ranch Outfitting

John G. Shwartz

Oshoto, WY • P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC

Elise Sims

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters

Cameron Siplon

Thermopolis, WY • Wyoming Wilderness Outfitters

Tylan Stutzman

Pinedale, WY • (2006 Guide of the Year) Bald Mountain Outfitters, Inc.

Benny Tillerson

Pinedale, WY • (2001 Guide of the Year) Bald Mountain Outfitters, Inc.

Gillette, WY • P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC

Tom Ordeman

Casper, WY • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Randall Otwell

Wapiti, WY • Boulder Basin Outfitters, Inc.

Jonathan Peachey

Mcfadden, WY • Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC

Mark Phipps

Casper, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Nycole Pollard

Sundance, WY • Trophy Ridge Outfitters, LLC

Travis Pollard

Prattville, AL • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Mick Wolf

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WYOGA AGENCY PERSONNEL AWARD RECIPIENTS

2008 Brian Nesvik

South Pinedale Game Warden

Patti Schwind

Outfitter and Guide Permit Administrator

2011 Amanda McKee

Administrator, Wyoming State Board of Outfitters & Professional Guides

Kevin Hurley

Wildlife Biologist Jackson Region

WGFD Statewide Bighorn Sheep Program Coordinator

2009 Gary Fralick

2012 Tim Fuchs

2010 Mark Bruscino

Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor

Doug Brimeyer

Wildlife Biologist and Survey Coordinator

Bear Management Program Supervisor

Daryl Lutz

Casper Region Biologist Supervisor

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Jacque Buchanan 2013 Scott Edberg

Assistant Chief, Wildlife Division

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2014 Bill Long

2018 Biff Burton

2015 Cindy Stein

2019 Matt Mead

Program Director, Wyoming Wetland Society

South Zone Recreation Program Manager BridgerTeton National Forest

Game Warden, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Wyoming Governor, 2011 to 2019

2016 Jean Cole

Chief Fiscal Division, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

2017 Scott Talbott

Director, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

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MEMBERSHIP dIRECToRY Jessie, Jim and Mary Allen (BG006)

Cole & Elaine Benton (BG068) (MT #7296)

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 WILDERNESS RANCH

P.O. Box 243, Lander, WY 82520 307.332.2995 • diamond4@wyoming.com www.diamond4ranch.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15 Remotely located in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, Jessie, Jim and Mary Allen’s Diamond Four Wilderness Ranch offers classic horse pack trips, fishing for golden cutthroat and gold bow trout, hunting and Dude Ranch vacations on 100,000 wilderness acres. Guided wilderness trophy elk, moose, bighorn hunts and private ranch hunts for mule deer and antelope since 1973. High success rates.

Seth Ballard (BG047)

ELK FORK OUTFITTERS

17 Paintbrush Drive, Cody, WY 82414 307.690.0566 Seth@elkforkoutfitters.net www.elkforkoutfitters.net SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 49 Offering high-quality, guided horseback hunts in our clean and comfortable wall tent camp in the Washakie Wilderness for elk, bighorn sheep, and wolves. Lodge hunts for deer and antelope. Or join us on a summer pack trip for riding and fishing in the back country.

Bob Barlow (BG279)

BARLOW OUTFITTING MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

P.O. Box 33, Story, WY 82842 Bob: 307.413.0726 barlowoutfitting@gmail.com www.barlowoutfitting.com

Huge hunting area in the Jedediah Smith wilderness, Gros Ventre wilderness, Hoback Snake River mountain ranges. Elk, mountain goat, bear, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope and sheep. Also including drop camps in the Bighorn mountains. Experienced staff. Excellent mountain horses, mules and tack. Wyoming native licensed outfitter since 1984.

Joel & Krystal Baum (BG238)

RAND CREEK OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 70, Wapiti, WY 82450 • 307.587.3200 travel@randcreekranch.com • www.randcreekoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21 Rand Creek Outfitters, LLC is a family owned and run business specializing in high quality lodge hunts for elk, deer, sheep, goat, antelope and moose. We also offer summer pack trips, horse rides and fishing trips in and around Yellowstone. Located between Cody, Wy and the East Gate of Yellowstone.

Edward J. Beattie (BG043)

FIVE STAR EXPEDITIONS, INC. P.O. Box 946, Chappell, NE 69129 308.874.3488 • Cell: 308.874.4510 ed.beattie@hotmail.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 51

Private land trophy hunts for elk, mule deer, antelope and mountain lion. Success rates near 100% for all hunts. Great camps, highly experienced guides, state of the art equipment and professionally trained chefs. We use four-wheel drives and do some light hiking for hunting, using horses and ATV’s for game retrieval. We also outfit & guide fly fishing float trips on the Upper North Platte River in the Saratoga area and the Grey Reef area near Casper.

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1921 Passaic Rd., Clearmont, WY 82835 307.736.2277 • grizout@vcn.com www.grizzlyoutfitters.net We specialize in trophy Elk, Deer, and Antelope hunts on private land. All hunts are fully guided. Excellent accommodations. Handicapped hunters and ladies welcome. We hunt Wyoming.

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ABSAROKA RANCH

P.O. Box 929, Dubois, WY 82513 • 307.455.2275 • Fax: same absaroka@wyoming.com • www.absarokaranch.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 47 Offering ranch-based and wilderness camp elk and deer hunting into abundant wildlife and virtually hunter-free area of Northwest Wyoming. Very high success rate. September bow hunts. October rifle hunts. November Cow Elk rifle hunts. References available. Elk areas: General for area 67. Deer areas: General for area 128 and limited quota for November.

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If you are looking for a quality Elk, Deer, Antelope, or Bighorn Sheep hunt in central Wyoming, look no further. BHL focuses on quality with the customer and herd conservation in mind. We take a limited number of hunters in each unit per year to ensure EVERYONE walks away with an experience and hunt of a lifetime. Operating in zero and high point units, we can help out every type of hunter. Come hunt with us and get a true Wyoming hunting experience.

Dustin & Laura Child (BG114)

TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 1306, Afton, WY 83110 307.270.7014 • dlchild@wyoming.com www.trophymountainoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 60 Wilderness outfitter specializing in rifle and archery hunts for trophy elk, mule deer, sheep, moose, and mountain goat. Come hunt the high country of western Wyoming from our wilderness pack-in wall tent camps. Lodge hunts also available along with antelope and mountain lion. Very high success on all hunts.

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WYOMING WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS

1134 Road 14, Powell, WY 82435 Ranch: 307.754.4320 Cell: 307.272.6635 jake@wyomingwilderness.com www.wyomingwilderness.com Social Media: FB: www.facebook.com/wyomingwildernessoutfitters

Specializing in quality archery and rifle trophy elk and Big Horn sheep. Wilderness horseback hunts. Summer vacation trips to spectacular area’s of Wyoming’s wilderness and Yellowstone Park on numerous trails for all types of riding; friends and families, ladies, children or business clients. Family owned and operated since 1950. Working to please our guests.

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5671 Bittercreek Road, Afton, WY 83110 307.884.6356 mikeclark_hunt@yahoo.com www.wyomingoutfitters.net SEE MY AD ON PAGE 7

17985 US Hwy 14, Carlile, WY 82721 • 307.756.9776 Cell: 307.756.2194 • Fax: same • trophy@rtconnect.net www.trophyridgeoutfitters.com

We offer archery or rifle hunts for Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Black Bear, Whitetail Deer and Mountain Lion. Horseback rides, pack trips and fishing. Located on the Famous Greys River in western Wyoming. We offer the finest tent camp, meals, horses and experience in the business.

TROPHY RIDGE OUTFITTERS, LLC

Fully guided hunts in N.E. Wyoming. Excellent mule deer, antelope, whitetail, elk, Merriam turkey, buffalo, mountain lion, prairie dog and varmints. Meals, cabins and lodging. Reasonable rates. Family owned and operated. Taxidermy services also. Please inquire for brochure and references.

Dustin Decroo (BG156)

BIG HORN OUTFITTERS P.O. Box 1178, Buffalo, WY 82834 307.620.0390 dustin@bighornoutfitters.com rich@bighornoutfitters.com www.bighornoutfitters.com 

Galloway Clover (BG170)

WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC.

P.O. Box 3700, Jackson, WY 83001 • 307.733.5171 wildernesstrails@msn.com • www.wildernesstrailsinc.com Three generations of experience. Family owned and operated for over 60years. Prime wilderness camps in the Teton Wilderness area. Quality horseback hunts between Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks. Elk-70, 71 & 79, Deer-148 region E, Gray Wolf-6, Moose-14&15, Black Bear-22.

Mark & Valerie Condict (BG025)

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Big Horn Outfitters is a full-service hunting outfitter in the incredible Big Horn Mountains of northern Wyoming. We offer antelope, elk, mule deer, whitetail, moose, wild turkey, and prairie dog hunts. Your hunt includes private cabins, meals, and good company. Family friendly, easy to find, and located in historic Buffalo, WY.

GRAND SLAM OUTFITTERS, INC.

Scott & Angie Denny (BG029)

TABLE MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 767, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5035 • Fax: 307.326.5322 vcondict@yahoo.com • www.grandslamoutfitters.com Specializing in trophy hunts for deer, antelope, elk and mountain lion. Family owned and operated on private lands and wilderness in Medicine Bow National Forest. Outfitter since 1978.

Wynn Condict (BG026)

WYCON SAFARI, INC.

P.O. Box 1126, Saratoga, WY 82331 Cell: 307.710.7578 or 970.456.7580 wynn@wyconsafariinc.com www.wyconsafariinc.com Guiding big game hunts in Southern and Western Wyoming since 1972. AND private ranch hunts for mule deer and elk over alfalfa fields and water tanks south of the Wyoming border. Hunt every year with over the counter- no draw tags. November-December Rutt hunts for mule deer. Archery elk, Sept. 2-30. 1st rifle elk Oct. 10-14. 2nd rifle elk Oct. 21 27. Muzzleloader elk and deer Sept. 12-20. 3rd rifle November 7-13. 4th rifle November 18-22. 4th rifle $661 for over the counter elk tags. Wyoming #026 & CO #2229.

P.O. Box 2714, Cheyenne, WY 82003 Office: 307.632.6352 TMOHunts@gmail.com www.TableMountainOutfitters.com www.HuntingWyoming.com www.THELIFEatTableMountain.com • www.THELIFEtv.net Social Media:: Television-Sportsman Channel-“THE LIFE”, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 31 *Professionally Licensed *Full-time *Family owned and operated *High Success for many years *Hunting Multiple States to provide many different opportunities (Wyoming). Join us on your next hunting adventure, whether it’s for Antelope, Mule Deer, Whitetail, Elk, Bear or Mountain Lion and come live “THE LIFE” with us! Want to learn more about us? Watch “THE LIFE “ on the Sportsman channel 1st & 2nd QT or catch past episodes on www.MOTVcom.

Terry Dolan (BG125)

CONSTANT QUEST OUTFITTERS, LLC

61 Ridge St., Eastchester, NY 10709 Nick Trizano: 914.557.5754 ntrizano@constantquest.com www.cqoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 63

Ross Copeland (BG086)

C K HUNTING & FISHING CAMP

P.O. Box 129, Big Piney, WY 83113 • 307.260.6415 ckhunting@hotmail.com • www.ckhunting.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 50 2nd generation outfitter, 30 years guiding experience. High success on antelope, deer, elk & moose. CK Hunting camp is on a 6,000 acre ranch, borders Bridger-Teton National Forest, log cabin accommodations, hunting out front door.

Casey Cunningham (BG062)

OUTWEST OUTFITTERS, LLC

51 Beatty Spur Lane, Sheridan, WY 82801 • 307.750.2799 outwesthunts@yahoo.com • outwest-outfitters.com

Jim Dahl (BG079) Joshua Cozzens. Co-Owner and Guide

Specializing in remote wilderness guided horseback elk hunts with excellent opportunity and harvest! Our camp offers great access to some of the finest sheep habitat in Wyoming as well. We also offer summer pack trips customized for fishing, photography, or just simply getting away from it all.

Carter Downing (BG011)

WILD MAN ADVENTURES

P.O. Box 1332, Thayne, WY 83127 • 435.757.2054 carterwma@gmail.com • www.wildmanadventures.com Wild Man Adventures, Inc. provides an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. We offer fully guided big game hunts. Specializing in both rifle and archery. Hunting accommodations range from cabins to wall tents. Pack trips are also available during the summer months.

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GREYS RIVER OUTFITTERS

MUDDY DRAW OUTDOORS, LLC 2390 N. 15th Street, Laramie, WY 82072 307.760.0951 • 307.320.5328 muddydrawoutdoors@gmail.com www.muddydraw.com

We offer elk hunts in trophy area 7 and antelope hunts in area 42. We operate on a private ranch in the Laramie Mountain Range. Our specialty is archery elk. Our fully guided hunts offer the opportunity to hunt trophy bull elk and antelope in an unbelievably beautiful setting.

1-855-688-7269

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Taylor & Hilary Engum (BG106)

EAST FORK OUTFITTERS

305 Missouri Valley Road, Shoshoni, WY 82649 307.399.8141 taylor.engum@gmail.com • www.Eastforkoutfitters.net SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19

East Fork Outfitters offers trophy hunting experiences in the rugged Washakie and Cloud Peak Wilderness Areas of the Shoshone and Bighorn National Forests. We are licensed for Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Moose, Wolf and Grizzly Bear.

Jason Faigl (BG004)

RED DESERT OUTFITTERS

234 Flagstone Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 • 307.254.1877 Faiglrock@yahoo.com • www.reddesertoutfitters.com Red Desert Outfitters offers only first class trophy hunts. We are proud to offer antelope, mule deer, elk, moose and black bear hunting in Wyoming. We are life time residents of Wyoming and have outfitted and personally hunted our areas in Wyoming for over 25 years.

Patrick Fiedor (BG007) Marion & Mary Scott

P CROSS BAR TROPHY HUNTS, LLC

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 46

8586 N. Hwy 14-16, Gillette, WY 82716 307.682.3994 • 307-660-3519 Fax: 307.682.3684 pcrossbar@vcn.com fiedor1@hughes.net www.huntinfo.com/pcrossbar

David & Paula Flitner (BG320)

THE HIDEOUT LODGE & GUEST RANCH

P.O. Box 206, Shell, WY 82441 800.354.8637 • Fax: 307.765.2681 info@thehideout.com • www.theHideout.com Specializing in guided Trophy Deer and Elk Hunts on predominately private land. Antelope and Deer Combos recommended. Mt. Lion and Black Bear plentiful. High quality, low volume hunts with premier accommodations. Ideal for the discerning hunter. Call for references. Limited Slots.

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Sy Gilliland (BG001)

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SNS OUTFITTER & GUIDES

P.O. Box 2827, Casper, WY 82602 307.266.4229 • Fax: 307.473.1701 sns@huntwyo.com • www.huntwyo.com SEE MY ADS ON PAGES 16 & 17

Wyoming’s largest hunting operation in business since 1977. Offering top notch hunting on over 750,000 acres of leased private property in Wyoming. Hunt the famous Greys River area from two hunting camps. Don’t take a chance, book with SNS and enjoy Wyoming’s finest outdoor hunting experience. S

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Limited number quality private ranch 4-wheel drive trophy hunts for Mule Deer, Pronghorn, American Bison. Over 60 years’ experience providing individual, party, family, youth, elderly and handicap hunts. Located in historic Powder River Basin of N.E. Wyoming. Modern ranch accommodations and experienced guides. Good success in Wyoming license draw.

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Kody and Jordan Glause (BG023)

HEART SPEAR OUTFITTERS, LLC

P.O. Box 1861, Glenrock, WY 82637 307.247.3322 • kodyglause@yahoo.com www.heartspear.com Offering quality archery & rifle hunts on private land with high success. Specializing in Mtn. lion hunts. Also offering antelope, mule deer, whitetails, elk, color phase bear, Merriam turkey & prairie dogs. Inquire about combination hunts. We look forward to hunting with you!

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Ron Good (BG149)

SHEEP MESA OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 1734, Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.4305 www.sheepmesaoutfitters.com

Duaine Hagen (BG003)

FIDDLE BACK RANCH, LLC

372 Road 4EU, Meeteetse, WY 82433 • 307.868.2140 sheilahagen307@gmail.com • www.fiddlebackranch.net Guided trophy hunts from secluded, scenic ranch in the heart of the Greybull River Drainage Range. Hunt trophy elk and deer from large contiguous private lands. Horseback or 4-wheel drive.

Rusty Hall (BG157)

OFFGRID OUTDOORS

P.O. Box 12069, Ogden, Utah 84412 801-389-5444 rusty@offgridoutdoors.com www.offgridoutdoors.com Social Media: Facebook, Instagram SEE MY AD ON PAGE 77 Full-time outfitter, involved in the hunting industry since 1993. Offering trophy hunts for the following species: cougar, elk, shira’s moose, mule deer, whitetail, pronghorn antelope and spring turkey. Archery or rifle hunts, fully guided, hunting private land along with Forest Service and BLM. We hunt many limited quota areas and areas that do not require preference points to draw.

Garrett Henry (BG152)

88 RANCH OUTFITTERS, LLC

1937 Ross Road, Douglas, WY 82633 • 307.358.5941 Fax: 307.333.0075 • henryranch@wyoming.com www.88ranchoutfitters.com 88 Ranch Outfitters is a family owned business located on our ranch in the middle of the Powder River Basin in central Wyoming. We offer quality rifle antelope and deer hunting and specialize in archery antelope hunting. We have a modern hunting lodge that is both clean and comfortable and serve homemade meals.

B.J. & Vicki Hill (BG077)

SWIFT CREEK OUTFITTERS & TETON HORSEBACK ADVENTURES

180 W. Powerline Rd., Pavillion, WY 82523 Home: 307.856.1226 • Cell: 307.730.8829 • 307.730.8830 scohill@tcinc.net • www.horsebackadv.com SEE OUR ADS ON PAGES 64 & 65 We are located North of Jackson Hole and our elk hunting headquarters boarder Grand Teton National Park. We hunt the west side of the Teton Wilderness, John D Rockefeller Parkway and have 4 elk camps in the Gros Ventre. We are elk specialists all hunts are done on horseback. Great elk country, excellent guides, horses, food and lots of hard work equals high success ratio on trophy bull elk.

Al & Joyce Houston (BG246)

PATHFINDER HUNTING & FISHING CONSULTANTS, INC.

4110 Bikini Street, San Antonio, TX 78218 210.380.8850 • Fax: 210.654.0543 • pathfinderhunting@yahoo.com Private ranch hunts for elk, mule deer and antelope. We hunt the Horse Creek area northwest of Cheyenne. Very limited numbers of hunters. But very successful on trophy quality.

Dirk Jenkins (BG143)

GREAT PLAINS OUTFITTERS, LLC P.O. Box 7331, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801 307.890.6121 • dirk@gpohunts.com www.gpohunts.com

GPO is a full time outfitting company. We offer hunts throughout the State of Wyoming on private and public ground. We have over 30 years’ experience in the outfitting industry. We give 110% to make your hunt everything you dreamed of. Give us a call today to book your hunt of a lifetime.

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Tedd Jenkins (BG153)

Lee Livingston (BG020)

JENKINS HUNTING CAMP

LIVINGSTON OUTFITTING, INC.

Box 143, Freedom, WY 83120 307.880.1034 • info@jenkinshunt.com www.jenkinshunt.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 46

Jenkins Hunting Camp is a second generation outfitter offering horseback hunts since 1970. We have a tent camp with all the comforts of home. We specialize in trophy Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Moose and Bear. We are a family operated business with experienced guides and great food. We hunt Mule Deer in Regions G and H; General for Elk; Antelope in Areas 88 & 89; Moose in Areas 23, 24 & 10. We give 110% to ensure everyone has a trip of a lifetime!

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2311 Lane Nine, Powell, WY 82435 307.899.3057 • livingston@tctwest.net www.livingston-hunts.com

We operate from two wilderness horseback camps in Elk areas 55 & 59. Low hunter numbers in each camp help produce a high success rate. Professional staff along with gentle horses and well maintained equipment insure a quality hunt. Trophy bull elk our specialty. Summer, fishing and back-country horseback trips available.

Carlton Loewer (BG098)

Jerry Kennedy (BG108)

DODGE CREEK RANCH

11 Dodge Creek Ranch Road Rock River, WY 82058 307.322.2345 • Fax: 307.322.5984 jkennedy@wyoming.com www.DodgeCreekRanch.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 42 Completely outfitted, personalized hunts. Our privately owned ranch provides miles of excellent hunting. Located in the Laramie Range of Rocky Mountains and Laramie Plains. Excellent game habitat. Archery/rifle hunts. Ranch lodging or semi-wilderness cabin, home-cooked meals. Travel in 4x4’s to hunt area/stalk game you want. Excellent success rate.

C 4 OUTFITTERS

12420 S US Hwy 191, Jackson WY 83001 307.413.6446 • carlton@blackpowderranch.net www.blackpowderranch.net SEE MY AD ON PAGE 63

Truck hunts for elk, deer and antelope on private land. We take very limited number of hunters so booking early is imperative. Perfect hunt for the disabled or elderly hunter not wanting horses. Comfortable cabins and lodge hunts.

Carlton Loewer (BG098)

CAMP CREEK OUTFITTERS

12420 S US Hwy 191, Jackson WY 83001 • 307.413.6446 carlton@blackpowderranch.net • www.blackpowderranch.net SEE MY AD ON PAGE 63

5K OUTFITTERS

PO Box 678, Thayne, WY 83127 • 307.880.0501 trevor_kunz@hotmail.com • www.5koutfitters.com SEE MY ADS ON PAGES 20, 42 & 49

Specializing in horseback hunting with rifle or bow. All big game and trophy game in Wyoming. Hunting in Bridger Teton National Forest. Private land hunts available.

Pack in camp and day use in Western Wyoming. Trophy mule deer region G, General elk, 91 type 1, late cow hunts, spring Bear, moose areas 23 and 26. Honest and hardworking.

Lynn Madsen (BG085)

Bruce R. Lindsey (BG024)

P.O. Box 1149, Afton, WY 83110 307.654.1227 • 1.800.447.4711 • Fax: 307.886.5284 SEE MY AD ON PAGE 40

BEST OF THE WEST OUTFITTERS, LLC

366 East Green River Rd., Pinedale, WY 82941 • 307.221.4752 bruce@bestofthewestoutfitters.com • www.bestofthewestoutfitters.com SEE MY ADS ON PAGES 27 & 58 Best of the West owns and/or operates four camps within the Bridger-Teton National Forest, three are located on the Wyoming Range managed by the Greys River and the Big Piney Ranger Districts. The lower drive-in camp is on South Piney Creek at the trail-head, with the upper pack-in camp located at the head of the East Fork of the Greys River, both are inside the renowned trophy mule deer region G and H, general elk areas 90 & 94, moose area 24 and bighorn sheep area 24 just West of Big Piney, Wyoming. Our third camp is located within the Teton Wilderness on Cub Creek, managed by the Black Rock Ranger District, within elk area 70, bighorn sheep area 4 and operated from the Brooks Lake Lodge. These camps offer hunting opportunities for trophy mule deer, elk, antelope, bear, wolf, moose and sheep. Also offering summer activities such as progressive pack-trips, fly-fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, trail-riding or our long-range shooting school. The fourth camp is located on the edge of Lake Alice, which is one of the most beautiful and majestic, largest naturally formed mountain lakes in Wyoming. This is a pack-in summer camp set within “The Wyoming’s”, and provides fly-fishing opportunities for Bonneville Cutthroat trout and a ready environment for trailriding, hiking, or simply relaxing at camp around the fire, as well a realistic hunting setting for our long-range shooting school. All trips are professionally guided and staffed, complete with classic Dutch oven meals, comfortable wall tent camps, well-maintained equipment and gentle livestock. Also available are summer fly-fishing trips to pursue the Cutt-Slam in classic Wyoming style, progressive pack-trips, backpack trips and/or eco-trips horseback into the Forest and Wilderness areas of Wyoming for wildlife viewing.

Racheal Lineberger (BG208)

BUTTE CREEK OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 2166, Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.6016 • 307.899.7040 buttecreekoutfitters@gmail.com • www.buttecreekoutfitters.net We offer pack-in wilderness hunts for Elk, Deer, Sheep and Black Bear. Antelope and Deer hunts available from lodge. Limited numbers of hunters makes for very high success rates. Professional guides, gentle horses and a comfortable camp await clients. Summer pack-in trips with excellent fly fishing and photography opportunities available.

307-266-4733

YELLOWSTONE OUTFITTER HUNTING & FISHING CAMPS & WAGONS WEST Hunt Trophy Elk and Sheep at Hawks Rest in the Teton Wilderness. Remote Camp. Hunt Elk during the bugle season. This is also a major migration route for Elk. Summer fishing, trophy cut throats on Yellowstone/Thorofare Rivers and Atlantic Creek. Orvis Endorsed.

Patrick & Jill Maier (BG224)

GREEN RIVER & BRIDGER-TETON OUTFITTERS, LLC

138-2 Forty Rod Road Pinedale, WY 82941 307.733.1044 • adventures@grbto.com • www.grbto.com

Top quality service in exceptional hunting areas, we specialize in archery elk and trophy mule deer. Hunt from our unique base camp in the National Forest with two historic cabins, where you stay in fully equipped teepees or wall tents. We also utilize another contiguous base camp and a backcountry spike camp that enables us to be where the best hunting is. We do antelope hunts on private and BLM lands, and hunt moose & bear, as well. Our other activities include backcountry trail rides, base camp horseback trips and pack trips; fly fishing by drift boat or in high country lakes and streams by horseback or ATV; and snowmobiling in remote areas in winter and early spring, suitable for all abilities. Experienced, professional guides, quality horses & well-maintained equipment facilitate a true wild Wyoming experience when you adventure with GRBTO.

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Trevor Kunz (BG042)

Erick Mares (BG141)

HIGH PINE OUTFITTERS

390 Boxelder Road, Glenrock, WY 82637 307.358.3497 • highpineoutfitters@gmail.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 74 We specialize in trophy Elk in area-7, Deer in areas-65,14, Antelope in areas23,29,30, 113 and Lion in area-6. We also offer turkey and bear hunts. These are all good quality hunts on private property. Come and enjoy a hunt out west with your friends at High Pine Outfitters.

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Rob Marosok (BG326)

WYOMING WILDLIFE OUTFITTERS

2698 West Loucks, Sheridan, WY 82801 • 307.673.0172 rmarosok@wyoming.com • www.wyomingwildlifeoutfitters.com

Quality private land hunts for mule deer, whitetail and antelope. Rifle and archery hunts. Lodging at Best Western in Sheridan. Discounts for group hunts. We can accommodate disabled hunters.

Kevin Marshall (BG249) Chance Marshall, Manager

EXTREME OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 7451, Jackson, WY 83002 • 307.690.7282 • Fax: 307.739.0709 Chance@ExtremeOutfittersUSA.com • www.extremeoutfittersusa.com Social Media: Facebook, Instagram (search Extreme Outfitters Wyo) “Extreme Outfitters is a family-owned business led by Kevin Marshall and his oldest son Chance Marshall. Our family has a passion for huge antlers/horns and we constantly aim to kill giants! Our hunts take place in Wyoming’s prime areas for trophy animals, on both public and private lands. Our experience and versatility allows us specialize in making the most of your preference points (few or many), while providing an unforgettable experience. Your success is our highest priority. When you hunt with us, you are part of the family!”

Dax McCarty (BG063)

WAGONHOUND OUTFITTERS

river literally divides and forms Atlantic and Pacific creek. Amazing fishing during the Cutthroat migration from Yellowstone lake to the headwaters of the Yellowstone river. We offer hunting for Elk, Deer, Moose, Black Bear, Bighorn Sheep and Wolf. Outfitter and Host, Jim Moulton is a 3rd generation Jackson Wyoming Native with over 30 years-experience Guiding and Outfitting. He takes pride in providing good stock, equipment, food, and knowledgeable guides.

Jim Moulton (BG305)

HEART 6 RANCH

P.O. Box 70, Moran, WY 83013 • 307.264.9025 jim.moulton@heartsix.com • www.Heartsix.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 80 Two Ocean Pass is and iconic location in the Bridger Teton National forest. It is the area that President Roosevelt once hunted. The pass that the river literally divides and forms Atlantic and Pacific creek. Amazing fishing during the Cutthroat migration from Yellowstone lake to the headwaters of the Yellowstone river. We offer hunting for Elk, Deer, Moose, Black Bear, Bighorn Sheep and Wolf. Outfitter and Host, Jim Moulton is a 3rd generation Jackson Wyoming Native with over 30 years-experience Guiding and Outfitting. He takes pride in providing good stock, equipment, food, and knowledgeable guides.

David Nelson (BG095)

NELSON OUTFITTERS

1470 Esterbrook Rd. Douglas, WY 82633 307.358.9828 • Fax: 307.358-8481 dmccarty@wagonhound.com www.wagonhound.com SEE MY ADS ON PAGE 28 & 29

900 Big Goose Road, Sheridan, WY 82801 307.751.2262 nelsonoutfitters@gmail.com www.huntwyoming.com

Wagonhound Outfitters is comprised of over 250,000 private acres in Elk area 7. Located S. of Douglas, Wyoming where we take a limited number of clients. We pride ourselves on making the best use of precious elk points with a high success rate on quality elk, mule and whitetail deer, and antelope. We also offer waterfowl, turkey, and spring bear hunting. All hunts are fully guided, including meals and top notch lodging.

Celebrating over 30 years of successful outfitting. We offer fully guided, archery and rifle hunts for Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Antelope and archery only Spring Turkey. We have over 100,000 acres of private leased ground along the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. Licensed in WY.

Zane Meeks (BG177)

Jon C. Nicolaysen (BG184)

P.O. Box 75, Bondurant, WY 82922 • 307.690.0536 info@meeksbrothersoutfitting.com • www.meeksbbothersoutfitting.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 46

P.O. Box 797 Evansville, WY 82636 • 307.234.8940 • kglause@vcn.com

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Meeks Brothers Outfitting is a family-owned and operated business. Zane is a 5th generation Jackson native. We offer hunts for elk, deer, moose, big horn sheep, mountain lion, mountain goat, bison, bear & wolf. Specialize in big game hunting! Look no further, book with us today & experience a hunt of a lifetime.

Clay A. Miller (BG117)

PARADISE GUEST RANCH

P.O. Box 790, Buffalo, WY 82834 • 307.684.7876 • Fax: 720.862.2126 fun@paradiseranch.com • www.paradiseranch.com Archery season elk hunts with all the amenities of an upscale guest ranch. East slope of the Bighorns, including Cloud Peak Wilderness.

Robert Model (BG223)

ROBERT MODEL OUTFITTER, LLC

69 Rattlesnake Creek Road, Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.3620 Fax: 307.587.3995 • mcrest@mooncrest.com • www.mooncrest.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 62

We are the only permitted hunting camp in the Trout Creek Drainage of Elk Hunt Area 53. We also serve Deer Area 111 and Sheep Area 2. Guided horseback hunts from lodge and/or hunt camp. Have been a licensed outfitter for over 40 years.

David E. Moore (BG064)

SPEARHEAD RANCH

3493 Ross Road, Douglas, WY 82633 • 307.358.3607 david@spearheadranch.com • www.spearheadranch.com David and Keith Moore-Archery and rifle hunts for antelope, mule deer & elk on our 58,000 acre ranch. Also offer on your own hunts for antelope with lodging. Family owned & operated since 1976. Antelope 26, Deer 22, Elk 122.

Jim Moulton (BG305)

TWO OCEAN PASS OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 70, Moran, WY 83013 • 307.543.2477 or 307.264.9025 jim.moulton@heartsix.com • www.twooceanpass.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 81

Two Ocean Pass is and iconic location in the Bridger Teton National forest. It is the area that President Roosevelt once hunted. The pass that the

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COLE CREEK OUTFITTERS

Cole Creek Outfitters offers quality archery hunts for antelope, mule deer, and elk. Rifle hunts for antelope, mule deer, and elk. Located near Casper and Glenrock, Wyoming.

NOLS ROCKY MOUNTAIN (NHO)

502 Lincoln Street, Lander, WY 82520 800.710.6657 • rminforequest@nols.edu www.nols.edu

Lander, Wyoming, a gateway to the Wind River Range, is home to the NOLS international headquarters and largest branch. NOLS Rocky Mountain is one of nine bases around the world through which students of all ages develop leadership and outdoor skills such as backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, kayaking, horse packing, and more! Located at 502 Lincoln Street in Lander, the Rocky Mountain branch sells a full range of camping supplies to the public, including boots, backpacks, and bulk rations. NOLS offers $1.7 million annually in scholarships, and many universities accept college credit for NOLS courses.

J.T. Nunn (BG293)

BAR-NUNN HUNTING

253 Sodergreen Road, Laramie, WY 82070 • 307.721.7666 jtnunn@wyoming.com • www.bar-nunn.com Specializing in private land hunts for trophy antelope, deer, elk and mountain lion. We tailor each hunt to meet your individual needs and expectations. Visit our website to learn more about our operation and see the quality of game our hunters have taken over the past several years.

Craig Oceanak (BG002)

TIMBERLINE OUTFITTERS

9602 West Milliron Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009 307.635.7288 • Timber4In@aol.com www.timberlinehunting.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 18 Big game hunting during archery and rifle seasons for elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, bear, and turkey. Combination hunts for mule deer and antelope is one of our specialties. Quality hunting at an affordable price! Call for details and a brochure or contact us anytime through our website.

www.outdoordream.org


715 N. 5th Street, Douglas, WY 82633 • 307.359.1848 joetoyoc@gmail.com • www.boxcreekoutfitters.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 5 At Box Creek Outfitters, we provide high-quality hunts, striving to create the best hunting experience possible in Antelope area 11, 26-1, 29-2 & Mule Deer Area 22. We offer full-guided archery or rifle antelope and rifle mule deer hunts on 45,000+ deeded acres in SE Wyoming. We include transportation to & from town to the hunting area. Water and lunches will be provided. Also, free shuttle services to and from the Casper airport are offered. See boxcreekoutfitter.com for more details.

James (Jimmy) Owens (BG281)

LOST CREEK OUTFITTERS, LLC

27 Jim Mountain Drive, Cody, WY 82414 307.259.7072 • 307.527.6251 lostcreekoutfitters307@gmail.com www.lostcreekoutfitters.com SEE OUR ADS ON PAGES 24 & 25 Top notch quality hunting operation based in Cody’s Yellowstone Country specializing in trophy sheep hunts in Areas 1,2,3,4,5. Trophy lion hunts, big mountain mulies and bulls. Seasoned, hard working guides. Equipment, horses and effort second to none. Awesome wilderness fishing and pack trips in summer. Call for information and brochures.

John A. Porter (BG254)

MORNING CREEK OUTFITTING

10 Creek Lane, Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.5343 • Cell: 307.899.5343 jport06@hotmail.com • www.wyominghunts.com Cody Wyoming based outfitter. Specializing in Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Elk and Mule Deer. All High country, Horseback Hunts for the Best Wilderness experience!

Joe Poteat (BG081)

SOUTH FORK OUTFITTERS, LLC P.O. Box 5007, Bozeman, MT 59717 poteatjoe@gmail.com • 406.220.1922

We specialize in premier elk hunting and unit 4 big horn sheep hunts on the South Fork of the Shoshone River just West of Cody, Wyoming. Three hour horseback ride to our clean professionally run camp with top notch cooks, guides, and facilities. For hunters with a general elk tag the rifle season runs from October 1st - 21st in unit 59. We offer early season rifle elk hunts from the first through mid. October. The middle to later part of October typically comes with snow followed by the main elk migration from Yellowstone Park. Our base camp location is also ideal for late season (Nov. 1st - 15th) trophy bull hunters with commissioner or governor’s tags who select for unit 59-1.

Darwin Powers (BG211)

POWDER HORN OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 395, Ranchester, WY 82839 • 307.655.9472 dap@wavecom.net • www.powderhorn-outfitters.com Private ranches scattered throughout Northern Wyoming provide excellent opportunities to take trophy big game animals.

Arnold Pennoyer (BG325)

Bo Raines (BG183)

3390 Owl Creek Road, Thermopolis, WY 82443 307.867.2412 • Fax: 307.867.2412 • pennoyeroutfitting@tctwest.net

P.O. Box 1901, Mills, WY 82644 • bo@wyomingprofessionalhunters.com 307.247.6226 • www.wyomingprofessionalhunters.com

PENNOYER OUTFITTING

Ranch based outfitter offering first class guided all inclusive hunts at reasonable prices. Cabin accommodations and home-cooked meals. Hunt by horseback or 4x4 trucks. Located 40 miles west of Thermopolis in the heart of the Owl Creek Mountains. Hunt areas: Antelope 83, Deer 119/120, Elk 63/64, Moose 9, Sheep 5.

WYOMING PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS, LTD

We specialize in quality hunting experiences on privately controlled lands and employ only the most knowledgeable and courteous guides. In addition to our internationally recognized rifle hunting opportunities, we also offer some of the most well organized and successful archery antelope hunts in the state. We offer prairie dog shoots during June and July.

Kirby & Melanie Peterson (BG#331)

Russ Roberts (BG347)

BIG COUNTRY OUTFITTERS, LLC

WESTERN GATEWAY OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 454, Daniel, WY 83115 • 307.859.8339 • Fax: 307.333.0096 wyoranch@wyoming.com • www.timberlinetrips.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 49 We offer it all!!! Trophy Big Game hunting and year round recreation Open year round for Summer Horseback riding and fishing, pack trips, and Winter Snowmobiling from our comfortable Timberline lodge. Ideally located adjacent to the Bridger Teton National Forest in deer area Region H, General Elk, area 88 Antelope, moose, Bear and Mountain Lion hunts. We offer hunts predator hunts for Coyotes and Wolves. Big Country Outfitters are exclusively permitted for Do-it-Yourself assigned camps, and cabin rentals.

P.O. Box 220, Hulett, WY 82720 605.639.1589 • wgowyoming@gmail.com www.westerngatewayoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 52 Full time outfitter since 2001. Private ranch hunts in northeast Wyoming. Antelope, Mule Deer, Whitetails, Merriams Turkeys and Elk. All hunts fully guided by local professional guides on strictly managed leases. Excellent success on mature trophy animals. Home cooked meals and comfortable lodges. Maximum of six hunters per hunt for a quality experience. Call for brochures and references.

Terry Pollard (BG071)

BALD MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS, INC.

P.O. Box 754, Pinedale, WY 82941 307.367.6539 • Fax: 307.367.6542 tpollard@wyoming.com www.baldmountainoutfitters.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 4 We offer quality Hunting and Fishing excursions into the Bridger Wilderness, Bridger Forest and surrounding areas depending on species & activities (see our web site). Our Hunting species include Elk (97), Deer (H), Moose (3,4,25), Pronghorn (87, 90), & Black Bear (19). We can offer three base camps plus a summer pack station near Elkhart Park. Our camp on Burnt Lake offers cabins on the Lake, which we utilize for summer activities as well as a trailhead to our two other hunting base camps at Blacks Lake and Horseshoe Lake. All weapons utilized. Horseback Wilderness hunting and private land hunting available. Our summer Pack Trips offer All Accommodation Pack Trips, Gear Spot Packs and Spot Packs into the Bridger Wilderness area. We are a family operation with over 40 years of experience in the area.

www.gunwerks.com

Phil Rutt (BG030)

TRIPLE THREE OUTFITTERS, LTD.

30 Kolb Road, Buffalo, WY 82834 307.684.2436 triplethreeoutfitters@aol.com • www.triplethreeoutfitters.com

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Jamie P. Olson (DA029)

BOX CREEK OUTFITTERS

Family run outfitting business outfitting for trophy elk, deer and antelope on private land and Bighorn National Forest. Summer family activities, ATV tours and prairie dog shoots. Outfitting is our only business! Give us a try.

Carl Sauerwein (BG164)

BOULDER BASIN OUTFITTERS, INC.

3348 Northfork Hwy., Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.3404 • 307.250.0076 spadebit@tctwest.net • www.boulderbasinoutfitters.com www.wyomingsummerpacktrips.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 47 A 3rd generation outfitter - Camp is located in the Shoshone National Forest. Offering fully guided hunts for all Wyoming’s big game, specializing in elk and sheep. For an unforgettable family experience, we offer fabulous pack trips with great mountain fishing and scenery in the Washakie and Bridger Teton Wilderness. ORVIS endorsed fly fishing expedition.

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Jim, Deb & Dusty Schell (BG207)

Todd & Bev Stevie (BG144)

ROUGH COUNTRY OUTFITTERS & GUIDES

P.O. Box 973, Glenrock, WY 82637 307.436.2304 • jimsrco@aol.com www.roughcountryoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 45 Providing quality trophy hunts on over 200,000 acres, exclusive private ranch leases! Personalized hunts for pronghorn, mule deer, whitetail deer. Specializing in awesome archery elk hunting. Limited quota elk areas 7. General permit elk areas 12, 15, 21 and 116. Spring hunts for black bear and Merriam turkeys. Consistent WYOGA Big Game Award winning outfit. True professionals serving the serious hunter since 1979. First class camps, meals, accommodations and guides. “For your immediate information, check out our comprehensive online brochure/website, extensive references upon request”!

THOMSON OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 908, Pinedale, WY 82941 307.367.6507 • todd@wyohunt.com www.wyohunt.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 43 Family owned and operated since 1936. We specialize in limited entry trophy bull elk hunts. Located at head of the Green River, we hunt elk, deer, antelope, moose, sheep, black bear and mountain lion. We also offer full service summer vacation packages. Over 75 years family owned and operated in the same camp. Call us and let us make your Wyoming outdoor experience the best it can be.

Todd & Bev Stevie (BG144)

WOLF LAKE OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 908, Pinedale, WY 82941 307.367.6507 • 307.360.8040 todd@wyohunt.com • www.wyohunt.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 43

Tyler Sims (BG349)

TYLER SIMS OUTFITTING, LLC

958 State Highway 13, McFadden, WY 82083 307.760.5596 • tyler@tylersims.com www.tylersims.com SEE MY ADS ON PAGES 12 & 13 Tyler Sims Outfitting offers quality rifle and archery hunts on private ranches in Southeastern Wyoming. We outfit for Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope and prairie dogs. We are based out of a 4000 sq. ft. Lodge with cabins, which is ideal for married couples. All hunts are done with use of four-wheeled vehicles on some of Wyoming’s best private ranches. We offer high success, experienced guides, great accommodations, and great food. We also have a long range shooting range for those people who enjoy increasing their marksmanship. Hunters can fish three private fishing ponds stocked with Rainbow, Brooke and Browns. Free brochures, booklets and references upon request.

Specializing in rifle bull elk hunts during the rut with a September 20th opening, also hunt mule deer, moose, sheep, antelope, black bear, mountain lion. Experienced guides with excellent success rates, comfortable camp and great cooks. We have both pack in and drive in camps to better suit the needs of our guests. Call us for your next hunting trip to Wyoming.

Bo Stocks (BG324)

SAVERY CREEK OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 159, Dixon, WY 82323 • 307.383.7117 • Fax: same sco@wyoming.com • www.saverycreekoutfitters.com Quality private land hunts for trophy Deer, Elk, Antelope, Lion & Bear. Fully guided with nice cabins, home cooked meals. Fishing, snowmobiling and recreational trips also available.

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Jeff & Deb Smith (BG158)

Michael Stough (BG263)

P.O. Box 569, Sundance, WY 82729 • 307.283.3443 sevenj@collinscom.net • www.sevenjoutfitters.com SEE OUR ADS ON PAGES 10 & 11

1261 Road 4DT, Meeteetse, WY 82433 • 307.868.9111 ranchmanager@woodriverranch.com • www.Woodriverranch.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 57

SEVEN J OUTFITTERS

Full time outfitter offering fully guided hunts for trophy elk, moose, mule deer, whitetail, black bear, mountain lion, spring turkey and antelope with both bow or rifle. Excellent success on trophy class animals leasing over 250,000 acres of private land along with large national forest permits. First rate professional guides hunting in well managed areas. Also offering summer pack trips and trail rides.

We offer elite guided trophy hunts in limited quota areas, as well as late season cow Elk hunts. With over 200,000 acres of private land, as well as two Wilderness Camps in the Shoshone, we can cater hunts to almost anyone. We take a limited amount of hunters each year to ensure the highest possible trophy quality and success rates. Come see for yourself what the best of the west looks like at Wood River Ranch!

Pat Souza and Jared Souza (BG116)

Dave Sturm (BG231)

94 Goodrich Road, Wheatland, WY 82201 Jared: 307.331.2647 • Pat: 307.331.2675 bowhunterwyo@yahoo.com www.turkeytrackoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 9

P.O. Box 714, Encampment, WY 82325 • Fax: 307.327.5998 307.327.6505 • dsturm@spuroutfitters.com • www.spuroutfitters.com

TURKEY TRACK OUTFITTERS

At Turkey Track, our hunts are geared towards providing our clients with a once in a lifetime experience, and we have a burning desire to make your outfitting dreams a reality. Our guides have a deep love for the sport of hunting, as well as the many journeys they’ve taken to achieve their own personal big game stories. We are firm believers that harvesting your animal is only part of the experience—so we guide in a way that allows our guests to truly experience the “pursuit” and not just the shot at the end of the day.

Dustin Stetter (BG191)

OUTFITTERS OF THE WYOMING WILDERNESS P.O. Box 695, Dubois, WY 82513 • 307.455.2725 dstetter@wyoming.com • www.outfitterswyoming.com

Second generation outfitter specializing in tailoring guiding hunting adventures for elk, sheep, moose, deer, and antelope. We are a family owned and operated business, with a remote base camp high in the Wind River Range, and offer all inclusive hunts and fishing trips from both our camp, and the town of Dubois.

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SPUR OUTFITTERS, LLC

“Trophy big game hunts conducted on 70,000 acres of private land in southcentral Wyoming. Beautiful lodge accommodations, very high success rates. Antelope, mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, moose, black bear, mountain lion, prairie dog shoots. Archery and rifle. Also available-trap, skeet, and sporting clay ranges, pistol range, long range rifle range, fly fishing lodge on the upper North Platte River with over 10 miles of private fishing waters.”

Matt Swartz (BG311)

MASSIVE BUCK OUTFITTERS

740 W 52nd Street • Casper WY 82601 • 307.333.3319 Matt@massivebuckoutfitters.com • www.Massivebuckoutfitters.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 61 Specialize in “trophy elk and antelope hunts”. We accommodate youth & handicapped clients also.

TJ Tavegie (BG212)

BEAR TRACK OUTFITTERS

8885 Highway 16 West, Buffalo, WY 82834 307.620.0346 tj@beartrak.com • www.beartrak.com Bear Track Outfitters offers fully guided hunts in north central Wyoming. Species include antelope, elk, mule deer, whitetail deer and prairie dogs. We offer archery hunts for antelope, elk, and mule deer. With roughly 250,000 acres of hunting leases, our clients have plenty of room to roam. Please inquire for information on our website or give us a call.

www.stoneglacier.com


Brian & Amy Taylor (BG270)

Robert R. Wiley (BG351)

GROS VENTRE WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS, INC.

Full service outfitter for Elk, Deer, Moose, Spring and Fall Bear hunting Bighorn Sheep and Bison. Summer pack trips & horseback rides. Late Fall Wolf Hunts.

Jon Toolson (BG134)

T LAZY T OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 7182, Jackson, WY 83002 • 307.690.2207 www.tlazytoutfitters.com • info@tlazytoutfitters.com T Lazy T Outfitters is a family operated business operating in the Jackson area for the past 40 years. Jon Toolson, owner/operator, is a fourth generation Jackson Native and fourth generation Jackson Hole Professional Outfitter. Taking a maximum of 30 hunters per season enables us to specialize each hunt. All hunting is done by horse or mule, in exception to antelope which is done by 4X4 pickup truck. Specializing in Big Horn sheep and combination hunts.

Robert Turner (BG052) Lucas Turner Co-Outfitter (BG135)

TRIANGLE X RANCH

2 Triangle X Ranch Road Moose, WY 83012 307.733.2183 theranch@trianglex.com • www.trianglex.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23

The Turner family has been in business for over 93 years. We offer hunting and packing in the Teton Wilderness. Specializing in hunting elk, mule deer and summer pack trips into northwest Wyoming. A dude ranch, float trips and winter accommodations all in Grand Teton National Park. We take pride in good stock, good equipment and knowledgeable personnel.

Myron & Karma Wakkuri (BG070) Mike & Carrie Wakkuri (BG162)

P.O. Box 3644, Alpine, WY 83128 307.654.0000 • Fax: same mail@nontypicaloutfitters.org www.nontypicaloutfitters.org SEE MY ADS ON PAGES 54 & 55

At Non-Typical Outfitters we offer an unmatched hunting opportunity. The amount of time spent before the season scouting for your trophy animal and preparing for your hunt is one of the things that separate us from the rest. We have a diversified hunting area with cabin accommodations as well as our forest camps. Here at Non-Typical Outfitters we have a focus on hunting one animal and taking that animal with one shot. We now offer a summer shooting class to help hunters obtain the skills for that one shot kill. This class is a practice of practical field positions for effectively killing big game with one shot and will give you the skills to make that one shot count, whatever the terrain, the animal, or the mountain throws at you.

Eric Wilhelm (BG168)

THE RANCH AT UCROSS

2673 US Hwy 14, Clearmont, WY 82835 • 307.737.2281 FAX: 307.737.2211 • ucross2@blairhotels.com • www.blairhotels.com Home of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. 4x4, 4-wheeler, and horseback hunts. Mule deer, antelope, black bear, spring & fall turkey. Prairie dog and predator hunts. Deluxe accommodations.

Tyler Willis (BG110)

TIMBER CANYON RANCH OUTFITTING, LLC

54 Paradise Valley Road Laramie, WY 82070 • 307.331.1785 tylerwillis@timbercanyonranchoutfitting.com www.timbercanyonranchoutfitting.com

Fully guided antelope, mule deer, and elk hunts on 15,000 private acres located in the South Laramie Range. Hunts conducted out of a bunk house with home cooked meals. No packing in on horses or long drives from camp.

Heath & Sarah Woltman (BG113)

BEAR BASIN ADVENTURES

ELK MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS, LLC/ WAPITI RIDGE RANCH

3056 W. Walnut, Wheatland, WY 82201 OR 396 Bluffview Rd, Wheatland, WY 82201 • 307.322.3223 307.322.3220 wakkuri@q.com • www.elkmountainoutfittersllc.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 82 The Wakkuri’s are Wyoming natives, full-time outfitters, providing quality outdoor experiences since 1970. We provide 4x4 and horseback hunting for Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Antelope, Big Horn Sheep, Moose & Turkey. Comfortable lodge or tent camps for rifle and archery hunting. Also offering trout fishing.

Kevin Watkins (BG012)

SPOTTED HORSE RANCH, INC. 12355 South Hwy 191 Jackson, WY 83001 800.528.2084 • Fax: 307.733.3712 info@spottedhorseranch.com www.spottedhorseranch.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 74

For over 55 years, the Spotted Horse Ranch has operated as a guest ranch and full service outfitter. We offer quality hunts out of two backcountry camps in the Hoback & Grayback Ridge area. High success for elk, deer and moose. Join us for a big game hunt or ranch vacation.

P.O. Box 1517, Fort Washakie, WY 82514 307.349.4630 • Cell: 307.840.3579 info@bearbasinadventures.com www.bearbasinadventures.com www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-BasinAdventures/361417014920

We offer first class, fair chase guided elk hunting in the Washakie Wilderness in Dubois. Our camp is a full service true western horseback hunt with small groups of hunters. Elk area: General for area 67. We also offer summer trips with great fishing and spectacular vistas.

Willard M. Woods (BG046)

CROSS C RANCH

203 13th Street, Wheatland, WY 82201 • Shane: 405.308.5640 307.322.2452 • crossc.22@gmail.com • www.crosscranch.com SEE MY AD ON PAGE 6 The Cross C Ranch is a 20,000 acre privately owned and operated Outfitting and Cattle Ranch located in Southeastern Wyoming’s Laramie Range. Enjoy our deluxe accommodations in a beautiful hunting lodge and hunt the best of what Wyoming has to offer for Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail, Antelope, Mountain Lion & Big Horn Sheep. Our hunting area is extremely diverse and non-pressured from large predators. Fly Fish year around on both of our coveted mountain rivers or multiple stocked ponds.

Sandra Wright & Justin Wright (BG283)

MULE SHOE OUTFITTERS, LLC

TROPHIES PLUS OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 1555, Pinedale, WY 82941 • 1.888.803.7316 Sandy Cell: 307.360.6339 • Justin Cell: 307.360.8757 muleshoe@wbaccess.net • www.muleshoeoutfitters.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 76

Big Game Trophy Deer and Antelope hunts along with Merriam turkey hunts from 4 wheel drive on private ranches in NE Wyoming. Bow, Rifle or Muzzleloader.

“Mule Shoe Outfitters offers quality hunting trips and summer Pack trips into the Wind River Mountain Range on the Bridger-Teton Wilderness. We have three hunting camps available specializing in Big Horn Sheep, Mountain lion and Elk Hunts. Also offering Moose, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Antelope and Bobcat hunts; summer gear drops and spot packs.”

Mike & Esther Watkins (BG220)

P.O. Box 44, Alzada, MT 59311 • 406.828.4512 trophiesplus@rangeweb.net • www.trophiesplusoutfitters.com

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P.O. Box 55, Kelly, WY 83011 307.733.7715 taylorranch@wyoming.com www.grosventreoutfitter.com Social Media: Follow us on Facebook

NON-TYPICAL OUTFITTERS

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Elk Area 7 Antelope Areas 23, 30, 103 & 113 Mule Deer Areas 19, 31, & 65 Mountain Lion Areas 6 & 22

Erick Mares, Outfitter BG141 Glenrock, WY (307)358-3497 highpineoutfitters@gmaill.com

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307-763-0897

80,000 acres of exclusive private access - no wolves or grizzlies

www.joeysflyfishing.com


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BIG GAME HUNTING Big Game Hunts • Fishing Wilderness Pack Trips Spot Packs • Gear Drops Rooms • Restaurant • Saloon Horseback Trail Rides Snowmobiling

Justin and Sandy Wright BG-283 www.muleshoeoutfitters.com 1-888-803-7316 muleshoe@wbaccess.net www.kendallvalleylodge.com Pinedale, Wyoming info@kendallvalleylodge.com

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Archery and Rifle Hunts

BIG GAME HUNTING

Specializing in Trophy Hunts for Moose, Mule Deer, Whitetail, Antelope, Elk and Mountain Lion

Hunt the best limited quota areas & private ranches

We have deer draw areas that don’t require points!

Come see us at SCI in Reno, NV Booth #1184 or W.H.C.E. Salt Lake City, UT Booth #3266

Contact Rusty Hall at 801-389-5444 Email: rusty@offgridoutdoors.com Website: offgridoutdoors.com

WY License #BG157 • UT License #7642067-7500 • Permitted by M.B.N.F. an equal opportunity service provider

(307) 265-2376 • wyoga@wyoga.org • www.wyoga.org

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CASPER REGION

SPORTING GOODS

AMMUNITION & RELOADING

SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE..............................4120 East 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 • 307.233.3700 WILDLIFE CREATIONS INTERNATIONAL... 112 South 4th Street, Glenrock, WY 82637-1195 • 307.436.5360

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

BOWERS BARE BONES TAXIDERMY............... 120 S. Monkey Road, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.267.6257

GIFTS, JEWELRY & CLOTHING

CASPER TIRE, LLC..............................................705 N. Elm Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.234.9777

GOLF COURSES

ALTITUDE VETERINARY HOSPITAL............................. 3155 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.234.7333 WESTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL.............................631 S. Ash Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.472.5600

GLENROCK COMPONENTS, INC....................... 223 South Fourth, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.436.9432 EL MARKO BOWLING ALLEY.................................2800 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.237.9558 THE CADILLAC COWGIRL................................ 147 S. Center Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.473.5858 GLENROCK GOLF COURSE................................ 911 W Grove St, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.436.5560

HOME FURNISHINGS

SIERRA WEST GALLERY OF FINE HOME FURNISHINGS....133 South Center, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.472.2118

LAND & LEASING COMPANY

IDE LAND & LEASING COMPANY............... 159 N. Wolcott, Ste. 304, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.235.2500

LODGING

COMFORT INN...................................269 Miracle Drive, Casper/Evansville, WY 82636 • 307.237.8100 DAYS INN....................................................... 301 East “E” Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.234.1159 MABUHAY MOTEL.................................... 302 West Birch Street, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.436.5468 RAMKOTA.............................................................800 N. Poplar, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.266.6000 SUPER 8 WEST.................................................. 3838 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.266.3480

MEAT PROCESSORS

COUNTRY STYLE MEAT PROCESSING................106 N. 4th Street, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.436.5439 HY-COUNTRY WILD GAME PROCESSING... 4704 W. Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.237.5379 PAT’S MEAT PROCESSING............................ 702 South 6th Avenue, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.237.7549

MOBILE SNACK COMPANY

MOUNTAIN MAN NUT & FRUIT CO., MANDY GEORGE..................mandygwyo@aol.com • 307.259.4921

TAXIDERMISTS TIRE DEALERS

VETERINARIANS

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

VISIT CASPER....................................................................... www.VisitCasper.com • 307.234.5362

CODY REGION DUDE RANCHES

RAND CREEK OUTFITTERS (BG238)...........3080 Northfork Highway, Waptii, WY 82450 • 307.587.3200

FISHING TRIPS

BOULDER BASIN OUTFITTERS (BG164).............. www.wyomingsummerpacktrips.com • 307.587.3404 RAND CREEK OUTFITTERS (BG238)...........3080 Northfork Highway, Waptii, WY 82450 • 307.587.3200 WYOMING WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS (BG178)..www.wyomingwilderness.com • 307.754.4320/307.272.6635

FLY FISHING TRIPS

WILD MAN ADVENTURES (BG011)................................www.wildmanadventures.com • 435.757.2054

GOLF COURSES

THERMOPOLIS GOLF COURSE........................ 141 Airport Rd, Thermopolis, WY 82443• 307.864.5294

LODGING

OUTFITTERS

BEST WESTERN PREMIER IVY INN & SUITES....................1800 8th St., Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.2572 BEST WESTERN SUNSET INN......................................... 1601 8th St., Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.4265 RAND CREEK OUTFITTERS (BG238)...........3080 Northfork Highway, Waptii, WY 82450 • 307.587.3200 YELLOWSTONE MOTEL.....................................247 Greybull Ave., Greybull, WY 82426 • 307.765.4456

REAL ESTATE

TWO OCEAN PASS OUTFITTING (BG225)...... www.twooceanpass.com • 307.864.4664 or 307.690.0185

RENTAL CAR AGENCY

BOULDER BASIN OUTFITTERS (BG164).............. www.wyomingsummerpacktrips.com • 307.587.3404 ELK FORK OUTFITTERS (BG047).......................................www.elkforkoutfitters.net • 307.690.0566 RAND CREEK OUTFITTERS (BG238)...........3080 Northfork Highway, Waptii, WY 82450 • 307.587.3200

OFF ROAD VEHICLES (ORV)

GLENROCK MOTORSPORTS..............................60 Shawnie Lane, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.436.2409 BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING LOGISTICS (BG272)............................... www.520bhl.com • 307.315.0363 TEAM WYOCITY AT REAL ESTATE LEADERS...109 W. 2nd, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.439.5554 or 307.337.2010 AVIS RENT A CAR.................................... 7400 W Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.266.1122

RESTAURANTS

FIREROCK STEAKHOUSE........................................6100 E. 2nd St, Casper, WY 82609 • 307.234.2333 GALLOWAYS PUB................................................2800 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.237.9558 J’S PUB & GRILL...................................... 3201 SW Wyoming Blvd., Casper, WY 82604 • 307.472.3100 JOHNNY J’S DINER...............................................1705 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82601 • 307.234.4204 KEG & CORK ................................................. 5371 Blackmore Rd, Casper, WY 82609 • 307.337.4083 OLD CHICAGO...................................................... 3580 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 • 307.473.1900 THE GASLIGHT SOCIAL......................................... 314 W. Midwest, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.337.1396 WYOMING ALE WORKS........................................ 5900 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 • 307.472.5900

OUTFITTERS PACK TRIPS

RESTAURANTS

EIGHTH STREET...........................................................1800 8th St., Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.2572 GRANNY’S RESTAURANT.................................... 1550 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.4829

SPORTING GOODS

BEST OF THE WEST PRODUCTIONS, LLC..........115 W. Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414 • 866.754.7618

TAXIDERMISTS

DEWEY WILDLIFE STUDIO, LLC....................... 3538 Cottonwood Ave., Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.4863

TRAIL RIDES

RAND CREEK OUTFITTERS (BG238)...........3080 Northfork Highway, Waptii, WY 82450 • 307.587.3200

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

CODY COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE............................ www.codychamber.org • 307.587.2777 CODY YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY..................................... www.CodyYellowstone.org • 800.393.CODY CODY VISITOR CENTER............................................836 Sheridan Ave, Cody Wyoming • 307.587.2777 GREYBULL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE................................ www.townofgreybull.com • 307.765.9431 THERMOPOLIS-HOT SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE... www.thermopolischamber.org • 1.877.864.3192 WORLAND TEN SLEEP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE...... www.wtschamber@rtconnect.net • 307.347.3226

GILLETTE REGION LODGING

YELLOW PAGES

BEARLODGE MOUNTAIN RESORT...........1615 E. Cleveland Street, Sundance, WY 82729 • 262.689.8547 CANDLEWOOD SUITES............................... 904 Country Club Road, Gillette, WY 82718 • 307.682.6100 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITE..........1908 Cliff Davis Drive, Gillette, WY 82718 • 307.686.9576

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RESTAURANTS

BUFFALO JUMP SALOON & STEAKHOUSE............. 5877 Old Hwy. 14, Beulah, WY 82712 • 307.283.1499 OLD CHICAGO................................................ 1100 E Boxelder Rd, Gillette, WY 82718 • 307.682.3303

SPORTING GOODS

SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE.........................91 Town Center Drive, Gillette, WY 82718 • 307.622.9100

TAXIDERMISTS

DEER CREEK TAXIDERMY......................................149 Main Street, Hulett, WY 82720 • 307.467.5698

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

CAMPBELL COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU... www.VisitGilletteWright.com • 307.686.0040 GILLETTE VISITOR CENTER............................................www.visitgillettewright.com • 307.686.0040

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GREEN RIVER REGION LODGING

LARAMIE REGION FASHION & FINE ART

HAMPTON INN........................................ 1901 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 • 307.382.9222 LA QUINTA INN......................................... 2717 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 • 307.362.1770

LAURA M. GALLERY..................................100 North First Street, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.8187

MEAT PROCESSORS

HACK’S TACKLES & OUTFITTERS.....................407 N. First Street, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.9823

SPORTING GOODS

SWEET MARIE’S MERCANTILE & BAKE SHOP...107 W. Bridge Street, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5755 THE COUNTRY STORE..........................................303 South 1st, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5638

SNAKE RIVER PROCESSING & TAXIDERMY............... 405 Meeker St., Baggs, WY 82321 • 307.383.6142 SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE..................... 1567 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 • 307.209.4500

JACKSON REGION DUDE RANCHES

SPOTTED HORSE RANCH, INC. (BG012).......................www.spottedhorseranch.com • 800.528.2084

FEED STORES

FLAT CREEK SADDLE........................................................www.flatcreeksaddle.com • 307.733.1260

FISHING TRIPS

TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG114)............ www.trophymountainoutfitters.com • 307.270.7014 WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC. (BG170)...............................www.wildernesstrailsinc.com • 307.733.5171

FLY FISHING TRIPS

SPOTTED HORSE RANCH, INC. (BG012).......................www.spottedhorseranch.com • 800.528.2084 WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC. (BG170)...............................www.wildernesstrailsinc.com • 307.733.5171

LODGING

JACKSON HOLE OUTFITTERS (BG001)........................www.jacksonholetrailrides.com • 307.699.3541 THE VIRGINIAN LODGE....................................750 W. Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001 • 800.262.4999 WYOMING INN OF LABARGE......................129 W. Birch Creek Dr., LaBarge, WY 83123 • 307.386.2654

OUTFITTERS

BOX Y LODGE (NHO).............................................................. www.BoxYLodge.com • 254.381.0350 GREEN RIVER & BRIDGER-TETON OUTFITTERS (BG224).....................www.grbto.com • 307.733.1044 SPOTTED HORSE RANCH, INC. (BG012).......................www.spottedhorseranch.com • 800.528.2084 WILD MAN ADVENTURES (BG011)................................www.wildmanadventures.com • 435.757.2054 WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC. (BG170)...............................www.wildernesstrailsinc.com • 307.733.5171

PACK TRIPS

A-OK CORRAL (BG114) ................................................. www.horsecreekranch.com • 307.733.6556 GROS VENTRE WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS, INC. (BG270). www.grosventreoutfitter.com • 307.733.7715 TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG114)............ www.trophymountainoutfitters.com • 307.270.7014 WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC. (BG170)...............................www.wildernesstrailsinc.com • 307.733.5171

REAL ESTATE

CARLTON LOEWER, JACKSON HOLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY....110 E Broadway, Jackson WY 83001 • 307.413.6446

SADDLE & TACK

FLAT CREEK SADDLE........................................................www.flatcreeksaddle.com • 307.733.1260

SPORTING GOODS

STONE DRUG............................................. 830 W Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001 • 307.733.6222

SUMMER CAMPS

GROS VENTRE WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS, INC. (BG270). www.grosventreoutfitter.com • 307.733.7715 WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC. (BG170)...............................www.wildernesstrailsinc.com • 307.733.5171

TRAIL RIDES

A-OK CORRAL (BG114) ................................................. www.horsecreekranch.com • 307.733.6556 JACKSON HOLE OUTFITTERS (BG001)........................www.jacksonholetrailrides.com • 307.699.3541 TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG114)............ www.trophymountainoutfitters.com • 307.270.7014 WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC. (BG170)...............................www.wildernesstrailsinc.com • 307.733.5171

FLY FISHING TRIPS

GENERAL STORE/MERCANTILE LODGING

HOLIDAY INN................................................... 204 30th Street, Laramie, WY 82070 • 307.721.9000 HOTEL WOLF.......................................................101 E. Bridge, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5525

SPORTING GOODS

SHIVELY HARDWARE COMPANY.................. 123 E. Bridge Street, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.8383 SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE........................3745 E Lincoln Way, Cheyenne, WY 82001 • 307.635.4500

TRADING POST

HAT CREEK SADDLERY & TRADING POST...... 107 W. Bridge Street, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5755

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

SARATOGA/PLATTE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE......www.saratogachamber.info • 307.326.8855

PINEDALE REGION ATV DEALERSHIP

BUCKY’S OUTDOORS...................................................... www.buckysoutdoors.com • 307.367.4561

DUDE RANCHES

MULE SHOE OUTFITTERS (BG283).............................www.muleshoeoutfitters.com • 1.888.803.7316

FISHING TRIPS

BALD MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (071) ......................www.baldmountainoutfitters.com • 307.367.6539 MULE SHOE OUTFITTERS (BG283).............................www.muleshoeoutfitters.com • 1.888.803.7316 THOMSON OUTFITTERS (BG144)................................................ www.wyohunt.com • 307.367.6507

LODGING

VISIT PINEDALE LODGING..............................................www.visitpinedale.org/stay • 888.285.7282

OUTFITTERS

BALD MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG071) ................. www.baldmountainoutfitters.com • 307-367-6539 GREEN RIVER & BRIDGER-TETON OUTFITTERS (BG224)..................... www.grbto.com • 307.733.1044 THOMSON OUTFITTERS (BG144)................................................ www.wyohunt.com • 307.367.6507

PACK TRIPS

BALD MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG071).................. www.baldmountainoutfitters.com • 307-367-6539 GREEN RIVER & BRIDGER-TETON OUTFITTERS (BG224)..................... www.grbto.com • 307.733.1044 MULE SHOE OUTFITTERS (BG283).............................www.muleshoeoutfitters.com • 1.888.803.7316 THOMSON OUTFITTERS (BG144)................................................ www.wyohunt.com • 307.367.6507

RESTAURANTS

VISIT PINEDALE/DINING........................www.visitpinedale.org/discover/dining-guide • 888.285.7282

TRAIL RIDES

BALD MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG071).................. www.baldmountainoutfitters.com • 307-367-6539 GREEN RIVER & BRIDGER-TETON OUTFITTERS (BG224)..................... www.grbto.com • 307.733.1044 MULE SHOE OUTFITTERS (BG283).............................www.muleshoeoutfitters.com • 1.888.803.7316 THOMSON OUTFITTERS (BG144)................................................ www.wyohunt.com • 307.367.6507

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

SUBLETTE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.......................... sublettechamber.com • 307.367.2242

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

SHERIDAN REGION

LANDER/DUBOIS REGION

JOEY’S FOUNDATION, INC............................. 109 S. Main Street, Sheridan, WY 82801 • 307.258.4012

DUDE RANCHES

SURESTAY PLUS HOTEL....................................... 65 US Hwy 16 E, Buffalo, WY 82834 • 307.684.9564 HAMPTON INN & SUITES..................................85 US Hwy 16 East, Buffalo, WY 82834 • 307.684.8899 Z BAR CABINS AND MOTEL...................................626 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834 • 888.313.1227

JACKSON HOLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ..................www.jacksonholechamber.com • 307.733.3316

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 RANCH (BG006)..............................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995

FISHING TRIPS

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 RANCH (BG006)..............................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995 BEAR BASIN ADVENTURES (BG113).......................... www.bearbasinadventures.com • 307.349.4630

FLY FISHING TRIPS LODGING

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

SHERIDAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE... www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org • 307. 672.2485

HORSE LEASES

WYOMING HORSES..................................................www.info@wyominghorses.net • 307.856.5708

YELLOW PAGES

LODGING

DESERT INN MOTEL & RV PARK..................... 505 W. 2nd Street, Shoshone, WY 82649 • 307.876.2273 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS.....................................201 Airport Road, Rawlins, WY 82301 • 307.324.3760

MUSEUMS

NATIONAL BIGHORN SHEEP CENTER..................... 10 Bighorn Lane, Dubois, WY 82513 • 307.455.3429

PACK TRIPS

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 RANCH (BG006)..............................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995

TAXIDERMISTS

KIM’S ART WILD TAXIDERMY & ART STUDIO BY KIM LUTZ...22 Russian Olive Lane, Lander, WY 82520 • 307.262.9380

TRAIL RIDES

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 RANCH...........................................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

CARBON COUNTY VISITORS’ COUNCIL....................www.wyomingcarboncounty.com • 800.228.3547

www.mavenbuilt.com

800-307-1109

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HEART SIX RANCH Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Hunting with Heart Six Ranch in the remote Bridger Teton Wilderness allows you to choose between Yellowstone River Base Camp or the comfort of a Lodge Hunt

www.HeartSix.com P.O. Box 70 Moran, WY 83013 307-543-2477 561-901-5154

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Heart Six Ranch P.O. Box 70 Moran, WY 83013 www.HeartSix.com 307-543-2477 307-264-9025

Authorized Permittee of Bridger-Teton & Shoshone NF

BG305

and Yellowstone National Park

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Wyoming holds hunters responsible for knowingly booking with an unlicensed outfitter. Wyoming law states: W.S. 23-2-418. Compensation of person not licensed under this act prohibited; penalty.

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(a) No person shall directly or indirectly compensate a person holding himself out as engaging in the business of or acting in the capacity of an outfitter or a professional guide unless that person provides proof that he is a licensed outfitter or professional guide as required by this act. (b) Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor as prescribed under W.S. 23-2-417 (a).

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Laws 1997, ch. 79, § 3, provides: “The Game & Fish Department shall, through its publications, and other reasonable means, including providing information when mailing licenses to successful applicants, notify all applicants for game and fish licenses of the provisions of W.S. 23-2-418.” W.S. 23-2-417. Violation in general; penalties. (a) Any person violating any provision of this act is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). (b) In addition to subsection (a) of this section, the court may in its discretion, revoke any license issued under this act or W.S. 23-1-101 through 23-6-208, to any person violating this act, for the remainder of the year in which the conviction occurs, and may suspend the person's privilege to receive any license under this act or under W.S. 23-1-101 through 23-6-208, for a period not to exceed five (5) years. If you are compensating anyone for hunting outfitted services, request to see a copy of their outfitter’s or guide’s license to be sure they are legal. Professional Guide licenses must be signed on the back by the employing outfitter. Outfitters are licensed for specific areas and species that are listed on their license. It is against the law for them to operate outside of their authorized areas. Licensing is for the protection of the public to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable trip. Landowners are exempt under W.S. 23-2-406 (a) (iv) (B) which states: "Landowner" means any person, firm or corporation holding title to, or occupying under a contract of purchase, agricultural land or any person whose family owns at least a majority of the stock in a Wyoming Corporation and who provides services specified in this paragraph on lands owned by the corporation and used primarily for agricultural purposes. Anyone wishing to receive further information on outfitters and guides, or a list of licensed outfitters in the State of Wyoming, may write to the Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides, 1950 Bluegrass Circle, Suite 280, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

A current list of licensed outfitters is also on our website: http://outfitters.state.wy.us or you may call 1-800-264-0981.

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