Wyoming Outdoors 2021

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The Of f icial Publication of the

Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association | Fall/Winter Fall /Winter 2021


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From the WYOGA President SY GILLILAND

BOARD of DIRECTORS President Sy Gilliland | Casper, WY Vice President Budd Betts | Dubois, WY Secretary/Treasurer Dusty Schell | Casper, WY Board Members Taylor Engum | Shoshoni, WY Lee Livingston | Cody, 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

2020 STATISTICS

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Dear fellow hunters and outdoor enthusiasts: Wyoming outfitters and guides are busy wrapping up the 2021 seasons as many hunting seasons extend through the end of the year. 2021 presented many challenges to our industry, one of which was drought in many areas of Wyoming. Our state did receive some significant fall moisture which resulted in a fall green up. This fall green up will be key in helping our wildlife populations build up fat reserves for the coming winter. WYOGA continues to be at the forefront in defending and preserving our states winter elk feed grounds. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department recently entered into a collaborative effort with representatives from all interested stakeholder groups to study and work towards a management plan for the 22 state run elk feed grounds. How we manage wintering elk in north western Wyoming will be critical in maintaining elk populations. In addition to the elk feed ground issue, we continue to work on wolf management issues, grizzly bear de-listing, CWD and resident/non-resident big game licensing quotas. All of these issues present challenges to our wildlife and how we distribute opportunity to hunt our big game animals. WYOGA recently hired Southwick Associates to update the Big Game Hunting & Outfitting Economic Contributions study originally conducted in 2015. The update was requested by the members of the Wyoming Wildlife Task Force which is studying several issues including how Wyoming distributes license quotas between resident big game hunters and non-residents. Here are some highlights from the economic study: • The entire economic study can be found on our website. • In 2020, the total economic contributions to Wyoming’s economy was $339,215,678.00. • State & local taxes collected from big game hunting activity was $31,866,737.00. • Big Game hunting activity in Wyoming results in creating and maintaining 3,497 jobs. • Outfitters contribute significantly to the revenue stream for landowners to the tune of $11 million annually. • Elk is the most targeted species for guided non-resident hunters. It’s obvious the decisions that affect the allocation of big game licenses must carefully consider the far-reaching economic benefits that are created to ensure optimal economic benefit for all Wyoming residents. The task force over an 18 month period will be sending proposals to the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission and the Wyoming Legislature for their considerations. If you’re considering a future hunt in Wyoming, it’s very important to plan ahead. The Wyoming Outfitting industry has seen a huge increase in demand for our services. The pandemic changed many things in society and the outdoors have been rediscovered. Our summer tourism season this past summer was a record setter and our outfitters were booked full with pack trips, guest ranch stays, fishing, float trips and trail rides. It’s expected that the 2022 season will at the very least equal last summer. WYOGA outfitters are reporting record setting phone Total WY Outfitters: 312 Stats represent 2019 outfitted clients calls, emails and bookings for the hunting trips they offer. Sportsmen and Species #of Clients Successful % sportswomen are looking towards the mountain west for their future hunting trips like never before. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department reported record Deer 2553 2107 83% numbers of license applications from traveling sportspersons. This bodes well Antelope 2656 2464 93% for our industry and our state as these dollars are a very important part of our Elk 3014 2034 67% thriving tourism economy. Black Bear 74 35 47% When planning your hunt in Wyoming, always use a member of WYOGA as Moose 39 35 90% they are the very best in the business.

Good luck and happy hunting,

Sy Gilliland, President

Sheep 62 52 84% Mountain Goat 14 11 79% Mountain Lion 94 67 71% Wolf 10 1 10% 8516 6806 80% Total:

Introduction from Author C.J. BOX Dear Fellow Hunters and Outdoor Enthusiasts, I’ve been writing about hunting, fishing, and outdoor pursuits in Wyoming since the publication of my first novel, Open Season, in 2000. I’m a Wyoming native and I’ve fished and hunted in all corners of our state. I’m also an executive producer on two television series based on my novels: BIG SKY on ABC and JOE PICKETT, soon to air on the Spectrum Originals channel. I’ve celebrated hunting and fishing in Wyoming throughout twenty-eight books. I’m also the chairman of the Wyoming Tourism Board, and I consider the outfitting industry an important part of our tourism economy. It’s an honor to have been asked to write this introduction on behalf of the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association. My experience with many of the outfits in this publication has been excellent across the board. They not only contribute millions to Wyoming’s economy but they’re our best ambassadors when it comes to demonstrating the right way to experience and enjoy the very special natural resources of our state. No one values our natural resources and big game herds more than our outfitters. For many residents in Wyoming, hunting is more than an activity or diversion: it’s a way of life. Hunting trips for small and big game are a family tradition, and there are still many towns where residents greet each other in the fall by asking, “Did you get your elk yet?” Wyomingites are fierce about maintaining the health and welfare of their herds as well as filling their freezers for the winter. Nutritious and natural protein from wild game is the ultimate in locally sourced food. Management of the incredible wildlife resources in Wyoming are largely paid for by non-resident hunters and anglers through licenses and the purchase of outdoor gear and products. Visitors should enhance their hunting experience and increase their opportunity to have a successful experience by contracting with a certified outfitter or guide from the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association (WYOGA). In addition to a worthwhile hunting trip, many guides and outfitters offer fishing excursions, horse-pack trips, back-country wilderness adventures, and accommodations. Even non-hunters can see wildlife in its natural state and experience Wyoming’s breath-taking scenery and wild spirit by hiring these local experts. You won’t go wrong by hiring the professionals in the WYOGA and your outdoor pursuits in Wyoming. Sincerely, C.J. Box

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY OUTFITTERS by COMPANY NAME This list below is alphabetized by “Outfitting Company Name” 5K Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 6x6 Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 88 Ranch Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Absaroka Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Allen’s Diamond 4 Wilderness Ranch. . . . . . . . . 70 Backcountry Hunting Logistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Bald Mountain Outfitters, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Bar-Nunn Hunting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Barlow Outfitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Bear Basin Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Bear Track Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Best of the West Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Big Horn Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Boulder Basin Outfitters, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Box Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Butte Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 C K Hunting & Fishing Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Camp Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Cedar Ridge Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Cole Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Constant Quest Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Cross C Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Darwin Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Dodge Creek Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 East Fork Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Elk Fork Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Elk Mountain Outfitters, LLC/ Wapiti Ridge Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Fiddle Back Ranch, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Five Star Expeditions, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Grand Slam Outfitters, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Grizzly Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Gros Ventre Wilderness Outfitters, Inc. . . . . . . . 76 Heart 6 Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Heart Spear Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 High Pine Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Jackson Wyoming Hunts, LLC D/B/A Said Creek Outfitters & Outfitting Adventures. . . . 72 Jenkins Hunting Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Linn Outfitting, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Livingston Outfitting, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Massive Buck Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Meeks Brothers Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Morning Creek Outfitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Muddy Draw Outdoors, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Nelson Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Nols Rocky Mountain (NHO). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Non-Typical Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Offgrid Outdoors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Outwest Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Paradise Guest Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Pathfinder Hunting & Fishing Consultants, Inc.. 73 Pennoyer Outfitting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Rand Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Red Desert Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Robert Model Outfitter, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Rough Country Outfitters & Guides. . . . . . . . . . . 76 Savery Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Seven J Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Sheep Mesa Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 SNS Outfitter & Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 South Fork Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Spearhead Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Spotted Horse Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Spur Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Stetter Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Summit Lake Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 T Lazy T Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Table Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 The Ranch at Ucross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Thomson Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Timber Canyon Ranch Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . 77 Timberline Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Triangle X Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Triple Three Outfitters, Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Trophy Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Trophy Ridge Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Turkey Track Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Two Ocean Pass Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Wagonhound Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Western Gateway Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Wild Man Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Wilderness Trails, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Wolf Lake Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Wood River Big Game Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Wood River Ranch Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Wycon Safari, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Wyoming Professional Hunters, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 75 Wyoming Wildlife Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Yellowstone Outfitter-Hunting & Fishing Camps & Wagons West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President’s Letter & Intro from C.J. Box. . . . . . . . . . 2 Member Directory List / TOC / Advertisers . . . . . . . 3 WYOGA Hunting Stories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 24 & 28 Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Elk Feedgrounds In Wyoming Article. . . . . . . . . . . 16 2021 Hunter of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Grizzly Bear Management - Gov. Gordon . . . . . . . . 32 Big Game Rifle & Archery Awards. . . . . . . . . . . 35–41 2021 Honorary Lifetime Member Award . . . . . . . . 52 2021 Guide of the Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Honorary Lifetime Members List, WYOGA Voting   Guides List & Agency Personnel List . . . . . . . . . 60 2021 Agency Personnel Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 WYOGA Membership Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70–77 WYOGA Yellow Pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84–85

ADVERTISERS

5K Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 43 & 48 6x6 Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Absaroka Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bald Mountain Outfitters, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Best Of The West Outfitters, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 26 & 27 Big Horn Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Boulder Basin Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Box Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 C K Hunting & Fishing Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Campbell County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Constant Quest Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Converse County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Crook County / Devils Tower Country . . . . . . . . . . 82 Cross C Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Dallas Safari Club - DSC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Dodge Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 East Fork Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Elk Fork Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Elk Mountain Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Epic Outdoors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Five Star Expeditions, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Gunwerks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover Hagens Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 High Pine Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 IDE Land & Leasing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Jenkins Hunting Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Livingston Outfitting, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Lost Creek Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 & 7 Massive Buck Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Maven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Meeks Brothers Outfitting, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mooncrest Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Mule Shoe Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Non-Typical Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 & 59 Offgrid Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Outdoor Dream Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Park County Travel Council. . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover ProDesign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Ramkota Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Rand Creek Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Rough Country Outfitters & Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Seven J Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 & 55 SNS Outfitter & Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47 & 49 Sportsman’s Warehouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Spotted Horse Ranch, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Stetter Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stone Glacier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Summit Lake Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Swift Creek Outfitters & Teton Horseback   Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 & 69 Table Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Tegeler and Associates. . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover The Best of the West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 The Wyldlife Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Thomson Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Timberline Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Triangle X Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Trophy Mountain Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Turkey Track Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Two Ocean Pass Outfitters & Heart Six Ranch. . . 10 & 11 Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 & 19 Wagonhound Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 & 15 Weatherby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Western Gateway Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Wild Sheep Foundation - WSF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Wilderness Trails, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Wood River Big Game Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Wood River Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Wyoming Game and Fish Department. . . . . . . 5 & 86 Wyoming State Board of Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Yellowstone Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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At Lost Creek Outfitters, we offer guided hunts for Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Elk, Mule Deer, and Mountain Lions. 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. We own a wilderness elk camp outside of Dubois, WY that offers an outstanding opportunity to harvest a quality Wyoming elk. This camp is what archery hunter’s dreams are made of, hunting in prime elk country. A mule/horseback hunt offered for those wanting a true wilderness experience, provided that, hunters are capable to ride and stalk at high altitudes. Our mission is to maintain our commitment to being a small, high-quality hunting operation. We strive to be the best in the business. We truly value and cherish our clients and the great friendships we have made over the years. We want their experience with us to be prized for a lifetime.

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The Casper location offers clients an exclusive hunting experience on an all-private, working ranches in Central Wyoming. We offer guided hunts for Antelope, Mule Deer, Bull Elk, and Cow Elk. We have lodging located on the ranch where all meals and accommodations will be taken care of. Summer pack trips are available for a large or small groups to experience a greater Yellowstone. These trips are flexible. You can fish, take pictures, enjoy wildlife viewing and great mountain air. We use horses and mules on these trips. At the end of the day, we want you to remember us as one of the best outfitters in the industry. As serious hunters ourselves, we appreciate the value of a oncein-a-life tag, and we will do what is in our power to ensure your success.

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“THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME” BY BRAD KELLEY

MY DREAM of hunting sheep started back in the late 1980’s when I started watching Gordon Eastman’s videos. He hunted the long horn ram in Nevada and the Aravaipa Ram in Arizona. This really gave me the sheep bug. The years went by, and I just never got the opportunity. Finally in 2007, I meet Myron and Mike Wakkuri at a hunting show. They had a great operation for hunting sheep so I started following them in the Wyoming Outdoors Magazine. They were able to take one of the top three awards every year except for one or two. Some years I was able to put in for the sheep hunt because I had enough money, other years I couldn’t do it. Everyone knows that raising a family is expensive and my dreams would just have to be put on hold for now and just buy a point. I kept in touch with Mike throughout the years and saw his rams continue to win awards. In February of 2020, I decided I couldn’t watch from the background anymore—it was time to go sheep hunting! So I gave Mike a call to see what the outlook was for the next season. He informed me that he had seen a longhorn ram during the elk hunt that was good enough for anyone. I didn’t hesitate, I reserved the first 10 days of the season with him on the spot. I told him, “Let’s go hunting!” I knew I had enough points to draw the tag and figured the odds were in my favor. I gave Mike a call to set up a time to be in camp—the hunt couldn’t come fast enough. I was living every day like a kid on Christmas Eve, anticipating what might happen. The Thursday before the hunt, Mike informed me that he had found two shooter rams. My excitement grew, if these two stayed put, my sheep dreams could become a reality! I arrived on Saturday, just a few days before the hunt. Mike and I went scouting to see if we could find the rams. No Luck! Brandon Flanagan was scouting another location and found eight rams with at least one, maybe two shooters. Mike, Brandon and I went up on Sunday to check out the herd. I wasn’t quite sure we’d find them but low and behold, there they were. We watched them for about 10 minutes before they disappeared into the canyon. While we were there, we spotted another three rams higher on the mountain and one on the top of the ridge. I knew if we could keep tabs on these, this hunt could be legendary. Mike and I went back to see if we could find the two shooter rams with no luck. Brandon stayed until dark but the herd of eight rams never resurfaced. The adrenaline roller coaster I was riding was taking a toll. I had waited over 25 years for this once in a lifetime opportunity and I just hoped that everything panned out in my favor. The next day we went up and located the herd of eight. The herd contained two shooter rams—one was a full curl and the other had a long sweep curl that went below the bottom of the jaw. We took a quick assessment: both of the rams should score over 170, that’s exactly what I was looking for. I was like a kid in a candy shop! We stayed on the rams all day and put them to bed. By nightfall, all the rams were laying down except for two. We

left them for the night, but not before forming a plan for the next morning. That morning, I awoke with a nervousness like never before. It was the day I’d been waiting for two decades. This was it and ultimately it was up to our scouting skills and my shot to determine how it ends. We hiked out of camp to see if the rams were still there. Amazingly, they were, and the stalk was on! As things go, it wasn’t all perfect. That morning, mother nature treated us to Wyoming’s famous swirling winds. The wind is a double edge sword. It can blow our scent away from the rams, or it could carry our scent right in their direction. One whiff of us and they’d bolt for sure. The gambling had begun. Hoping they wouldn’t catch our scent, we scrambled over to an outcropping of rocks. I zeroed into the one I wanted to target. He was 260 yards away. Mike turned to me, “Can you make the shot?” “No, not with these winds trying to blow me off the rocks.” I responded. I knew at this moment that it wasn’t about my pride. I couldn’t risk losing my dreams, it was safer to move a little closer. We passed on the shot and slipped down through the rocks. We let the rams out of our sight as we moved over to the next outcropping. It was risky losing sight of them, it was risky moving closer, but these were all risks we had to take. When we got to the rocks, six rams were laying down and two were feeding. What a sight to see if you have a tag in your pocket! You can imagine at this point my blood is pumping and I’m ready. The big full curl ram was laying down at an angle that didn’t create a good shot. At 150 yards, I got a solid rest I just needed to have the ram stand up. I could wait. I’d waited 25 years already, what’s another hour? After about 20 minutes the chill hit me— it was then that I realized just how cold I had gotten. Up until now, the adrenaline had kept me warm. I kept waiting, I could be patient. It seemed like an eternity, but the ram finally stood up. Mike whispered, “shoot.” I didn’t hesitate. I was on the ram and I shot—hit him the first shot! Mike said, “shoot him again” I hit him again and he went straight down hill for about 10 yards and piled up. He was down for good! The 25 years of waiting had just paid off! As I made my way over to the ram, a flood of emotions swept over me. A feeling of accomplishment, a sense pride, completion— a lifetime of longing was now a reality! What a feeling to have a ram down! Every hunter knows that any ram is a trophy, but to have a 170 plus on the ground—now that is just the icing on the cake. What a great hunt! I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Wyoming Hunt Area 19 is where all my sheep dreams came true! I want to thank Mike, Brandon, Myron and Karma for all their shared expertise. Hunting is always a good time! –Brad Kelley, Ram Hunter Extraordinaire

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Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce THE WYOMING WILDLIFE TASKFORCE was convened by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission. The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce's charge is to study top- priority wildlife policy issues facing the state related to the allocation of hunting opportunity, sportsperson access and other issues. The topics will be identified by the taskforce members for study over an 18-month period with the goal of presenting conclusions and recommendations to the Wyoming Legislature, Game and Fish Commission and governor to support decision- making on Wyoming’s wildlife resources. In between meetings, Taskforce members will be hosting listening sessions around the state for the public to attend and provide public input on the Taskforce's charge. (www.wyomingwildlifetaskforce.com)

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Tony Lehner - Converse County Commissioner, landowner Duaine Hagen - Park County landowner Representative Jamie Flitner - Big Horn County Representative Albert Sommers - Sublette County Adam Teten - Johnson County sportsman Joe Schaffer - Laramie County sportsman, President of Laramie County Community College Rusty Bell - Campbell County Commissioner, Taxidermist, Sportsman Sy Gilliland - President of Wyoming Outfitter and Guides Association Elissa Ruckle - Owner of Elevate Wyoming Senator Ogden Driskill - Crook County Senator Larry Hicks - Carbon County Liisa Anselmi-Dalton - Sweetwater County hotel owner Jen Scoggin - Director Office of State Lands and Investments Lee Livingston - Park County Commissioner Josh Coursey - Sweetwater County, Executive Director of Muley Fanatics Foundation Pat Crank - Laramie County sportsman Pete Dube - Johnson County, President of the Game and Fish Commission Brian Nesvik - Director of the Game and Fish Department

Draft List of Topics to be Covered by the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce 1. Resident hunters are frustrated with limited licenses, access, and overall opportunities to hunt. What policies might sustainably increase resident sportsmen’s opportunities for the big 5 (moose, sheep, grizzly, goat, and bison)? a. License allocations b. Preference points and fees resident and non-resident, youth, waiting periods c. Battling point creep d. Resident/non-License fees, draw dates, application dates and process e. Mandatory harvest survey 2. Resident hunters are frustrated with limited licenses, access, and overall opportunities to hunt. What policies might sustainably increase resident sportsmen’s opportunities for deer, elk and antelope? a. License allocations b. Points non-resident/resident and fees, youth c. Waiting periods d. Resident/non-License fees, draw dates, application dates and process e. Mandatory harvest survey f. Quota splits and outfitter only draw g. Left-over draw h. Tagging simplification and education i. Overall game numbers and health j. Type 9 licenses in areas where resident general license and general archery hunting is allowed k. Choose your weapon

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3. Private landowners are stewards of the landscapes that provide critical habitat for Wyoming wildlife. Although these landowners may sometimes appreciate and benefit from the wildlife, wildlife can also have negative impacts on landowners’ livelihoods (depredation, forage lost, risk of disease transmission, etc.) What policies and practices might support and incentivize private landowners as stewards of wildlife habitat? a. Access to and/or via privately owned lands b. Enhancing game numbers and herd health c. Compensation (monetary or other benefits) for depredation, loss and/or habitat improvement d. Landowner license including the structure, distribution, transfer etc. e. Landowner license issuance f. Setting herd objectives g. Trespass issues 4. In addition to being fellow sportsmen themselves, outfitters and their guests bring economic benefits to the state (license fees, tourism industry and related jobs, etc.) and have a vested interest in the wellbeing of Wyoming wildlife. What policies might support outfitters and their guests to maximize the benefits to Wyoming’s economy and wildlife? a. Turkey outfitting b. Nonresidents who have a tag but no place to hunt c. Nonresident requirements to hire outfitters hunting in wilderness → see #3 below d. Regulation of guided fishing boats e. Fishing outfitters board 5. Commissioners’ licenses hold a “special” place in Wyoming. Concerns exist as to the allocation of these licenses. How might the distribution of commissioner’s licenses be improved to better serve state priorities? 6. Wildlife health and abundance necessitates strong and thoughtful management. How might management schemes and methods be improved to better serve Wyoming residents (humans and wildlife)? a. Mule deer management b. Elk numbers c. Elk area regionalization d. Predators 7. Other important topics are relevant to wildlife well-being. What improvements in these other areas might help? a. Long-term stability ($+) of Game and Fish b. Poaching and its punishment c. Invasive species mitigation d. Trapping and hiking safety e. High water mark f. Traffic deaths g. Consider advancement of technology to preserve/maintain fair chase h. Endangered Species Act i. Non-residents who draw a tag and don’t have anywhere to use it.

Task Force 2021 Meeting Schedule Meeting #1 – June 16-17, 2021 in Casper at the Hilton Garden Inn Meeting #2 – July 8th, 2021 in Casper at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8am-6pm Meeting #3 – July 19th, 2021 in Casper at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8am-6pm Meeting #4 – September 1st in Casper, 8am-6pm Meeting #5 – November 18th in Casper, 8am-6pm Meeting #6 – December 3rd in Casper, 8am-6pm Task Force 2022 Meeting Schedule Meeting #7 – January 25th in Casper, 8am-6pm The task force will schedule additional 2022 meetings at the January 25th meeting. Meeting minutes are available for review on the task force website at https://sites.google.com/wyo.gov/wyomingwildlifetaskforce Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce Public Comment If you wish to provide thoughts or input to the taskforce, please complete the form on the website. Any comments on this form will be provided to the group. There will be ongoing opportunities to provide public comment during Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce meetings. Names and email addresses will be collected by this form in order for us to communicate with interested parties throughout the life of the taskforce.

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Game and Fish Moves to Phase II of Elk Feedgrounds Public Collaborative By Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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IT’S BEEN SEVERAL YEARS SINCE the Wyoming Game and Fish Department fully evaluated management of their 22 elk feedgrounds. This is why the department has committed to and is leading a public collaborative process titled Elk feedgrounds: A challenge we can take on. “This process is the next step in the necessary progression of wildlife management, where we must continually shift based on science and emerging needs and issues. It’s an important evaluation, and we believe in doing it alongside our diverse stakeholders,” said Brian Nesvik, Game and Fish director. The collaborative process is phased. The first phase, which was completed in early 2021, involved a series of virtual public meetings designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of elk feedgrounds management and the challenges associated with them. Another component was listening to the public on what they wanted to learn about feedgrounds and answering their questions. “Our presentations were focused on providing interested members of the public with the information Game and Fish has — and continues to use — to make decisions regarding feedgrounds. Much of the presentation was aimed on ‘the why’ for Game and Fish-operated elk feedgrounds,” said Scott Edberg, deputy chief of wildlife. This summer marked the beginning of Phase II, which involves more in-depth learning and discussions with key stakeholders on topics that were identified in Phase I and during the six recent public meetings that were held across the state.

“We heard that constituents want to discuss similar issues and topics and provide input on the future of elk feedground management, so the stakeholder groups will meet those desires,” Edberg said. The stakeholder groups include agriculture/landowners, government/elected representatives, sportspersons, nongovernmental organizations, outfitters and guides, general public and academia. In these stakeholder focus groups, members will be asked to share perspectives, concerns and creative ideas in an open, respectful manner with members of the department’s steering team for use in the development of the long-term elk feedground management plan. “This is not a feedground closure plan. However, any number of options are on the table for the future of elk feedground management if they are in line with the primary objectives of the Department,” Nesvik said. “Game and Fish must be able to manage elk in northwest Wyoming to mitigate disease transmission to cattle and between elk and other wildlife species, reduce property damage, maintain publicly supported elk population objectives and hunting opportunity and manage competition with other species like mule deer on critical winter-range habitats.” The Department will hold public meetings to gather additional input once the draft elk management plan is developed, which is tentatively scheduled for June 2022. The final draft is slated to be presented to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in the Spring of 2023 for approval. More information on this public collaborative process, and a report on Phase I, can be found at: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/GetInvolved/elk-feedgrounds.

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A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO when a lifelong hunting buddy mentioned about going on an elk hunt, I was all in. We discussed several options and decided to try Seven J Outfitters out of Sundance Wyoming. Although we had never hunted elk with Jeff and Deb, we knew they were a first class operation since we had chased Whitetails with them on several occasions during the last 20 years. In each of our Whitetail hunts we came with a party of four. I still remember the first day I spent on a deer stand in Wyoming. It was a parade of one buck after another filtering past my stand. I thought I had died and gone to deer heaven. Needless to say everyone was successful on that trip as they were in all the subsequent hunts. Our elk excursion was a private land hunt, based out of their main lodge which was full of Whitetail hunters. This was great as we were able to interact with the whitetail hunters in the evenings. It’s good to hear that the whitetail hunting is as good now as it has ever been. We arrived the day prior to the hunt, it was great to be back in hunting camp. The lodge is a beautiful three story log cabin taken straight out of a postcard. We met everyone that afternoon including my guide Kirby Nauta who I had never met before. He was easy going and from the beginning I felt confident with him. The first morning found us riding a road that bisected a mountain ridge. Our second stop yielded a quick response to our call. After setting up in front of Kirby he started to call. Every call was answered with a loud bugle that was closer than the last. The bull angled to my left which brought him out of the trees at thirty yards. When he bugled you could see his breath in the brisk air. Although he was out in the open he was shielded by a couple of branches covering his vitals. I was glad as I really didn’t want to make the decision of shooting a three hundred bull thirty minutes into the hunt. The fickle wind solved my dilemma as the bull whirled and left the same way he came in. You can’t ask for anything better than in the first half hour of your hunt you are put in the exhilarating situation which quickly reminds you why elk hunting has no equal. The rest of the morning we spent walking the ridge and calling. Although we had several bulls bugle back to us, we were never able to get a shooter to come in.

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That afternoon found us in the same ranch. We were in the same ridge we hunted in the morning which had a meadow to the west. Kirby had mentioned that he had some bulls coming out on to the meadow at a particular point. His plan was to wait until the thermals changed, sneak into the point and start calling as the bulls came off the mountain. Right off the bat I loved the plan, although I must say it was hard waiting for the thermals to change before moving in. We walked the two miles to get into position in an eerily quite setting. Once there Kirby set me up and walked back 50 yards before calling. It was instantly answered by a bull that was 100 yards away. A second bull with him chimed in to increase the excitement level one notch. I had just knocked an arrow when I saw his long fronts coming over a knob as he was bugling at less than 20 yards. In my excitement I jerked the bow back to full draw which caught his attention causing him to whirl and start to head out. I cow called to him while still at full draw to try to get him to stop. Luckily he read the script and did just that, stopping quartering away to look back at me. I found a small window and sent an arrow through his vitals. The last time I saw him he was going full blast down a fence line one hundred yards away. An hour later found us at the fence line following a surprisingly long blood trail. I could not believe he had gone the three hundreds we had already covered. I started to question my shot placement so we decided to back off and resume the trail in the morning. The next morning after some time looking with the help of the other guides we were able to find my bull. He had expired 100 yards from where we had parked that morning. He had traveled four hundred yards, jumping a gate before walking into the timber. The shot was perfect and to this date we don’t know how he was able to make it that far. I have bow hunted in many states and even in overseas on a couple occasions and I have not found a more exciting trip as bow hunting for elk during the rut. This trip with Seven J’s was as good as it gets, my only complaint is it didn’t last long enough. I would like to thank Jeff, Deb, Kirby and the rest of the crew for a wonderful experience. Oh and if you are curious, my buddy Joey Mickler arrowed a 6X6 bull two days later to keep our batting average at 1000.

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“A LION STORY” WE PILED INTO THE TACOMA that morning and the dash read -27 degrees, it was January 1st, and I was overly tired from partying the night before, but that’s never stopped me before. We waited for the crew to show up and proceeded to head out to the usual spot to look for lion tracks. When my dad and Jason had come to me a couple weeks prior and wanted to know If I wanted an opportunity to hunt for a lion, I had no idea what this hunt had in store. We had spent 6 days and many long hard miles in search of a track, we had come close some days prior, but the tracks weren’t quite fresh enough for the hounds to pick up a strong scent or the tracks indicated a female based on the stride length. We turned off the highway and as usual we were about 20 minutes until daylight but being early is better than being late as my dad always says. Jason laid out the game plan as we drank coffee and shared some hunting stories with the other guys that had come along as we waited for daylight. The sun had finally made its appearance, we all split up and started out on some promising 2-track roads. It was about 10 am, with nothing to show but some bobcat tracks here and there. We decided to hit one more road in hopes of some luck, now when It comes to hunting for me it seems I have always had bad luck here and there, so the hope was running low as afternoon approached. We drove about 2 miles down the rough road and what do you know, there it laid a little blown in from the wind that previous night a decent sized tom track. My heart pounded as I realized my luck had possibly turned around. We unloaded the truck and radio called the Hounds-men to meet us, after a couple minutes he radioed us saying he found a track just up ahead of us that crossed back across the road. We headed up to meet him and to my disbelief it was the same track but this time fresher than can be, he had crossed back over that morning and was within a very close radius to us. And just like the flash the instant we let the dogs out the chase was on, we sat and watched the GPS as the dogs got farther and farther, Jason decided we better catch up in case the lion was closer than we thought, we pulled off the road a couple miles ahead and listened for the chaos of the hounds, very faint and far away but you could hear them. We watched some buck deer for a while until the hounds reached the end of the draw where they jumped down over the edge and the GPS chimed

that they had the lion treed. As we beat feet over to the canyon they were held up in, we drove down the canyon and there the dogs were to our right about 3 quarters up the side of a very rocky and steep hill. I spotted the dogs through my binoculars and then there laid the lion wedged up in some rocks. We raced up the hill, slipping and falling on the snow and slick rocks, until finally we were 50 yards directly below him. As he peered over the edge at me, a scowl on his face, ears pinned back swatting and growling at the hounds the hair began to raise on the back of my neck. His head was as big as a pumpkin and his feet, now those were some feet. If I asked you what chaos sounded like, I would tell you that you haven’t heard chaos until you hear hounds that have a lion held up, I couldn’t hear myself think. As I set up for a shot, I realized that I only had a shot that gave me 2 inches of his back, and I decided I wasn’t willing to take a bad shot. So, we didn’t waste any time and jumped over to the other side of the ledge and I set up again, as I held my scope and rifle up, I realized even here I only could see his tail hanging over the edge and his hind end. This had to be one of the most difficult shots, so Jason and my Dad told me to place my shot just right at the top of the tail and hit his back. As I began to shake knowing this was my one and only opportunity, I knew I had to shoot now, or I wouldn’t be able to hold my gun still. Jason gave the cue to pull the dogs off, I squeezed the trigger and “Boom”. As the cat laid lifeless below us, I could finally breathe and shake all I wanted too. As I looked at my dad with joyful tears in his eyes, I couldn’t help myself but give him a high five as he pulled me in for a hug with tears streaming down my face. This hunt was one of the most difficult, disappointing, hardest working, and rewarding I had ever experienced. As we laid him up for pictures and shuffled him around, we realized this tom was a warrior, he had bite wounds and claw marks all over his face along with missing parts of his pads and a chunk of his ear. After some good laughs, congratulations, and lots of pictures the work had only just begun, we drug him down the hill using dog leashes being he was so heavy no one could pick him up. We got to the trucks and took a minute to take everything in, everyone was grinning from ear to ear as we all came together and shared the moment. Finally weighed him in at 140lbs and headed home to start skinning. From this hunt I learned that to be successful you must hold your face right and pray to God he gives you a blessing. Hunting has opened so many doors and opportunities for me, I can’t count how many people I have met, and the friends made. My passion for the hunt will never die out.

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MULE DEER TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

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1st 2nd 3rd HM4 HM5 HM6 HM7 HM8

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Matt Taylor Zach Herrington John Petersen Scotty Tallman Todd Grove Robert Link Rhonda Smith Robert Lindberg

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Stetter Outfitters Big Horn Outfitters P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts Wagonhound Outfitters Seven J Outfitters Boulder Basin Outfitters Waghonhound Outfitters Rough Country Outfitters

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Dustin Stetter Nolan Moxey Mick Wolf Jeff Taylor Kenny Morga Royce Shively Jeff Taylor Dusty Schell

SCI Score 195 7/8 178 4/8 178 3/8 167 6/8 167 4/8 167 4/8 162 1/8 161 1/8

MULE DEER NON-TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

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3rd

Hunter

Tracy Valdez Michael Schermetzier Jason Casel William Catron, Jr. Gary Banas John Macones

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Outfitter

Non-Typical Outfitters Tyler Sims Outfitting Grizzly Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters

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Cal Walker Colter Larson Robert Borgialli Patrick Monroe Phil Rutt Colby Richins

SCI Score 205 0/8 197 7/8 182 3/8 179 1/8 176 3/8 175 0/8

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MULE DEER TYPICAL ARCHERY 2nd

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Roger Davis Kevin Congdon Bill Zachesky Levi Morgan

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Rich Sweeny Mike Miller Nolan Moxey Dustin DeCroo

SCI Score 168 1/8 166 0/8 159 0/8 153 4/8

MULE DEER NON-TYPICAL ARCHERY 1st

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SCI Score 156 6/8

WHITETAIL DEER TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

3rd

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1st John Cosgrove 2nd Paige Chamberlain 3rd Matt Taylor HM4 Doug Walters HM5 Gary Zellner HM6 LeLand Ward HM7 Randy Barrett HM8 Josh Sturgill HM9 Cammie Bender HM10 Doug Stern

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SCI Score

Pat Souza Rich Sweeny Shannon Peterson Dax McCarty Fred Lehman Dustin DeCroo Fred Lehman Dustin DeCroo Dax McCarty David Cardinal

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158 7/8 154 6/8 147 2/8 143 7/8 143 5/8 142 5/8 141 6/8 141 2/8 139 3/8 138 6/8


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Ernie Dosio Brandon Truhler Kyle Williams

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Wagonhound Outfitters Big Horn Outfitters Heart Spear Outfitters

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SCI Score 164 1/8 159 0/8 132 3/8

BIG GAME AWARDS

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WHITETAIL DEER NON-TYPICAL RIFLE

WHITETAIL DEER TYPICAL ARCHERY 2nd

1st 2nd 3rd HM4 HM5 HM6 HM7 HM8

3rd

Hunter

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Aaron Bina Kenny Morga Paul Morrison Paul Morrison Donny Fauth Chris Wilcox Zach Poutz Donny Fauth

SCI Score 154 4/8 139 0/8 136 7/8 135 0/8 132 6/8 127 4/8 126 2/8 123 2/8

WHITETAIL DEER NON-TYPICAL ARCHERY 1st

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Nick Mundt

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SCI Score 142 7/8

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ELK NON-TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

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Clay Clayton Allen Flury Steve Porto

ELK TYPICAL RIFLE 2nd

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1st Nathan Walker 2nd Harry Melotte 3rd David Melotte HM4 Davis Clayton HM5 Paul Kanaski HM6 Jacob Washington HM7 Jake Frink HM8 Shannon Sell HM9 Jarid Currie HM10 Michael Howard

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SCI Score

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SCI Score

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Jeff Smith Logan Rodenbough Jamie Anderson

377 3/8 367 3/8 334 0/8

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ELK TYPICAL ARCHERY 2nd

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1st Brady Francois 2nd Brendon Burns 3rd Lee Rankin HM4 Jeff Zgrebnak HM5 AJ Kissel HM6 Chad Kresge HM7 Brett Leffet HM8 John Lugar HM9 David Vest HM10 Lorin Radke

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Constant Quest Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters Elk Mountain Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters Rough Country Outfitters Seven J Outfitters Wagonhound Outfitters

Silas Ward Jamie Anderson Clint Henson Cougar Sanchez Jamie Anderson Tony English Adam Todd Dusty Schell Clint Schneider Cougar Sanchez

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369 7/8 357 7/8 356 5/8 333 0/8 332 0/8 330 6/8 326 3/8 322 7/8 321 0/8 299 5/8


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Roger Wirt Clifford Sebero Scott Lappe Jonna Cubin Scott Cowley Bob Scull Kerry Cupp

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SCI Score

Heith Hill Mike Wakkuri Ryan Banigan Glen Edwards Brandon Gutierrez Travis Pollard Jessie Allen

396 2/8 375 7/8 344 2/8 309 3/8 298 2/8 249 7/8 236 3/8

MOOSE ARCHERY

1st

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BIG GAME AWARDS

MOOSE RIFLE

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Tom Edgington

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Elk Mountain Outfitters

Guide

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SCI Score 283 7/8

BIG HORN SHEEP RIFLE

1st

2nd

The Courtney “Cort” Feeley Big Horn Sheep Award

1st 2nd

Hunter

Brad Kelly Jim Hearne

Outfitter

Elk Mountain Outfitters Elk Mountain Outfitters

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Guide

Mike Wakkuri Mike Wakkuri

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SCI Score 180 3/8 175 1/8

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2nd

1st

BIG GAME AWARDS

1st 2nd 3rd HM4

Hunter

Doug Stern Mark Studness David Hayes Dan Weir

Outfitter

SNS Outfitters & Guides Barlow Outfitting SNS Outfitters & Guides Rough Country Outfitters

Guide

David Dandridge Bob Barlow Hunter Base Jim Schell

SCI Score 20 3/16 19 0/16 18 10/16 18 9/16

2nd

1st 2nd

Hunter

Outfitter

Andrew Sundell Tony Myer

Heart Spear Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters

Guide

Kody Glause Phil Rutt

ESTATE BISON

The Marion Scott Estate Bison Rifle Award

2nd

Hunter

1st Chad Kresge 2nd Paul Brewer 3rd Chris Latham HM4 John Petersen HM5 Chris Hays HM6 Chad Drayer HM7 Brent Adams HM8 Paul Redhead HM9 Kevin Hampton HM10 John Garrigan

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3rd

MOUNTAIN LION

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1st

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SCI Score 14 0/16 13 14/16

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Guide

Mick Wolf Patrick Fiedor Patrick Fiedor Patrick Fiedor Cougar Sanchez Erick Mares Cougar Sanchez Dax McCarty Dax McCarty Dax McCarty

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SCI Score 72 5/8 71 6/8 68 4/8 67 6/8 67 1/8 66 4/8 65 1/8 65 2/8 64 3/8 62 7/8


ANTELOPE RIFLE 1st

2nd

3rd

1st 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd HM4

1st

Hunter

3rd

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Richard Galpin Kyle Jones David Resi Mike Allman Andrew Pfeifle Paul Brewer

SNS Outfitters & Guides Non-Typical Outfitters Grizzly Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters P Cross Trophy Bar Hunts

Guide

2nd

1st 2nd 3rd

Hunter

Clint Hayes Jim Day Gabe Mills

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SCI Score

Brad Troftgruben Rob Wiley Ethan Richins Aaron Wuerker Justin Christensen Patrick Fiedor

ANTELOPE ARCHERY

BIG GAME AWARDS

1st

Outfitter

3rd

Cole Creek Outfitters Cole Creek Outfitters Triple Three Outfitters

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84 3/8 84 3/8 81 3/8 78 7/8 78 7/8 75 6/8

Guide

Kelly Glause Kelly Glause Ryan Afman

SCI Score 76 4/8 76 3/8 72 1/8

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I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS WAS TOTALLY UNEXPECTED. I might add that I feel somewhat undeserving, as I received way more than I was ever able to contribute to WYOGA by working alongside others who are truly the giants in the industry. But still, in stating this, I am humbled and deeply honored for the award. I have had a great run in the outfitting business, from starting out in 1991 with several partners and a dream, and to the very end... selling most of the business several years ago to Taylor and Hilary Engum and then getting out with the rest two years ago. In fact I never have “gotten out,” as I plan to guide and help others, revisit some of the wonders already visited and see country that “will be for the first time...for me.” I just completed my 30th annual Packing and Outfitting course at Casper College and have talked and encouraged students in my economics and management courses on strategic implementation of recreational activities in their ranches and businesses. It has

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GROWING UP IN ALABAMA during the 1950’s and 60’s, there were very few deer, and even fewer deer hunters. I saw my first deer in the woods in 1964 and became obsessed with deer hunting. Over the next few years, I spent as much time as possible hunting them. Since so few people hunted them, and there was no one to teach me, it was a lot of trial and error. A lot of going to the woods trying to figure out how to find the deer, and then, how to successfully kill one. I booked my first western hunt in October of 1972, but was unsuccessful. I hunted Wyoming in the fall of 1973. I killed a nice antelope with an outfitter from Sundance and fell in love with the state. Between 1972 and 1984, I hunted with several different outfitters in several western states, but Wyoming remained my favorite. In 1984, I was a captain in the Montgomery Fire Department. I saw an ad in Fire Chief magazine for a firefighter-owned outfitting business-SNS Outfitters. I

booked a hunt with Sy Gilliland, and eventually we became best friends. Sy asked me to become a guide in 1989 and my first client was a police officer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I don’t think he ever knew he was my first client. He killed a very nice muley and I was as excited as he was. This year, I am 78 years old and 2021 is my 33rd year guiding. I plan to guide as long as I am physically able. I have had hundreds of clients and I still get just as excited. I have had the opportunity to hunt most of the western states. I’ve hunted in Canada and Alaska. I’ve taken whitetails, mule deer, antelope, elk, bear, a Dall sheep and a caribou. With all these experiences, I have never found an outfitter that comes close to SNS. I still live in Alabama, but I love Wyoming. I can’t wait to get there for the season every fall and I vacation there every summer. Wyoming is my second home. The Gilliland family and SNS are my second family.

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Watch “THE LIFE” on the Sportsman Channel 1st & 2nd QT as the entire family takes part in making Table Mountain Outfitters a success. ABOUT US: Angie & Scott Denny, Owners of TMO As owner/operators of Table Mountain Outfitters since 1996, we strive to maintain a family oriented business hosting high-quality hunts for more than 300 hunters per year. We provide a variety of successful hunting opportunities in Wyoming and maintain a high return-client ratio. Hard work and dedication to our industry is what we provide each and every day and we believe our reputation speaks for itself.

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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 Todd Jones • Hyattville, 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 Glenn Taylor • Jackson, WY Harold Turner • Moose, WY Clayton Voss • Dubois, WY John R. Winter • Thermopolis, WY

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2021 WYOGA VOTING GUIDE MEMBERS

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters

Jessie Allen

Lander, WY • Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch

Jake Fosheim

Wesley Livingston

David Gaskins

Riley Lloyd

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

Dave Mcknight

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters Clover, SC • Seven J Outfitters

Erik Back

Randy George

Ryan Banigan

Jordan Glause

Laporte, IN

Pinedale, WY • Bald Mountain Outfitters

Jim Barton

Casper, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Aaron Bina

Bentley, KS • Seven J Outfitters

Colton Bolli

Riverton, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides Glenrock, WY • Heart Spear Outfitters, LLC

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

Clint Schneider

Cora, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Daniel G. Schrems

Connor Metz

Manheim, PA • Seven J Outfitters

Kelly Glause

Kinlee Merrick

Brandon Gray

Kenny Morga

Evansville, WY • Cole Creek Outfitters Saratoga, WY • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Christopher “Joe” Gray

Dusty Schell

Cheyenne, WY • Table Mountain 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

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

Doug Shedd

Waynesboro, PA • Star Valley Outfitters, LLC

Wapiti, WY • Boulder Basin Outfitters, Inc.

Casper, WY • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

John Mort

John G. Shwartz

Craig Carpenter

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

Buffalo, WY • Little Bighorn Outfitters

Elise Sims

Dennis Cease

Susan Moyes

Bill Nation, Jr.

Tylan Stutzman

Nicholas P. Oceanak

Benny Tillerson

Meeteetse, WY • Wood River Ranch Indianapolis, IN • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Cole Hill

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

Heith Hill

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

Ashburn, VA • Seven J Outfitters

T.J. Clark

Keith Covington

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

Joshua Cozzen

Laramie, WY • Muddy Draw Outdoors, LLC

Pavillion, WY • Swift Creek Outfitters

Todd Hoover

Hunter Heusner

Wapiti, WY • Boulder Basin Outfitters

Encampment, WY

Laramie, WY • Timberline Outfitters

Mike O’leary

Ann Arbor, MI • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Adam Todd

Albany, OR

Mark Walker

Oshoto, WY • P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC

Roger Walter Chris Wilcox

Gillette, WY • P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC

Buffalo, WY • Triple Three Outfitters

Bruce Kopperud

Randall Otwell

Thermopolis, WY

Nycole Pollard

Felton, PA • Seven J Outfitters

Pinedale, WY • Bald Mountain Outfitters

Ken Decker

Afton, WY • Yellowstone Outfitters

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

Keedin Denny

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

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

Donnie Fauth

Cheyenne, WY • Table Mountain Outfitters

Cheyenne, WY • Table Mountain Outfitters Red Lion, PA • Seven J Outfitters

Richard Fink

Evansville, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

Prattville, AL • (2021 Guide of the Year) SNS Outfitters & Guides

Tom Ordeman

David Dandridge

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

Sundance, WY • Trophy Ridge Outfitters, LLC

Dillon James

Casper, WY (2020 Guide of the Year) East Fork Outfitters

Alpine, WY • SNS Outfitters & Guides

McFadden, WY • Tyler Sims Outfitting, LLC

Kendra Kunz Troy Laird

Daniel (Kelly) Lee Alex Livingston

Cody, WY • Livingston Outfitting, Inc.

Travis Pollard

Cougar Sanchez

Sundance, WY • Seven J Outfitters

Kevin Wolf Mick Wolf

Gillette, WY • P Cross Bar Trophy Hunts, LLC

Douglas, WY • Wagonhound Outfitters

Paxton Wolfley

Glenrock, WY • Rough Country Outfitters & Guides

Marvin Yamonaco, Jr.

Deb Schell

Smoot, WY • Jenkins Hunting Camp Rochester, NY

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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

Doug Brimeyer

Wildlife Biologist and Survey Coordinator

2010 Mark Bruscino

Bear Management Program Supervisor

Daryl Lutz

Casper Region Biologist Supervisor

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Jacque Buchanan

Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor

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

2016 Jean Cole

Chief Fiscal Division, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

2017 Scott Talbott

Director, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Game Warden, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Wyoming Governor, 2011 to 2019

2020 John Boretsky

SCI Guide/Outfitter Liaison

2021 David Rael

Regional Commissioner, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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Bald Mountain Outfitters

Kim Fritzer 2021 Moose

Eddie Deuser 2021 Moose

“We have just completed a very successful 2021 hunting season & thoroughly enjoyed hunting again with our friends and return clients and meeting some new hunters to our Outfit. The moose hunt was 100% successful with some great bulls again being taken and sighted. Our kill success rates were very impressive for both our moose and elk hunters and our elk and moose herds are in great shape and we are looking forward to our future hunts with great anticipation. Unless I experience some cancellations, the 2022 season is fully booked, the 2023 season has a few openings and the 2024 season is already booking well. There is again a Bill going to our 2022 Legislative Session that could change the Moose, Sheep and Goat quotas to 10% for the non-resident…a cut of 50% + in the non-resident quota. In my opinion there is no biological reason for this Legislation and I will need your help to defeat the effort. Please review my website www.baldmountainoutfitters.com for further information and contact me if you can help defeat the latest Legislative effort. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.” –Terry Pollard

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Trophy Elk, Deer and Wolf Hunts Wood River Big Game Outfitters, LLC BG-263 P.O. Box 455, Meeteetse, WY 82433 Office: 307-868-2121 Bruce Cell: 307-217-3091 woodriveroutfitters@outlook.com woodriverbiggameoutfitters.com All pictures were taken in 2021.

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THE PASSION for sharing time in the great outdoors near his home in Cowley and a respect for conservation through hunting led Wyoming businessman and philanthropist David Rael to a 6-year stint as regional commissioner serving on the governing body of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Yet, it was his honest, level-handed approach to decision making processes that helped propel him into the leadership of the Game and Fish Commission. Rael served through a difficult time, helping lead the group through a minefield of state and federal regulation and litigation and, at times, unsettled public support. Consensus is a hard fought battle in management of habitat and wildlife. Rael drew on his experience in construction, agriculture, oil and gas and business management in his efforts on the Commission. He is also active in the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. His lifelong passion to introduce hunting and conservation to new sportspersons – especially youth – combined with networking skills learned through building a successful business, were the

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MEMBERSHIP D IRECT IRECTOO RY Jessie, Jim and Mary Allen (BG006)

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

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 WILDERNESS RANCH

PO Box 243, Lander, WY 82520 307.332.2995 • diamond4@wyoming.com www.diamond4ranch.com 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, brookie and lake trout and Dude Ranch vacations on 100,000 wilderness acres. Guided wilderness trophy elk hunts since 1973. High success rates.

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ELK FORK OUTFITTERS

17 Paintbrush Drive, Cody, WY 82414 307.690.0566 Seth@elkforkoutfitters.net www.elkforkoutfitters.net

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Offering high-quality, guided horseback hunts in our clean and comfortable wall tent camp in the Washakie Wilderness for elk and bighorn sheep. Horseback mule deer migration hunts with lodge accommodations. Spot and stalk antelope hunts from the lodge. No extra charge for hunting wolves on your big game hunt. Or join us on a summer pack trip for riding and fishing in the back country. Camp cooking at its best.

Bob Barlow (BG279)

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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

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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 www.fivestarexpeditions.com

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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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GRIZZLY OUTFITTERS, LLC

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 and Montana.

Robert Budd Betts, Jr. & Emily (BG174)

ABSAROKA RANCH

P.O. Box 929, Dubois, WY 82513 • 307.455.2275 • Fax: same absaroka@wyoming.com • www.absarokaranch.com

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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.

Jake Black (BG272)

BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING LOGISTICS

BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING LOGISTICS

P.O. Box 656, Mills, WY 82644-0656 307.262.2779 / 307.315.0363 • 520bhl@gmail.com • www.520bhl.com 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.

Bruce Bolli (BG263)

WOOD RIVER BIG GAME OUTFITTERS

Physical address: 194 Road 4DT, Meeteetse, WY 82433 Mailing address: P.O. Box 455, Meeteetse, WY 82433 Office: 307.868.2121 • Bruce: 307.217.3091 Amy: 307.217.3444 • Colton: 307.621.0145 woodriveroutfitters@outlook.com www.woodriverbiggameoutfitters.com

See our ad on page 65

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 Big Game Outfitters!

Dustin & Laura Child (BG114)

TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 1306, Afton, WY 83110 307.270.7014 • dlchild@wyoming.com www.trophymountainoutfitters.com

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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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Chad Christensen (BG066)

Casey Cunningham (BG062)

PO Box 13, Bancroft, ID 83217 208.339.8872 6x6outfitters@gmail.com www.6x6outfitters.com

51 Beatty Spur Lane, Sheridan, WY 82801 • 307.751.3826 outwesthunts@yahoo.com • www.outwest-outfitters.com

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6x6 Outfitters is a 2nd generation family owned business within some of the best huntable peaks of Wyoming. Specializing in trophy mule deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, and black bear. NO grizzlies! Our camps are located within secluded areas. They are pack-in style, complete with wall tents. We are happy to provide quality trophy game, unforgettable memories, successful guides, excellent mountain-style food, and hard working, well-behaved stock.

Galloway Clover (BG170) • Tom Glover, Guide

WILDERNESS TRAILS, INC.

PO Box 3700, Jackson, WY 83001 307.733.5171 • wildernesstrails@msn.com www.wildernesstrailsinc.com

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Three generations of experience. Family owned and operated for over 60 years. 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)

GRAND SLAM OUTFITTERS, INC.

OUTWEST OUTFITTERS, LLC

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

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.

Ralph Dampman (BG353)

TROPHY RIDGE OUTFITTERS, LLC

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

P.O. Box 767, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5035 • Fax: 307.326.5322 vcondict@yahoo.com • www.grandslamoutfitters.com

Dustin Decroo (BG156)

BIG HORN OUTFITTERS

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 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. 24-Nov. 1. 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.

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

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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.

Nate Cumin (BG173)

CONSTANT QUEST OUTFITTERS, LLC

598 Hunter Creek Road, Cody WY 82414 Nick Trizano: 914.557.5754 ntrizano@constantquest.com www.cqoutfitters.com

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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.

800.992.9968

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

BHO is a full-time, family owned and operated business. We hunt hundreds of thousands of the best private acreage in Wyoming and Montana, providing the best archery and rifle hunts the state has to offer. We hunt antelope, elk, mule deer, whitetail, moose, wild turkey and prairie dogs. Your fully outfitted hunt includes private cabins, meals and great company. Family friendly, easy to find, located in historic Buffalo, WY.

Scott & Angie Denny (BG029)

TABLE MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS

PO Box 2714, Cheyenne, WY 82003 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 57

*Professionally Licensed *Full-time *Family owned and operated *High Success for many years *Two states of great hunting provide many different opportunities (Wyoming & Idaho). 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 new content on our YouTube channel - Table Mountain Outfitters - THE LIFE, or you can always catch past episodes on www.MOTVcom.

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Carter Downing (BG011)

WILD MAN ADVENTURES

P.O. Box 1332, Thayne, WY 83127 • 435.757.2054 carter@wildmanadventures.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.

www.realtree.com

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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

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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

Rusty Hall (BG157)

OFFGRID OUTDOORS

1104 S. 950 E., Salem, UT 84653 801.389.5444 rusty@offgridoutdoors.com www.offgridoutdoors.com social media - Facebook, Instagram

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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 and spring turkey. Archery or rifle hunts, fully guided, private lands, forest and BLM. We hunt many limited quota areas and have areas for deer and cougar that do not require preference points to draw.

234 Flagstone Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 • 307.254.1877 Faiglrock@yahoo.com • www.reddesertoutfitters.com

Joe Hargrave (BG244)

JACKSON WYOMING HUNTS, LLC D/B/A SAID CREEK OUTFITTERS & OUTFITTING ADVENTURES

Red Desert Outfitters offers only first class trophy hunts. We are proud to offer antelope, mule deer, elk, moose, black bear and mountain lion hunting in Wyoming. We are life time residents of Wyoming and have outfitted and personally hunted our areas in Wyoming for over 25 years.

199 Uphill Road, Dubois, WY 82513 307.231.2574 • info@saidcreekoutfitters.com www.saidcreekoutfitters.com

PATRICK FIEDOR (BG007)

P CROSS BAR TROPHY HUNTS, LLC

Marion & Mary Scott 8586 N. Hwy 14-16, Gillette, WY 82716 307.682.3994 • 307.660.3519 pcrossbar@vcn.com fiedor1@hughes.net www.pcrossbartrophyhunts.com

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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

SNS OUTFITTER & GUIDES

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.

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Chad Herman (BG187)

Sy Gilliland (BG001)

ITTERS TF

P.O. Box 2827, Casper, WY 82602 307.266.4229 • Fax: 307.473.1701 sns@huntwyo.com • www.huntwyo.com

Wyoming’s largest hunting operation in E business since 1977. Offering top notch hunting & G UID 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 and Pronghorn. 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.

Based out of Arcady Ridge Ranch, Said Creek Outfitters & Outfitting Adventures hunts some of the most incredible territory in the Wind River and Absaroka Mountain Ranges. We are committed to guiding clients who share our appreciation for nature and an ethical, sustainable approach to wildlife management. Offering all-inclusive hunting packages, fishing/pack trips horseback riding, & self guided ATV/ UTV rentals.

Kody and Jordan Glause (BG023)

HEART SPEAR OUTFITTERS, LLC

PO Box 937, Evansville, WY 82636 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!

WOOD RIVER RANCH OUTFITTERS, LLC 1261 Road 4DT, Meeteetse, WY 82433 307.868.9111 • ranchmanager@woodriverranch.com www.woodriverranch.com

See our ad on page 79

We offer elite guided trophy Elk hunts in limited quota areas as well as Deer, Antelope, Sheep, Moose, Wolf and Turkey. We operate two high elevation camps in the Washakie Wilderness under Shoshone National Forest special use permit. We only guide a limited number of hunters each year to ensure the highest success rates. We understand if you have drawn this limited draw Elk tag this may be a once in a lifetime hunt. Operating out of the Wood River Ranch adds a special bonus to the wilderness experience as your trip starts and ends from our ranch. We can tailor any hunt to meet your ability whether hunting on BLM, State, Forest Service, Private Lease or right here on our Ranch. There’s only one Wood River Ranch Outfitters, LLC.

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

Ron Good (BG149)

SHEEP MESA OUTFITTERS

See our ads on pages 68 & 69

PO 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

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.

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.

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Al & Joyce Houston (BG246)

Peter Linn (BG101)

4110 Bikini Street, San Antonio, TX 78218 210.380.8850 • Fax: 210.654.0543 • pathfinderhunting@yahoo.com

PO Box 2407, Cody, WY 82414 • 3900 W. Linn Drive, Wilson, WY 83014 307.413.1129 • tetonoutfitters@gmail.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.

Tedd Jenkins (BG153)

JENKINS HUNTING CAMP

Box 143, Freedom, WY 83120 307.880.1034 • jenkinshunt@gmail.com www.jenkinshunt.com

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DARWIN RANCH LINN OUTFITTING, INC.

Fourth generation outfitter and guide, Peter Linn provides a true horseback wilderness hunting experience in two historic locations. Hunt Elk, Mule Deer, and Moose from the luxury of the most remote guest ranch in Wyoming -the Darwin Ranch. Located at the edge of the Gros Ventre Wilderness on the Bridger- Teton Nat. Forest, the Darwin offers rustic log cabins but also has its own hydro-electric plant so all amenities are available including a river's edge hot tub and sauna. Or, hunt Elk, Mule Deer, Moose and Bighorn Sheep from a deluxe, remote tent camp deep in the Teton Wilderness. Available are scenic horseback riding or hiking assisted pack trips to various wilderness areas around Jackson Hole, WY.

Lee Livingston (BG020)

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!

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

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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.

Tony Kiser (BG246)

CEDAR RIDGE OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 147, Mills, WY 82644 • 307.251.3309 info@cedarridgehunting.com • www.cedarridgehunting.com We have exclusive rights to deer hunting on 50,000 acres of private property. We offer elk, antelope & deer hunts close to Casper.

Trevor Kunz (BG042)

LIVINGSTON OUTFITTING, INC.

29 Pack Saddle, Cody, WY 82414 307.899.3057 • livingston@tctwest.net www.livingston-hunts.com

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Lee Livingston has been professionally guiding in Wyoming since 1985 and Livingston Outfitting has been providing quality hunting experiences since 1995. We operate from a wilderness horseback camp in Elk areas 59. Low hunter numbers in 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 backcountry horseback trips available.

Carlton Loewer (BG098)

CAMP CREEK OUTFITTERS

12420 S US Hwy 191, Jackson WY 83001 307.413.6446 • carlton@blackpowderranch.net Specializing in horseback hunting with rifle or bow. All big game and trophy game in Wyoming. Hunting in Bridger Teton National Forest.

Lynn Madsen (BG085)

YELLOWSTONE OUTFITTER-HUNTING & FISHING CAMPS & WAGONS WEST PO Box 164, Moran, WY 83013 307.887.4484 • 1.800.447.4711 yellowstoneoutfitters@gmail.com

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5K OUTFITTERS

PO Box 678, Thayne, WY 83127 • 307.880.0501 trevor_kunz@hotmail.com • www.5koutfitters.com

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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.

Bruce R. Lindsey (BG024)

BEST OF THE WEST OUTFITTERS, LLC 366 East Green River Rd., Pinedale, WY 82941 307.221.4752 • bruce@bestofthewestoutfitters.com www.bestofthewestoutfitters.com

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Wyoming’s Foremost Outfitter and Guides. Our camps offer premier hunting opportunities for trophy elk, mule deer, antelope, sheep, moose, bear and lion. Also, summer activities such as pack trips, fly fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, trail riding and Kayaking. All trips are professionally guided and staffed, completed with campfire dutch oven meals, comfortable wall tent camps, well maintained equipment, and gentle livestock.

Hunt trophy Elk and Bighorn Sheep at Hawks Rest in the Teton Wilderness. Remote Camp. Hunt Elk during the bugle season or while they are migrating. Summer fishing, catch trophy Yellowstone Cutthroats.

Erick Mares (BG141)

HIGH PINE OUTFITTERS

390 Boxelder Road, Glenrock, WY 82637 307.358.3497 • highpineoutfitters@gmail.com Like Us and Follow Us on FB • highpineoutfitters.com

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We specialize in trophy Elk hunts in area-7 and area 123. Deer hunts in areas-21 and 65. Antelope hunts in areas-23, 24 and 30. Mountain Lion hunts in areas-6 and 24. We also offer bear hunts in area 7. These are all good quality hunts with high opportunity. Come and enjoy a hunt out west with your friends at High Pine Outfitters.

Rob Marosok (BG326)

WYOMING WILDLIFE OUTFITTERS

Racheal Lineberger (BG208)

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

P.O. Box 2166, Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.6016 • 307.899.7040 buttecreekoutfitters@gmail.com • www.buttecreekoutfitters.net

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

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PATHFINDER HUNTING & FISHING CONSULTANTS, INC.

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.

307.777.7777

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Dax McCarty (BG063)

WAGONHOUND OUTFITTERS

1470 Esterbrook Road Douglas, WY 82633 307.358.9828 • Fax: 307.358.8481 dmccarty@wagonhound.com • www.wagonhoundoutfitters.com

See my ads on pages 14 & 15

Wagonhound Outfitters is comprised of over 300,000 private acres in Elk area 7. Located S. of Douglas where we take a limited number of clients to provide a once in a lifetime hunting experience. We pride ourselves on making the best use of precious elk points with high success on quality elk, mule and whitetail deer, and antelope. We also offer waterfowl, turkey, and spring bear hunting. Visit our website to become familiar with our unmatched operation.

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 11

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

Zane Meeks (BG177)

MEEKS BROTHERS OUTFITTING, LLC P.O. Box 75, Bondurant, WY 82922 • 307.690.0536 info@meeksbrothersoutfitting.com www.meeksbrothersoutfitting.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.

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

Jon C. Nicolaysen (BG184)

COLE CREEK OUTFITTERS

Clay A. Miller (BG117)

PARADISE GUEST RANCH

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

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)

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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 86

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)

HEART 6 RANCH

P.O. Box 70, Moran, WY 83013 • 307.264.9025 jim.moulton@heartsix.com • www.Heartsix.com

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Heart 6 Ranch, located just outside of Jackson, is one of the oldest guest ranches in the state of Wyoming. With two remote wilderness camps that take you off the beaten path and away from the crowds, hunting with us in the Teton Wilderness on the head waters of the Yellowstone river will provide an experience that is exciting, challenging, and rewarding. We offer opportunities to hunt Elk, Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Bear, Moose, and Wolves. For customers looking for a more relaxed and comfortable hunt, we offer Lodge Hunts that operate directly from our ranch. Outfitter and host, Jim Moulton, is a 3rd generation Jackson-native, with over 30 years of experience both guiding and outfitting. Jim takes pride in offering quality stock and equipment, as well as knowledgeable personnel to provide a great hunting experience. Alongside our outfitter services, Heart 6 Ranch offers pack trips, horseback riding, family ranch stays, float trips, and more!

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

864-760-9101

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 32

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


Jamie P. Olson (DA029)

Joe Poteat (BG081)

BOX CREEK OUTFITTERS

See my ad on page 23

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 and from town to the hunting area. Additionally 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 6 & 7

First rate hunting operation based within the greater Yellowstone area offering trophy sheep hunts in areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 10. Sheep hunting is our passion! We have a wilderness elk base camp offering archery and rifle hunts, where a general elk tag can be drawn with limited points. We’re authorized to hunt rocky mountain goat, big mountain mule deer, trophy bulls, and lion hunts in multiple regions. Private land hunts located in Central Wyoming for antelope, bull elk, and cow elk with exclusive hunting rights. Seasoned, experienced guides are provided along with equipment, horses, and effort second to none. Inquire about day trail riding from our lodge or overnight group pack trips in the summer. We offer great opportunities for youth and woman hunters. Please email us for more information, pictures, or a brochure.

2433 Southfork Road, Cody, WY 82414 406.220.1922 • poteatjoe@gmail.com

We specialize in premier elk hunting on the South Fork of the Shoshone River, as well as unit 1,4, and 5 bighorn sheep hunts. 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. In addition to our unit 59 elk hunts we offer limited quota trophy bull hunts from our wilderness camp in elk unit 51. Our base camp in unit 51 is the prime elk hunting location for early season as well as the migration later in October. In addition to our wilderness hunting camps, we offer a lodge based hunt from the Dubois area in general elk unit 67. We look forward to hunting with you next season, and feel free to call or email anytime.

Bo Raines (BG183)

WYOMING PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS, LTD

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

Russ Roberts (BG347)

WESTERN GATEWAY OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 220, Hulett, WY 82720 605.639.1589 • wgowyoming@gmail.com www.westerngatewayoutfitters.com

Arnold Pennoyer (BG325)

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

715 N. 5th Street Douglas, WY 82633 307.359.1848 joetoyoc@gmail.com • boxcreekoutfitters.com

SOUTH FORK OUTFITTERS, LLC

See our ad on page 45

PENNOYER OUTFITTING

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

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.

Phil Rutt (BG030)

TRIPLE THREE OUTFITTERS, LTD.

Terry Pollard (BG071)

BALD MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS, INC.

PO Box 754, Pinedale, WY 82941 307.367.6539 • Fax: 307.367.6542 tpollard@wyoming.com www.baldmountainoutfitters.com

See my ad on page 62

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, 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 45 years of experience in the area.

John A. Porter (BG254)

MORNING CREEK OUTFITTING

30 Kolb Road, Buffalo, WY 82834 307.684.2436 • phil@triplethreeoutfitters.com www.triplethreeoutfitters.com 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 our ad on page 50

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 breathtaking scenery in the Washakie and Bridger Teton Wilderness. Explore our epic guided pack trips through Yellowstone National Park or an ORVIS-endorsed fly fishing expedition.

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!

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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 61

Providing quality trophy hunts on over 200,000 acres, exclusive private ranch leases! Personalized hunts for Pronghorn, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer & Elk. Specializing in awesome archery elk hunting. Hunting numerous general permit and limited quota areas for trophy Elk, Deer and Antelope throughout Central and Southern Wyoming. 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 63

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 80 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

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 18 & 19

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.

Dave Sturm (BG231)

SPUR OUTFITTERS, LLC

Jeff & Deb Smith (BG158)

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

SEVEN J OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 569, Sundance, WY 82729 • 307.283.3443 sevenj@collinscom.net • www.sevenjoutfitters.com

See our ads on pages 54 & 55

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.

Pat Souza and Jared Souza (BG116)

TURKEY TRACK OUTFITTERS

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 21

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)

P.O. Box 714, Encampment, WY 82325 • Fax: 307.327.5998 307.327.6505 • dsturm@spuroutfitters.com • www.spuroutfitters.com “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 67

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.

Brian & Amy Taylor (BG270)

STETTER OUTFITTERS

P.O. Box 695, Dubois, WY 82513 • 307.455.2725 dstetter@wyoming.com • www.outfitterswyoming.com

See our ad on page 9

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

Full service outfitter for Elk, Deer, Moose, Spring and Fall Black Bear, Big Horn Sheep. Late fall Wolf hunts. Summer pack trips & horseback rides. Third generation outfitter, same backcountry camp since 1952. Remote cabin and ranch hunts. Personalized service, outfitter present on all trips.

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Jon Toolson (BG134)

Eric Wilhelm (BG168)

P.O. Box 7182, Jackson, WY 83002 • 307.690.2207 www.tlazytoutfitters.com • info@tlazytoutfitters.com

2673 US Hwy 14, Clearmont, WY 82835 • 307.737.2281 FAX: 307.737.2211 • ucross2@blairhotels.com • www.blairhotels.com

T Lazy T Outfitters is a family operated business operating in the Jackson area for the past 45 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 42

THE RANCH AT UCROSS

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

1380 Sybille Road Wheatland, WY 82201 307.331.1785 tylerwillis@timbercanyonranchoutfitting.com www.timbercanyonranchoutfitting.com

Guided hunts for antelope in area 38, mule deer in area 59 (general), and elk in area 6 (general) on 15,000 private acres located in the South Laramie Range. Lodging provided in our bunk house with home cooked meals. No packing in on horses or long drives from camp.

The Turner family has been in business for over 96 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.

Heath & Sarah Woltman (BG113)

BEAR BASIN ADVENTURES

PO Box 962, Lander, WY 82520-0962 307.840.3579 (cell) • 307.349.4630 info@bearbasinadventures.com www.bearbasinadventures.com www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-BasinAdventures/361417014920

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

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 9

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 66

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.

Robert R. Wiley (BG351)

NON-TYPICAL OUTFITTERS P.O. Box 3644, Alpine, WY 83128 307.654.0000 • Fax: same mail@nontypicaloutfitters.org www.nontypicaloutfitters.org

See my ads on pages 58 & 59

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.

307.675.7840

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 30

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.

Cody Wright (BG214)

SUMMIT LAKE OUTFITTERS, LLC

110 Looney Lane, Pinedale, WY 82941 307.360.5417 • summitlakeoutfitters@gmail.com summitlakeoutfitters.com

See my ad on page 56

2nd generation outfitter specializing in bighorn sheep, mtn lion and pack in wilderness elk hunts. We also offer hunts for moose, antelope, bear, bobcat and mule deer. Archery and rifle hunts.

Sandra Wright & Justin Wright (BG283)

MULE SHOE OUTFITTERS, LLC

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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 64

“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.

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CASPER REGION GIFTS, JEWELRY & CLOTHING

THE CADILLAC COWGIRL................................ 147 S. Center Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.473.5858

GOLF COURSES

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

LIQUOR STORE

2ND STREET LIQUOR & WINE...........................939 E 2nd St #500, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.266.1127 MESA LIQUOR....................................3243 Talon Drive, Suite 200, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.224.9100

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

307 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

OFF ROAD VEHICLES (ORV)

GLENROCK MOTORSPORTS..............................60 Shawnie Lane, Glenrock, WY 82637 • 307.436.2409

OUTFITTERS

BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING LOGISTICS (BG272)............................... www.520bhl.com • 307.315.0363

REAL ESTATE

TEAM WYOCITY AT REAL ESTATE LEADERS...109 W. 2nd, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.439.5554 or 307.337.2010

RENTAL CAR AGENCY

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 FUZZY’S TACO SHOP..........................................3243 Talon Drive, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.243.2100 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 OLD CHICAGO...................................................... 3580 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 • 307.473.1900 WAYBACK BURGERS.............................. 1220 Washington Blvd, Newcastle, WY 82701 • 307.746.9464 WYOMING ALE WORKS........................................ 5900 E. 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 • 307.472.5900

SPORTING GOODS

SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE..............................4120 East 2nd St., Casper, WY 82609 • 307.233.3700

LODGING

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

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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

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BEST OF THE WEST PRODUCTIONS, LLC..........115 W. Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414 • 307.587.2787

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.org • 307.347.3226

GILLETTE REGION LODGING

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

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

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

GREEN RIVER REGION LODGING

TAXIDERMISTS

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

TIRE DEALERS

SNAKE RIVER PROCESSING & TAXIDERMY............... 405 Meeker St., Baggs, WY 82321 • 307.383.6142

VETERINARIANS

SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE..................... 1567 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 • 307.209.4500

ALTITUDE VETERINARY HOSPITAL (EAST).... 299 Country Club Road, Casper, WY 82609 • 307.234.7333 ALTITUDE VETERINARY HOSPITAL (WEST).................. 3155 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82604 • 307.234.7333 WESTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL.............................631 S. Ash Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.472.5600

JACKSON REGION

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

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

DEER CREEK TAXIDERMY......................................149 Main Street, Hulett, WY 82720 • 307.467.5698 WILDLIFE CREATIONS INTERNATIONAL. 112 South 4th Street, Glenrock, WY 82637-1195 • 307.436.5360 CASPER TIRE, LLC..............................................705 N. Elm Street, Casper, WY 82601 • 307.234.9777

DOUGLAS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE........... 121 Brownfield, Douglas, WY 82633 • 307.358.2950 SUNDANCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.................................. sundancewyoming.com • 307.283.1000 VISIT CASPER....................................................................... www.VisitCasper.com • 307.234.5362

SPORTING GOODS

DUDE RANCHES FEED STORES

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

FISHING TRIPS

YELLOW PAGES

CODY REGION

TROPHY MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS (BG114)............ www.trophymountainoutfitters.com • 307.270.7014

DUDE RANCHES

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

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

FLY FISHING TRIPS

ELK FORK OUTFITTERS (BG047).......................................www.elkforkoutfitters.net • 307.690.0566 JOEY’S FLY FISHING FOUNDATION, INC.......1200 Culbertson Ave., Worland, WY 82401 • 402.450.2742 WILD MAN ADVENTURES (BG011)................................www.wildmanadventures.com • 435.757.2054

GOLF COURSES

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

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MEAT PROCESSORS

FLY FISHING TRIPS LODGING

JACKSON HOLE OUTFITTERS (BG001)........................www.jacksonholetrailrides.com • 307.699.3541 THE VIRGINIAN LODGE....................................750 W. Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001 • 800.262.4999

OUTFITTERS

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

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

REAL ESTATE

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

1-800-438-2121

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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

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 SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE...............................2503 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070 • 307.314.7400

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

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

PINEDALE REGION ATV DEALERSHIP

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

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

LANDER/DUBOIS REGION

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

DUDE RANCHES 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

HORSE LEASES

VISIT PINEDALE LODGING..............................................www.visitpinedale.org/stay • 888.285.7282 WYOMING INN OF LABARGE......................129 W. Birch Creek Dr., LaBarge, WY 83123 • 307.386.2654

ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 RANCH (BG006)..............................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995 ALLEN’S DIAMOND 4 RANCH (BG006)..............................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995 BEAR BASIN ADVENTURES (BG113).......................... www.bearbasinadventures.com • 307.349.4630 WYOMING HORSES ...........................................................info@wyominghorses.net • 307.856.5708

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

MEAT PROCESSORS

HY-COUNTRY WILD GAME PROCESSING .......... 11276 US Route 26, Riverton, WY 82501 • 307.797.4469

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 (BG006)..............................www.diamond4ranch.com • 307.332.2995

WYOMING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTERS

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

LARAMIE REGION FLY FISHING TRIPS

MEDICINE BOW ANGLERS, D/B/A HACK’S TACKLES...407 N. First Street, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.9823

DUDE RANCHES FISHING TRIPS

LODGING

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

SHERIDAN REGION FLY FISHING TRIPS

GENERAL STORE/MERCANTILE

JOEY’S FOUNDATION, INC............................... 189 N. Cedar Street, Buffalo, WY 82834 • 307.217.1015 JOEY’S FOUNDATION, INC............................. 109 S. Main Street, Sheridan, WY 82801 • 307.258.4012

LODGING

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

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

SPORTING GOODS

SPORTSMAN’S WAREHOUSE.......................524 E Brundage Lane, Sheridan, WY 82801 • 307.429.7100

YELLOW PAGES

HOLIDAY INN................................................... 204 30th Street, Laramie, WY 82070 • 307.721.9000 HOTEL WOLF.......................................................101 E. Bridge, Saratoga, WY 82331 • 307.326.5525 THREE DOT RANCH...........................152 Clemons Ranch Road, Wheatland, WY 82201 • 307.331.0919

LODGING

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800-307-1109

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BEGIN YOUR WYOMING BIG GAME HUNTING

BIG GAME HUNTING ADVENTURE 2022

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Apply online at wgfd.wyo.gov

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


IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! HUNTING WITH AN OUTFITTER  IN THE STATE OF WYOMING

DON’T BE A VICTIM OF UNLICENSED OUTFITTERS OR GUIDES

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.

BIG GAME HUNTING

PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN

(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). 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.

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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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