Wyoming Horseback Backcountry Elk Hunt
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Description

This is a backcountry horseback hunt for 8 days in Wyoming Wilderness. This hunt will consist of 6 actual hunting days, one day in and one day out. This is a 2:1 fully guided hunt with the option to upgrade to a 1:1 for an additional cost. This hunt can be arranged for either archery or rifle. Archery hunts will be conducted in the middle of September and rifle hunts in October. There will be a total of 6 hunters in camp at a time. This is a general area and will require hunters to draw. This unit requires 3-5 points in the regular draw or 1-2 points to draw in the special. The lay of this country is big canyons, open ridges, heavy timber, meadows, large burn areas and vast areas above timberline. In the early season outfitter is hunting native elk that have been in the area since calving in the spring. Hunter will be in the middle of the rut season during an archery hunt. Hunting in the bugling season is very exciting. Later in the season the outfitter is hunting both the native elk and the big bulls migrating from Yellowstone Park as they move from the park to their winter grounds, this area encompass main migration trails. Hunter will not have to take the first bull they see. The outfitter is after mature bulls. Hunter can expect a 95% shot opportunity. Anyone in decent shape and willing to hunt hard will go home with a good bull.


Details

  • Species: Rocky Mountain Elk
  • Average Classification: 280 - 320
  • Shot Opportunity: 95
  • Weapons: Rifle, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB17577-01
  • Tag Availability: Draw
Classification details:

Bigger bulls may be in the area.

Weapons description:

This hunt can be arranged for either archery or rifle.
Rifle shots will average 200-500 yards. If hunter can shoot up to 500 yards there will be ample opportunity at bulls.
Archery hunter will average 30 yard shots.
There will be a 12 lb rifle restriction. Bipod doesn't fit in the scabbard on the horses, so it is recommended you do not have it attached at the time. Outfitter will find a good rest to conduct the shot. The outfitter will not provide shooting sticks so if you require or prefer sticks please bring them along. If hunter comes in early, there is a range in Cody to re-sight rifle after travel.


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Season Dates (required)

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Option to choose an archery hunt or rifle hunt. Two dates for Archery hunt. September 9-17 Two dates for Rifle hunt. October 1-16.

  • Archery Hunt $0.00
  • Rifle Hunt $0.00
  • 1:1 Upgrade

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    Option for a 1:1 upgrade.

    • 1:1 Upgrade $1,200.00
    • Non-hunter

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      Option for a non-hunter observer. At $500/day for 8 days.

      • Non-hunter $4,000.00

      • Available Dates

        September 07, 2021 - October 16, 2023


        Pricing

        • Member Price: $7,000.00
        • Non-Member Price: $8,300.00

        Licenses in not included in the hunt price. 3% USFS fee will be included to hunt price. *6 RIFLE FOR 2021, 9 ARCHERY SPOTS AVAILABLE. *4 RIFLE SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2022. 12 ARCHERY SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2022. *10 RIFLE SPOTS FOR 2023.


        Group Options

        Option for a non-hunter. Option for a 1:1 hunt. Option for season dates.

        Location

        Cody, Wyoming, United States of America


        Refund Policy:

        Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.

        Description

        This is a great opportunity for 6 point bulls on a Wyoming backcountry hunt. This is a fully guided 6 day horseback hunt. This hunt will require 8 full days, 1 day to get into camp and 1 day to get out. Hunter should be prepared for a 7 hour ride to get in and out of camp on horseback. This is a 2:1 hunt but can be arranged for 1:1 for an additional charge. The base camp sits at 9000 feet and is nestled in the heart of the Washakie Wilderness area just eight miles from Yellowstone National Park and twelve miles from the main road. The Washakie Wilderness is located within the Shoshone National Forest, the nations''s largest national forest. To get to the hunting area, we leave our motored vehicles by the main road at our base corral, saddle up our horses, pack all gear on our pack animals, and follow the four hour trail up to our base camp. Outfitter will conduct most of their hunting operations from there. Hunters will be expected to spend 2-8 hours on a horse each day as you look for big bulls. On average, hunters will hike up to 1 mile per day. Hunter will hunt during the rut for mature six point bulls.


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        • Lodging & Accommodations: Wall Tent
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          Lodging & Accommodations Scale

          5 - Cabin/Lodge

          4 - Bunk House/Trailer

          3 - Wall Tent

          2 - Backpack Tent

          1 - Client Provided/Hotel

        Wall tent will be provided and set up with stove. The outfitter wil also provide cots. There will be 3 hunters per tent.

        • Menu & Food: Field Kitchen
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          Menu & Food Scale

          5 - 5 Star Catered

          4 - Full Kitchen

          3 - Field Kitchen

          2 - Backpack Food

          1 - Client Provided

        Chef will be hired for the hunt. Home-cooked meals. Homestyle cooking-meat and potatoes.

        • Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking
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          Physical Conditions Scale:

          5 - All Vehicle Access

          4 - Light Hiking

          3 - Moderate Hiking

          2 - Heavy Hiking

          1 - Extreme Back Country

        Hunter should be prepared for moderate hiking on this hunt. Archery hunts may be more physical. Horses will be used for most field transportation, but hunter must be ready to put a stalk on a bull once they are spotted.The lay of this country is big canyons, open ridges, heavy timber, meadows, large burn areas and vast areas above timberline. In the early season the outfitter is hunting native elk that have been in the area since calving in the spring. There is a weight restriction of 280 lbs.


        Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

        Final destination city is Cody, Wyoming. Outfitter does suggest a hotel in Cody before and after the hunt. Outfitter will pick up hunters from their local hotel before and after the hunt. If hunters are able to get an early arrival time, outfitter will pick up hunters at the airport and bring them to camp. Hunters may also fly and rent a car to drive to camp.

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        Description

        This hunt will be a backcountry hunt. Outfitter will supply a wall tent, cots, and wood burning stove. This camp will be positioned very high in the mountains. Hunter should be prepared with warm sleeping bag and a good layering system to hunt in. Be prepared to be in the elements and spending long days in the field. Durable hiking boots and gaiters are recommended. Full gear list to be provided when booked.


        What Outfitter Provides

        • Meals
        • Cot
        • Wall tent
        • Horses, tack & saddle

        What to Bring

        • Day Pack
        • Moderate to cold weather hunting gear-layering system recommended
        • Sleeping bag
        • Hunting hat & gloves
        • Comfortable & Durable hiking boots
        • Rain/Wind gear
        • Binoculars & Rangefinder
        • Gaiters
        • Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition or Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) with 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows
        • Thermal Base Layers

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